About

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Introductions To The Family

I’m a working mama from Devon, a beautiful county in the South West of England. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to live on the Jurassic Coast, one of the most popular destinations in Britain. Based in a quaint and peaceful seaside town with my other half, our two gorgeous daughters (Little M, a sassy pre-schooler with bags of personality and Little F, an easy going 4-month-old) who you will come to know through this blog and our two naughty, attention-seeking hounds, I can usually be found exploring the countryside with our tribe or at home redecorating and giving new life to old furniture.  

As well as being mama to my four babies – five if you include the man of the house – I’ve been a school teacher for over twelve years and am also a part-time baby and preschool swim instructor; this second position being a venture that I gained qualifications for and embarked upon during my first maternity leave in 2018, once I had discovered what a special environment the water is for parent and child. 

Mr WMD is my fiancé; we have known each other since our first term at secondary school and in fact, he was my first boyfriend! We haven’t been together the whole time – there was a stint of 15 years apart and we got back together quite by chance (because of our hounds – the only reason I tolerate some of their behaviour – see the ‘Things My Dog Destroys section). Anyway, my other half is a business expert and also runs his own comedy business. He is our hero; not much of a planner or organiser (we are quite opposite in many ways) he loves spending time with his girls (and boys), and as long as I’m responsible for all the important bits he makes sure to bring the fun. He is passionate about technology and especially loves his PlayStation. He is obsessed with football and Manchester United. One of his ‘dad goals’ is to coach a kid’s team. If I am the weight keeping us grounded, he is the balloon lifting us up and lightening the most stressful of days.

Onto my new baby: The blog and website. Currently on maternity leave 2.0 with our newest addition (having been based at home since Covid-19 hit our corner of the world in March 2020), the bug to get started on a new project has bitten me once more. This time my endeavour is two-fold; I have chosen to pull up my big girl panties in order to tackle the online world through creating a website which sells products that I have produced alongside my sister, the artist in our family (more of that to come later), but that also documents my messy, chaotic world and family life.

It’s fair to say that I’m not the most tech-savvy amongst us; other than online shopping – an Amazon Prime addiction, alongside the John Lewis and Next apps – Facebook tends to be the limit of the dizzying heights into which I explore the internet. In fact, anything computer related tends to be like a foreign language to me; but I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and so with another few months before I head back to the classroom and pool, and with lockdown 3.0 looming I really have no excuse but to tackle this head on. Here’s my attempt to share my laughs (trust me there are plenty when your life partner is a comedian and at least one of your off-spring is a tiny tyrant) and tears (see previous parenthesis). I hope that you will join me on my journey through cyber space.

I’m a working mama from Devon, a beautiful county in the South West of England. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to live on the Jurassic Coast, one of the most popular destinations in Britain. Based in a quaint and peaceful seaside town with my other half, our two gorgeous daughters (Little M, a sassy pre-schooler with bags of personality and Little F, an easy going 4-month-old) who you will come to know through this blog and our two naughty, attention-seeking hounds, I can usually be found exploring the countryside with our tribe or at home redecorating and giving new life to old furniture.  

This is us and we are an ordinary family of six with a passion for Sunday strolls, muddy puddles and snuggling up together in front of the fire.