Self Portrait – The Gallery

This weeks theme in the Gallery is Self Portrait.

The last time this came out I was a completely anonymous blogger and so decided not to do it.

Since then, I got found out by my cousin during a chance stumble across Twitter. I then got found out my family, confessed to the rest and told my friends. They were pretty shocked I had been blogging an entire year without telling anyone. I think they were more shocked that I hadn’t blabbed it sooner more than anything.

SO ….this is Me. A very very very very young 30 something. Crap plate spinner, mum of one, always in a rush, lover of food, passionate about nattering, with her little shadow, currently re-living most of my childhood through our lovely toddler boy.





  1. Funky Wellies May 1, 2013 / 9:24 am

    What a lovely, lovely photo! You both look gorgeous. :o) xx

  2. The Fool May 1, 2013 / 9:43 am

    Aww that’s a lovely photo and clear that you have a mummies boy there 🙂

  3. Pobbingalong May 1, 2013 / 9:46 am

    Lovely little post and gorgeous pic of you both x

  4. Sarah May 1, 2013 / 9:51 am

    Awwww, you and your son are lovely! This is a gem of a photo 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:45 am

      Thanks, it was taken on holiday and a very rare one of him actually looking at the camera!

  5. Molly May 1, 2013 / 10:03 am

    This is a beautiful image I love how it shows just how your eyes are so very similar.


    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:46 am

      Ahhh thank you, when he was born he looked nothing like me and I kept looking for something where he was similar to me!

  6. Mama Syder May 1, 2013 / 10:08 am

    Lovely photo! You are so pretty x

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:50 am

      I’ve not heard that in years, must use it more!

  7. Mother Goutte May 1, 2013 / 10:53 am

    Aww, what a lovely photo! Lots of love showing 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:51 am

      Thanks, it was taken on holiday and he was sitting still for a wee bit!

  8. Sandy Calico May 1, 2013 / 11:15 am

    What a gorgeous photo, he looks like you 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:54 am

      Ooh thank you, me and OH each always insist he looks like us!

  9. LauraCYMFT May 1, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Lovely photo. Nice to put a face to a name.

  10. Mary May 1, 2013 / 11:57 am

    Beautiful photo, beautiful post. x

  11. Emily May 1, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    Beautiful and very happy picture – lovely! Xx

  12. Sarah MumofThree World May 1, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    Beautiful photo! Very young indeed 😉 Ironically my family and friends knew I blogged from word go, but I try to stay kind of anonymous so that my son’s friends don’t discover us as he’s at a vulnerable age.

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:56 am

      I can understand that. It must get harder as they get older and can find things themselves too!

  13. Aly May 1, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Wow that must of been hard to keep up.A gorgeous photo of you both 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:57 am

      It was a nice little secret haven sometimes but definitely hard not to talk about it!

  14. Mammasaurus May 1, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    What a happy photo of you both together – I don’t have many of mine with me, something I must rectify sooner rather than later x

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 8:58 am

      Yes you need to get into these selfies all the cool kids are into!

  15. Katie @mummydaddyme May 1, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous lovely. Obviously I ‘know’ who you are after meeting you a couple of times now. But it is hard to come out. I don’t hide my identity on my blog but I do hide it to my friends that I even blog. I got found out by one last week and I was so so upset- even though I pour my heart out on the internet sometimes it feels almost like a diary. Since then though, I have decided I should be proud about it! I don’t completely tell people, but if anyone asks where I got something from (to review) or anything related to it, I am not going to fib anymore! x

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 9:00 am

      It’s a hard transition to make isn’t it? You wonder if they’ll read the entire thing, whether your blog world has changed and things like that. I don’t blog about anything controversial but it still felt really weird when people found out. Your blog is ace though so you’re definitely right to be proud, and loud! 🙂

  16. MummyNeverSleeps May 1, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    Absolutely heart warming photo 🙂 xx

  17. Herding Cats May 1, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    Such a lovely portrait. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.

  18. Mummypinkwellies May 1, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    Pretty x

  19. jenny paulin May 1, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    you are so beautiful Tas and this is a great photo of you and your pride and joy.
    my family dont know about my blog either (just my brother) i want to tell them but just bottle it each time i see them!! xx

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 9:02 am

      That’s a really lovely comment, thanks Jenny :). I kind of started telling my family that I write and then eased them in (more for my own nerves!)

  20. Onedad3girls May 1, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    Hi. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of you before

  21. Brinabird and Son May 1, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    As my blog becomes more photography based it’s really hard to hide 🙂 Lovely photo of you both x

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 9:04 am

      Ooh yes it would be hard for you to remain anonymous, and they are fab photos!

  22. Katie May 1, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    Gorgeous! Nice to be out in the open I imagine! I still feel like I lead a secret life sometimes… which is ok too, but hard too keep up with!

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 9:05 am

      I think each has its pros and cons. You do become a bit more aware of what you’re writing once you’re out there in the open!

  23. Mum2BabyInsomniac May 1, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous photo! x

  24. MummaG May 1, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    A beautiful picture of you and your little boy, good genes 🙂

  25. Susan Mann May 1, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    Having met you I know how gorgeous you are, but this photo is lovely of you and Z. xxx

  26. Lous Lake Views May 2, 2013 / 12:05 am

    Awww what a cute picture! I’m a bit of a closet blogger too and dread being ‘found out’

  27. older mum in a muddle May 2, 2013 / 9:47 am

    That’s such a lovely, lovely photo. You’re stunning and so young looking – I thought you looked 25 max in that picture!!!!! XXX

  28. Franglaise Mummy May 2, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous photo! And well done at keeping anonymous for such a long time 😉

  29. Emma May 2, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    A gorgeous portrait! Hello *waves* 🙂

  30. HelpfulMum May 2, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    Beautiful photo. Nice to see you. I am not as brave, yet!

  31. fivegoblogging May 3, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Love the portrait with your son. You look so youthful 🙂

  32. Louise May 4, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Lovely pic. I have always wondered about blogging anonymously, but doubt Id manage it for long x

    • Notmyyearoff May 5, 2013 / 9:09 am

      I loved it but it is hard to keep it quiet for so long really 🙂

  33. Becca May 6, 2013 / 12:28 am

    One word that can describe… “LOVELY”!

  34. TheBoyandMe June 3, 2013 / 9:23 am

    It’s a beautiful photograph of the pair of you, he’s definitely inherited your gorgeous eyes. Well done on ‘coming out’, it’s a daunting task isn’t it?

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