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#KidRatedMeets: Ginger Mum AKA Amanda Fulton

Published: 17th October 2016

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We created the blog series #KidRatedMeets to learn more about some of our favourite mummy bloggers on the internet. Today we meet, Amanda Fulton who runs the blog, Ginger Mum

How did it all begin?

I tapped back into my long time love of writing and started blogging for brands until one day realised I needed to break out and fly on my own. I have never so free or fulfilled as when I hit publish! I feel like I’ve come full circle from the pre-teen creating magazines on my typewriter in my bedroom at my parents house to a bone fide writer with a flourishing career.

What is the philosophy behind your blog?

The philosophy of my blog is freedom! It is my platform for me to express myself as I wish. I can fly the fashion flag, enthuse over the latest Prosecco brand or talk about my new funky lawnmower – anything goes!

Describe the typical day for Ginger Mum…

A typical day for me would be drop the kids at their respective schools, then hop on the train to London for a day of meetings and events. This happens weekly, but juxtapose that with the alternate days where I’m clearing out the loft, doing the food shop or up to my eyeballs in washing and cleaning!

Do you have any tips for aspiring bloggers?

Cmummy blogger ginger mum amanda fulton poses in front of pink back groundonsistency is key!! This is not a job for the fainthearted! Well, not if you want to make money from it. Days are long as the work is NEVER done – there is always another post to be written, or social media promo to be done, but other than being a mum, it is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.

As Confucius said, ‘If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!’

What topics do you feel most passionately about?

I am passionate about my children, internet safety, wine (!), fashion, travel and food!

Do you have any future plans?

I have so much lined up, life feels very exciting right now. Some of it is embargoed though – so all will be revealed!  In the short term, we have an action-packed October week so the kids better have their Weetabix as I have wall-to-wall fun in store for them which we will of course, share with you all on the blog.

Tell us the top five places your kids love…

In no particular order:

Wrest Park, Bedfordshire – a stunning huge open space with historical buildings and amazing nature for kids and adults alike

 

Paradise wildlife parkParadise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire – where you can get really up close and see five of the worlds big cats at their best, amongst a plethora of other animals

 

Science Museum London – such a fab place for kids, forget devices, this is all about their brains and imagination

 

Cutty Sark & Greenwich – Used to live here when Harry was little and it is our happy place. Dominic is pirate obsessed and Harry loves the Observatory.

 

Milton Keynes – so much to do for children and families: dining, shopping, soft play, museums, parks galore, water sports, go-karting….the list is truly endless!

Where do you like to visit in London with your family?

When we are in London for the day we love to eat at Ed’s Diner, near Piccadilly Circus as we have long time memories of it and never tire of it. The kids love to scoot around Hyde Park, where there is always something cool happening and if we aren’t at the Science Museum or some event, we will happily people watch and wander.

 

emirates airline cable car

Issy gives the Emirates Airline Cable Car a K-Rating of 9

The boys will often be at the West Ham game, as they are season ticket holders so mummy goes to Westfield! Then we will eat at one of the copious amounts of restaurants available there. We also love to take the Cable Car in East London too, and ride the boats along the Thames.

If you were planning a visit to London what would the top three things on your list to do?

Our top 3 wish-list things to do in London would be:

children review KidZania London attraction for families

Two 10s and two 9s for KidZania from Jack, Oscar, Ollie and Daisy

Visit Kidzania! Kids are desperate to do this – must sort it out!

 

Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios – since coming back from Florida, we have the Harry Potter bug!

 

See a show – my boys LOVE the theatre and we enjoy reviewing shows like Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. See my review here.

Follow Ginger Mum on the links below:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/gingermumblog

Insta: www.instagram.com/gingermumblog

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gingermumblog

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/gingermumblog

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Amanda Fulton AKA Ginger Mum

mummy blogger ginger mum amanda fulton poses in front of pink back ground

I am a very Ginger mummy to two equally ginger boys – it’s a theme! – and my lovely lifestyle blog was borne of a tricky time when I lost my sense of self after having my second son and needed to feel valued as more than ‘just’ a mum.

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