Why ‘Mumble Says’ ?

Ey up everyone. Welcome to my blog ‘Mumble Says’.

Here’s just a tiny bit about me, as I’m sure we’ll get to know each other more later.

I’m a Yorkshire lass, proud of my roots, and have been living in London for a few years now.  My hubbie’s a Londoner and makes me laugh lots, when he talks cockney and I talk Yorkshire neither of us can understand each other 😉 It makes for great fun! We have one Son, our little man ‘Ch’ and we’re so proud of him.  Ch is our World, he’s our absolute everything, no one and nothing comes close.  I work part-time as Front of House for ISS at BMW i Park Lane, and yes I know it’s corny but I love my job, I really do. I’m also mega proud to be part of a supportive team as a Charity Champion for autism charity annakennedyonline.com raising awareness, acceptance, and understanding wherever and whenever we can.
Then one day, I found myself here.  Where do I start?
I have so much to say..

And that… quite literally is just how this started. I’ll admit, it’s taken me some time, but as the old saying goes… better late than never 😉

I actually wrote 2 blog articles for our Autism Charity Expo site last year, check them out; Bevs Blog1 AKO Expo and Bevs Blog2 AKO Expo
and I’ve been wanting to write more for such a long time, I just didn’t quite get round to it. Well, now I have! And here I am!  Ok, I know what you’re thinking though .. why call it ‘Mumble Says’?
What's in a name
Let me tell you I spent quite a few weeks thinking of a suitable name, I wanted to make sure I had the right blog name first, and nothing I came up with seemed to click right with me.  All I knew for sure was that I wanted to include the word ‘Mumble’.
Mumble is so much more than just a word to me. It doesn’t mean as you would think muttering under your breath, or something the person sat behind you on the bus is doing on the phone so you can’t hear them. The word Mumble to me is so precious. It’s one of the most important valuable things to me. It’s worth way more than any diamonds and gold, or that money can buy. You can’t put a price on it. I hear the word Mumble a million times every day, and each time it makes my heart swell. It’s a word I love.  AND it was literally made with love. I know that for a fact because it’s the name our Ch calls me instead of Mum or Mummy!
You see, the reason why the word Mumble is so so special to me, is because I never thought I’d even hear the word Mum or Mummy from our Ch.  When the specialists diagnosed our Ch with autism, at just over 2 years old, he wasn’t speaking, and we didn’t know if he ever would.  Can you Imagine, when at over 5 years old Ch finally did begin to talk, one day he finally said Mum!  I had a little cry to myself. As time went by and his speech improved, randomly one day he called me Mumble. And he’s done that ever since. And I LOVE it.
Bev & Ch
So there you go, Mumble just had to be part of my blog name.  So whilst chatting with my work colleagues over lunch one day, I was doodling on my new notepad.  I’d bought the notepad ahead of starting this blog, we were talking about what to call my blog name, and they were all being so supportive going through ideas with me.  They continued chit chatting and I continued doodling.  Then I wrote it down.  It literally came to me in a moment of inspiration. I wrote down ‘Mumble Says’ at the top of the page. I said it out loud. MUMBLE SAYS. They all stopped talking and we all smiled ‘that’s it!’ we all said.  Mumble Says!  It seemed right.  It felt right.  It seemed appropriate for all I have to say about everything.
So there you have it, that’s how my blog name was created, and I really hope you like it. Let me know what you think.
Well, here’s Mumble Says signing off for today, it was so nice to meet you, and I’ll see you all again soon.
Bev xx
aka Mumble
A special mention must go to an amazing lady, friend and author L.S. Pullen
for your inspiring encouragement with this, and also very dear friend Andrea for reminding me about something I had planned to start ages ago xx
If you can dream it, you can do it – Walt Disney