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FAQs


Over the years that I have been running (oohh 'running' sounds rather swish doesn't it?!) this little space of interweb, I have noticed a few questions pop up over and over. With that in mind, I have made this page especially for you, question asker!



YOUR QUESTIONS:


Is your Daughter's name really Baby Glitter?

No! I just call her Baby Glitter on here, my YouTube Channel and Twitter as a little nickname. Her real name is Darcy Jane. I suppose when she is a bit older and no longer a baby, I will have to amend it to suit her better. Generally, now she is 5 I refer to her just as Darcy, but if you see the odd 'baby glitter' reference, you'll know what it's all about!


What do you do for a living?

After graduating from university, I felt a bit lost and so embarked on a thrilling journey called 'Six Hundred Boring Office Jobs'. Whilst boring, they paid rent/mortgage and I made some super chums along the way. When I fell pregnant with Darcy, my then employer decided to end my contract (very nice of them considering I was 'with child' haha) and so I did a bit of temping.

Now Darcy is here, I stay at home and be a Mummy and Business Owner. I am fortunate enough that this is a 'for profit' blog, which means I make a few pennies from advertising. If you see a blog post with #ad on it or 'this is a paid for advertorial', you will know that I was paid to work with that brand. I never work with brands I don't believe in or advertise products I wouldn't have in my own home. Ever.

When I first heard the term 'for profit', I thought it sounded grotesque and as though the writer was only in it for the money. I quickly realised that as somebody who writes and loves their blog like they do their own children, this is not the case. Making money from this blogs allows me to stay at home with Darcy, pay some bills and buy treats. It also gives me the time I would need to write. I think if I were working in an office again and being a Mama, that blogging would fall away somewhat- a girl's gotta sleep! 


What did you do at university?

I studied a Bsc (hons) in Psychology and Biology. I also studied shopping, bars, vodka, boys, cheese toasties and sleeping til noon.


What camera do you use?

From the first post to September 2011 I was using a cruddy old digital kodak that I bought in 2008 for £80. I have no idea what model it was or if you can even still purchase them. It was blurry 99% of the time and to take a good snap of anything I had to take a zillion and then pick out the good one.

In 2011, I acquired a DSLR Canon EOS 350D from my Dad. It was very nice but you couldn't film on it and I really struggled with the focus.

I  then graduated to a Cannon EOS 600D and the kit lens.

I now use a Canon 70D with various lenses, or, more often than not, I snap things in the moment on my iPhone5s. I'm getting better at taking my big girl camera out but sometimes a phone snap captures the moment perfectly.

For YouTube videos, I used to use the Motion Eye Webcam on my laptop. As time went on, it slowly died and then I used a panasonic camcorder. I now use my Cannon 70D for main channel videos or a Canon G7X for my Chatter channel videos.


Who is Darcy's Dad?

Darcy's Father is Matt, who was featured on this blog and on my channels in previous years, when we were still together. We separated in 2014 and now we co-parent Darcy. I considered deleting the posts and videos with him in but decided not to. He was a part of my life and should not be erased. Also, this blog is like a digital scrapbook of life and one day Darcy might like to look back on it all and enjoy to know that her Mummy and Daddy loved each other very much. He no longer features in any of my content but I wish him all the best and hope you do too.

If you have any burning questions to ask  you can Tweet me (@LouisePentland).

Toodlepip!

xx
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