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.

Growing UP
Growing UP

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.

Bear and Max

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’



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60 thoughts on “Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

  1. Happy wedding anniversary! 14 years is seriously an achievement!

    1. admin

      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

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

    1. admin

      Thank you, I love reading these posts as well x

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

    1. admin

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

  4. Tara

    Great first post, I’m doing blogtober too!

    1. admin

      Thank you, and look forward to reading your posts x

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

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

    1. admin

      Aww thank you x

  7. 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

    1. admin

      Aww thank you, they are gorgeous but so cheeky x

  8. 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

    1. admin

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

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

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

    1. admin

      I am loving reading them all too, thank you x

  11. 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

    1. admin

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

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

  13. Blogtober sounds like a great idea. It’s lovely to learn more about you.

    1. admin

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

  14. 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

    1. admin

      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

  15. Lex

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

    1. admin

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

  16. Good to learn some more about you and your family. Have a fantastic October.

    1. admin

      Thank you, same to you x

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

    1. admin

      Thank you, am looking forward to the challenge x

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

    1. admin

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

  19. 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

    1. admin

      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

  20. Hannah

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

    1. admin

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

  21. Jessica McDonnell

    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.

    1. admin

      Thank you and I love reading these posts as well x

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

    1. admin

      Thank you and everyone loves my boys x

  23. 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

    1. admin

      I love reading these posts too and thank you x

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

    1. admin

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

  25. 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

    1. admin

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

  26. 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

    1. admin

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

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

    1. admin

      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

  28. 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 😉

    1. admin

      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

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

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

    1. admin

      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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