Have you met Emily from Have a Laugh on Me yet? If you haven’t, you’re about to discover a whole lot of warmth and wonderful – oh, and funny! I’ve only met Em twice in the flesh – and both times it was frustratingly fleeting, but we have become firm online mates. Isn’t it weird how that’s a real thing now? Anyway, Emily is a talented journalist, an honest and hilarious blogger, a wife, and mum to three gorgeous tinies who provide some wonderful fodder for Have a Laugh of Me.
Take it away, Em…
What do you wish you had more of in your life?
I’m tempted to say time but then that’s just a cop-out really because what I actually need is more money!
Sounds cliché but I’ve got the love, the amazing family and a writing business that I adore so if I had a bit more moolah then it would take the pressure off my hubby and I to work so hard.
We’d also be able to travel the world with our kids and hire a chef to cook us dinner at home because I’m rubbish at cooking.
What do you wish you had less of?
I’m not a fan of menial jobs such as housework, supermarket shopping, changing sheets on a bunk bed and cleaning up cereal that has been stuck on the floor for days. See if I had more cold-hard cash then I could afford a live-in cleaner to do this for me!
What’s your favourite ‘me time’ activity?
Being at the beach resets my soul and watching the magnificent waves roll in serve to remind me how fabulous my life is. A close second is getting boozed in a spa bath!
What’s the best gift you’ve given yourself recently?
Acceptance, yes it sounds all very airy fairy for me but in recent years I have learned to give myself a break. It’s not always easy but I have decided to ditch the mummy guilt, be selfish when I’m at breaking point and accept offers of help.
I try not to worry about things that might never happen, it’s so easy to let the ‘what ifs’ stop you from trying new things or exposing your kids to different adventures.
What’s your favourite song to belt out in the shower
Unless I’m dusty and need a long shower to make me feel alive again, I don’t have time to sing in the shower.
I get in there, do my thing as quickly as possible and then get out, a bit like my visits to the bathroom. For the life of me I have no idea why men like to linger in the loo as long as they do, strange beasts they are.
You have a night off from the kids and unlimited funds: what do you do?
Goodness, the possibilities are endless really but one of the options involves four core ingredients; Hugh Jackman, skydiving, champagne and a hall pass.
What’s the secret to striking a balance among your life’s competing priorities?
If I knew this then I wouldn’t be at home plugging away at my computer with a sink full of dishes and two crazy cats scrapping behind me.
In saying that, I put my family first, always. Sure sometimes I stuff up and my kids nag me to get off the computer but I try to be present in their presence. It’s hard but something I’m working on.
Finding the right balance is almost impossible but you just have to do what your instincts tell you to do, your gut feeling is ALWAYS right!
Do you have a favourite memory involving champagne?
Whenever there’s champagne involved my memory isn’t that usually that flash. However, I do fondly recall drinking a bottle of Veuve Clicquot all by myself after the birth of my first child. The nurses were quite impressed! No I’m sure I waited a few months…
I’m more than a cranky mum to three cheeky souls. I’m a professional writer, business owner, journalist and a nagging wife that doesn’t worry about the ‘what ifs’. My blog is always honest, often humorous and never boring so why not come and have a laugh at my light-hearted view on life.
It is surprising how many things money would fix! And I’m with you on the quick shower scenario.
Yep wads of money sure would help me, although might not be good at sending my kids the right message!
Love ya Em! And isn’t changing sheets on bunks the WORST?
THE WORST. I don’t do bunks ‘cos of the whole sheet changing thing. When we go on holidays to little cabins with multiple bunks it almost ruins the entire thing… kind of. x
I wish someone had told me Rach! x
Ah, money. Money, money, money. We probabably have ‘enough’ oney, it’s security we crave. That feeling even if the bottom falls out tomorrow, we’ve got a safety net full of warm, soft cash underneath. A cleaner would be nice, though, but it’s always a bit awks having someone do work that I know I can do. It’s good exercise too… blah, blah, blah. I’m just trying to make you feel better. Let’s have a drink! x
Yes let’s have a drink! Last time you were being very good because you had to speak the following day, next time we catch up I’ll make sure you are free as a bird! x
Em is one of my fave bloggers, so funny but keeps it real.
Thanks for sharing! Completely agree that money makes almost everything easier (possibly not better). Like Em I’d outsource all of the crappy jobs I hate – housework etc…
I also like the boozing in the bath thing. (Not that I’d EVER do anything like that myself!) 😉
Absolutely ADORE Em and everything she is xx
Right back at you gorg!
Thanks for having me you gorgeous Champagne Duo – love your work! x