Hello and welcome to #Blogtober16, so glad that you could join us!
So the first theme is Who Are You ?
Well, I suppose I could be very lazy and link to my About Us page, but that would be cheating and it is probably totally out of date!
So, instead I shall tell you just about me…
My name is Mandi Morrison (technically its Amanda, but it’s only my mum that calls me that!)
I am 40 years old, we celebrated with a trip to Disneyland Paris, no wild parties for me!
I have been with Asa for 20 years, 15 of those married (to each other), we have seven children, and yes they are all of ours together (you’d be surprised how often get I get asked if they are all by the same father!)
I was born in Gillingham, Kent, I have one younger sister called Karen, who is a beauty therapist, we are completely chalk and cheese.
I have lived in Kent, Essex, Yorkshire, Surrey and now in wonderful Norfolk. We live in a little village, surrounded by horse fields (probably a good thing with seven noisy children!) and we currently have 23 chickens, at one point we did have 44 and I was beginning to turn into a crazy chicken lady.
I have a BA(Hons) in Childhood & Youth studies and I am co-owner in AJ Morrison Media with Asa (handy having the same initials)
I have had many jobs throughout my life, I was a papergirl, I worked in a supermarket stacking shelves or working on the till, when you had to actually type in the prices, no scanning in my day! My first ‘proper’ job was as a Children’s Entertainer at a Holiday park, so if you ever need pointers on the birdie song, agadoo, or flying purple people eater, i’m your girl!
I have worked on childrens playschemes, play areas, leisure centre receptionist, pre school leader and most recent, two years as a Breastfeeding Practitioner which I totally adored but if you want to find out more about that check out my Time to Move On post with a fabulous boob cake!
I have been blogging for over five years, I started this blog when Tyrus was six weeks old, I also have a family Days Out and Travel Blog over at Big Family Little Adventures which Asa, Xene, Lochi and I contribute to.
When I was 13 I got hit by a car, I managed to completely destroy the yellow metro that hit me (sorry no posh car!) but sustained no broken bones and was up and out of hospital 5 days later to go on a school trip to France.
I was visited by the police when I was a teen, my crime – tipping a tin of black treacle over a very nasty girl who had been spreading vicious rumours about me and had given a friend of mine a black eye the week before, thankfully no charges were brought against me!
I have had a few pets, a guinea pig called Janie when I was little, Thumper the Rabbit, that I saved from going in my Uncle Fred’s cooking pot! Pickles a dwarf rabbit, a welsh pony named Taff, Snuffles the dog and Moonstone the rabbit, which was really the children’s until it came to cleaning the cage!
I met Asa whilst we were both working together at a leisure centre, it was very romantic, he was leaving for a new job in Surrey, after two weeks of being apart, I knew he was ‘the one’ so I quit my job and found a job as a nanny just up the road from where he was living, thankfully he felt the same and we moved back to Norfolk when I began my nurse training (oh yes, I am a half qualified nurse! – Did the 18 months core and then had our eldest Xene)
I think that’s enough waffling, it’s now over to you, link up below, and don’t forget to include the badge on your blog post so everyone knows where to go for #Blogtober16
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