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Michelle Ordever - The Purple Pumpkin Blog


My name is Michelle and welcome to The Purple Pumpkin Blog. It’s great to have you here!

Join me as I share delicious recipes and creative ideas for all seasons so that you can celebrate all year round. I think up the ideas so you don’t have to!

You can jump right in and start reading my blog posts, or if you want something a little more specific, here are some reader favourites:

I LOVE the colour purple, I have an obsession with pumpkins – and that’s how the name of The Purple Pumpkin Blog was born!

I live in London, UK with my husband, [young adult] son, and pet cat, Pumpkin. I’m a born and bred Londoner, born within the sound of the Bow Bells in East London back in the ’70s; making me a true Cockney, and an age that I try not to think about too much these days!

As the daughter of a publican, we moved around a fair bit as children (we being, mum, dad, 3 siblings, and me!) and have lived all over London and Essex. I am of Greek-Cypriot and Lithuanian heritage. I can’t speak either language though!

Us at Magic Kingdom

Some of the things I love are my family, Halloween, taking photographs, Greek-Cypriot food & Disney!

As a family, we enjoy travelling (especially to Orlando and Walt Disney World, where we are Disney Vacation Club Members at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows), days out, weekends away, dining out, gaming, reading, music, going to concerts, and socializing with friends and family.

I am self-employed and work from home as a full-time, professional blogger. Prior to my current job, I ran a website design business, New Moon Web Designs for 10 years.

I started this blog back in November 2011 as a place for me to write about parties that I threw for my friends and family – starting with my favourite holiday of all – Halloween!

The recipes, crafts, and printables that I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog are very much orientated to celebrations, so you’ll find plenty of inspiration and ideas for parties and seasonal events. 

To me, life is here for celebrating, and creating memories with family and friends, and that is the overarching theme of my blog. I hope you enjoy your time here!

The Purple Pumpkin Blog was a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2015 and 2014; and shortlisted for a Brilliance in Blogging Award 2013 (Lifestyle)

Brand collaborations am happy to work with brands, through content creation, reviews, giveaways, and more. Some of the brands that I have worked with include Emirates, FloridaTix, uni-ball, Coca-Cola, and Dolmio. If you are a brand, business, media, or PR agency, please do feel free to visit my work with me page for more information.

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