Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring What The Redhead Said

Welcome to week four of my new guest series Other Bloggers Family Lives, this week I have one of my all time favourite bloggers Donna from What The Redhead Said. I have been reading Donna's blog ever since I started blogging almost two years ago, back when her blog had a different name. What The Redhead said is full of her family adventures, reviews, recipes, giveaways and general musings. 

I have to say that Donna is one of the most helpful, hardworking and nicest bloggers that I have came across who posts multiple times per day on her own blog, is always helping other bloggers out on social media and just generally being very social. She also works part time, looks after her two adorable young children and still finds the time to have lots of adventures with her husband and children. I honestly don't know how she fits it all in!

Here is a little more about the family behind What The Redhead Said.

Donna and her family 


1.) Tell me a bit about yourself and your family ? 

Hi I'm Donna, I'm 31 and married to Dave - a policeman. We have two children, Athena and Troy, who are 20 months apart but they're now about the same size! 

2.) Where do you live ? 

We live in Camberley, Surrey in a Victorian semi - our forever home.

3.) What is your favourite thing to do as a family where you live ? 

We go to soft play near us a lot - there are a few good soft plays within a short drive. We're also not far from Virginia Water and a lot of other really nice green areas and forests that we love to go and explore. 

4.) If you could live anywhere where would you ? 

I love living here to be honest. We're walking distance to our town centre which is the right mix of brands, high street shops and restaurants / entertainment. We're also close enough to London to make it an easy day trip as well as being just over an hour from the beach and we don't have to drive far to be in the countryside either. I feel like we have the best of a lot of worlds!

5.) Did you grow up close to where you live now ? 

No, I didn't. I grew up in Surbiton, Surrey - the very opposite end of the county we live in now. It was a lovely place to grow up, very towny and only about 20 minutes on the train to London. It was close to big busy towns and there were so many people - but also green spaces and a good library. It was a lovely place to grow up. 

6.) Have you got any exciting family plans for the year ahead ? 

We have actually booked our first family holiday abroad and are off to Malta in July. We're also starting to get the ball rolling for our extension which will happen either later this year or next year. So we have a busy year or two ahead!

7.) What is your favourite thing about family life ? 

At the moment Hubby works shifts and I work around him so we don't get a huge amount of time together as a family - especially now that Athena is at school. So my favourite things about family life is the time that we do get together - and I make sure I fill that time with as many adventures as possible!


Thank you so much Donna for taking part. I loved finding out a bit more about where you live, it sounds like the perfect place to raise a family with so much to do. I love that you make sure your family has as many adventures as possible in the free time you all have together, enjoy your holiday to Malta I am sure that will be a lovely place to visit. 

To find out more about Donna and her family visit her blog 


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If you would like to take part in Other Bloggers Family Lives then please just send me an e-mail at Newcastlefamilylife@gmail.com. You don't need to be a parent to take part either as I can easily adapt the questions. 
















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25 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me! This is just such a lovely series x

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    1. Thank you so much for taking part Donna, I have loved featuring you. xx

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  2. Love the series... And Donna of course! x

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    1. Thank you Beth and thank you for taking part yourself, looking forward to featuring you. Donna is so lovely xx

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  3. Lovely to have a read about the lovely Donna x

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it Laura, it is your turn soon xx

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  4. Great idea for a series and I always love finding out about fellow bloggers and discovering new ones.

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    1. Thank you Catie, I love blogger interviews too xx

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  5. Thanks for introducing me to a new blogger. I've heard the name of her blog before and I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read any of her posts. I tend to stick to blogs I've been reading for years, especially the ones (like you) I've gotten to know. Joining FB groups have made me discover lots of lovely blogs and bloggers :) x

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    1. Oh you really should check out her blog it is one of my all time favourites xx

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  6. this is a great idea for a series - lovely to learn more about other bloggers x #sharewithme

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  7. Oh, I live very near Donna! (Woking!)
    I know what she means, it's a good mix of all worlds around here but I do long to live away from it all one day.
    I love Donna's blog and have been reading for a while - I don't know how she fits it all in either!!
    Lovely series.x

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    1. Small world, I live so far away from everyone and everything. Her blog is lovely and she is such an amazing blogger managing everything she does xx

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  8. I love this series - it's so nice to be able to get to know the blogger behind the blog, if you know what I mean! I also didn't realise that I live quite close to Donna!

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    1. Thank you Katy, a few people have said they live near her. It does sound lovely where she lives xx

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  9. I hadn't heard of this blogger either - will have an investigate and follow. It is lovely to hear about new people and find new writing :)

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    1. Oh you really should follow she is such a lovely person an d her blog is really great xx

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  10. Lovely post and a great idea for a series. It's always great to find out more about the person behind the blog

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    1. Thank you, I totally agree that it is great finding out more about the people behind the blog xx

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  11. How canny Donna I am originally from Surrey from a little village called Bookham and I think it is about 40 minutes from Surbiton. I live nearer to London now but so lovely getting to know you and your blog!

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    1. So many bloggers seem to live in the area, it sounds like a lovely place to grow up xx

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  12. Great post, lovely to get to know other bloggers. Sounds like a fab place to live. I'd love to within walking distance of a town or village.

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    1. It really does sound like such a nice place to live. xx

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  13. *waves to Donna and her beautiful family. A great one to showcase here lovely. Always great to get to know more from another angle than her own blog. Lovely post. Thanks for linking up to #ShareWithMe.

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