Hello and welcome to Post Comment Love. If you were here last week, thank you it was great to see you and sorry - it seems my winter picture from last week was a bit of a forecast for the weather here this week! If you're new here this week, welcome! Morgan and I hope you find our growing #PoCoLo community friendly and supportive, and we know you're going to find some great posts to read.
My photo this week is from Greenwich Park, it really is a magical place and I make no apology for including yet another photo from there. We've had a couple of heavy frosts, but as that's coincided with the start of December, it's helped me start to feel Christmassy much earlier than usual. I've already posted a couple of Christmas posts, and I've a few more yet to come.
The post I've linked this week is a competition to win a book that's made it onto Richard & Judy's Autumn picks, so no mean feat, and it's a book that when I read it in September when it was released, I couldn't put down. It's a simple competition, all you need to do is leave a comment on the blog post to enter, don't miss out on this great read.
Blogger Showcase: Lucy from Lucy's Locket
1. Who are you?
Hi! I’m Lucy from Lucy’s Locket. I have an 8 month old daughter, Lilly. I use my blog as a space to reflect on life, motherhood and the quest for balance as a working mum. Aside from my blog, I work part-time as a lawyer for a small law firm in Perth, Australia.
2. Why did you start blogging?
I explain why I started blogging in my very first post.
In short, I feel like I have a lot to say and no one to say it to. I don’t have close friends and family that are in the midst of this work/life juggle and those that are think very differently about it to me. I have a positive mindset and I want to interact with like-minded people.
In addition to this, I want to tell other parents about my experience in taking my baby to work with me. I am yet to meet another person who does this, but I know they must be out there! There are so many benefits to taking your baby to work. I’d love to see this become more common.
3. What do you find most challenging?
I have always struggled to articulate how I feel. I am hoping that blogging will help me to improve on this. Many of my posts end up being quick thoughts rather than well thought out posts. I usually have much more to say on a particular topic, but I struggle to get the words out so I just post it as is.
4. What is your favourite topic to write about?
At the moment my favourite topic is about work/life balance. I know it’s overdone, but I am really passionate about it. I think many people are too quick to focus on the difficulties of balancing paid work and parenting.
5. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
Just for fun. I don’t expect to make any money from my blog, but I do hope that blogging will help me to improve my writing skills.
6. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The community. I wanted to meet people with similar values and interests and I’ve done just that!
7. What are your three best posts?
Dad’s day – this was one of those posts that was more of a quick thought that a properly thought out post, but a lot of people related to it. I think I’ll write some more on this topic soon.
8. Describe yourself in three words!
Positive, independent, kind.
9. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
Can I be both? I enjoy a good tea, but since I started taking my daughter to work when she was a newborn I have been treating myself to a coffee each morning and have become a bit of an addict!
10. Your perfect night in?
Not long after having my daughter we were sat on the sofa on a Friday night. My husband was watching a film, I was drinking tea, reading a book and breastfeeding our new baby girl and our dog was curled up at my feet. That was perfect to me.
11. What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?
I asked my husband a similar question a few weeks ago. He said I was dedicated. I liked that and I think he is right. If I am passionate about something I will give it my all.