Today I interview Sarah Anguish
Ooh, I am excited to introduce you to this lovely new series where I will be hosting bloggy interviews on my site! First up we have my lovely pal Sarah Anguish
Sarah Anguish is a thirtysomething-year-old northerner who now lives in Norfolk with her husband and three children. Previously working for the NHS in various roles for 15 years before being made redundant in 2016. She is now a work from home mum who showcases family life, home decor, travel and everything in between on her award-winning blog www.boorooandtiggertoo.com. Whilst working from home may not have been part of the plan, it allows her the greatest flexibility around the needs and activities for her children.
Q1. How would your best friend describe you?
I’d love to think that she’d describe me as loyal, helpful and entertaining. Our friendship is one where we can chat for hours, get home and still have things that we forgot to say to each other. Although we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like I know that she is just a text message away and vice versa.
Q2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The friendship that I have gained from blogging. Whether it is working on similar campaigns, bonding over our children or relating to similar parenting issues. This ladies are always there via my computer screen or phone. Day or night, there is someone there to chat to. Plus they understand the highs and lows of the blogging world.
Q3. If you could change anything about blogging, what would it be?
I’d love a limit on the time I’m able to access both my blog and social media. Finding the balance between family life and blogging can be tricky. It’s not like a traditional role where you leave it behind at the end of your working day. So I’d love an app that blocks me out when I’ve used up my allocated time allowance. Plus it might even make me more productive knowing I only had X hours.
Q4. If you were invited to a Blogger’s Cocktail Party, which three bloggers would you invite and why?
This is a tricky one as there are so many bloggers I’d love to invite for different reasons…
● Debbie from An Organised Mess – We worked on a campaign together about a year or so after I’d started blogging. We bonded over the quite frankly ridiculous points system for the campaign. Since then we have become firm friends, with our boys a similar age. She’s guided me through redundancy fears and subsequent reality.
● Mandi from Big Family Organised Chaos – Mandi is the one I turn to whenever I am having a bad day. Always on hand to offer tea and sympathy, no matter what is troubling me. She checks in when I’ve been quiet for a day or two (as I’m not normally that quiet). Having seven children she has probably been through most parenting issues so she is my parenting guru. Plus helps me keep my head when I think that three children is manic – she manages seven in her stride.
● Sabina from Mummy Matters – Meeting via a campaign we worked on when our middle children were just babies. She has helped me cope with the struggles of living with a child and selective eating. As well as opinionated daughters!
Q5. What is the best blogging tip you have been given?
Just as in life you can’t everything to everyone. Blogging and attempting to be everything on all the social media channels is at best difficult and time consuming. Start with one platform that you enjoy the most and go from there.
Q6. When you aren’t blogging, where is your favourite place to visit for a day out?
Probably the first big day out we took Roo on was over to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. From that first visit it has been somewhere that we try to visit a couple of times a year. Introducing Tigger and then Piglet to the world of Thomas & Friends – it holds a special place in our hearts.
Q7. Tell us about your guilty pleasure. It could be food, drink, a TV programme or your favourite band.
US reality shows have to be my guilty pleasure. Although not the cheesy Jersey Shore type shows. For me, it is the shows that showcase larger families such as 19 Kids and Counting, Bring Up Bates and Counting On. I find it fascinating how they manage to juggle everything and the values that they hold. Alongside these the polygamist family shows such as My Four Wives intrigue me. One man and multiple wives living together with their collective children. Not a lifestyle I could manage but obviously works for them.
Q8. If you knew you were going to be marooned on a desert island and could take 3 luxury items with you, what would they be?
● GHD Hair Straighteners – anyone who knows me will tell you how much my GHD hair straighteners mean to me. Clearly I’m assuming that there is electricity on this particular desert island. But there is no way I could survive without them – think Monica from Friends, the one in Bermuda!
● PJ’s – If I could live in my PJ’s I really would. I always joke that should I ever win the lottery, I am buying a pyjama factory so that I can have new PJ’s every night (new PJ’s always feel so lovely).
● Chocolate – An endless supply of chocolate, I hate (literally hate) coconut so I’ll need all the chocolate possible to live off.
Just realised that all three of my items are not exactly practical for life on a desert island… Hmmm, maybe I need to rethink.
Q9. What was the last good book you read?
Unfortunately, I don’t read half as much as I once did. I have an Amazon Kindle on my wishlist, but it has failed to appear under the Christmas Tree or on Mother’s Day. I’m completely blaming my lack of reading on this factor.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen is probably the last book I read. After watching the TV adaptation at Christmas. I really need to read more!
Q10. Describe your perfect date night?
Heading into the city for a nice meal with my husband before watching a film at the cinema. Quite a simple concept although sadly doesn’t happen very often.
You can also find Sarah Anguish at …
Blog URL: https://www.boorooandtiggertoo.com/
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/boorooandtiggertoo
Huge thanks to Sarah Anguish for this interview