‘HURRAH FOR GIN’ BLOGGER VISITS LEEDS

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On the 25th October, Katie Kirby – the brilliantly funny blogger and creator of Hurrah For Gin – visited Waterstones Leeds during her latest book tour.

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The Editorial Team loved listening to Katie’s witty insights into modern parenthood. If you haven’t read her brutally honest blogs (complete with stick figure artwork), we definitely recommend them.

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Here are a few highlights from Katie’s talk:

  • The title ‘Hurrah For Gin’ was created on a whim. Katie’s husband originally advised against the name, thinking it might discourage brand sponsorship. However, the name (unsurprisingly) didn’t deter gin distillers from sending Katie free samples – in fact, the Leeds event was sponsored by Sipsmith!
  • Aside from her children’s antics, Katie takes inspiration from Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole series.
  • Although she receives the occasional negative email, Katie is inundated with parents who relate to her articles. One mother even asked the blogger if she’d installed a spy camera in their family home.
  • As social media is abundant with picture-perfect family photos, Katie suggested posting, ‘Crappest Moment of the Week’ instead.
  • Her most popular articles? The Seven Stages of Sleep Deprivation and A Memo to All Toddlers re. Your Diet.
  • Her least favourite Paw Patrol character is Mayor Humdinger.

Blogging tips and a complimentary gin and tonic on arrival = our kind of literary event!