MUMMY MONDAY (on Saturday!): REAL MUM AIMEE @aimeehorton

OK, I know it’s Saturday. But this weeks #MummyMonday had to be posted today. Why? Because it’s World Gin Day and that goes hand in hand with this real Mum…

I am so excited to welcome the very lovely Aimee to #MummyMonday this week. Author of ‘Survival of the Ginnest‘ and ‘Pass the Gin‘ blog, Mama to two gorgeous boys, and all round funny lady. Now can you see why it had to be posted today?

Over to you Aimee.

Aimee Horton

Getting to know you

Name: Aimee

Twitter name: @AimeeHorton

Occupation: Author and Blogger

Mummy to: The Beast and The Chunky Monkey

Favourite outfit: Jeans!

Currently watching: 24 (yes I know I’m useless and years behind!)

Currently reading: Just finished The Drowning of Arthur Braxton and have moved onto The Language of Spells

Proudest moment in your life: Having my boys narrowly beats publishing my first book.

Favourite quote: Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going

Your ‘swear by’ product: Benefit PlayStick!

Being a Mum

What do you love most about being a Mummy: The things they say and watching them grow into little people.

What could you do without: The inability for them to STOP TALKING

Funny things your kids say: Favourite quote from holiday in Menorca “Mummy, if I eat Spanish cake will I be able to speak Spanish?”

Words of wisdom for other Mummies: GO WITH YOUR GUT!

What 5 words best describe your labour story: Planned, Terrifying, Relief, Thank You.

What essential items should be taken into the labour room: As I had to have c-sections with both boys I just had my husband (and a tin of Gin in my bag for later!)

Top tips for getting through the first weeks with a new baby: Limit your visitors, don’t feel guilted into letting everyone come all at once!

Most embarrassing moment since becoming a Mum: There are too many to say, but it probably involves me flashing either my pants or my bra.

The one product you couldn’t live without now you’re a Mum: Chocolate Buttons

Something you didn’t know about yourself before becoming a Mum: I need silence!

How do you keep your children entertained: If all else fails we dance and sing!

What do you wish you’d known before having kids: That there is no point trying to do everything, you’ll burn out

If you were a superhero, what would your power be: To mute children for 20 minutes at a time!

Your favourite local supplier: We have a fantastic butchers just around the corner to me, they do the most amazing BBQ ribs and Lincolnshire sausages. That and ForEvaDesigns.co.uk their personalized products are amazing!

And because it is ‘World Gin Day’, what’s your favourite gin cocktail: it’s gotta be a Tom Collins!

Thank you so much Aimee. I loved reading your answers. Still laughing at the Spanish cake. Love how their minds work. I hope you’re taking full advantage of World Gin Day. Enjoy! xx

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