Hi, I’m Emma, and I guess if you are reading this you came here to find out a little more about my family and me. I should probably start from the beginning; This blog was started back in 2009 when I gave birth to ‘The Baby’. It prompted me to start this online blog where I could keep a diary of those first few months and document all those special first moments. Nine years later, a change of blog name (It was originally called Me, The Man & The Baby) and a couple more babies and I’m still here blogging.
Only these days I’ve moved on from blogging about just parenting, and now you can find us recording our travelling adventurers. Our biggest adventure to date since our California road trip has to be our relocation to Ireland in 2018. We do partake in reviews, and we like to share our honest opinion on various products and experiences, and I hope you enjoy reading those as much as we like doing them.
Social media fascinates me, and I dare you to find a social network I’m not a member of. I am most often found tweeting away, virtual hoarding on Pinterest or asking random questions over on Facebook. I founded UK & Irish Parent Bloggers over on Facebook which also led to the creation of UK & Irish Parent Bloggers Crowdsourcing, UK & Irish Parent Travel Bloggers and UK & Irish Parent Blogger Opportunites; please do come and join us. Away from the wonders of the internet, my hobbies include finding new places to eat, reading thriller novels and comics, Netflix binging and building LEGO.
This is Gavin, Husband, Father but otherwise known here on the blog as The Man. He is a professional Baker, so bread is his thing, though he does make the most amazing shortbread. When he’s not busy working he is usually found watching football, reading comics, playing darts or running around the garden with the kids. He has a thirst for travel and is already planning our next family adventure.
Oli is the original Baby; he is the very reason I became a Blogger all those years ago. He is now 9 and is at the stage where he is into anything and everything. He adores going to school, and maths is by far his favourite subject. Loves LEGO (yeah it’s a family thing) and all things Marvel & Star Wars. His most prized possession is his collection of Pokemon cards.
We welcomed Dylan to our crazy household back in 2012. He is now 6, 2016 saw us get an official diagnosis of Autism for him. His favourite film is Frozen, and he can often be found demolishing bags and bags of crisps. He’s also rather fond of mini-rolls. He has an infectious smile, and despite being non-verbal, he will let you know what he wants. He’s an outdoors boy, and he loves playing in sandpits.
February 2014 saw us welcome our third and final baby to the family. Charlotte is currently 4 going on 14. We’ve now said goodbye to her toddler days and hello to a school age child. She’s a huge Harley Quinn fan, demolishes cake in seconds and has developed a love for travelling. Her shoe collection is on par with mine, and she owns more capes than what Batman does. She is a total joy to be with and keeps her brothers in check.
Of course, we have to introduce you to our dog Coulson (inspired by agent Coulson from the Marvel universe) We rescued him from our local Dog’s Trust after falling in love with him at the open day. He loves playing with his toys, especially playing ‘fetch’ with the children. Walks are enjoyable but chilling in the sun is just as fun for him. He can often be found with a bone in between his paws or chewing something he shouldn’t be.