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Tell us about you, your children and where you live
Nicola Doherty, 3 children- James, Madeline and Beatrice, Edmonton
Do you have help? (incl childcare, housework, personal assistant)
My help includes my husband and a bottle of wine. Does the husband count as help b/c he lives here too?
Hobby? I’d say Facebooking and twitter. Is that sad?
Extracurricular activities for you?
I went to the gym a while ago…I need to get back into it.
Extracurricular activities for your babe/children?
Dance, hockey and hopefully, when I remember to sign them up, swimming (mental note, sign kids up for swimming).
What does a typical family day look like to you (Saturday/Sunday)?
Our summer has been so crazy that it’s not been very typical. I’m looking forward to hibernating this fall and winter. Saturday and Sunday mornings are tea, proper breakfast and Coronation Street. Now that hockey has started up, I might have to make my own breakfast while Graham takes our son to hockey. Booo. Then relaxing, a bit of cleaning and I always have my fingers crossed for a few hours of uninterrupted time to get some work done.
Who cooks dinner?
Moi. It’s less than gourmet.
How does the grocery shopping get done, by whom, with the kids, and do you use coupons?
I get the grocery shopping with at least 1 or 2 kids in tow whenever it’s starting to get desperate. I know I should meal plan to make it easier, but I don’t. Since my son started school he’s gone all day, so it’s a little less hectic at the store with 2 than 3 kids. In the summer it’s insane taking all 3 of them to the store. Coupons? I wish I was that organized!
How often do you buy something for yourself?
Like food or something special? Something special when I need it (weddings, funerals, tv appearances). Food, I eat every day. Food counts right?
Do you exercise and if so, how/when do you fit the time in to do that?
I did!!! I even got a personal trainer for a while. Then that stopped. I need to get back.
None right now, but have I told you about how awesome Tina Fey is? 30 Rock, although not a movie, is awesome.
Favourite nookie song?
Shocking!!! I’m British, I can’t answer.
Favourite beverage special coffee, cocktail?
Tea (two sugars and milk), and wine. G&T’s are also tasty.
Favourite pair of shoes?
I’d love to wear heels all the time…but flats are more practical .
‘Cannot leave home without it’ item?
My car keys and my phone.
Thank you for sharing with all of us Nicola! Thanks for being an Urban Infant reader!