Bloggers Wednesday: Amy

What’s your name?
Amy Martin

Where do you live (country is fine)?
United States

Where can I find your Blog?

Where do you blog?
I usually blog from home, but sometimes from my iPhone. That is very rare though.

What made you start blogging?
Well, a couple of good friends of mine at the time were into blogging. They made it look so cool and fun, so I wanted to blog too.

How long have you been blogging? Has it always been in the same place?
I have been blogging for about 2 years now. I have always been in the same place but I did change my URL once. It used to be Finding Everything Lovely. It didn’t fit the direction my blog took. So now. It’s one of my nicknames. Amyschmamey

WordPress, Blogger or other?

Do you have a day job or is blogging your main thing?
I am a stay at home mom primarily. I do photography professionally for side money. Blogging is not a means of income. Just a way for me to express myself.

Do you have specific blogs that inspire you?
It Walked on My Pillow is my all time favorite blog.

Next on my list is Biscuit. She is my best friend and her blog is very cool.


Both of these girls are unique, they put themselves into their blog. It’s not a generic
thing. They are original and always interesting.

If you could ask me one question (and I answer it) What would it be?
If I came to visit you in England, what sort of things would you take me to see or experience that I wouldn’t find in America?

Piece of advice for bloggers out there?
Don’t like what’s popular because it’s popular.
Like it because you TRULY like it.
Give your readers a piece of you in your blogging.

So in answer to Amy’s question….

If I came to visit you in England, what sort of things would you take me to see or experience that I wouldn’t find in America?

You’d think that this would be really easy but I had to go and pick some brains.
Thankfully Becca and Rickie came to help me.
(I also got responses from Nathan – he’s Australian and spent less than a fortnight in the UK)

Right so we have…

Wrest Park – this is a country home near where I live – I think it fell out of an Austen novel and seeing how we’ve been discussing your love of Period Dramas I think you need to see this.

Panto – this is a bit of a tradition for some people and (Rickie and) I think it’s a very English thing.

Castles – I mean a proper castle that screams knights in shining tin foil, drawbridges and moats. I had a look at Norwich so we could go to the seaside at the same time but it’s not the same as what I was looking for. Harlech is pretty cool but it’s on the Welsh coast so thats the other side of the country from where I live.

Lakes – I’m not sure how many big lakes you have near you but I’d take you to the Lake District, my Grandma adored the Lake District it was one of her favourite places in the whole country.


    • Hannie says:

      Yup – it is performed around the world but I think it’s a very English thing lol. It tends to be a tale like Dick Whittington, Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood but it’s often over the top and dramatic.

      Add to that, the lead male character is often played by a girl (the lead girl character is also played by a girl). There is a pantomine dame (think Edna Turnblad in Hairspray).

      Youtube it I’m sure there is clips on there of Panto.

  1. Nathan says:

    Awww I got a mention and notified, I feel so special. Thanks.
    I dont have time at the moment but I am definitely gonna check out your photography, I saw a few and they look good.

    • Hannie says:

      Woot woot! NZ is awesome – my housemate is from there and I am so desperate to go!

      Make sure you go to Taranaki if you have chance. Also if you can bare the smell from what I’ve heard Rotorua is full of history and stuff like that. And then there’s the hot beach where you can dig a hole and the water is warm – well unless you get the wrong spot and then it’s so hot you can’t get in

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