About DorkyMum

The Dawkins Family stand together at a lookout spot above Wellington, New Zealand

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m Ruth Dawkins and I live in Hobart, Tasmania with my husband Young and our teenage son Tom, also known as The Hobart Aviation Fan.

If you’re looking for my professional writing site, please visit ruthdawkins.net.

If you’re looking for information about Young’s consulting services, please visit youngdawkins.net.

If you’re looking for information about this blog, please read on!


Explore the Blog

DorkyMum is a blog about our family life in Tasmania.

I started writing DorkyMum in 2011 – back when I was a stay-at-home-mum living in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was a place for me to share my thoughts on everything from parenting to politics, and poetry to photography. When we moved from Scotland to Hertfordshire in 2011, DorkyMum helped me find lots of new friends. Then, in 2013, we moved from the UK all the way to Tasmania.

I don’t post on DorkyMum as often as I did in the early days, but I still love having a corner of the internet that’s mine – a place where I can write without worrying about the word count. I feel very lucky to have a lovely community of readers who have stuck with me for almost ten years.

If you’d like to explore the blog, there’s a list of my most recent posts down the right hand side. Alternatively you can use the category tabs that run along the very bottom of each page, or use the search bar if you’re looking for something specific.

I occasionally accept products to review on DorkyMum. I do not run advertising or sponsored posts.

Since I started writing DorkyMum, I’ve been a finalist in six national blog awards in the UK, and have twice been a speaker at the BritMums Live conference in London – once as part of a panel discussion about bloggers and charities, and once as a Blogger Keynote.

DorkyMum has been chosen as the Blog of the Week by both Netmums and Mumsnet, as well as featuring on WordPress Freshly Pressed and The Bloggess. My photography has been featured on Pioneer Woman, Manfrotto Imagine More, Shutter Sisters, and both BBC and Guardian Online.


Keep in Touch

You can keep in touch with me in the following ways:

You can follow me on Twitter where I tweet as @dorkymum

You can come across and say hello on the DorkyMum Facebook Page

You can browse my photos on Instagram: dorkymumblog is my everyday account of life in Tasmania and ruthreadsbooks is my visual reading diary.

You can drop me an email on dorkymum@yahoo.co.uk


Blog header: Bec Adamczewski at Becksi Design


4 responses

  1. Love the blog – a real tonic ! Bumped into your DorkyMan on George Street today as I was making my way to Hamilton and Inches to pick up my wifes christmas present . Had a chat and was pleased to learn that Save the Children now have the call on his talents.

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