Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring the really lovely Kat from Candyfloss Dreams. I have been reading Kat's blog for a few months now and I love the wide variety of subjects that her blog covers.
So lets find out more about the family behind Candyfloss & Dreams.
1.) Tell me a bit about yourself and your family ?
I live with my partner, Adam and my daughter Mini Kat - so many people say she looks just like me! I work at home full time blogging, reviewing and copy writing as well as daydreaming about writing a book. My partner Adam works late evenings and my daughter, who is five has just finished reception at school. We have been a family for three years now and my partner is an excellent step parent and role model.
2.) Where do you live ?
We live in a two bedroom flat in the middle of Hampshire. It's not too bad really, five minutes drive and you're firmly in the countryside. We are surrounded by big towns for shopping and it's only just over an hour on the train to London.
3.) What is your favourite thing to do as a family where you live ?
We do love a trip to the cinema, family swimming in our local pool or going for food!
4.) If you could live anywhere where would you ?
My partner and I have both discussed moving down towards Cornwall because we love the seaside and it's beautiful down there. If I could live anywhere I would love to live in Tromso, Norway. That really is a different world! We are going to Norway in August to explore - I'm very excited.
5.) Did you grow up close to where you live now and what are your favourite childhood memories of where you grew up ?
I am back in my hometown I first lived in with my mum and dad, I mostly grew up in a nearby village. When I was twenty I moved away and then returned when I was 23. Oh I remember building dens on the green near my house. There was this amazing hollow tree where we would sit and gossip. I loved building dens. Another was when my dad first separated from my mum and we visited his on weekends. His garden backed onto a wood that was rumoured to be haunted, I loved playing up there and in the nearby park. I sound like I am a real 'outdoors' type of person but I think I've lost a bit of that now I'm older (and too many joint problems to even think about climbing a tree or building a den).
6.) Have you any exciting family plans for the year ahead ?
We had our first family holiday abroad in February to Disneyland Paris which was our big thing for this year. We are visiting friends in Cardiff over the summer with a group of ladies that were all first time pregnancies at the same time as me, it's great we stayed in contact! My partner and I are lucky that Mini Kat will be with her fathers grandparents for two weeks in August so we are going on a week long cruise to Norway, our first adults only holiday! We are planning a weekend in London for my daughters 6th birthday in September because she wants to go on the London eye. I would like to go to the Canary Islands for my birthday too at the end of December but we will see.
7.) What is your favourite thing about family life ?
I love feeling like I have a purpose and people to take care of in my life. I love having a companion to turn to in times of frustration and need and I love seeing my daughters successes. We have a pretty relaxed family life and we are very lucky that we get to go on lots of adventures. I am at my happiest when we are on holiday together, I love our holidays together; both as a couple and as a family.
Thank you so much for taking part Kat, I loved reading your answers and finding out more about you and your family. It sounds lovely where you live and it sounds like you had a wonderful childhood growing up in the area. I hope that you have a wonderful time in Norway and London this summer and hopefully I will hear about your travels on your blog.
To find out more about Kat visit her blog www.candyflossdreams.net
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Don't forget to check out last weeks post featuring The Mental Parentals if you missed it. If you would like to take part in Other Bloggers Family Lives then please just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.