Meet the Woman Behind the Blog – Women’s Month 2017

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Well Hello August! It’s Women’s Month! A month where we get to celebrate and appreciate women of all shapes, colours and sizes.  With it being Women’s Month and because I have seen many new visitors to my blog, I thought now would be a great time for you my valued readers, to learn a little more about the woman behind this blog – yes, that’s ME.

I will share some insight about myself in the form of questions and answers below, but let me first start by sharing with you how and why I began blogging. (by the way, I began blogging a few years back, but I wasn’t very intentional about it, as I am now – I deleted the previous blogs a few years ago anyway) 

Early this year, I decided to blog as I wanted to channel my creative energy into something meaningful. I didn’t have work-life balance and deciding to blog was going to be my way of finding that balance. I must admit, when I created my blog in January this year, I didn’t think it would be where it is right now. From January, up until around the end of May, I used the free WordPress version; I thereafter registered my own domain and have had not many regrets since. Sometimes I wonder if the name Peanut Gallery 24/7 is appropriate or if people would take me seriously; should I perhaps change it to my name and surname? For now, I think I’ll leave it as is.

Let me share with you how I got the name…When I was pregnant, we didn’t know if it was going to be a girl or a boy, so we called him or her “Peanut”.  During my pregnancy, family members created a chat group on WhatsApp and called it “Peanut Gallery” as it was talk about my pregnancy and the baby on board.

When I created my blog, I asked my husband for some suggestions and we both liked Peanut Gallery because of the significance of the name to us. Peanut Gallery was not available so I added the 24/7. And that my dear readers, is how we arrived at the name.

Are you married?

Yes, happily so J – got married in December 2014

How many children do you have?

1 – my son Kayden

What is your favourite colour?

Black

What is your favourite drink?

Alcoholic: Spirits – Vodka or Red Wine. Non-alcoholic: Chai Latte or Cappuccino

What is your favourite food?

Italian or Indian cuisine

How many siblings do you have?

1 – my brother

What is your favourite perfume?

Givenchy – Eaudemoiselle – and I can’t seem to find it anywhere anymore…sigh!

What is your favourite song?

There are too many to mention. Have a look at my list of favourite motivational songs: My Top 20 Motivational Songs

Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy endings! I’m too scared to watch scary movies.

What phone do you have? (iOS vs Android)

Apple all the way!

Favourite season?

Winter, I love winter!

Morning or night person?

Night – not that I am crabby in the mornings

Favourite Dessert?

Tiramisu

What is your Zodiac sign?

Libra

What countries have you visited?

Austria, Germany, Canada, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Thailand

When was the last time you cried?

It’s been so long, I can’t recall

What do you hate?

Hate is a very strong word – I can however say that I do hate lies – any and all forms of it

What motivates you?

Making a positive difference in someone’s life

What’s most important to you?

My family 

Why did you decide to blog?

I love writing and I do love to motivate individuals and I hope to be an inspiration through my blog 

What do you do professionally?

I have a full-time job – I am a Learning and Development Practitioner

What’s your favourite quote?

I have many, but the shortest is “After every dark night, there is always a bright day ahead”

What other languages do you speak?

Just a little Afrikaans

When is your next birthday?

October

How old will you be?
Old? Lol – I will be 39 years in October this year

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If you enjoyed this post, check out:
My Breastfeeding Experience
21 Habits of the Modern Day Wonder Woman
This Is Me