Wednesday, 27 April 2011

My Passions...

I stumbled upon a rather good meme from Kerry at Multiple Mummy which is all about her passions and asking us what ours are too.  I love having a good think about things like this so here goes.  Below are a few of the examples of what I am passionate about!


I have a passion for taking photos.  I am not particularly creative when it comes to photography although I do try.  I have a Nikon D50 DSLR which I love but never get out much because I don't really know how to use it. (I would love to learn) I also have just a cheap Canon which I carry around with me everyday and also my pride and joy which is my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.  My hubby bought it for my birthday a couple of years ago and I just love it.  I also take a lot of photos on my iPhone.
I really do wish that I was better at it, I would love to learn how to take more artistic shots.


Leading on from the photography, I also am passionate about my photos.  I literally have hundreds and I spend a lot of money on making photo books to capture all our memories.  My friends and family get fed up with me because I am forever taking photos when we are out and about.  I also have so many photos in frames around my house, a lot of people don't like having them up around the house but to me they are my pride and joy.  (Although they do involve a lot of dusting!)  I am trying to do a photo scrapbook for Mads but unfortunately I never seem to have the time.


I am a real film buff and Mr E and I used to go to the cinema all the time before we had Mads as we had an unlimited cinema pass.  Unfortunately we don't get the time as much anymore, although my Mum often has Mads so we can nip off for a couple of hours.  I am afraid I do love chick flicks but I also love thrillers, and dramas.  I like a bit of everything really though, although I draw the line at Westerns.  I used to love horror films but find myself getting scared of them nowadays.  If I had to say my top five favourite films, in no particular order they would be Leon, Mystic River, Shawshank Redemption, Brokedown Palace, and Dirty Dancing but I do have many I love.

Our home.

We bought our house almost two years ago and it was horrible inside when we first got it.  We have spent a lot of time and money on it and have almost completely redone it cosmetically since we moved in.  I am so proud of it, and keep it obsessively clean.  When we have finished one room, I want to move on and do another one again but now I am on maternity leave unfortunately I can't buy as much for it.  Although we want to move to a bigger house in a couple of years, I will always love my first home.  Mr E has had a mortgage before me.


I have always enjoyed reading for as long as I can remember.  I read all sorts of different things, from Chick Lit to Thrillers.  I read very quickly and always have my head absorbed in a good book, although recently I have found myself not having as much time as I am always blogging when not looking after Mads!  On our honeymoon I took away 15 books in 2 weeks and read every single one.  I can not wait to read to Mads, I do read to her occasionally but I am really looking forward to reading her a story every night and reliving my childhood favourites through her.  I have lots but 'The Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton and all the Roald Dahl books have fond memories for me.

Crime Psychology

A bit of a strange passion but I have always been interested in crime.  At University I studied Psychology and wrote my dissertation on Murder.  Don't worry I am not a closet weirdo, but I am really interested in what makes criminals tick and have a lot of books on the subject.  I watch Crimewatch every month and know a lot about historical crimes.  Mr E thinks I am a bit strange!

Trashy TV

Embarrassing I know and not really a passion but a big interest of mine.  I wish it wasn't but I have to admit I love trashy TV shows.  The Only Way is Essex, Katie Price, Take me Out, X Factor, Big Brother....anything trashy I love.  I love all reality TV as well.  

My daughter

I know everyone is passionate about their children, but Mads is a new passion of mine.  I am determined to enjoy every minute of my time off work with her and we are doing lots of activities.  So far we are doing Baby Yoga, Baby Massage, Swimming Lessons, Baby Singing and soon we will be doing Baby Signing.  I love reading books about her development too.


I absolutely love travelling and have been very fortunate to go to some wonderful places.  My favorite places in the world I have visited would be New York, Miami, Thailand, Barbados, Cuba, Mexico, Paris and Barcelona but I have been too many others.  Mr E always go abroad every year, even if it is just a cheapie holiday to Spain but unfortunately I do not think that we will be able too with MadsMads.

So there you have it, the above are just a few of my passions.  Hope it helped get to know me better!

Now I want to know about a couple of more people so I am going to tag these lovely two-

Mummy and the Beastie

Mummy, Mummy, Mum


multiplemummy said...

What great passions you have!Thank you for joining in. Please link it to my post if you haven't already. Not finding time to read is also something that causes me great sadness. x

SAHMlovingit said...

Great passions and we share a lot of them too. If you're after a fairly cheap holiday that's totally baby/toddler friendly then let me know, I know just the place! x

The Paw Relations said...

What a fantastic, passionate post. It seems we share a lot of the same passions in life.

amberjas said...

Oh I share your passion for trashy TV too - at the moment it's snog, marry avoid LOL!

Laura said...

Great meme and some great passions there, all quite similar to mine. I used to love the famous five when I was younger and Roald Dahl too.

Mrs E said...

I also loved the Famous Five. And the Secret Seven! Aah brings back memories!

Emma said...

I feel exactly the same about photography, just wish I was much better at it! My iphone has somehow became my main camera, I'm always using it to snap photos!! :)

Beth. said...

Oooh I am so doing this whether you wanna tag me or not haha!

Mummy and the Beastie said...

I must admit I did briefly read this the other day but not fully and I have just noticed you have written 'from Chick Lit to Thrillers' which is exactly what I wrote but I hadn't read you put that, weird! I am the same as you I read very quickly, sometimes scanning (like what I must have done with this post at first).

Shawshank Redemption awesome!

I also find crime books fascinating, again back to my Dad he has lots of crime books in his collection. Have you ever read 'Murders of the Black Museum'?. Compelling reading but makes you feel sick afterwards. That will explain our horror film fetish!

Big fan of I'm a Celeb! and new to TOWIE.

Very similar!

:-) xx

Liska said...

Wish I was as house proud x

would like to be a yummy mummy said...

Sounds like a lot of interests. You sound very proud of your house and I share a passion for photos and reading :-)