The Person Behind the Parent {Lauren: Belle Du Brighton}

Last month we saw the lovely Colette from ‘Going on an Adventure tell us about the person they are behind the parent, and this month we chat to Lauren from Belle Du Brighton.

I’ve followed Lauren (in a non-stalkerish way) for a long time, and her gorgeous son Arlo is roughly there same age as T so it’s been fun comparing all the little quirks and kinks.

Please introduce yourself…
I’m Lauren, mum of two kids, holder of two jobs & a blogger.

Where can we find you?
At Belle Du Brighton and @belledubrighton on pretty much every social media platform!

I’ll start with some easy ones… 

What’s your favourite food?
A Chinese takeaway would be pretty high up, crispy shredded beef, oh yes! Shortly followed by biscuits and chocolate.

What’s your favourite film?
Forest Gump, it’s like lots of little films in one. This is a very good point!

What’s your favourite book?
Too hard to answer this one! I like so many books, I think The Time Travellers wife would be up there though, along with The St Marys Chronicles, and Jodi Picoult’s earlier books.

Do you have any hobbies?
Taking naps! HA, but honestly I like to explore new places, go for long walks with my family and read.

Tell us one guilty pleasure.
Long bubble baths, I don’t even really feel that guilty about them!

Tell us something quirky about yourself.
I used to have pink & purple braided hair? I also used to do ballet until I was 19, and used to have a pet sheep! I’m actually quite jealous of the pet sheep.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
Hmmm, My great grandad wrote the Irish national anthem.

One word to describe yourself would be…
Loquacious *googles loquacious*

Now some harder ones…

Children aside, what has been your proudest moment?
Still blogging into my 7th year… I honestly started it as a hobby to keep me occupied in the evenings!

Children aside, what has been your biggest achievement?
Securing freelance work so I don’t have to waste precious money on as much child care as I would be if I was working outside the house.

If you could meet one person (dead or alive) who would it be and what would you say?
My grandad on my mums side, because he passed away before I was born (by many years!) and I’d just like to have a chat about the family and surviving moving to London in post war times.

If you weren’t where you are now, where would you be? What would you be doing?Probably still living in a rented flat in Brighton, eating dinner out five nights a week and going on a few holidays a year.

If you could be one person for the day who would it be?
Hard one! I honestly can’t think of a specific person other than the Queen, purely because she can basically do whatever she wants, and I’d like to see behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace!

If you could travel to one place in the whole world where would you go?
Rainforest trekking. I would absolutely love to spend time in a rainforest, and I don’t even like creepy crawlies and I’m sure there would be many!

If you could learn one thing, what would it be?
How to buy the right sized bin bags and right type of light bulbs. I have a mental block about these things. I actually wrote a post about this sort of thing! Love this!!!!

If you could tell yourself one thing, what would it be?
It will get easier, one day.

Where is your happy place?
At the beach! Any beach will do!

What is your life metaphor or mantra?
This too shall pass!

Thanks for joining us Lauren! Don’t forget you can find Lauren on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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