In just a few days I will be in social consultation (sounds better than getting drunk) with some of the best bloggers in the actual world.

This will be my 3rd Blog On and I cannot wait. I’m even looking forward to the road trip up with my sisters who also blog. What can I say, my family are an opinionated bunch!

I was really anxious before my first Blog On but I think it gets easier each time because you start to see familiar faces and understand that we are all there for the same reasons. With that in mind I thought I would take part in the linky for Blog On Toys put together by the lovely Katy from KatyKicker. Here goes!

My name’s Tasha. This is me.

 What is the best thing about blogging?

I worked from home (making cake toppers) before I started my blog and I love that what I do allows me to be at home for the children. I also think that writing is incredibly good for my mental health.

What was your dream job when you were growing up?

When I was much younger I liked to daydream about being either a clothes designer or a vet.

What is your lucky number?

Not sure I have ever picked a lucky number before but I definitely prefer odd numbers to even. I don’t park on even levels in the multi-storey car park. If I had to choose I would say 5 – on most albums number 5 is a good track. Prove me wrong.

What is your favourite season?

Autumn! The smells of bonfire and baked potatoes are in the air, the colours are pretty and you can legitimately expect strangers to give you sweets. For free!

If you had to choose one what would your favourite dish from the Chinese be?

Pork dumplings. No contest.

What is your useless talent?

I can project saliva from under my tongue like a snake.

If you could keep any animal as a pet what would you choose?

The goose that layed the golden eggs please.

Which one meal would you eat forever? (If you had to choose one!)

Medium rare steak with roasted vegetables.

What is the last thing you check before you lock your front door?

That my dog is comfortable.

If you won £50,000 what would be the first thing you would buy?

A takeaway to celebrate.

What is your favourite social media channel?

Instagram. I like looking at pretty pictures.

Tell us more about your best ever holiday

Florida in 2006 with my children, MrG, my Aunt and Uncle and my late Nan. It was amazing and I miss it.

Name one cake you rock at baking

I am the worst at baking. I can knock up a decent scone but that’s about it.

Which session are you most looking forward to?

I think Alex Winters’ one will be quite entertaining but also Vicki’s’ one about understanding the toy industry.

What is your favourite book ever?

I’m not sure I could pick one. As an adult I suppose The Handmaid’s Tale.


Which special event is your favourite? (Halloween, Christmas etc)

Christmas. It can be stressful but I am adamant that this year I am not falling for the horrible stressy side of it. Maybe.

If the internet vanished right now how would you share your message or life story without a blog?

I would get a load of cats and be a crazy old storyteller lady.



About me. Easy, right? Wrong! #blogtober

I decided to join in with blogtober this year. Blogtober is essentially a series of daily prompts put together by Mandi at Hexmum for the whole month of October. I thought it sounded fun! 

So here we are on day 1. The prompt today is About Me, an easy subject right? Well, yes unless you are running on fumes and feeling seriously down about yourself. Are you ready for the pity party? 

I am joking, a little. I couldn’t put you through hundreds of words filled with what if’s and if only’s. It wouldn’t suit me anyway. A bit much for day 1.

tasha dewdney

Who am I?

I am Tasha. I am not happy with the way I look but I really like pasta sooo… I like to think I am fairly intelligent until I do something to spectacularly prove otherwise. This happens too often at the moment. The last time was when I managed to book a (non-refundable) hotel for the week before a conference I was attending rather than for the date needed. Happily I did manage to sort it out but it was expensive and involved many, many swear words. 

The time before that was when I designed some (in my biased opinion) awesome business cards but forgot to add my email address. That’s 2 in a fairly long list. 

I like to hide my insecurities behind humour and sarcasm. I don’t feel entirely comfortable telling you that.

What do I do?

I make clay (mainly wedding) cake toppers and have done for 11 years. I have made all kinds of things over the years and I absolutely love it! I am so grateful that I have been able to stay at home and still make a little bit of money to get by without having to worry about childcare. 

As well as playing with clay I like to spend my time writing my blog. I started the blog last November and now that Moose attends preschool a little more I find it relaxes me to take some me time to just sit and write something. 

Why Blogtober

Because as silly as it sounds, I want to learn to be more open. We are all on this silly journey together (eugh, I know) and maybe sharing with you everyday might make me feel lighter by the end. I hope you tag along and if you are taking part then let me know in the comments – I want to get to know you too!