Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Not here today, over there instead

Today I'm dodging flash photography and wondering whether my shades will do an adequate job in covering up my jet lagged eyes as I dodge the media scrum at Heathrow. Oh, ok, not quite. But I have been interviewed as for the Favourite Mummy Blogger spot for the My Child website - so go and have a read here. I'm off for a read as I'd had a few glasses of wine when I was answering the questions so I've no idea what rubbish I've been prattling on about. Ah hem.

25 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

I read it yesterday and thought it was fab Mrs!!

London City Mum said...

Delighted that now I know what you look like after all the emails!

Great interview.

LCM x

Alison said...

Great interview. What a fascinating subject for a PhD. And an underwriter sounds interesting too. Loved all your answers. And good to put a face to a name.

Very Bored in Catalunya said...

Great interview, I always wondered why you were in Bosnia. Your PHD subject sounds fascinating, I'd like to read your work.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It's a great interview, and a lovely picture too.

CJ xx

nappy valley girl said...

Great interview (and I'm very flattered to be mentioned!)x

slummysinglemummy said...

Fab interview and you don't sound drunk at all - well done!
x

Home Office Mum said...

Great interview, amazing Phd subject and what a stunning smile you have. I covet your smile.

Srebrenica Genocide said...

Congratulations, and please keepblogging about Bosnia. We love your blog :)

Gappy said...

Yeah, I'd just like to reiterate what other people have said about your phd subject sounding so interesting.

Also, anyone who manages a phd, a blog and two children is pretty amazing I think...

Working Mama said...

Well done you! Loved reading your interview x

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

MH - thanks! Feeling all flattered now.

LCM - but now you need to let me see a photo of you... as I have no idea what you look like!

Alison - the world of insurance was interesting. And I had a corporate Amex, and travelled all over the place and had loads of time for coffees and long lunches and grown up conversations. Remind me again why I left that job?

VBC - I might hold you to that when I'm looking for a sanity checker to proof read my thesis!

CJ - thanks. x

NVG - thanks (and you are!)

SSM - I feel that the ability to sound sober after a few glasses of wine was one skill well learnt in my insurance industry era. Ah hem.

HOM - Thank you. Feeling almost glamourous.

SG - Glad you like it. I like being able to present the other side of Bosnia, the normal side, the every day side. And I do love the Bosnians, they have the best sense of humour.

Gappy - I'm not sure manages is the right term... ;-)

WM - thanks.

Anonymous said...

So that's what you're up to! Here's one for you viva - Do you see parallels between Millwall FC Supporters Club and any one or more institutions in the Balkans? Good luck with the Mladic interview.

Owen

Anonymous said...

Do you know Street League in the UK? They took part in a tournament in Foca a couple of years ago as part of a European-wide reconciliation project.

Owen

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Hi Owen - Luckily for me I'm all about the grass roots clubs, not the bigger clubs, although Zrinjski/Velez/Sarajevo/Slavija all have their shall we say, active supporters. Drina Zvornik supporters club was called the Genocids for quite a while. Hmmm. Street World Football organised the tournament in Foca, think it happens every year in May. They have an office in Belgrade, I can put you in contact if you are interested...

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Owen - if you get the chance could you email me, I'd like to pick your brains if I may. My email can be found on my profile page. Thanks!

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

attered & v honoured to get a mention from you. It means a lot. I loved reading yr interview, didn't seem at all alcohol affected! Enjoyed the ending too, oh yes I wd so love to hear that interview & see him turned in!

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

oops & double oops, dyspraxic typing as ever, wish my brain wd slow down to keep time wth my fingers. I am actually flattered, not in the slightest bit 'attered' :o)

Tattie Weasle said...

Wonderful interview! Think your PHD re football very interesting. When I visited a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana years ago football was seen as something to help the horrors disappear esp for the children.

Alice said...

very good interview! I loved your most overused phrase - me too. I am so my mother. Also have to applaud your ability to give a fabulous interview whilst enjoying a tipple- and it is indeed a lovely photo! x

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Paradise - thanks. If I get that interview I'll invite you along.

TW - I think it is useful to have something that allows people to leave the realities of life for a few hours - but it isn't always as straightforward as that. Serbian links between nationalists and football supporters clubs being one example. How interesting you were in Liberia though, I shall have to hear more of that soon. And the trip to the magnetic north pole. You have led a life!

Alice - I say it all the time. The boys now say it to each other. We do all turn into our mothers in the end!

Iota said...

Get you, being interviewed all over the blogosphere at the moment. I've enjoyed reading them, and it's nice to see photos of you too. And I'm thrilled you mentioned me as one of your faves. Get me!

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Iota - well it was seeing the picture of you in your blue and white pinny that really got me thinking about posting some photos...

Babies who brunch said...

impressed and awed by your phd. sounds really interesting. i keep moaning about how i wish i'd studied more. plus am really not enjoying being at work. maybe i should let you inspire me. something/one needs to....

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Babies who Brunch - studying is a great thing to do with kids. It is interesting, flexible and keeps me sane. I'd recommend it. The only problem is that you feel you should always be doing it and you need to occasionally find the space (ie childcare) which isn't cheap.