My name is Amy Marie, I’m twenty six & I live in the north of England. I’m a single mother with a two year old daughter (please, no judgement) I refer to her mainly as Little Miss on my blog. This isn’t a parenting blog though, though she does often feature in most lifetime posts.
I started this blog as a way of keeping a hold of a self prior to having a baby, hence the name Cocktails in Teacups, cocktails and partying were my old life, tea drinking and evenings in is my new. I blog almost daily about an eclectic mixture of things including recipes, fashion, beauty, book reviews and my day to day life
My life isn’t high flying by no means, being a single mother is difficult. I can’t really afford any clothes more high end than Topshop or keep up with all the new beauty releases. I’m not complaining, it is the most rewarding job ever but I can’t promise you that my entries are filled with wonder and adventure (unless I’m talking about one of my favourite subjects, Disney or Fairytales). But I do write as honestly as I can, sharing things that I know best in hope that they can be of use (or enjoyment) to my followers.
Aside from my blog, I enjoy reading, cooking & baking, traveling be it by train, plane or simply on foot. I love Disney, actually Disney is a way of life and I talk about Disney related things a lot on the blog. My newest hobby is cosplay, in particular Disney cosplay. I also like perusing magazines, reading blogs and social media. And shopping, well lots of window shopping. I’m a bit of a geek and I love Pokemon but I also love New Girl, Game of Thrones and especially Once Upon a Time. I prefer cold coffee to hot, and I like cheese on everything.
Little Miss is my two year old daughter. I’m hoping to gradually write more about her because she is such a huge part of my life, and the most important person in it. We live together, with our cat Elsa Arya.
Anyway, Little Miss is just your typical two year old.. always getting up to mischief and making mummy tired. She’s a smart cookie and a born comedian. She loves Disney, just like me.. her favourite movies being Tangled, Frozen, Lilo and Stitch, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Ratatouille, Cinderella & all the Tinkerbell movies. She also loves to draw and colour, use glitter shakers, play with her “peoples” and other imaginary games along with singing and dancing. Her favourite food is pizza or fruit, any kind of fruit but especially bananas and strawberries. She’s also insanely independent and likes to do everything for herself. She’s incredibly small for her age, but this by no means deters her, she’s just as capable as any other child her age. She completely embodies this quote from A Midsummer’s Nights Dream.. “and though she be but little, she is fierce”
She’s my little best friend, and she’s my new dream. Everything I do in life has her at the forefront and I’ve accepted if it’s only ever the two of use, at least she’s fantastic company on our many adventures.