This year I am again taking part in the Blogtober link up. The first prompt is About Me, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell you all a little bit more about myself.
I am Rebecca (or Becky, Bec, Becks, Becca, depending who you talk to) and I’m 32 (how the bloody hell did that happen?!) I live in Lincolnshire, not far from where I grew up. Although I moved away for a few years (I say ‘away’ – I moved less than an hour away!) – we moved back after we had Little. It’s true when they say it takes a village to raise a child. I have the best ‘village’ around me and cannot be more grateful for having my family close by.
Big and I met at University. It’s all a very unromantic story to be honest. He’s from Northern Ireland, but little old me persuaded him to stay in England. His Mum loves me for that!
We got married on a beautiful October day a few years a go and had Little, through IVF, 19 months a go. She is a very strong willed and feisty little thing. I should have known what her personality would be like when she decided to make her entrance in to the world 11 weeks early!
I am a part time teacher, although anyone who knows the profession knows that a teacher’s job is pretty full on!
Blogging is a hobby for me, although I know it is a career for many people. Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in developing that. For now though, I am happy to share my world with people as a hobby. I hope that one day I can look back with Little and share it all with her too.
I have recently ventured into the wonderful world of vlogging too. I’m not doing it regularly, but I’m enjoying learning new skills. I have been very lucky to meet some wonderful people through this hobby of mine. The online world gets slated at times but I love the connections you can make.
I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about the person behind the blog. Let me know if you want to find out more and sign up to email alerts if you want to read more from me this Blogtober!
Little Big Love
Moving house is such a joy. Said no one ever! Especially. It with a 4 month old baby in tow!
We had definitely outgrown our last house and needed a change so we decided to bite the bullet and out the house on the market. It sold pretty quickly and we had been looking at this one for a while so were so pleased when our offer was accepted.
We’ve started to put our own stamp on it, though there is still lots to do!
I bought some lovely prints from a great etsy shop called MortlockOnslow and have been trying to decide where to hang them.
Ivy’s room is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to share some more as we get more work done.
Give me a comment below if you have any good Instagram/etsy shops to recommend for beautiful homeware.
Today marks the end of week 19! That means tomorrow we’ll be half way through 😬
Baby is apparently the size of a Game Boy 😂
I’m starting to feel little flutters/pops that I think is baby moving – can’t wait to feel more over the next few weeks!
Headaches have been a problem this week so I’m trying to drink plenty of water. I’m trying to find a way to keep myself drinking more to help.
While the sickness seems to have gone now (YAY!), I am still getting some pain and cramping. I’ll be glad to get to our next scan on 4th Jan and see little Freddie wiggling around again, especially as the bump is barely there at the moment (the bloat has massively gone down since my last bump pic!) We’ll be looking at buying things after this as I’ll feel better knowing that things are ok.
We would love any tips for essentials we couldn’t do without. Leave a comment below to let me know your must haves for a first baby.
I am a little addicted to Instagram and over the last few weeks lots of people have been baking and making some yummy looking Christmas treats, so I thought I would get in on the action!
Picture from google search ‘Christmas treats’ – mmmmm 😋
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making fudge. It seems so easy to make and if you try and buy it from a pix and mix it ends up costing about £100 for 3 pieces!
I searched for the easiest looking recipe I could, which turned out to be this one from the Feed Your Family for £20 website. It had to be easy as my last baking stint I went through last summer ended in disaster with a hospital trip and strapped up fingers (but that is another story! 😂)
So easy Toblerone fudge it was. After melting the Toblerone, chocolate and condensed milk in the slow cooker…
…I added the icing sugar. Cue kitchen looking like a snowstorm – that stuff gets everywhere!! ❄️
I then had to stir every 10 minutes (not an exact science and I definitely may have had a little nap and missed some stirs! 💤). After 80 mins it was ready to put in a tray to set in the fridge.
Getting it in the the tray was a nightmare! A too hot to touch slow cooker + sticky unset fudge = burnt hands ands lots of swearing! But I did it and after setting it the fridge it doesn’t look half bad 😊
I haven’t tasted it yet as I don’t want to ruin the illusion. I’ve packaged it up to give as little treats to family tomorrow – hope it’s half decent!
What Christmas treats have others made? I’m sure there will be plenty on offer tomorrow 🎄
When I started Becky’s Place, it was exactly that. A place for me, Becky, to talk about the things I liked, thought, didn’t like and wanted to try. But I have become increasingly unhappy with the name of the blog. I don’t think that it reflects what the blog is about or anything about me. So I wondered if a new year calls for a new name? But what to call it?! I have been toying around with names for a couple of days. I want something that reflects what the blog is about, however as want it to be about beauty, life, fashion, ponderings and everything in between, narrowing down a name is tricky.
My Be.You.Tiful Life / or / My Be.You.tiful Life
becsbitsoflife / or / Bec’s Bits of Life
How did others choose their names? What would you think if you saw these titles – would they entice you to read? Is changing your blog name a good or bad thing? Would be really grateful for thoughts and ideas from others on this. As always you know where the comment box is 🙂