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The Spirited Puddle Jumper is an Award Final-reaching Interiors, Travel and Family Lifestyle Blog, reaching the Finals of the prestigious MAD Blog Awards in the ‘Best Home and Interiors Blog’ Category, out of over 8000 blogs and 154,000 nominations. The blog has also been shortlisted for the BIB Awards 2016 in the ‘Best Arts, Craft and Design Blog’ Category, plus the Amara Interiors Awards 2016 for Best DIY Blog, and 2017 for Best Lifestyle Interiors Blog.
I have been featured in ‘Style at Home’ Magazine too (which made me insanely happy!), and filmed for Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’, where in December 2015 I styled Christmas dining tables for Kirstie Allsop (in a hopefully not-too-nervous fashion!), and went on to win my category.
I adore writing about my passions, particularly interiors, my family, and travel, and put my everything into my posts. I love how blogging enables me to tell a story, through words and through my (hopefully!) much-improved photography. When I started blogging, I had no idea it could become a wonderful part time job and lead to other opportunities.
Since my blogging adventure began, our family has worked with many household names, including Marks and Spencer, Butlins, Laura Ashley, DFS, Joules, House of Fraser, Great Little Trading Co, Habitat, Virgin, Eurocamp, and Expedia to name but a few.
Our family have also appeared in the Harvey’s Furniture Campaign…
However, it’s not just bigger companies I like to work with- I’m also a sucker for championing smaller ones too, and there’s nothing better than getting excited and wanting to shout out to the world about a new homeware brand or a great new getaway!
So what are we all in to?
My main passions are interior design, cooking and crafting, although Stepford Wife I ain’t! I also love travel, fashion, photography, home styling, going to gigs, spa days, tennis, reading, current affairs, film and comedy, and attempting to get fitter and run that 10K! I also work 2 days a week as a digital marketing manager alongside my blog work, and absolutely LOVE my job.
Adam works in telecoms and is sports mad, managing and playing in a successful (I have to say that 😉 ) local football team. He also loves CPFC, cricket, golf, tennis, and to be honest, will get glued most other sports if they appear on the telly. He has a slightly dubious penchant for pastel clothing, but has great taste in wine, amazing teeth and can make me laugh and smile like no one else. 🙂
Freddie is 6 and in year 2 at school, which (thankfully so far) he loves. He has recently begun playing football and tennis, and is pretty obsessed with all things transport- trains and trams in particular. If you have a question about the London Underground, he’s your man! He loves swimming, his pet fish, is obsessed with the idea of snow and would be a chocoholic if we were to let him. Sensitive, clever, kind and with tons of energy, we are very proud of the little guy that he’s becoming.
Sasha is 5 and is the little firecracker of the family, and has just gone into year 1 at school. She loves gymnastics and can mostly be found right now standing on her head! She also enjoys drawing, crafts, basketball, riding her bike, plus she has a wicked sense of humour that is beyond her years, and scares me with how ‘knowing’ she is sometimes.
Arlo is our beautiful baby boy, born June 2017, and is the final piece of our family jigsaw! So far he’s super-chilled and smiley, and this summer he’s already been carted along on many an adventure- something he’s going to have to get used to!
As a family we are pretty adventurous and adore getting out and about and exploring our home city of London, as well as the rest of the UK. Now the children are getting a bit older, we intend to start throwing a few further afield trips into the mix! Pre-children Adam and I were both keen travellers, and have visited countries as diverse as Cuba, Thailand, South Korea, Italy, the USA and France to name a few. However, it’s not just hopping on the plane that floats our boat- we always have a huge UK ‘Bucket List’, and with a train-mad 6 year old, most of them seem eminently doable now!
What can you expect from us?
With up to 20K unique visitors a month, 30K page views, and a social following of 15K+, your brand will be seen by readers who are predominantly interested in interiors, travel and general well-being and lifestyle, and who are likely to be parents themselves (although I have many child-free readers, or ones with grown up children, who still enjoy the blog!). I’m hardworking, loyal, creative, and with a journalistic and digital marketing background, can create honest and relateable content for you that resonates with my readers. As a family we’re outgoing and up for (almost!) anything, and are always willing to consider events and partnerships that we feel suitable for us and our 3 little ones.
So what next?
Please do get in touch if you think our fun-loving family would be a great fit for you or your brand. We are always open to new ideas and experiences and different ways of working, whether it’s sponsored posts, reviews, brand ambassador roles, press trips, or another creative idea.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you soon!