#AskAwayFriday with Jan from Sylva Fae!

From the land of Faeries and magical wonderlands, I bring you Jan from Sylva Fae!

Thank Goodness it’s #AskAwayFriday…Welcome back to the best link up around…#AskAwayFriday!

What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…

#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County who will again be joining us from time to time, as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers, between two bloggers! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world!

Now to welcome our wonderful #AskAwayFriday hosts…


Tamara from Tamara Like Camera,
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
Amber from Bold Fit Mom

Please give a warm #AAF welcome to our fabulous co-host for the next 2 weeks, Jill from The Singapore Writing Homemaker. Jill is an amazing woman who has been a self-described ‘full time homemaker’ for 9 years and has been married for 12. She shares her inspirations and encouragement from being a mom, a wife and a woman in the amazing land if Singapore. Be sure to head over and visit with her at The Singapore Writing Homemaker.


So…grab our button, follow our amazing hosts and co-host, hop through the great link ups and make some amazing new friends!

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This week, I am super excited to be swapping with Jan from Sylva Fae! Jan is an amazing writer and magnificent dreamer. On Sylva Fae, she shares the stories of her children’s adventures through their own faery wonderland. Encouraging a love of reading and dreams through imagination that only children can provide! Be sure to stop by her space and enjoy the family’s adventures and share a little love!

Now on to the questions!

First the serious bit…

1) For me and any other newbies, how did Ask Away Friday start?

#AskAwayFriday was the brain child of the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County as a way to connect with other bloggers, by sharing 10 questions with each other. It is an amazing way to build those lasting friendships and a great way to get to know each other.

2) What are the best things about home schooling?

I really love having control over what my kids learn, not that I am a tyrant or anything, but I want them to have the real tools that they will need for life. I want them to learn the things that will serve them, and not sit wasted in the back of their heads.

And a seasonal bit…

3) It’s getting cold here in the UK, what’s your favourite warming meal to suit fussy little eaters?

I love to make chili, you can see my recipe here.

We normally eat our chili with crackers, cheese, warm buttered tortillas, and corn chips. 🙂

4) What are your favourite Autumn / Fall activities?

I like going to Apple Orchards or Pumpkin farms, but we have not been able to make it yet this year. I also love going to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show with my oldest son, but I don’t think that I am going to be able to make it this year. 🙁

Now relax…

5) Where would you go on a dream holiday if money and time were no object?

Oh definitely tour the whole of the UK! From the top to the bottom, and side to side!


6) Who would you take on your dream holiday to keep you company?

While I would love to take the whole family, I also would not be against just the hubby and I either. 😉

Let’s get sentimental…

7) Which special item have you kept from your childhood?

I have a teddy bear, that was given to me on the day I was born; and a Raggedy Ann doll that I got when I was 2 years old for Christmas. 🙂

Raggedy Ann and my first Teddy Bear!

Raggedy Ann and my first Teddy Bear!

8) What keepsakes did you give your children when they were babies?

My oldest son got a stuffed animal called a Marsupilami, that he got the day he was born. They each have their own afghan blanket that their Great Grandma made for them. I also bought each of them a Build A Bear. They each got their own set of dishes and a few other things, over the years. 🙂

And finally a bit of fun…

9) What song would be a theme tune for your life?

This is a great question! This song is the final song from The Pirate Movie, one of my favorite movies from the 80’s!

10) You sound like a ‘Supermum’, what would be your secret superhero power?

My dream would be speed like the flash! LOL! I could get so much stuff done in a day! Then again, the power to freeze might be kind of fun, too! LOL! For those days when the kids won’t slow down or stop talking! LOL! I love them, but there are those days!

Thank you so much Jan for swapping with me this week! Please be sure to stop by Sylva Fae and read Jan’s answers to my questions, as well as all of the other amazing #AAF family!

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