“A few faces of Min
[Note to self: Get some proper photo’s of myself. These are just phone snaps!]
Hi there, welcome to my blog! I’m Min, but my real name is Marguerite. You can read the story all about how I got my nickname here.
I’m blogging from Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia where I live with MrMM and my three adult kids – fraternal twin boys (Twin1 and Twin2) aged 21.5 and 19 year-old daughter (MissM) and our two dogs.
I have a soft spot for animals! Well most of them. There are some animals I’m not overly fond of but in particular I cannot stand toads (there is a blog post about this here)! We have two dogs – both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – “Chelsea” a 14-year old tri-colour and “Ava” a 22 month old ruby.
I started this blog on 19 September 2012. I knew nothing about blogging or even that there was a huge blogging community out there. I jumped straight into it without too much thought or pre-planning lest I lose my nerve! The name MinsMash came about because I was not sure what exactly I was going to blog about when I started. The thought that I would blog about a ‘mish mash of stuff’ came to me, and the name MinsMash was born.
The blog was created during a period in my life when I was doing a lot of soul searching and needed an outlet for my thoughts. I also wanted a home for a planned 365 Grateful Project. In addition to my 365 Grateful Project, I started out blogging about my local area and a mish mash of other stuff. I think a blog is a continually evolving thing … as we move through life and its different phases.
This blog and the process of doing my 365 Grateful Project re-ignited my love for photography and I am now studying for a Diploma in Professional Photography and hope to plan my future around photography and my blog.
After nearly 2 years immersed in the blogging world, I have noticed a bit of a gap when it comes to bloggers around my age bracket. The majority seem to be young mothers (oh I wish blogging was a thing when I had babies and toddlers!!). I hope to steer my blog in a direction which helps to fill this gap by talking about things that matter to women (and possibly men too) in their 40’s, 50’s and above. I just recently turned 50 and I am on a mission to prove that women of this age need not become invisible!! (no way) We can be sassy, creative, smart, fun, witty and gorgeous!
Did I mention I love photography? You can read more about it HERE.
I hope you enjoy your visit! Please don’t hesitate to leave me a message. I love to hear from my readers!