Since it’s a whole new year as well as the start of a blog challenge month, I thought I’d begin with an introduction of myself as a blogger. After all, lots of things can change over a year and who I am now is not the same person I was this time last year.
My name is Patricia. I am a 33 year old woman who was born, raised and still lives in the little old country of New Zealand. As a child I grew up in Manurewa, Auckland and I moved to my current region of Hawkes Bay in 2011.
I am the wife of Eugene and the year of 2017 will mark both our 11th year together as a couple as well as our 8th wedding anniversary. We have four children together: Celine (9), Blake (5), Danielle (3.5), and Isabella (1). Celine and Blake both attend primary school, Danielle attends kindy and I stay home with Isabella.
Also living with us is my Mother, who has her own cottage on our acre property. I am very grateful to have my Mother living in such close proximity as she steps in to look after the children when I need to go out while Eugene is at work. My Mother is also one of my closest friends which is an added bonus.
Outside of my human family here, we also have four cats (Frodo, Cesar, Diva, & Gray), two dogs (Jazz & Captain Cuddles), two turtles (Monkey & Porky), a goat (Gandalf) and five sheep (mostly unnamed apart from one of the ewes, Milly). Needless to say, sometimes life can get hectic and sometimes it can just be very quiet.
I started blogging in 2011. My blog is mostly based on family life based on my experiences with my family. I also share reviews, recipes and other things related to being a parent. I will occasionally share a political post but only if I feel really strongly about the topic.
Aside from blogging I also do vlogging. I have two youtube channels. One is a weekly vlog which shows off clips of what our family get up to each week. The second is more of a generic in which I share reviews, child updates, weight loss updates, projects and so on.
So, that’s a little about me and I look forward to introducing myself to you a little deeper as the year goes on! If you’re a regular reader, I’d love to know how long you’ve been following me, where you came across my blog, what posts you love reading from me and a little about who you are!