Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring List Of Lovely Things

Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives this week I am featuring Jemma from List Of Lovely Things. Jemma's blog really is rather lovely and is full of life with three children and she has recently announced her pregnancy with baby number four. 

List Of Lovely Things UK Parent Blogger


So let's find out a bit more about the family behind List Of Lovely Things.

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

I am Jemma and I'm married to Mr M and we have 3 children called Elodie (7), Finlay (5) and Orla (2). The big surprise for 2016 is we have another little one on the way this summer, the other littlees are super excited about this, the grown ups are more nervous!

2.) Where do you live? 

We live in South East London, we've just moved and so now we're bordering the suburbs - we moved as far as we dared without feeling we'd completely moved out of London! We've bought a place that needs some serious TLC, it's a lovely light bigger space with a great garden but the downside if the yellow bathroom and hideous 1950's kitchen. It just can't quiet pass as retro cool! 

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

We're lucky enough to live by some gorgeous parks so we spend a lot of our time on woodland walks making dens and having picnics. But we also live fairly close to Crystal Palace and we love a mooch round the vintage shops there with a visit to the dinosaurs at the park and a drink in one of the many family friendly pubs, rounds it off nicely!

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

I really like where we live so I wouldn't be in a rush to move. But some days I dream of a little house somewhere super remote like the Shetland Isles and other days I long to be right in the centre of London, somewhere near Borough Market! I can never choose between green and city, maybe the perfect solution would be to have a house in both ......... I can dream!

5.) Did you grow up close to where you live now and what are your favourite childhood memories growing up? 

I grew up about an hour away in a small village where my parents still live. My favourite memories are quiet normal everyday things like the BBQs in the garden and the Sunday's spent taping the Radio One chart show followed by a Sunday roast! I'm showing age! But I also remember loving the village type things that went on like the fairs and carnivals where the whole community turned out and you knew everyone! I miss that about where I live now. 

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

Well, little one number four is due in July and so I imagine that will consume all of our time in 2016! We're also looking forward to doing some house improvements and hopefully making it more of a home as well as setting up our vegetable garden with the kidlets! Aside from that we will be trying to get used to life as a family of 6 - eeek!

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

(Most of the time) I like the chaos of it, the hustle and bustle and the endless conversations. I love the ability little people have to be excited about all sorts of things that grown ups find mundane and they never fail to make me giggle with the hilarious things they say!

Thank you for taking part Jemma I have loved reading your answers, I too use to love taping the top 40 and having Sunday roasts! It sounds lovely where you live, and I hope that you are settling in well to your new home and get to update the yellow bathroom soon. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and I must say I love your three children's names they are beautiful. 

To find out more about Jemma and her family visit her blog's

www.listoflovelythings.com

www.thimbleandtwig.com

Or follow her on social media

Twitter Jsparkle1
Instagram listoflovelythings
Pinterest stonepennies

Don't forget to check out last week's post featuring Twin Mummy & Daddy if you missed it. 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 the questions can be easily adapted. 









24 comments:

  1. I grew up with a sunday roast too! Yum Yum. An interesting post. I always enjoy meeting different bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You can't beat your parents Sunday roasts can you? We always have a one now and the children love them xx

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  2. This is an interesting post. I enjoyed reading about your life Jemma.

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    1. I am glad that you found it interesting Stella x

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  3. Awww its really nice reading about other families, I applaud those who can manage the hectic life of London. I am more of quite village kind of girl lol

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed it Anosa. I don't think I could keep up with the pace of life in London either x

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  4. Exciting times ahead! I keep meaning to visit the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, how lovely to have them on the doorstep.

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    1. I have never even heard of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, they sound amazing though my son would love them as he is dinosaur crazy x

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  5. Ha ha that brought back memories taping the Top 40!! Good luck with baby number four, exciting times ahead X

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  6. I used to tape the top 40 too, i love the sound of the place you grew up thats the kind of place i would live to bring my kids up in. Marie

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    1. Taping the top 40 was the best! It sounds wonderful where she grew up doesn't it xx

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  7. It was so nice to get to know Jemma better. Life as a family of six sounds like hard work! We are five & I cant't imagine expanding beyond that. The vegetable garden sounds like a fab idea, enjoy it! x

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed Becky. I am the same I find being a family of 5 hectic, I often wonder what it would be like with another child though. xx

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  8. Aww Congrats on Baby number 4. Its lovely reading about other families :-)

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed reading Sam, I love finding out more too xx

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  9. So much fun having a nosy into people's lives! Congratulations on the new baby news! & good luck with the work on the house - it'll be great when all done up!

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    1. I bet jemma's house will be amazing when it is finished xx

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  10. I have not heard of this blog before - off to check it out. Congrats on the new baba too x

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  11. It is nice to move somewhere that needs a little TLC, means you can put your own stamp on it. Good luck with your veg garden :) x

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    1. I would love to do up a house and make it my own someday xx

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  12. A lovely intoduction! And a huge congratulations for number 4... Even if you're a little nervous. Oh I remember taping the radio 1 chart show too ha ha. I'm really enjoying these link up posts where we can get to know fellow m bloggers. I'm off to check oh that kitchen.... If it's on Jemmas blog? New baby, diy.... Wow! X

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    1. I know new baby and Diy sounds so hectic but so worthwhile doesn't it xx

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