Bloggers Bluff #08: Inside Martyn’s Thoughts

Bloggers Bluff is my guest post game for bloggers and this week we’re featuring Inside Martyn’s Thoughts.

The Rules: Our blogger of the week will tell us 3 unusual stories about themselves. Two will be true one will be completely made up! 

I have to say, one of this weeks’ stories really put the shivers up me – I hate people talking about teeth (yes I’m weird). Keep reading to find out more!

Are YOU game?!

Last Week’s Reveal

Last week, Bridget from Bridie By The Sea took part. I can now reveal that her Bloggers Bluff was:

When I was 8 years old, I auditioned for the National Youth Ballet and amazingly got through. I went on a summer camp with the other dancers and ended up performing at the Royal Opera House. I played the part of a pig in Midsummer Night’s Dream and fainted onstage due to the heat of wearing a pig’s head.

This Week

This week, I am joined by Martyn from Inside Martyn’s Thoughts.

Bloggers Bluff Inside Martyn's Thoughts

Martyn has been blogging for years so he certainly knows his stuff. He was “volunteered” to take part in Bloggers Bluff by the lovely Tracey who joined us a few weeks back, but has been a very good sport and so here we are!

How long have you been blogging?

8 years and 2 months! Although I have been sharing the blog through social media for 2 years and 2 months.

What’s the best thing about blogging?

The community. I wouldn’t say I have a tribe but I am friends with lots of different small groups and they have always been the best friends possible. Always there for support and laughter.

Describe your blog in 3 sentences or less.

A blog about a single dad with Muscular Dystrophy and a Dependent Personality Disorder who Home Educates his 2 boys. There are posts about the different layers of parenting within those categories as well as posts on education and fun activities for primary aged children.

What’s your best piece of blogging advice?

Write as if you are the only one reading. You can never be disappointed by stats, figures and readers if you are only trying to please yourself.

Inside Martyn’s Thoughts

And if all that’s whet your appetite, here are the details for Inside Martyn’s Thoughts:



Bloggers Bluff

I’d love to have more bloggers take part so if you fancy being featured on Bloggers Bluff, just drop me an email.

Now let’s get down to business! Here are Martyn’s three Bloggers Bluff submissions:

Bloggers Bluff A

I once sunk shoulder deep in subaqueous mud.

At the age of 5 I went on our annual Boxing Day walk with my brother and father; this was mostly to give my mum a break. This one year the tide was out and my dad and brother started walking across the now unhidden path but, being the slow day dreamer type, I was a little behind.

My father called for to catch up and the idea crossed my mind to cut across the river bed rather than follow the path. The bed was wet and my feet, legs and waist quickly sank and, by the time my dad and brother had rushed back to me, it was only my head, neck and shoulders above the mud. My dad managed to pull me out and we went home; my mum wasn’t impressed with how I was covered in mud!
Bloggers Bluff Inside Martyn's Thoughts

Bloggers Bluff B

I knocked all of my front baby teeth out when I fell through the open patio door.

I was an extremely clumsy child and always falling over and bumping into things. My Mum had a massive fear that my constant falling and tripping would mean that, in my excitement, I would fall out of the back door and drop down the 1 foot drop onto the solid patio concrete. To help ease her fears, she placed a piece of excess carpet outside to break my fall.

Whilst out playing in the garden, she called me in. I rushed indoors but tripped on that carpet. Falling forward, I smashed my teeth on the doorframe and broke the top set at the front. I had to eventually have the roots and teeth shards surgically removed and went several years with a set of child dentures until my adult teeth came through.

Bloggers Bluff C

I was a champion figure skater.

Growing up I was quite a quiet child and loved having my head in books and in learning a mix of different instruments. Both my Mum and Dad felt that I needed to learn to play a “sport” and be more physical. I first tried football and hated it, and the same happened when I tried cricket. My Dad’s next suggestion was to try ice hockey as we have a great local team but, much to his distaste, I enjoyed skating much more than playing hockey.

After 2 years with a trainer and at the age of 14, I was good enough to perform and compete in county championships. I had won several competitions and had been head-hunted by the under 16 GB team, but before I could work, my muscular dystrophy started showing signs of activity.

So guys, which is the bluff??

Find out in next week’s Bloggers Bluff! Why not subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out?

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  1. 11

    Yay I had a suspicion about birdies. Go me. Oh I really hope it is not B that does sound nice at all. I really want it to be C, that would be a cool story to tell. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

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      Lucy At Home

      Oh the thought of my teeth being knocked out gives me the shivers! My eldest is 5 and I’m dreading the day her teeth start getting wobbly – I just don’t do teeth! Haha. Thanks for popping by, John. L

  2. 17
    Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    I’m a big fan of Martyn’s blog. I love the advice to write like you are the only one reading – we can’t please everyone so there’s no point even trying I say. Oh this is tough & Martyn is very creative. I hope it didn’t happen but I’m going to go with B. Thank you for sharing your post with us at #BloggerClubUK xx

  3. 23

    fantastic blogging advice Martyn. well those 3 bluffs seem so realistic… I’ll have to go with A. I can’t wait for to actually find out the correct answer! #thelinkylist

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