Hello again and welcome back to my Feature Friday! Today we are talking to the wonderful Mattie from Kids, Coffee & Life. She is one of my Instagram besties – a fellow Scot, mum and blogger. Only big difference is our football teams haha!
Could you please tell us a little about yourself? A wee back ground story of Kids, Coffee & Life? – Hi, I’m Matilda (or Mattie) I am 24 and live in the West of Scotland with my fiancè and our two children. Lewis is coming up for 5 and Zara is approaching 6 months. My page was originally started as a weight loss journal for my wedding, it held me accountable and kept me on track. I lost over 3 stone then I became too comfortable, went through some hard patches and our wedding was cancelled so I stopped posting.
What made you start documenting your journey through parenthood? – As I said, my page went quiet – I wanted to get it back up & running so I started to document a little about my pregnancy (my second pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes. After Zara was born, I carried on documenting my life as a mother of two and decided to start writing some blogs. I enjoy writing and I find it helps me to relax. I love to connect with other mums who are all in similar situations to myself, it makes you feel like you’re not alone and I love offering support and friendship to others.
Get to Know You Questions!
What’s your Favourite Book? – Ah that’s hard. I love the Shopaholic series, really easy read and just like a chick-flick in book form!
What’s your favourite ice cream flavor? –Coffee 🤤
What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? – It’s not that embarrassing but I was young and felt humiliated – I used to do ballet and I remember during a show on a big stage in front of a huge audience someone stole the part I was supposed to do and left me standing there in the middle of the stage with no idea what to do! Everyone started laughing but I know now it’s cos they must have thought it was cute but it was horrible at the time!
What are your 3 Favourite Movies? – Armageddon, Bridesmaids & The Greatest Showman
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? – Crete, my favourite place in the world.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? –My kids!
Who would you like to live like for a day? – Hmm, my fiancè – he has a nice relaxed life and he is well looked after – that would be nice for a day 😂
If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be? – I don’t have a pet 🤷🏼♀️
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? – Get up & at em! Get ready, do housework, get out the house. Keep my mind and body busy😊
Using one word, how would you describe your family? – Amazing
Who is the kindest person you know? – I can’t pick one! My brother in law and his fiancèe are so amazing, my Grandparents are incredibly kind & my co-worker Caroline is so selfless. I couldn’t choose one!
What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? – I’m not sure, I used to love horrors but not a fan since meeting Darren, he’s so easily freaked that it’s made me scared easily now too 😂 I think it’s cos I know he won’t save me 😂😂
Who’s your celebrity crush? – Darren hates when I say it, he gets jealous 😂 Paddy Roberts 💚🍀
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? – Maldives 🌴
If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose? – Oh ASDA for sure 😱
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? – A Mummy 😁
What’s your favourite day of the week? – Saturday
Who would play you in a movie about your life? – Rebel Wilson!
What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? – Not sure, I’ll try anything!
What’s your pet peeve? – Being copied, or watching/hearing someone copy someone else. I don’t know why but aaaaaghhhh it annoys me so much 😂
This OR That?
Dog or Cat? Neither 🤦♀️
Netflix or YouTube? Netflix
Phone Call or Text? Depends who 😂 call
Bath or Shower? Shower
Relaxing Holiday or Adventure Holiday? Relaxing!
City or Country? Country 🌳
Tea or Coffee? Coffeeeeee
Saving Money or Spending Money? Spend 🙈
Films or Books? Films
Summer or Winter? Summer 🌞
3 Questions for Amanda!
1. If you had to move abroad, where would you live & why? – I always thought it would be somewhere sunny and warm but I’m going to choose Krakow! When we went over I found it strange how normal I felt walking about the city. Like it was Glasgow haha.
2. How many children do you want? Does your husband agree? In an ideal world I would have 3 children; I would love more if I had a big house and the correct funds haha. Before we married we always said that 3 was our number.
3. What’s your ultimate superpower you desire? – Do you remember Bernards Watch when we were younger? THAT! I would love that magic stop watch and stop time to give me more of it to fit everything in haha!
Where to Find You?
Thanks again to to wonderful Mattie for taking part. I hope you all got to know her a little more the questionnaire. Please go visit her page and give her a wee follow.
– Amanda x