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Since starting Vintage Folly, I’ve been asked all sorts of questions, many of them have come up more than once, some have most definitely become ‘FAQs’.  So, I thought I’d answer a few of them here.  If there’s anything else you’d like to know, just ask away 🙂

Why did you start blogging?

I was bored ;-P  To be honest I didn’t really know what blogging was all about when I started, it was more Phill’s idea than mine.  I had been writing posts for our wedding website and I loved it.  Phill suggested that I might like to carry on after the big day.  He designs websites in his spare time and he knocked up Vintage Folly for me in return for cupcakes and tea.

Does Phill still build websites?

If you ask him nicely 🙂
What does Phill think of Vintage Folly?

He is baffled by it! But I think he quite likes it really.

Where did you meet Phill?

I’ll tell you on our wedding anniversary 😛

 How old were you when your daughter was born?

I was 18.  Yes I agree, that’s very young.  No I didn’t plan it.  Yes if I could do it all again, I’d still be an 18 year old Mum, as choosing to have Beth is the best thing I ever did.  No I wouldn’t recommend it to any teenagers reading this; my advice would be to have as many amazing experiences as you can before you have children, then you have more to share with them.  I don’t think there is a ‘right age’ to have children, but I think it’s always better if they are planned.

Do you worry about posting images of Beth and Dottie on the internet?

Do you post pictures of your children on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?  If the answer is yes then I’m sure they are as visible to the public as the images I post on Vintage Folly.  Really the internet is the internet, wherever you choose to post.

Do you worry about writing about your teenage daughter on the internet?

I worry about what other people think sometimes.  But then I remember that I never write anything negative about Beth – anything that she’ll find embarrassing or that will affect her later in life.  Beth is fully aware of what Vintage Folly is and is allowed to read any posts about her before they are published.  If I ever shared something she didn’t like, I’d take it down immediately and probably reassess the whole website.

What does she think of your blog-site?

She bloomin’ loves it.

Do you get paid to write favourable reviews?


Do you get sent free stuff?

Sometimes.  I get sent books to review and products to give away as prizes.  But do I have designer hand bags etc turning up on the doorstep?   No.  I’m really not that special lol.

Have you ever regretted anything that you’ve written?

Yes, yes, yes!  I have a rule that although I may write when I’m emotional, I shan’t publish until I’ve calmed down.  But rules are made to be broken and sometimes they are.  I try to go back and read posts from time to time and I delete or amend things that don’t sit well with me.

I’m much happier now than I was when I was going through an absolute nightmare when the blog started, so there are fewer unhappy feelings in me to write these days.


How do you decide what to write on your blog?

I write whatever I think people will find interesting, whatever I find interesting and anything that I just fancy writing about.

Where do you get your recipes and crafts from?

Everywhere.  My recipes tend to be food I’ve made for years, recipes I’ve tried out and mucked about with put my own spin on so much that they aren’t recognisable as the original dish, recipes I’ve collected on my travels and bare faced experiments that have turned out well!

Most of my crafts come from necessity.  I need a peg bag, so let’s make one, Beth would like to give a gift to her teacher for Christmas, so what can we make?  Sometimes I’ll find a nice bit of fabric or paper and try to come up with something to make and sometimes I just get the urge to be creative.

Can I share your image/post? 

Erm yeah lol.  Of course you can!  I don’t mind my writing/images being used, all I ask is that you credit me by linking back to the website/original post.

What are you going to do next?

Well I quite enjoy doing this so I’m just going to carry on and see where it takes me 🙂

Love Rachel



Be a social butterfly...