#Blogtober16 Day 1: Who are you?

I’m Jules, I’m in my early thirties (I can still just about say that!) and I live in Norwich with my lovely hubby and four month old daughter, Little M.


Up until having Little M I worked as a primary school teacher. It all got a bit stressful so a year ago I took the decision to leave my full time job as a senior teacher and started supply teaching.

It turned out to be the best decision I have ever made as, after discovering I was pregnant at the end of September 2015, it allowed me to manage my hours throughout my pregnancy to suit me. It’s been a bit of a change financially, but money isn’t everything!

It’s been a big change of lifestyle as I was really into teaching, especially the academic side. I don’t think a year went by when I wasn’t either studying for my MA, or doing a bit of action research. Not surprising that I found it all a bit too much, really!

My other interests are reading and travelling (as well as blogging, obviously!) but both of those have taken something of a back seat since Little M came along!

Oh, I also long to have a dog as I think a dog completes a family, but hubby’s having none of it at the moment and to be honest I don’t think I could cope with a dog as well as a baby, so I’m happy to wait for a couple of years before introducing a four legged friend to the mix!

I don’t really know what else to say about myself, really!! If you want to know anything, then pop me a question in the comments.

#Blogtober16

17 Comments

  1. October 1, 2016 / 11:43 am

    Hi there. It’s nice to meet you and learn more about you.
    I hope you get a dog one day. I think you are sensible for waiting…

    • Jules
      October 1, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      Yes, not sure I could juggle a dog and a newborn! I think we’ll wait a few years.

  2. October 1, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I’ve definitely found it hard too, trying to find time to fit in my hobbies since Little Mister has arrived

    • Jules
      October 1, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      It’s tough, isn’t it? But they are only little for such a short time so I suppose we should prioritise and enjoy them! Plenty of time for hobbies later in life!

  3. October 1, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Hi and welcome to #Blogtober16, another Norfolk blogger, we are slowly becoming a little tribe! All of my children keep pestering for a dog, but I am standing firm at the moment, although the teen also wants a goat and i’m kind of swaying towards that! I look forward to reading all of your posts and treasure every minute, because before you know it they are 18 and considering leaving for university!

    • Jules
      October 1, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      I know, I can’t believe she’s already one third of a year old! My husband loves goats – he’d probably be more amenable to one of those than a dog! Unfortunately our garden definitely isn’t big enough for a goat…

  4. October 1, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Lovely to meet you, it is amazing just how much your life changes once the babies start coming along, and trying to find time for you is sometimes hard x

    • Jules
      October 1, 2016 / 6:32 pm

      Yes, I think I just need to be a little more focused in the time that I do get. I don’t want to wish away the time I have with her as I know it is such a short time in the grand scheme of things! x

  5. October 1, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I think havingba baby does change the way you look at time and work. Lovely to meet you, look forward to seeing the rest of your posts x

  6. October 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    lovely to meet you #blogtober16

  7. October 2, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    There seem to be loads of bloggers who are also teachers đŸ™‚ Nice to get to know you a bit better!

    Stevie x

    • Jules
      October 2, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Perhaps we all just like writing! I used to blog with my class before I started my own, the children loved it! x

  8. October 2, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Great post, lovely to meet you! Can’t wait to read more of your Blogtober posts!

  9. Kelly K
    October 3, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!

  10. October 3, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Hello – nice to meet you. I agree with having a dog is a perfect addition to a family but i definitely think you’re right to wait – babies and dogs … you would be busy! #Blogtober2016

    • Jules
      October 4, 2016 / 5:40 am

      Yep – probably a bit too much of a handful!

  11. October 5, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Hi Jules,
    Lovely to meet you! I love dogs and but like you it not the right time!

    Can’t wait to get to know you better!
    #blogtober16

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