I never know what you should write in these pages. So Hello, Good Evening and Welcome to Cambridge Mummy. The blog of a mummy blogger who lives in Cambridge. It’s an innovative title isn’t it?
Before we go any further together, please note that this is my personal blog. If you are looking for Liz Weston, Founder of Weston Communications, you’re in the wrong place. The right place, for me looking and sounding all conquering is http://www.westoncommunications.org.uk (If you don’t know me, that’s me being tongue in cheek, and writing as a joke for a friend of mine who dared me to put it as a profile status…)
And as this is my personal blog, it’s not all SEO’d up, or got bells and whistles. In fact, I doubt this blog could even play the recorder. It’s not a showcase for my work life. It’s me – rambling, wittering, being sarcastic and sharing my thoughts on the world at large and closer to home.
Now that disclaimer is out of the way, we can begin. I’m Liz Weston, aka @TheLizWeston on twitter. By day I’m, well, Ian Peacock (Former Chairman of Mothercare) recently said that I was a “fire starter” so I’ll go with that definition. And by night I’m on twitter with Sarah Brown (yes, the Sarah Brown) discussing the merits of her bringing her friend George Clooney (yes, the George Clooney) to Mummy Blogger events as it would make me a very happy bird…
That’s the short version. The longer version is:
I am married to Lovely Bloke who I met through internet dating.
We live in Cambridge. My mum and dad think it’s a lovely part of the world. To me, it’s nice because we’re 10 mins from A&E when we need it – I figure with two adventurous souls for children, they’ll soon hold a seat for me permanenetly.
Lovely Bloke and I have two boys who are 5 and 4 years old – E and W. They are both now school children and I’m mourning the loss of my babies and pre schoolers.
I work full time. Well, actually, I am self employed so the statement above translates to “I work full time hours plus lots more…” I spend lots of my time in my online life as I work from home most of the time….
I founded Weston Communications in 2008, producing New Baby Guides for NHS Maternity Units. I expanded our work in 2010 as I found that everyone wanted me to do Social Media, PR, Marketing and Communications work for them and I couldn’t go on being bought cake and coffee in return for my input forever. I then bought UK Baby Shows in August 2011 and run it as a side “thing”.
What else shall I tell you about me?
In February 2011 I had my hair cut from below shoulder length to very short indeed. Lovely Bloke spent a long time trying to get used to it – almost as long as I have spent growing it out, to be fair. Most people said it was great, but a couple of dear friends have said I should grow it. I agree with the latter. But I’ve had a go at it, and that’s what counts… Thankfully, it’s now shoulder length but needs to grow a lot more before I’ll be back to happy with it…
I’m getting my act together to shift my baby weight plus a bit (like 4 stones…) because I don’t want to have to decide whether to introduce myself to people as being “curvy” aka overweight, forever. I want to be happy with the photos that are taken of me and not feel the need to veto them before they can go live. Life’s too short for that kind of stuff…. If only I could stop eating cake long enough to action it…