Hey there, welcome to ChammyIRL.
My name is Chermaine though I’m better known as Chammy. I’m 35-year-old Yorkshire-bred rambler who is a wife to Aaron and mother to Eban (2009). I have a passion for gaming, baking and music; preferably all at the same time. I also have an obsession with changing my hair colour.
I’m currently studying a BSc Honours degree in Nutrition and Public Health at Sheffield Hallam University, I’m in my final year. I’m the president for the Food and Nutrition Society (2020/21) and have previously held the role of treasurer (2019/20). I’m also involved in university events such as open days and marketing opportunities (I was featured in the 2019/20 City Guide) as a Course Ambassador and Mature Student representative.
Outside of university I work from home and have been doing so since 2014. I do a number of different roles which includes running this blog, mystery shopping, surveys, website evaluation and topping up my earnings with a bit of matched betting – I have plenty of posts about this across my blog.
Qualifications and Continued Professional Development
Here is a list of my professional qualifications and any substantial CPD elements. Due to the nature of my qualifications, I’m constantly undertaking new opportunities to expand my development and knowledge in regards to health and nutrition.
- CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education – Gained 2005
- BSc Honours in Nutrition and Public Health – Due to graduate 2021
Continued Professional Development
- Enhanced DBS Check – November 2019
- Safeguarding – November 2019
- Weight Management: Beyond Balancing Calories – Emory University – June 2020
I spend my free time with Aaron and Eban, we love to go for walks and Aaron is a keen photographer. We love taking advantage of our English Heritage pass and exploring new places. We also have a cat called Willow and a dog called Dax.
Aaron is a super nerd and will talk at you for hours about space, physics (which he is currently studying at degree level) and how the world works.
Eban is a Pokemon master who loves to build and create his own worlds in Minecraft. He is also a lover of science and maths, strange just like his dad, and wants to grow up to be a palaeontologist or archaeologist.
More About Me
I love to bake, I can whip up a portion of biscuits or a cake in no time which is a baaaad bad thing and is the reason I’m constantly yo-yo dieting. At least the fad diets give me something to write about. I also love my rock music; if it involves guitars, drums and a bit of grunting I’m all over it. I’m a bit quirky, my husband often refers to me as Derpy Hooves, so is my style – I’m rather alternative, in every sense.
If I get the time I also enjoy gaming, I’m a serial WoW offender in that I leave and come back more times than Robbie from Take That. I’m loving the new Switch, we ended up buying one each the week after it launched – Zelda keeps me quiet for hours.
A few more facts:
I love purple
I love Mexican food
I love Ryan Reynolds
I love skulls – the decorative ones, not actual human skulls
Cheesecake is the greatest dessert on the planet
I like my coffee like I like my men – strong, white and with a beard…no, wait, what?
ChammyIRL – The Blog et al.
So more about my blog. The things I tend to ramble about include food, health topics, my family, gaming, how to make extra money from home or save extra money. I love to review products, brands, restaurants, activities…anything that I think will interest you. If you’d like me to review something because you know I will do it honestly then shout and I’ll see what I can do (and if it fits in with my blog).
I can be found on all social media channels, the links are on the sidebar and I have a YouTube channel that is lovingly neglected at times.
If you’d like to know anything else then you can find me all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc or drop me an email to email@example.com.
I hope you enjoy my blog.