Hello, and welcome to my corner of the world wide interweb.   I have started blogging as the 140 characters on Twitter were no longer enough.  And I have so much to say that people increasingly suggested I blog.

Not for one second did I ever think that in 2013 I would win not one but two Brilliance in Blogging Awards. One for my use of Social Media (ie being all over it) and another in the Commentary category for being a founding member of Team Honk and the work we started with Comic Relief.

As for me personally.  Well I am the wrong side of 40 and the wrong side of a size 16.  Mum of three and married to Mr B .

All my friends call me T (family call me TT), so pull up a chair and join me.

You might be asking “why the duck with the blindfold?”   Well that is a very qood question.    There are few pictures of me as I hate having my photo taken.   I dislike most pictures of me as I dont think I am photogenic.   So when I signed up to Twitter, before I blogged, I needed a pic.    This picture of a big rubber duck out of our hot tub had been taken at a party a few months before.    There had been a pinata and somehow the blindfold from that ended up on the duck and a friend of my daughter’s took the pic.

I wanted to be anonymous on Twitter when I started and so I hid behind this duck.   As I got more followers and then started to blog the duck stuck.

And I kinda like it.    I am the same shape as the duck, would love lips like that and I am ever so slightly quackers.

I am MummyB a self confessed handbag-aholic.  I am the wrong size of a 16 so high street fashion doesnt really do it for me.  I buy all my clothes on line.  That doesnt mean I am not interested.   I definitely am interested in looking good, I just can’t do it on your average High Street.   I also love all things smelly:  body lotions, hair products, shower gels etc.   My bathroom shelves groan.
Mr B is my long suffering husband.  He is fluent in French and German and really likes the finer things in life.  Give him a decent bottle of wine or a fabulous steak and he will be in heaven.   Works in IT and marketing and has a long commute so being able to relax is high on his list of priorities.   As is more time to play golf.
Spare time together is rare as weekends are spent ferrying children around.  We do like to travel though and are always planning the next trip.   Mr B is also a keen golfer, and doesn’t get to play as often as he would like.
C is now 19 and has just left college after doing her A Levels.   Working all the hours she can, C is never idle.  Still planning on being a paramedic in the future but right now trying to earn as much money as she can.    She is a fashion junkie, as most teenagers are. Just as long as it is not too girlie!  And has now flown the coop and living in a lovely rented flat a few miles away with her lovely boyfriend D.
J is 18 and is the coolest of all dudes.   At school doing A levels in subjects I can’t begin to understand, heavily into music and a complete petrol head, more so now he has passed his test and has his own car.  And very bright!   When it comes to cars he knows it all.   And then some.  Also into every gadget known to mankind.
E is 15 going on 21.  Blonde, cute and knows it.   More computer literate than I care to admit and knows it all (and I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way, she really does).  She is going to rule the world one day, oh and marry Ed Sheeran.