Hi, I’m Amy, you are so welcome to my blog ‘The Devonshire Woman!’
I’m a 30 (something) year old Brummie living in Devon, UK with my wonderful husband Ollie. We met at University back in 2002 and were married in 2009.
I’m also mommy to my sons, Boy 1 (born October 2011) and Boy 2 (born January 2014) – i may be biased but i think they’re pretty much perfect!
I used to write a parent blog but fell out of love with it so started this wonderful blog. For a while i got lost in the world of social media and living vicariously through others on Youtube so i gave myself an adult time out, reflected on the things i actually enjoyed doing and did them instead. Life became more pleasant, i started to enjoy my free time and felt oh so more relaxed, so decided to start afresh and want to write about these things instead.
Why the ‘Devonshire Woman’? i hear you ask… well one of my favourite things in life is food, i love looking at it, i love making things with it and i bloomin’ love eating it! I used to have a food blog back in 2008 but that’s another story. Well one of my favourite Foodnetwork shows is ‘The Pioneer Woman’… so i kinda stole her name, but i live in Devon… but Devonshire sounded better!
In my adult time out, i started a bullet journal… they’re amazing, google them, you’ll be hooked i’m sure and will be ordering an overpriced notebook and pens from Amazon within minutes. Well this brought out a creative side in me i haven’t seen since probably my school days, i then went to good ol’ Trago Mills and stocked up on gouache paints and sketchbook and have never looked back.
I’ll be the first to admit that i can not actually draw, but i try! I plan to mix my love for cooking and painting and create my own, sketchbook recipe book, which i can not wait to share on my blog.
There is also going to be a wealth of all other topics on my blog, but i’ve decided to keep my kiddos off here. They can write their own story one day.
So if you are feeling overwelmed by todays expectations, take an adult time out… it’s amazing!
I look forward to getting to know you all
Here’s a little extra information about me, just for the extra nosy readers! 🙂
Apart from marrying the most amazing bloke in the world and having 2 of the best little boys a Mum could possibly have *smug face*, I also have 2 other things that i am very proud of. Firstly back in 2009, after never running other than for a bus, i signed up and completed a Half Marathon. This was the first time ever i pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and succeeded at something!
I must have enjoyed the torture of running non-stop for over 2 hours as i signed up again in 2010!
The second thing was staring in ‘Katie Hopkin’s My Fat Story’ in January 2015. I lost 1 stone in 8 weeks by eating less and moving more, even got my mug on TV, this is probably my one and only 15 minutes of fame!
I currently run the Katie Hopkin’s Fat Club Facebook page with Lydia (she’s the girl on the photo who is standing on the other side of Katie). We have over 19,000+ members and i am so proud of the group. Everyone is so supportive and willing to succeed! If you would like to become a member then please follow this LINK.
So that’s me in a very small nutshell, you’ll have to read the blog to get to know me more 😉