Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Babi a Fi

Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring Jess from Babi A Fi a blog that I only discovered a few months ago but now read all of the time. Jess's blog is full of blogging tips, reviews and life with her adorable little girl Marianna.

So lets find out more about the family behind Babi a Fi.




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

My name's Jess, I'm 27, and I share my life with Marianna - 15 months and already living the terrible twos - and my long suffering partner, Anthony.

2.) Where do you live ? 

We live in Cwmbran, the best town in South Wales. (I might be just a little biased!) 

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

There is a lovely walking route laid out alongside the Afon Llywd river about ten minutes away from our house. It leads to a skate park and Cwmbran boating lake, with a big children's play park. I also love taking Marianna to Greenmeadow Community Farm to see the animals. 

In my day job I'm a councillor for Torfaen County Borough and Cwmbran Community councils, so we're lucky in that we always know what community events are going on, although we don't make it to anywhere near as many as we plan on. Hopefully as Marianna grows it will be a little easier to get out of the door at something close to the time we need to leave the house...

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

I would love to visit lots of places. I've never been to the USA, and I have my heart set on making it to Japan some day. I wouldn't really want to live anywhere else but Wales though. 

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

I did - my mum and dad live just three streets away from us. We moved around a fair bit before moving to that house, but it was always in the same town. Cwmbran was - and is! - a great place to grow up; it has lots of amenities right on the doorstep, and I have lots of great memories of visiting parks, climbing mountains, cycling alongside the canal, and, like any 21st century gal, playing video games in my bedroom. 

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

I'm most excited this year for Christmas. (I know, already!) Marianna didn't really have a clue what it was all about last year, but we're planning lots of special things for this year.

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


I love all the little things. The smiles, the cuddles, and those fleeting moments where all is right with the world. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Thank you so much for taking part Jess I loved reading your answers, I am excited for Christmas too this year as I think my little two will be super excited. I hope that you get to visit Japan someday soon and enjoy all the precious cuddles and smiles with Marianna whilst she is small (love her name by the way). 

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


Or follow her on social media 

Twitter jess__powell
Facebook babiandfi
Instagram plastigffantastig

Don't forget to check out last week's post featurng fellow Welsh blogger Nigel from DIY Daddy Blog
if you missed it. If you would like to take part in Other Bloggers Family Lives then please send me an email at Newcastlefamilylife@gmail.com , you don't need to be a parent to take part either as the answers can be easily adapted. 

43 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely little feature, I love finding out a bit more about other bloggers :)

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  2. Like Jess, I'm also excited for Christmas! I'm excited about decorating our new home with all the Christmas decorations. I know, how sad is that? It's not even summer yet!

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    1. Me too! I got a Christmas in July event last week but I can't go and I was gutted!! We are hoping to move in the next few months and I will be the same all excited about Christmas in a new home xx

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  3. Great to find out more about the person behind the blog. I can't believe we are talking about Christmas already ha ha X

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    1. I do love Christmas, I have started looking at gift ideas already haha xx

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  4. Love finding out more about bloggers in interviews like this :)

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  5. I love finding out more about the blogging community - thank you!

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed reading Keely x

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  6. If you ever come to the US, I recommend visiting New York

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    1. I am dying to visit New York myself, I have promised my teen I will take her for her 18th x

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  7. Great that Jess is blogging and working as a Councillor - I know the day job can be sooo consuming, well done, lovely interview.

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    1. I know I don't know how she manages doing both and raising her young daughter! xx

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  8. Aw Marianna is gorgeous and its lovely that she will get to have more memories of her Christmas this year x

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    1. She is a cutie, such a lovely name too xx

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  9. This interview was a great read. I enjoy reading about other bloggers.

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed reading it Stella x

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  10. Marianna is just divine, I totally have hair envy x

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  11. Lovely interview, I like to find out a bit more about the blogger behind the blog

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    1. I am glad that your enjoyed reading Kara xx

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  12. I can totally relate to Christmas becoming more and more meaningful. Seeing the excitement in their eyes. Can't wait either!

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    1. I am so excited for Christmas this year too for the same reasons xx

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  13. This is such a lovely interview, and she's such an amazing person. I too look forward for Christmas :D

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed it Ana, Christmas is such a magical time xx

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  14. Thanks so much for featuring me! :D

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    1. Thank you so much for taking part, I loved reading your answers and finding out more about your life xx

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    1. Thank you reading Sam, these interviews always get such a lovely response xx

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  16. I love reading about other families and bloggers lives. I love Wales! It's such a beautiful place. Marianna is very lucky to grow up there. :-D x

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    1. I am glad that you enjoy reading Chloe. I have never been to Wales but keep hearing about how beautiful it is, really need to visit sometime xx

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  17. This is so cute - I love how you are so patriotic about Wales (in fact all of the Welsh people I know are super proud to be Welsh). Hope you get to Japan one day, that would be such an adventure!

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    1. Japan really would be an adventure wouldn't it x

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  18. I love these types of posts. I had no idea she was so close to me. I've got to love someone who is excited for Xmas already x

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    1. I am glad you enjoy them Kerry, I love it when you find bloggers close by! xx

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  19. What a great insight into another well respected blogger! It's lovely to find out more about successful writers xx

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    1. What a lovely comment about Jess xx

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    2. Aw, this comment made me grin like a fool! :D x

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  20. I love these posts. I too and desperate to go to Japan - I could happily spend a month or more I think

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    1. I hope that you both get to visit Japan someday soon xx

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  21. Great feature :) I love Jess' blog too, and I agree, Cwmbran is a pretty awesome place!

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    1. I have never been, really need to visit Wales soon! xx

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