Name – Erika
Birthday – 8th October
Lives – Essex, down South
Nickname – Es, Eka, Esme
Likes – Tattoos, writing, designing tattoos, art, Lego, reading, music, food, history, Vikings, space, science, nature, Lego Minifigures, games (board and video), RPGs, sarcasm, swearing, rum and beards.
Dislikes –Rudeness, ignorance, lies and liquorice,
Favourite Colour – Teal and grey
Favourite Movies – The Lost Boys, Labyrinth, Die Hard, Alien, IT (Old), The Dark Crystal, Fast and Furious, Jurassic Park, many many more, this is difficult!
Favourite TV Shows – Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Making a Murderer, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Two Broke Girls, The Good Place and so many more!
Hobbies – Tattoo designing, drawing, writing, anything with my little one, crafts, crochet, reading, anything to do with the above really!
First Memory – I have no idea! I’ll come back to this one!
Most Embarrassing Moment – Being ID’d in Sainsbury’s for tobacco, this involved an entire queue, five members of staff, a friend and both of our children laughing at me.
Favourite Drink – Monster and Rum.
Favourite Food – Meat.
Camera and Gadgets – Nikon DSLR, iPhone, iPad Air 2, Kindle, Xbox One, Wii U, Lightbox (drawing).
Best Social Media Platform – Instagram or Facebook
Favourite Bands – Papa Roach, Panic! at the Disco, Nirvana, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Linkin Park, Inme, The Kooks, Tinnie Tempa, Lily Allen, Macklemore and many more.
Favourite Song – This changes, right now I have two 7 Years by Lukas Graham and Death of a Batchelor by Panic!
Who Inspires you? – My daughter.
Ideal Holiday – I have two – one would be to the USA visiting Norfolk Virginia where Cap Coleman and the likes worked, another taking my daughter to Lego in Denmark, during the Northern Lights.
Blogging and vlogging areas of interest – Anything to do with parenting and bringing up little girls, Lego, games, space, sharks, science, art, tattooing.
I am Mummy to an amazing little girl, she is two and a half going on 15! We do anything and everything together, she is hilarious and thinks I am, so it’s a good pairing.
I have mostly, in recent years, been a journalist. I started off blogging when I became ill (autoimmune among other things) and that progressed to me having my own magazine. It was pretty successful and I had some amazing opportunities during that time, including interviewing my all time favourite band Papa Roach, flying a helicopter and being able to write about things I love.
Being a mummy is possibly the most amazingly incredible thing I have ever had the privilege to do. However, Doodlesauras is growing up fast and almost in nursery, so besides reigniting my career in writing, here on The Motherhood and also in Tattoodo, you will find me drawing and designing. I have a mentor and will be aiming to nab myself a tattooing apprenticeship somewhere by the time my little one is in school!