Batman can’t come to the phone right now…
What the hell is a Batman Page I hear you cry!
It started as a bit of a joke between the lovely Emma Holmes (you can view her batman page HERE) and I, when she was teaching a class on website 404 pages. She wanted to use a website as an example, I offered up mine, and to demonstrate what a non-funky 404 page looks like, she was off to look for www.kristinasmithvbs.com/batman. But I believe Emma’s words were something along the lines of “actually, Kristina probably DOES have a bloody batman page… that wouldn’t surprise me!“. So, yeah, here’s my Batman page… Full of the random things I love that make me, ME! And I believe everyone should have one – a place that people can come to find out who the REAL person is behind the business, not just the fancy bits on the About page of a website!
“Mam, Was this what you wanted to be when you were little?”
(Anja, aged 11)
Yes and no! When I was little I always knew I wanted to be a mum, but I also wanted to be a witch. I’m a mum now to three beautiful, hilarious, crazy, messy, sweet, infuriating little creatures who are growing up right in front of me in to humans who never cease to amaze me. I’m still working on the witch part.
But did I want to do what I do now when I was younger? Nah. I didn’t even know this job existed, and when I was younger, it didn’t! I never knew what career path I wanted to take. In fact, right up until the age of 31, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up!
“Mam, What would you do if you had tiny wings like a chicken?”
Lewis (aka Batman), aged 4
Huh… I guess I’d just tuck them up inside my jumper for “normal” things like the school run and such, and bring them out for a bit of a stretch and exercise until they got stronger and stronger until I could fly. Then I’d fly around to see all the things I can’t see from the ground and pray to the chicken gods that they hold me up long enough to get a good view!
Wedding day back in 2015 – the white dress wasn’t really my thing! It was purple all the way that day!