This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring Bec who blogs at Kizmetcava which is a family lifestyle blog covering a whole range of subjects such as recipes, parenting and a whole heap of positivity. So let's find out more about the family behind Kizmetcava.
1.) Tell me a bit about yourself and your family?
I am Bec, I am a mum of two children. I also work part time as a teacher and my primary focus is in well-being in children. If a child at my school is struggling emotionally I will be called upon to swoop in and support them with whatever they need. I love it! It saddens me that there is more and more call for this role and less and less funding. But that is another story for another time. As for my children, my eldest is Finlay, our football mad ten-year-old. Our youngest Erin is always upside down and flinging herself about, she is 7 and she reminds me of Phoebe in Friends in so many ways.
2.) Where do you live?
I live in rural Kent, we live in a little hamlet and we love it here. We moved here from London almost ten years ago and we have not looked back. We did worry massively before we moved that we may have been moving to retirement central, it turned out that it was a bit of a happening hamlet with lots of adorable people who are up for a good laugh. What a relief that was I can tell you.
3.) What is your favourite thing to do as a family where you live?
There are lots of things that we like to do but I think our favourite in all seasons is walking the dog down to the local country pub. We walk through fields (we dampen the kid's negativity of the walk with the promise of 'stile sweets' which work a treat). We always get a warm welcome when we arrive and we have a pint or two and the obligatory bag of crisps and game of pool, before staggering back home. in winter you can spot the smoke from the roaring fire awaiting us. In spring you can watch the lambs playing, we collect conkers in Autumn and sit in the beer garden in summer. Sometimes the simple things are the best, aren't they?
4.) If you could live anywhere where would you?
This is an interesting question. I would say here, but I do also have a hankering for New Zealand. I have visited before and we loved it but it is so very far away. We are really happy here so I think, why move? I also really like Portugal.
5.) Did you grow up close to where you live now and what are your favourite childhood memories of where you grew up?
I grew up in Halifax, West Yorkshire. I honestly think I left a piece of my heart there when I left. I would move back in a shot but my husband needs to be closer to London for his work. Each time I go I am amazed at how nostalgia grabs me and completely takes over. I have fond memories on going to a place called Blake Dene, it was a little stream that you could paddle in and picnic beside and we always seemed to have it all to ourselves. I loved it so much there that once I learnt to drive, my friends and I used to go there for the day. We once left a letter to our selves hidden in a wall there, but annoyingly have not been able to find it ever since. I often wonder what it said.
6.) Have you got any exciting family plans for the year ahead?
We are changing the house a little to make a bigger office and we are going off in our VW camper van on impromptu weekends. My husband is finalising a few feature film scripts that he wants to direct, it is such a lengthy process this film making malarkey but if anyone can get there, he will. It may not be this year though, but at least he will have the space to work on it now.
7.) What is your favourite thing about family life?
I think being a unit. There is something about it being just the four of us against the world. We are a good team and we have fun (most of the time). I also like working together with my husband on a joint 'project' of raising the children. We are often sharing observations we have made of the kids and hit things head on when we notice one of them isn't happy or are not quite themselves, It is a tough job, but I love it and feel sad that it is flying by so very quickly.
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions Bec, it sounds idyllic where you live and I love that you have a campervan to explore in. If you would like to find out more about Bec and her family visit her blog www.kizmetcava.uk
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