Where are you from?
I’m a southern girl who has become a Yorkshire lass, having spent my adult life in East Yorkshire. I was brought up in Essex and Suffolk, but do love living in my adopted city, Hull. We live close to the town, the country and not far from the coast, it’s also well placed in the country for travelling to York, Leeds and in between the north and south. It’s changed dramatically in the nearly 30 years I’ve lived up here and we’re very proud to say it’s the city of culture this year.
(You can read about Hull’s year as the City of Culture on this website)
When did you start writing your blog? It feels like forever!
I started my blog in 2011, it doesn’t seem that long ago really! I’d had a few attempts at blogging before My Little Piece of England, but never really got into the flow of it.What do you blog about?My blog is about what happens here, in my little space the world. I’m disabled and suffer with anxiety and depression, which can mean I don’t get out and about much.My blog allows me to celebrate my homely life, being with my lovely family, enjoying my pets and the crafts that I enjoy doing including pottering in the garden and kitchen. Because of my lifestyle, my home is very important to me so I like to spend time making it comfortable and a happy place, I still get excited my new followers and when someone leaves me a comment. I love to read the blogs of other people, it’s like visiting friends.I always ask for a favourite picture from the blog… do you have one?A favourite picture on my blog, that’s a hard one to answer.I couldn’t narrow it down to a favourite picture, but I do love the photos of my dogs and pictures that show beautiful flowers. Obviously I love to see family photos, but I don’t actually have that many of them on the blog, ‘housey’ pictures too are always nice to look back on too… I don’t think I’ve answered that at all, probably just included everything!How about a favourite post, then?Again, I don’t have a favourite post, though recently announcing that I’m going to be a grandmother for the first time was rather exciting.The Best News! postFirst Picture postHave you heard of hygge? Do you think your blog shows hygge?I have heard of hygge, quite often now in blogland and on Instagram. I think the first time I heard of it may have been here on your blog Jo. Isn’t it a wonderful concept, I hope my blog shows hygge, I like to think I have a cosy home and hygge is a part of that.Any blog recommendations for us?I follow quite a few blogs and enjoy them all. I like blogs that reflect people going about their ordinary lives, inside their homes, daily activities, crafting such as crochet, knitting, felting and sewing.
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