Happy Wednesday everyone 🙂

Hope you are all having a nice week so far.

Up next in my new series called TMI with………is the lovely Karen from . TMI stands for too much information. This post is a new blog post that I will do with someone new every week on here. It will be with bloggers, influencers, MUAS, stylists etc. I’ll do polls every month about who you want to do them that month.

The blog post is basically giving you lots of information on Dominique in just 50 questions. Dominique is a fashion/lifestyler blogger for anyone that doesn’t know. She’s also a HAIR QUEEEEEN! I remember last year in Malta trying to follow one of her videos, well it was a disaster. I’ll never be as good as her. She’s one of the girls when I go to events we just don’t stopping talking. If you don’t follow her already, you should.

Here’s her handle HERE.


1: What are you wearing?

A new navy dress I got from Next from my hols and a fast asleep toddler with dirty hands clenching onto me

2: Ever been in love?

Of course.. love love love the hubster

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?

Yes a few but I think they are always worse when you are younger. Childhood sweethearts and all that. It seems to stick with you for longer.

4: How tall are you?

I’m a lamper lol.. 5ft 9

5: How much do you weigh?

Omg I don’t want to even think about this because I’m still 11kg heavier than my pre baby days. I’m 76kg

6: Any tattoos?

Yes the typical tramp stamp on the lower back. It was all the rage back in the day

7: Any piercings?

I use to have loads of them but I’ve outgrown them now.. Always trying to look like a Lady with me little pearls

8: Who’s your one true pairing?

My soul sister is a friend I met when I had my first baby. I’ve never told her that but I probably should .. we just 100% get each other, she’s called @earthmamanz on Instagram 😉

Also my siblings I’m really close with them we’ve all had an amazing relationship growing up, we even flat shared as adults in London!

9: Favourite show?

I’m such a looser and have zero attention span when it comes to the tv. I do love documentaries about real life situations.. love love love Stacy Dooley.

10: Favourite bands?

I’m more into Djs than bands, loving some of Calvin Harris new bangers.

11: Something you miss?

I miss the good oul days of having evenings out whenever I want. Love my kids to bits but definitely miss my freedom and enthusiasm for social situations. Even when I get a chance to do it I’m usually too tired after being a mammy all day.

12: Favourite song?

Kilingade Jubel

13: How old are you?

34, I feel like such an oul one. I feel like I ages all of a sudden when I had kids.

14: Zodiac sign?


15: Quality you look for in a partner?

I feel I met my match when I met my husband, he loves to travel and do adventurous daring things, so we suit each other well. He’s also really hard working but plays just as hard. I’ve had previous boyfriends that were way too into their work and didn’t enjoy life as much, that didn’t work for me.

16: Favourite Quote?

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list”

17: Favourite actor?

Back to the I don’t watch TV or movies .. I hardly know any actors .. most people find that really strange. I have come across famous actors a tonne of times and my friends always think I’m a weirdo for not knowing who they are

18: Favourite color?


19: Loud music or soft?

Loud. I was a little raver back in the day!

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?

I don’t have a place like that because we are always in a different location. I usually call my family if I am sad about something .

21: How long does it take you to shower?

10 minutes unless I’m shaving my legs

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

30-40 minutes

23: Ever been in a physical fight?

Maybe at school (not my doing)  but definitely not as an adult. It’s not my style.

24: Turn on?

Muscles along with intelligence 😉

25: Turn off?

Short guys

26: The reason I joined blogging?

I had gone from lecturing in a university and a senior hospital management role, to boobing and changing nappies all day. Don’t get me wrong I loved very minute of quality time with my baby. I had some bucket list items I wanted to tick off during mat leave. One thing was to make a patchwork quilt and travel. Once I’d done the quilt, i started planning an extensive backpacking trip through Asia with my then baby girl Esmé and my then boyfriend, now hubby. I realised it was unusual way to travel with a little baby so I decided to set up a blog to share my tips. It’s since snowballed into a mammoth full time job with staff. I never imagined it would do that.

27: Fears?

I am so scared of dying whilst my kids are still kids.

28: Last thing that made you cry?

Ugh I wouldn’t like to say, no doubt they’d read this. I’m very strong willed and I think sometimes that can give off the impression I can’t get upset to family members. Of course that’s not the case.

29: Last time you said you loved someone?


30: Meaning behind your Blog Name?

Being from Dublin, when you say your mad about something it usually means you like it. I was Travel Mad and became a mum so I called myself Travel Mad Mum because I travel to off the beaten track destinations with my kids.

31: Last book you read?

OMG I use to read books all the time. I have not had a minute for that leisurely time since having kids. So yeah the last story I read was a bed time book about a tractor

32: The book you’re currently reading?

I wish

33: Last film you watched?

34: Last person you talked to?

My hubby

35: The relationship between you and the person you last spoke on the phone?

My husband

36: Favourite food?

Love vegan Vietnamese food. So fresh and healthy.

37: Name 7 places you want to visit?

38: Last place you were?

We’ve just left Kenya!

39: Do you have a crush?

I usually just crush on other people’s trips

40: Last time you kissed someone?

Do you mean a peck or a full on kiss ..

41: Last time you were insulted?

I hate seeing negative comments online about us. People pass a lot of judgement when they really don’t know anything about us. Just the other day I read some nasty comments from jealous people online about the fact we were hosted in an element of our trip. People don’t realise we actually pay for a large proportion of our trip. Of course being transparent we always say ad-hosted but the automatic presumption is the entire trip has been paid for when it hasn’t. It’s not like I’m going to follow every caption with BUT we paid for  flights, visas, vaccines, some accommodation and so on. People can get really jealous and vindictive. I’ve even had people write on my hubbys Instagram asking why he’s with me that he’s too good looking for me. What sort of person does that?!?!

42: Favourite flavour of sweet?

Umm has to be chocolate

43: What instruments do you play??

I use to play the violin (I was terrible)

44: Favourite piece of jewellery?

Engagement ring

45: Last sport you played?

I use to play camogie when I lived at home.

46: Last song you sang?

Seriously I’m racking my brains here but it was probably a nursery rhyme about a speckled frog.  ‍♀️

47: Favourite chat up line?

I’m a feminist at heart but I always let the guy make the first move back in the day 😉

48: Have you ever used it?

I got through my days of dating without any chat up lines 😉

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?

I hang out with my kids and hubby every day

Last time I hung out with my friends was about two weeks ago when I met some friends for dinner. It was the first time I ages!!

50: Where are you going now?

I’m sitting on a flight on my way back to London from Kenya

So there you have it. I love doing these blog posts. Next up in the series is the stunning Ashley Kehoe.

Love Aoibhe xxx


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