Versatile Blogger Award – Seven Confessions

So, wait, what? Brazen Mummy Writes has won an award? Says who?!

Ha ha, I know, I know. Month one – what are the chances.  It’s called the Versatile Blogger Award – twit twoo. There’s no actual trophy, but I get to show off my badge. (Although I may have made that myself…)

And, hang on. Brazen Mummy is going to confess seven embarrassing things about herself? Crikey. Fetch the thermometer, what’s wrong with this woman…

What’s it All About?

I was kindly awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Nikki Blissett, who blogs on her website:

The award is given to bloggers by other bloggers, like a glorious Mexican wave of appreciation for their work. Nikki is a mental health blogger, and whilst I haven’t suffered any mental health issues myself (other than the usual writing anxiety and random paranoias about impostor syndrome which I’ve blogged about), her honest writing style is a beautiful thing. (And you need to check out the adorable comments from her mum – they’ll melt your heart like a mug of hot chocolate)

Fear of Missing Out?

Nikki’s blog hooked me from the start, so I had to sign up, in true FOMO style. (Subscribing to someone’s blog makes them feel all warm and fuzzy – feel free to add your email address to mine and Nikki’s subscribe boxes, to make our days too!)

So thank you Nikki for your contribution to the blogging world and your generous nomination. You’re a star.

Versatile Blogger Award - Badge
I made this myself. Mmm hmm. That’s why it’s so bad

I’ll add the rules of the award below for those of you who love a list, but now on with the juicy bit. I need to tell Nikki 7 things about myself – stuff she couldn’t work out from my About Me page. So I’ve decided to spice it up a bit, and make them “confessions” – because you know I can’t resist a bit of brazen.

And if you fancy it, you can add some confessions of your own in the comments box below, because I’d love to hear more about you too.

Right then, enough of the jibber-jabber. Here goes…

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #1

I bought a running buggy three months ago. And…err…I still haven’t been running with it. (Or without it!)


But I’m pretty sure that just owning one makes you a whole lot fitter. That’s got to be right?

In my defence, we did use it for the first time last weekend, although no actual running was involved. And I think Little B will fit into it until he’s 4 or 5, so no rush..! In the meantime it’s massively getting in the way and collecting dust, but hey, the intention was there. Ish. And here’s a lovely pic of our walk:

Confessions of an Award-Winning Blogger - running buggy
This is the life. Who needs to run?!

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #2

My favourite film is The Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas, with Dolly Parton. Honestly, you have GOT to see this. And in the words of Dolly herself “there’s nothing dirty going on.” (Well, not much…)

It’s hilarious, full of dancing kick-ass ladies, with a love story that will nearly break your heart (think Dolly, hanging around in her frilly undies singing I Will Always Love You better than Whitney. Good, huh).

But I won’t ruin all of the fun. Here’s a little YouTube clip for you:

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #3

My second favourite film is The Sound of Music. Ooh, which is more embarrassing. They couldn’t be more different in terms of theme (nuns dancing in habits vs ladies of the night dancing in…well, not a lot), but they’re both musicals, and you can’t beat a bit of cheese.

Come on, who doesn’t love cute little kids dressed in curtains singing about kittens.


Versatile Blogger Award - Sound of Music
The Sound of Moosic. I know, terrible joke!
Photo from Pixabay via Pexels

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #4

I got my first grey hair when I was 21. I thought I was going blonde. I was not. Hair dye is my friend.

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #5

When I got pregnant with Little B, instinct told me  he was a boy. But when I saw his angelic looking head on the scan photo, I was convinced he must be a girl.

Far. Too. Pretty.

Then my friends and I did the ring test to confirm. Yup, definite girl.

So he looks like a chick. Shh, don’t tell him.

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #6

I’d kill for a bargain. You may catch me sniffing around charity shops or ransacking car boot sales and flea markets. It’s amazing what you can find for 50p. Most of the time I don’t need it.

But it was only 50p!

Versatile Blogger Award - Malvern Flea
Me and the Malvern Flea

Versatile Blogger Award – Confession #7

Real life gets in my way. I’d rather be reading a book – or trying to write one. Because all this adulting? Bleurgh. It’s too much like hard work!

So that’s me. How about you guys – did you come up with any yet? Don’t worry, you’ve got a bit more time to wrack your brains, because next we need to talk rules. Here’s what the award is all about:

Versatile Blogger – Award Rules and Information

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Thank the person who gave you the award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself (they don’t have to be confessions!)

Without any further faff, let me nominate my 15 lovelies. If you’re on the list – congrats, you’re all winners! So no squabbling. Readers, if you get chance to check out any of these blogs, please go for it. Hopefully they’ll inspire you too:

More Versatile Bloggers

Josie – Me, Them and The Others –

Debbie – Mum’s The Boss –

Emma Reed –

Deborah – Super Busy Mum –

Morton S Gray –

Jenny Kane –

Tanya – Pencils and Popcans –

Jess – Wry Mummy –

Nikki – Stressy Mummy –

Claire Kirby – Love Life and Dirty Dishes

Katie – Knocking on Forty’s Door

Vanessa – Navigating Life With LMS

Mother Perry – Mother of All That is Perry

Kate – Confessions of a New Mummy

Emma – Dirt Diggers and Dinosaurs

Over to You!

So come on everyone, let’s hear your thoughts. Should Brazen Mummy stop making silly badges? Have you got a secret love for Dolly Parton in a negligee? Or do you have a confession/favourite film/hair dye tip of your own you’d like to share? Don’t be shy – scroll down and add your comments in the box…xx

Give Me More!

Need more lists of silly stuff?

The you would love my Humorous Guide to Blogging Words.

And my Ten Brazen Truths about Playgroups? Hilarious! Don’t miss out.


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38 Replies to “Versatile Blogger Award – Seven Confessions”

  1. Your confessions are great! I too am a sucker for a bargain, I couldn’t tell you the last time I paid full price actually. Can I use the badge? I’m loving it!

    I humbly accept my award and will follow up with my own nomination post. Thank you!

    1. Yes, you are welcome to the badge – well deserved! If you’re not able to copy paste it let me know and I’ll send it to you. Glad you love a bargain too. Good times. X

    1. Oh, the guilt! I’m forever buying fitness contraptions and never getting fit with them. Trampoline anyone?! 😂 x

  2. Adulting is rubbish isn’t it haha?! I’ve not heard of the Dolly Parton film will have to take a look

  3. What a lovely idea. As a newbie to the blogging world it is so nice to see bloggers supporting one another.

    1. I’m a newbie too, so just trying to share a bit of love. It’s tough at the bottom! 😅 x

  4. well done ! i absolutley loved your confession – myself i cant adult one bit heheheh – pati robins

  5. I love reading posts like this that give us a bit more insight into bloggers. I love The Sound of Music too and we had a very expensive buggy for our son that hardly got used. Waste of money. But hubby had a hand in picking it out so it wasn’t all my fault, haha.

    1. Fab, glad you enjoyed it. It always feels a bit weird harping on about yourself, but the rules made me do it! Argh, these pesky buggies/husbands. 😅 x

  6. I love bargains so much that I run nearly new sales for a living. Not sure I want you there with murderous intentions though? Thanks for the award, I’ll be off and write my acceptance speech/blog post.

    1. Hmm, sounds like a fun job. Might have to look into it – although I’d probably buy all the bargains and earn no money! Your award was well deserved. Keep up the fab blogging. X

  7. I wear curtains as standard! I’m a Sound of Music super fan! Enjoyed your confessions! I’ll keep my under wraps as most are potentially criminal!

    1. That’s hilarious! Would love to see your curtain fashion. 😂 I’m sure no Sound of Music fan is a crim! X

  8. I love this. I watched the sound of music a little too much when I was younger and unfortunately the grey hairs seem to be taking over for me and I’m still in my 30’s!

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