Meet the Family
Well, I’m the main writer behind Mummy Matters, though, of course, the rest of the family get roped in from time to time to do their bit too. So here’s a little bit more about me . . .
How do you describe yourself without sounding like you’re writing some dating ad? I’m an earthy person. I love all things family, nature and spiritual stuff (think Feng Shui, crystals, reiki . . . that kind of thing). All I ever wanted for as long as I can remember was to be a Mum when the time was right, and I feel blessed to have my beautiful family.
I think people would describe me as friendly (I hope), helpful and loyal but you never can be too sure so . . .
Aside from my family, my biggest passions are photography, getting outdoors, walking and camping, dancing around in my kitchen to all kinds of music and dreaming of one day owning a campervan!!
Simon and I were best friends for just over two years before we ‘gave it a go’. It lasted all of two weeks before I panicked and put on the brakes and then another two weeks before I had a word with myself and said sod it!! We are still best friends 16 years later.
In Simon’s younger days, he played Hockey in the National Leagues but retired to help me keep our family in check, so nowadays, you will find him either in the gym or out on his mountain bike. By exercising regularly, he can still eat all those cakes and biscuits at work that he thinks I don’t know about.
Will is Simon’s son from his first marriage, whom I love as my own. He has a wicked sense of humour, and we do love to gang up on Simon for mutual entertainment. When he is not helping me annoy his Dad, he can usually be found glued to his Xbox or entertaining his younger siblings (which is flipping amazing). Will has grown to be a wonderful young man who will make us all very proud.
Just one year into marriage, we celebrated our daughter Lillie’s birth in 2008. She is a beautiful, caring, and independent young girl who loves unicorns, rainbows, and things that sparkle. Lillie loves swimming, cycling and yoga when I remember to get up in time to do it with her.
In 2010 we welcomed Ollie into the world, a very happy and content little boy who has grown to idolise his big brother Will and is a very kind, caring and thoughtful young boy. He loves all things Marvel, DC Comics and Star Wars. What he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing.
In 2013 we said a very happy ‘hello’ to Albie, who was not hanging around in the birthing stakes and hadn’t really slowed down ever since. This boy is a loving bundle of cheeky energy and giggles who gives the best hugs and tells us 1000 times a day that he loves us. He is the original transport ‘geek’ as I tenderly call him. He loves all plains, trains and automobiles – oh and he’s got an eye for the ladies too!!
In September 2017, we welcomed this furball into the family. Bramble is a Working Cocker Spaniel who didn’t quite cut the mustard as a gamekeeper’s dog, mainly because he is frightened of loud bangs and is beautiful but doesn’t have a lot going on between the ears. Bramble has slotted into the family a treat, the children adore him, and I sometimes think Simon thinks he is another baby. Bramble isn’t overly impressed at spending his days with me since I tend to work and ignore him apart from the two walks a day, but he likes to huff and puff to show me his annoyance!
In December 2019, we brought this little fellow home. He was just 12 weeks old and a puppy from a litter of 8 who came from one of our best friends. He is a mixed breed, his Dad was a Border Poo and his Mum, Lucy, was a rescue dog from Cyprus. I first met him when he was just a few days old and watched him and his siblings grow up, so I felt very close to all of them.
He is a real character, he pushes his luck with Bramble far more than he should, but Bramble will put him in his place when he needs to. Dobby can usually be found sleeping in some peculiar positions and generally not very far from my feet.
That’s all folks . . .
So now you have met us why not dive into the Mummy Matters blog and read what we have all been up to lately.