About Me

Me in the Peruvian Andes
Me in the Peruvian Andes

My name is Louise and I’m the “face” behind NorthHantsMum.

I am married to “Mr NHM” and we have a daughter, “Miss NHM”, who was born in March 2011. She is my inspiration for NorthHantsMum.

I have lived, on and off, in Basingstoke since I was five years old.

I went to Fort Hill School (don’t judge me!) and Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke, before going to University in Sunderland.

I’ve lived in Toronto, Southampton, Leeds and Germany but the “elastic band syndrome” always brought me home.

How it all started

I started NorthHantsMum (NHM) when Miss NHM was three months old and I was on maternity leave. Miss NHM was a sleeper so I found I had a lot of time on my hands.

I had wanted to start a blog for a long time but had no idea what to do it on.

I realised I was getting a lot of conflicting advice in the early months of becoming a Mum and I wanted to share what I had learnt.

NorthHantsMum developed from this.

This post explains why I write NHM in 2014.

NHM is my Hobby

NHM is my hobby. I work on it in my “spare” time.

I work four days a week for a large blue chip organisation. I’m very, very lucky that I can work from home most of the time.

This means that the time I would spend commuting and on my lunchbreaks, is spent working on NHM (or doing housework! lol).

My family clearly is my priority, so I fit in NHM when I can. This is why you may experience a delay in my responses to your emails and messages.

I have worked on NHM for four and a half years and not made any money from it. However, I am in the process of changing this for the new NHM website.

Thank you

NHM has grown beyond my wildest dreams and I LOVE the opportunities that it has opened up for me.

I’ve met so many wonderful people and found mine and Mr NHM’s Part Time Business because of NHM. My life is better because of both.

I hope you enjoy the posts that I publish. I love getting your feedback and seeing conversations develop because of posts I’ve published.

I would like to give an extra big special thanks to those people who have contributed to NHM, especially: Abigail, Sophie, Jo, Peta and Claire.

Most of all, I would like to thank you for following this blog and for all of your support!

(oh and of course a huge thank you to Mr NHM and Miss NHM for putting up with me writing NorthHantsMum! lol)

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Danielle Fox Reply

    Hi there,

    I’m sure you get load of people enquiring about this so I’ll get on with it, – im trying to increase awareness of my doula related blog which is http://www.beautifullyblooming.co.uk, I’d love to submit a post for your site. If you’re still accepting posts, please let me know and I can put together a draft for your approval. I was thinking something about the aquanatal yoga trend,its grown massively in recent months in the UK and everyone seems to be talking about it, (well the mums and “mums to be” in my social group anyway)
    Thanks
    Danielle

  2. Bella Ryland Reply

    Hi Louise,

    There’s a whole world of food out there just waiting to be explored and Giraffe World Kitchen’s passion is exploring the world, discovering these dishes and bringing them back home for you to try.

    Basingstoke’s Giraffe World Kitchen wants you to share the best tastes, flavours and recipes, spices and colours, sizzles and smells, with your kids this summer by hosting a Family Fun Day. The Family Fun will be hosting fun and exciting activities loved by all including face painting, karaoke, pancake decorating and all little explorers will eat for FREE*!

    The Family Fun Day is taking place on Tuesday 22nd August at Giraffe World Kitchen, Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke from 10am- 2pm.

    We would love for you to come and review the day if this would be something of interest?

    Do let me know 🙂

    Thank you very much.

    Best,
    Bella

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