Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meet Helen / NerdishMum!

Happy Tuesday everybody! It's time to meet another amazing geek! Today I am happy to introduce Helen, aka NerdishMum!
TWW(s): As of this moment, what are your Top 5 Geek Loves?
Helen: My top 5 geek loves, though they can change hourly, are:
1. All things crafty
2. DC Comics
3. Fantasy Novels
4. Xbox
5. My local library

TWW(s): How often do you get to visit your local library?
Helen: Luckily my library is only a mile walk so I manage to go once or twice a week. I go on Wednesday so that baby nerdling can go to story/rhyme time and I go Saturday so that oldest nerdling can hand in her book club worksheets. I love going so I go as much as I can.
TWW(s): If you had to choose 5 words to describe yourself, what would they be? Why those words?
Helen: This was flipping hard!
1. Ambitious
2. Awkward
3. Busy
4. Caring
5. Batman ;)
TWW(s): I whole-heartidly approve of #5 :)

TWW(s): What is the #1 thing that you are the most excited about right now? Something that you're just dying to fangirl/gush about?
Helen: IGGPPC! Seriously, I tell everyone about it, and probably talk about it more than what is healthy :D (closely behind is Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D)
TWW(s): Describe a typical day in your life. Where do you go? What do you do?
Helen: I have no typical day, every day is different. I'm a stay at home mum to baby nerdlng and I try to keep us busy. We go to the library, visit people, go for walks in the park and at home we read, play and generally make a mess :) I also git in my crafts and reading and cleaning, etc.

TWW(s): Tell us a bit about your family :)
Helen: I have an equally geeky husband who I've been with for nearly 5 years and we've been married for just over 2. I have a stepdaughter who is 6 next month and our little boy is nearly 17 months old, I call them my Nerdlings.
TWW(s): Who are some of your favorite DC Comic Book characters and why?
Helen: Batman - because Batman.
Aquaman - because he is far more awesome than anyone gives him credit for, seriously read up on him.
Harley Quinn - because she's crazy, funny and badass.

TWW(s): If you could travel anywhere, real or fictional, where would you go and why? A foreign country, the world of your favorite novel, sky's the limit!
Helen: I'm torn between Skyrim, Middle Earth and Narnia! I love epic places.
TWW(s): Reading any good books right now?
Helen: I've just started Eragon by Christopher Paolini (which I was send as part of a book swap for IGGPPC). I've not read much but I'm loving it so far. I'm also re-reading the complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, but it's taking me forever as I don't remember them being so dark!

TWW(s): What sorts of crafts do you enjoy making?
Helen: Mainly anything to do with sewing! I make one of a kind collectors style bears and have my own little business with them. I also have recently got into cosplay and costume making which has been fun. I will literally give any craft a go though. Me and the oldest nerdling have arts and crafts Saturday and most recently we made fridge magnets and I hadto make plaster which I've never done before.
TWW(s): That's so funny, I made plaster fridge magnets just last week! It was from a kit that also included paint and molds so the magnets would look like cupcakes, they're super cute!
TWW(s): When did you first become a member of the IGGPPC?
Helen: I think it was February this year I signed up for the first time. I found the IGGPPC on Twitter while looking for people like me.
It's a bit personal, but when I found the IGGPPC I was suffering from post natal depression, but since then I've come out the other side and I came off my medication a couple of months ago. I still have hard days but I always knew my iggle friends are here for me. It would have been a lot harder and taken a lot longer without finding the IGGPPC.
TWW(s): So glad to hear that you're doing better :) And yes, if there's one thing that this community is great for, it's supporting one another.
TWW(s): Tell us about any pen pals you've met through the IGGPPC!
Helen: The people I've been matched up with through sign ups have been perfect, they're just like another version of me! I've also met some amazing people through swaps who I have come to think of as good close friends :D
TWW(s): When did you start to self-identify as a geek?
Helen: I have always known, but I always kept it quiet because people wouldn't understand. Then I met my hubby nearly 5 years ago and I let my inner geek out (he's a geek too). I've also been a lot more open with my geekiness since I had baby nerdling.
TWW(s): Take a look at the Iggle Manifesto and tell us your favorite line from it, or which line you'd like to most apply to yourself, and why.
Helen: I can't choose a favorite line as it's all amazing, however I would like to apply "I will not doubt myself" to me!
Want to get to know Helen?
Check her out on Twitter and Tumblr!
Message her and tell her to have a great day :D


  1. I'd describe her as Batman too because she's awesome! :D

  2. So cute! Nerdlings is such a cute term for your kiddos. I also believe you are Batman....

  3. Finally, somebody who understands that Aquaman is the most underrated superhero!