#Blogtober17 Day 1 – All About Me.

Hello and welcome to #Blogtober17, I swear it only seems like last week that I was writing the posts for Blogtober16!!

I thought I would be kind and start off with an easy one, so here are some facts about me!

My name is Amanda Jane Morrison, although it’s only my mum who calls me Amanda, to everyone else i’m Mandi, my husband is Asa James Morrison, which makes it dead simple with bank accounts, what’s mine is mine and what’s his is mine !

We first met 21 years ago whilst working together behind a bar in a leisure centre(dead romantic), we worked the entire summer together and became friends, it was only after the summer season and Asa had finishedย  working there that I realised he actually was ‘the one’ so I upped sticks and moved to where his new job was, a real-life romance story!

The Children!

We have seven children (but I won’t be talking much about them as it’s babies tomorrow!) called Xene, Lochlan, Neva, Kaide, Eowyn, Tyrus and Viggo. We live in a lovely little village in Norfolk with our 20 chickens. I have a BA(Hons) in Childhood & Youth Studies and have worked a fair chunk of my life in childcare, however for the last year I have been working full-time as a partner in our own company, which is a lot easier for childcare and days off, when you are your own boss, and with seven children there are quite a few appointments, reading cafes, parents evenings etc so it works out much better for us.

I am the Brit Mums Arts & Culture and Gardening editor, so if you have any suitable posts, don’t forget to let me know!

I love gardening, reading, and spending time with the family, our eldest Xene went off to university two weeks ago and although she is loving it, I have found it quite difficult as I’ve been used to her being here for the last 19 years!

I have one sister who is 3 years younger than me and is a beauty therapist, we are complete chalk and cheese.

And I think that’s about all for now, you can of course have a read of my About Us Page (although it’s probably out of date as it’s on my to do list of 50,000 things!) or there’s a bit more info from my blogtober16 post.

If you are taking part in #Blogtober17 leave your link below, there’s also a pretty little badge if you want to add it to your posts.


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38 thoughts on “#Blogtober17 Day 1 – All About Me.”

  1. Wow, 7 kids. That’s awesome. I’d love a big family like that but I’m totally rubbish at being pregnant. So stopping at three. Can’t wait to join in with the rest of the posts

  2. I love your children’s names! Two of my children are ‘AJ’ too! Looking forward to reading the rest of your Blogtober posts, this is perfect timing for me as I was in a slump and couldn’t decide what I was doing with my blog but having the prompts has given me lots of fresh ideas x #Blogtober17

  3. It’s great to read more about You!! I love your children’s names! So excited to be a part of this!! Thank you for running it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m so glad you brought Blogtober back this year. I enjoyed it so much last year, and I’m desperate for a big blogging kick up the bum! This will definitely help.

    Lovely to read more about you, I look forward to hearing about the children tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I can’t believe you have 7 kids – I barely cope with 3! Totally agree that they have great names – I wanted to call my son Lochlan but my hubby wasn’t having any of it!

  6. It’s nice to meet a fellow Early Years/childcarer, so hi ?! I bet it’s odd having a child at uni…I feel like a bit of me is missing when J’s just a stay opportunity group and that’s only 3.5hrs a week haha x

  7. Thank you so much for organising this I am in awe as you are doing this with 7! I am.treading water with 2 you have now made.my heroes list.
    I am embarking on a permaculture allotment and am a crafy author so hopefully we could worl together on a post x

    See you tomorrow

  8. Great to get to know you, and I think your story of how you met your husband is very romantic! I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to have a big family so I’m glad I’ve come across your blog through this, reluctantly I’m sticking with two kids but I’d love to read more about your brood! #Blogtober17

  9. It’s lovely to have a chance to get to know bloggers better so a great idea for a first post thanks for hosting #Blogtober it’s my first time joining in I am looking forward to the coming days ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lovely to get to know you and wow wee to having 7 children and I thought two was hard. You must be super organised to jungle everything. Look forward to getting to know to more X #Blogtober17

  11. Lovely to find out a bit more about you, and thanks for hosting #Blogtober – I made a last minute decision to take part so hopefully I’ll manage to keep up.

  12. Great post, I love reading a good about me, ok I’m a bit nosey lol. Also just wanted to say thanks for hosting #Blogtober17, its so exciting!

  13. It’s interesting to find out more about you, it must be pretty amazing to have 7 children, but so exhausting! I will try and join in with #blogtober17 as much as I can, although posting every day is impossible for me, and I’m a bit slow with commenting – I do eventually catch up though. Its good to have that extra push and motivation to write more and post more often, without trying to get everything perfect.


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