Monday, 9 February 2015

The Boy Behind the Blog

Something a bit different on the blog this week.  In celebration of it being Valentines Day on Saturday,  I'm handing over the reigns of New Girl in Toon to my other half Simon.  

He'll be writing a couple of guest posts later in the week but for now I thought it would be fun to share some facts about the boy behind the blog.

1. Simon does a lot of work behind the scenes on New Girl in Toon - he's photographer and proof reader as well as being a ridiculously patient boyfriend.

2. Simon had never had an afternoon tea before he met me .. I think I created a monster!

3. Simon writes his own blog.  Well he has a blog ... there's just no posts on it!

4. When I'm not dragging him round the countryside on adventures Simon can be found learning computer programming, playing on his Xbox or watching his favourite show Arrow - he's a bit of a geek!

5. As a kid Simon auditioned to be the Milky Bar kid. 

6. Simon used to work at Granada Studios Tour in Manchester and would wander down Coronation Street on his lunch break.

7. Simon used to have every boys dream job - he tested video games whilst eating pizza. 

8. He hates football now but many moons ago Simon was a steward at Old Trafford. 

9. Simon is a walking encyclopaedia of movie soundtracks. He only has to hear a few opening notes to know what a song is and what film it comes from. 

10. Lucky for me Simon seems to love red heads, his celebrity crushes are mostly auburn and his favourite animals are red squirrels and red pandas. 

11. If I let him, Simon would happily live on a diet of Haribo, Jelly Bellies and Dark Chocolate Oranges.

12. Simon and I met through blogging - we were both on weight loss missions and writing Weight Watchers blogs recording our journeys.


  1. It's lovely to hear more about the boy behind the blog, I'm looking forward to reading his guest posts!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

    1. Me too! Let's hope he finishes them in time :p

  2. Love this post! The facts about Simon are really good. I am sloooowly convincing my boyfriend that blogging is fun. At least he will take some photos for me now. He used to moan lots when I asked him but now he's quite into it!

    I look forward to reading Simon's guest posts!

    Miss Tulip x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

    1. I feel so bad for Simon sometimes, blogging does somewhat take over all the spare time that I have ... he's so good about it though :)

  3. aw, very nice to meet you Simon!

  4. Eeep love this a lot!
    And Simon and I could co-exist on the same diet...
    Look forward to reading his posts this week.
    M x

    1. Let's just hope he finishes them in time ;)

  5. he definitely looks at comfort in that chair lol , looking forward to reading more x

  6. It is lovely to hear more about Simon and that he will be writing some guest are lucky that he embrases your blogging. Really enjoyed reading this Lucy x

  7. Ah I just loved reading this post yesterday - so lovely to hear about the man behind the blog :-) Steve doesn't help me at all and wouldn't have a clue where to start! #NEBrilliantbloggers

  8. This is so sweet. You two look like such a happy couple. My hubby hadnt had afternoon tea before we got together either and now he is completely addicted! xxxxx

  9. I love this! You make such a great couple. My favourite fact is number 5 - auditioning to be the Milky Bar Kid! Amazing! xo

  10. What a nice article. I bet he's a fan of afternoon tea now!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  11. This is such a cute post - looking forward to reading his guest posts as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  12. Aw this was a lovely post, feel like I know you both better after this week! adorable way of meeting!

    Beth x

  13. Brilliant post! Lovely to find out a bit more about your other half. :)
    I wish I had a proof reader.. :(
    You sound like such a lovely couple. :)