I’m a happily married mum (also known as ‘Piggy’ or you can call me Charlotte) with two gorgeous girls and a chocolate labrador in North Kent, England. Whilst pregnant with my youngest daughter, I picked up a crochet hook and pardon the pun but I was hooked. Now I’m officially a Stay At Home Piggy, discovering new passions in life for cooking, crocheting, gardening and whiling away the hours with my family watching it grow.
‘Piggy’ has for the last decade been one of the many nicknames I have been known by. At the age of 18 years I began my first full time employment. Whilst working there my incredibly shy nature and rather large appetite, led to my being called ‘Piglet’ after a well known and loved character from A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. My then boyfriend who is now my husband ending up calling me ‘Pigs’ or ‘Piggy’ for short and it stuck. Even while pregnant my babies were referred to as ‘Little Pig’, so it seemed appropriate that whilst searching and choosing a name that ‘Piggy’ featured somewhere. It has even made its way into my Etsy shop’s name; Piggy Blankets UK.
This blog has started out as way for myself to document my journey through this next chapter of my life, being a Stay At Home Piggy. In a previous chapter I was a Veterinary Nurse, yet two babies later and it is a sad but true fact that childcare costs for two little piggies cost more than I would have been earning. So I made the decision not to return from maternity leave this time and become an official Stay At Home Piggy. There are many who would say that choosing to stay at home is a ‘walk in the park’, personally I couldn’t disagree more. My hours are just as long and draining as they were in my career if not more so, but I would not trade this time with my girls for the world. As mentioned above I am fairly new to the world of crochet but I have also started in the last few months a hobby that I have wanted to try for such a long time…….. growing vegetables! It seems to me such an important thing that our children understand where our food comes from and alas whilst I cannot fit an entire working farm in my back garden, I can fit a vegetable trough.
I dont profess to be an expert in anything that I write, but I can guarantee that when I put pen to paper or finger to keyboard as it were what you will be reading are my own thoughts, opinions and words. I would love for you to join me and follow my posts as I navigate this new chapter in my life. Who knows where it may take me but one thing for certain, is that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I hope to see you all again,
Wishing you well,
Stay At Home Piggy.