Who Is Crazy Purple Mama?

Hello and welcome to the Crazy Purple Mama blog’s. I write about two things, my life and my hobby of photography ~ both blogs can be viewed via the menu tabs or via the home page, it just makes life easier for me to have the two blogs under the one roof.

So who am I? My name is Tanya although I am often known by my nickname of Tonks, I’m often called crazy, am a lover of all things purple and  a mama to 3 daughters ~ hence Crazy Purple Mama.

I am married to a man I have known virtually all my life we met at primary school ~ we married when both 24 years old and he’s still lumbered with me to this day.

I am a huge animal lover and have a Border Terrier called Taylor plus Pug Jack Russel cross called Loki, who are family not “pets” to me

What else can I tell you about me? I’m a chocoholic ~ although I know many may disagree with me I have to have my chocolate cold, either from the fridge or freezer.

I have two beverage addictions ~ I rely on coffee during the day to keep me going and then move on to tonic water in the evenings ~ sometimes flavoured and always with slices of frozen lemon, lime or orange plonked in along with a handful of ice~cubes ~ delicious and refreshing.


I have found a passion late in life for photography, seeing how much I enjoyed taking pictures using my phone camera my husband gave me a Canon digital camera so I could really get my teeth into photography. I get lost in the moment when behind the camera, enjoying flitting through the settings and playing around to see what I can do with it ~ I never fail to revel in the thrill of seeing a single image which not only is in focus but looks how I hoped it would

As the great late Terry Pratchett wrote. “The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.”

So why not grab a cuppa when you have a few spare moments and join me.