Hello I’m Penny, I live overlooking the Peak District with my video game developing husband, two children (b.2006 and 2008) a retired greyhound and a street dog from Sarajevo. Nothing beats getting outdoors, exploring nature and having adventures.
I’ve been blogging since 2010 here, and on another site which I sold to an online retailer. Selling a blog is up there with some of my biggest blogging adventures, including going to Africa with Davina, David Walliams and Jonathan Ross, climbing Snowdon, being Carnival Cruise Lines’ funnest family and overcoming my fear of deep water.
Parentshaped has had several posts go viral including this one and this one. It was recently awarded Best Family Travel Blog Runner Up at the Family Traveller Awards, a massive honour which made me realise travel blogging was my thing. I do find it hard to stick just to travel here though, I like to see travel as part of a life well lived.
I am one of the founding members of Team Honk, and with Annie and Tanya have blogged with Comic Relief from Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya and raised lots of fun and over £90,000 with the incredible blogging community. I’m a trained travel writer and write for other sites too including John Lewis, Avis and Trivago.
As a family we had one to many holidays we didn’t want to come home from, particularly this one, so we moved from suburban Nottingham to the Peak District in May 2017. Here’s the story of how we first discovered the house we now live in.
Last but never least, I lost my mother to brain cancer in 2010, my blog has always been my mental filing cabinet and my place to share the little legacies of my family history.
Thanks for stopping by