When I set about writing this post I thought it was going to be pretty easy… a week on I’m finally finished and it has got to be one of the hardest posts I’ve written… This is my A-Z challenge set for me by Louise George from Little Hearts Big Love. You can read her A-Z challenge here. Writing this has made me re-evaluate my life and realise there are a few hobbies from my childhood/teenage years I’d like to pick up again. It’s funny how work and day-to-day family life can so easily take over sometimes but we all need to take time out to enjoy things we love doing and that’s been the main challenge to me when writing this.
A – Arachnaphobic; I hate spiders! Just hope my tiddler doesn’t pick up on my fear too much. The hubbie usually steps in to rescue me.
B – I chose to shorten my 1 year old’s name to Bella and she is living up to this name as she is beautiful inside and out!
C – My Christian faith has been a big part of me from a very young age and has kept me strong in some tough times.
D – Dancing in the Raz! Much of my University nights were spent dancing to cheesy tunes in the ridiculoudly cheap and dingy Blue Angel night club (aka The Raz). Usually wearing some form of fancy dress.
E – We collect eggs from our friends’ chickens when they are away.
F – I play the flute and did get to Grade 8 when I was at school but admittedly hardly play these days apart from in the band at Church.
G – Giraffes are my favourite animal at the zoo and it would be my dream to see one in the wild. We bought a huge inflatable giraffe from Chester zoo last year… now I have a child I have an excuse to buy lots of giraffe toys and pretend the tiddler wants them hehe.
H – I got Henman’s autograph when I went on a trip to Wimbledon with our school tennis team. Sadly it rained all day so we didn’t actually see any tennis!
I – Isabella is my 19 month old daughter, what can I say, I never thought I could love a little person this much. She makes me laugh, keeps us on our toes and even when she’s been naughty she wins us over with her cheeky smile.
J – “Just good friends” is what I said about my best friend for a year until I realised I was in love with him and we’re now married with a 1 year old daughter!
K – Keswick in the Lake District is a place I’m very fond of after camping there with my family every summer from aged 2 to 18.
L – Liverpool is where I came to study Physiotherapy. I met some great friends and fell in love, got married and still live and work here.
M – Mexico is the only place I’ve visited outside of Europe and was our last big holiday before the tiddler came along. White beaches, turquoise sea, palm trees, swimming with turtles, rivers through caves all make this place awesome. Can’t wait to go back and show the tiddler(s).
N – In case I’m not already sounding like a bit of a loser I’m now going to admit that I still watch Neighbours every day!
O – “Ot dat?” (What’s that?) My tiddler’s first 2 word phrase and it was never ending for a good fortnight she pointed at everything and asked “ot dat?”
P – When I’m not blogging and being a mummy I work 3 days a week as a Physiotherapist. I work in intermediate care on the rehab wards and enjoy it as long as we’ve got enough staff to spend time with the patients.
Q – It still makes me laugh thinking about my friend’s Grandma who used to mispronounce ‘quiche’ and say ‘quicky’… made me chuckle when she said “Fancy a quicky?”
R – Rachel, that’s my name!
S – I’m ashamed to say I’m going to see Sclub 7 in Liverpool on Wed haha.
T – TiddlerTales is this blog that I started in December 2014 so I could record the ups and downs of life as a new parent. I find it really therapeutic and rewarding and it’s great having somewhere to document the tiddler’s development to look back on in years to come.
U – I actually love having to wear a uniform to work as I don’t have to think about what to throw on in the morning!
V – If there are any people reading this with any spare cash then I’d love to go to Venice please! Hehe
W – Wilson is my maiden name. I married into the Freeman-Powell surname and everyone always thinks my maiden name was either Freeman or Powell!
X – X factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice are shows I try and follow. There’s something quite entertaining and quite often emotional seeing ‘normal’ (I use that word loosely) people become famous.
Y – My favourite YouTube video is the twins talking, still makes me laugh!
Z – Zoo! We love Chester Zoo which is our nearest.
I’m going to tag to following blogs to complete an A-Z challenge: