Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Blogger Mummy Lauren

Welcome back to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring one of my favourite blogging friends Lauren from Blogger Mummy Lauren - a fellow Geordie who I had the pleasure of meeting at Britmums last year. I love Lauren's blog as it is full of family life, her son who has had ASD, her adorable little girl, reviews and I love her new kids photography linky.

Blogger Mummy Lauren

So lets find out a bit more about the family behind Blogger Mummy Lauren. 

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

My name is Lauren, and I am 28 years old. I'm a geordie lass, just like the lovely Lindsay! I'm married to a man from Northern Ireland, and together we have two children. Neil is seven, he has ASD and he loves Minecraft and Mario. Caitlin is six and she's a bit of a gamer geek just like her brother, she also loves My Little Pony and anything pink! Oh and don't forget our two cats Poffy & Candy. 

2.) Where do you live ? 

We live in a rural village in County Down, Northern Ireland. We moved here six years ago from Newcastle Upon Tyne. My husband had been studying at Northumbria university when I met him, after the two kids were born we decided to relocate to his hometown. I still miss Newcastle so much, the buzz of the city is amazing! We haven't even been back since we moved, I am hoping to this year! Where we live now is so lovely though, we are only a short bus journey away from Belfast which is a fantastic vibrant city. 

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

We live in a rural area, there is a lot of lovely countryside to explore so we love going for walks! It's a coastal village so we have the beach on one side of us and the coutryside on the other. Quiet the natural playground. 

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

I would love to live in London, I've only visited once, but I came home absolutley buzzing with energy! I love city life, London is the ultimate city. I'd also love to move back to Newcastle too, because I miss it so much. I have grown very fond of Northern Ireland too. If I won the lottery I'd have a house in Belfast, Newcastle and London and then I could just move between them I think. 

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

I didn't grow up anywhere near where I live now! I grew up South Shields which is just up the river Tyne from Newcastle. South Shields is a large town on the coast of North East England. My fondest memories from childhood are going to the beach, visiting Newcastle and getting to ride the Metro and going to Tommy's Parties in the summer. Tommy's parties were held every Tuesday and Thursday at the beach side, it was 3 hours of games and entertainment from local legend Tommy the Trumpeter. I can still sing the song they used to play at the start of each event, it was awesome! I guess you have to be from South Tyneside to understand though. 

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

Not really to be honest, we do hope to visit Newcastle later in the year if our budget allows it. I am looking forward to the summer holidays (we get 9 weeks off in Norther Ireland) we will hopefully be visiting Belfast zoo, the beach and having family picnics and stuff. 

7.) What is the best thing about family life ? 

Getting to spend time with two amazing little people that I helped create is probably my favourite thing about family life. The kids are so funny and there is never a dull moment in our house. 

Thank you so much for taking part Lauren I loved reading your answers and even though we are friends it was still nice to find out more about your family life in Northern Ireland. It sounds amazing where you live and much nicer then Newcastle, love the idea of buying three houses if you win the lottery though. I really hope you get to come visit home sometime this year too. 

To find out more about Lauren visit her blog www.bloggermummylauren.co.uk

Or visit her on social media 

Twitter blogmummylauren
Instagram bloggermummylauren

Don't forget to check out last weeks post featuring Nomipalony if you missed it, funnily enough she also lives near South Shields. If you would like to take part in Other Bloggers Family Lives then please just send me an email at newcastlefamilylife@gmail.com , you don't need to be a parent to take part either as the questions can be easily adapted. 




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

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  2. Lovely to find out more about blogger mummy Lauren :) Like her I miss the city buzz, though also really love living in the countryside/by the coast :)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed reading, Lauren is so lovely and one of my close blogging friends. xx

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  3. Ah my two favourite Geordies in one place - stuff of dreams!!

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    1. Haha you always make me laugh, you need work on that accent then we can all have a night out on the toon xx

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  4. Lovely post. Think it's so funny to read when people want to live in London when all us Londoners are dying to get out of here. Grass is always greener eh!

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    1. I know everyone I know who lives in London wants to live in the coutryside. I bet it is nice living in London though as there is just so much to see and do xx

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  5. Great post, and a lovely new blog for me to check out! I've never lived in a city, my husband grew up in one and has loved escaping to a quieter way of life! I'm not sure I can keep up with city living! Right....off to check out Lauren's instagram page!

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading she is so lovely and blogs all kinds of stuff. xx

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  6. yet another lovely interview, how do I sign up lol

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it Claire, if you ever want to take part just email me xx

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  7. Lovely interview! I liked that she said her two kids are so funny - i want to grow my family and hope they'll laugh and play together!

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed reading Hannah, I am sure that when you grow your family they will laugh and play together, mine do - although they fight a lot too xx

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  8. Ahh! I keep forgetting Lauren is a Geordie. hehehe
    Lovely to learn more about her x

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    1. She still has her Geordie accent even though she lives in Northern Ireland.xx

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  9. Wow where you live sounds gorgeous, I love the idea of my kids having a rural outdoors kind of childhood. Although I think a 9 week summer holiday with my 3 kids would kill me! Hope you get your trip back to Newcastle.

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    1. It really does doesn't it, sounds the perfect place to raise a family. I wish my kids could be outdoors more, they have the garden but nowhere really to play and explore. xx

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  10. Lovely to get to know Lauren better. That is a long summer holidays x

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    1. It really is a long summer holiday, I bet the children love it though - I know I would of as a child xx

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  11. It's always great to be introduced to a new blogger. Lovely to read about Lauren and her family.

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed reading Fiona x

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  12. Lovely interview. I enjoyed reading this. Off to check out her blog.

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    1. Thank you Stella, I loved reading her answers too. xx

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  13. I love reading these interviews with other bloggers x

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it, I love any kind of blogger interview too xx

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  14. I have always wanted to visit Northern Ireland - shall visit the blog for tips on where to visit

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    1. I have never visited either, I really want to though. I have been to Dublin though. xx

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  15. Moving between three great locations. Sounds like a dream!

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  16. Lovely to get to know Lauren better. I am a city girl too - I love busy places & the convenience of everything around. But it also sounds lovely where Lauren is now - I think I'm starting to appreciate the benefits of quieter rural places more now I have kids. I actually grew up in little villages right on the outskirts of Sheffield, so I think that was best of both & sounds similar to what Lauren has now. (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

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    1. I grew up in Northumberland which was nice as it was near the beach & country but not too far from Newcastle. I love the sound of where Lauren lives as it sounds perfect for children. I totally agree now I have a family I see the benefits to rural living xx

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  17. Living so close to Belfast sounds fantastic! It has been a long time since I visited Northern Ireland, it is a really lovely part of the world xx

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    1. I have never visited before, I keep hearing that it is a great City though xx

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  18. It's lovely to read more about Bloggers and get to know them a bit better. My family live in Belfast and my mummy was raised in Kilrea, so we also have a close tie to Northern Ireland and love it there! xx

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    1. I had no idea you were Irish, I bet you love going home it looks so beautiful. xx

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  19. Loved this interview. I'm married to a man from Northern Ireland too, but we have never been there together :(

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    1. Oh you will have to visit soon, I keep hearing how lovely it is x

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