Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You?

For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture.


I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet.

I am also Mum to our 12 year old Daughter, who this year has been diagnosed with ME/CFS, so I spend a lot of time caring for her, or at various appointments, she has just returned to school with a tutor for 1-2-1 lessons 1 hour a day for 3 days and is managing them but struggling when home.  I am also ‘wicked’ stepmum, to my two boys who are 18 and 21.  The 18 year old has recently moved in with us, which has really turned our house upside down, but is lovely having him here and my Daughter loves having her brother here.  We see the 21 year old every so often and speak all the time.

We also have two dogs Max our Alaskan Malamute, who has adopted my Son as his and follows him everywhere, he is a great big cuddle monster.  We also have Bear a German Shepherd who is a bit bigger now, who is totally mad.

I also have a cat who is 23, she is an old lady but puts the dogs in their place, I have no photos of her as she will move as soon as she knows you are even thinking of trying to take a picture of her.

So this is me, sadly not very exciting, but I love my family.

I will be back tomorrow with day 2 of #Blogtober16 where the topic will be ‘An Old Photo Of You’




    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you, I know it is a long time, but will not tell you my husbands response you can imagine what a man would say x

  1. 1st October 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I love these sorts of posts. It’s great to get to know the person behind the blog – thanks for sharing x

    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you, I love reading these posts as well x

  2. 1st October 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Lovely to learn more about you!
    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! x

    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you, just been catching up on all the posts and loving finding new blogs to follow x

  3. 1st October 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Lovely to know some more about the woman behind the blog! What a lovely family you have 🙂

    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Aww thank you x

  4. Tara
    1st October 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Great first post, I’m doing blogtober too!

    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you, and look forward to reading your posts x

  5. 1st October 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Great first post. Happy anniversary to you and yours. #Blogtober16

    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Thank you x

  6. 1st October 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Lovely to get a little insight into bloggers lives, your family look amazing and my god I am in love with your gorgeous doggies! xx

    • admin
      1st October 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Aww thank you, they are gorgeous but so cheeky x

  7. Happy Mummy
    1st October 2016 / 5:29 pm

    My mum has ME but is so much better now than she was a few years ago; has your daughter been to the specialist ME centre at Queens jn Romofors? Mum waited a while for a bed but it was amazing they really got her back on track #Blogtober16 x

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:30 am

      Sorry to hear your Mum suffers too, no she has not been to a special centre x

  8. 1st October 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Happy Weddings Anniversary, I hope you get to celebrate soon x

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thank youx

  9. 1st October 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I really enjoy posts like this as so often we don’t know things about the person writing the posts we read. Good luck with the rest of blogtober xx

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:28 am

      I love these posts and have found out so much about people in the challenge x

  10. 1st October 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Hello! I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s introduction posts. Happy anniversary hope you get to celebrate soon.

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:28 am

      I am loving reading them all too, thank you x

  11. 1st October 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Love the post, good luck for the whole of October, always love finding out more about bloggers x

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:26 am

      Thank you x

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:26 am

      Thank you, I have seen these challenges before but this is my first time taking part x

  12. 1st October 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Welcome to #Blogtober16, happy belated anniversary, I hope you get to celebrate in style soon, although we just had our 15th last week and the most we could manage was a take away when the children went to bed! Loving your family is THE most important thing, everything else comes second, i’m looking forward to finding out more about your lovely family xxx

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:25 am

      Thank you, I am sure you will find out a lot more about me as the month goes on, and happy belated anniversary to you x

  13. Lex
    2nd October 2016 / 8:19 am

    Oh my gosh your dogs are so cute! Those ears!!

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:24 am

      Haha I love playing with their ears Bears are still a bit too big for his head x

  14. 2nd October 2016 / 9:21 am

    Good luck with Blogtober! I did BEDM (Blog Every Day in May) and I really enjoyed it.

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:23 am

      Thank you, am looking forward to the challenge x

  15. 2nd October 2016 / 9:32 am

    Blogtober look a lot of fun! Good luck with it. xx

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you, I am loving it and looking forward to the variety of topics x

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 9:23 am

      Thank you, same to you x

  16. 2nd October 2016 / 9:39 am

    Nice to meet you! Your dogs are amazing, so cute but so huge. Happy anniversary, I’m sorry your husband has been ill, I hope he’s feeling betting soon. It must be difficult with your daughter too x I hope to catch up with you more during #blogtober16

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you, everyone loves my boys and they are both such great personalities. He is feeling better now. Looking forward to catching up too x

  17. Hannah
    2nd October 2016 / 10:14 am

    This was so nice to learn a bit more about you. Can’t wait to read more posts this month x

    • admin
      2nd October 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you, there is such a variety of topics am really looking forward to it x

  18. Jessica McDonnell
    2nd October 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Such a lovely post and happy 14 year wedding anniversary! I love little posts like this where you can get to know the blogger a bit more.

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thank you and I love reading these posts as well x

  19. 3rd October 2016 / 10:22 am

    Lovely to learn more about you, those dogs are little beauties x

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 11:45 am

      Thank you and everyone loves my boys x

  20. Charli Bruce
    3rd October 2016 / 10:46 am

    I love posts like this, it’s so nice to get to know the person behind the blog. Happy anniversary to you and your husband x

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 11:45 am

      I love reading these posts too and thank you x

  21. 3rd October 2016 / 10:50 am

    I would love to take part in this bogging challenge. Maybe next time when I am less busy 🙂

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 11:44 am

      This is the first challenge I have taken part in, just need to keep up x

  22. 3rd October 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I have been reading your blog for a little while now and knew some of these facts but not them all. Thank you for sharing yourself and your family with us. xx

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you, I find it hard writing about myself but am sure in time you will all know me very well x

  23. 3rd October 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Happy anniversary! A great introduction to you, sounds like you’ve got a lot in your life to keep you busy! Good luck with Blogtober x

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you, I do have a busy lifestyle but wouldn’t have it any different x

  24. Bethany Naismith
    3rd October 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Great first post! I was planning on doing blogtober but I just don’t have the time!

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you, I am enjoying it so far and try to be a couple of posts written ahead, it is just trying to keep up with everyone elses posts x

  25. 3rd October 2016 / 9:38 pm

    aw, love your two bug shaggy dogs and hope your wonderful old cat manages to get a few more years … love that you’re a “wicked” stepmom 😉

    • admin
      3rd October 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you everyone loves my boys, and my cat is still going strong bless her, I love being the ‘wicked’ stepmum although they refuse to say I am x

  26. 4th October 2016 / 10:41 am

    Lovely first post. Look forward to read more of your Blogtober posts. x

    • admin
      4th October 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you x

  27. 5th October 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Loving this challenge, so many people are doing it at the moment. Its quite a commitment though bloggibg every single day! Good luck

    • admin
      6th October 2016 / 8:51 pm

      I am loving it as well, although today has been a nightmare getting my post up it is still fun x

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