Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Five Little Doves

This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring one of my favourite bloggers, Laura from Five Little Doves. Laura blogs about family life, days out, reviews and the most beautifully written and heartbreaking posts about her son Joseph who was sadly stillborn. Laura's blog is full of the most beautiful photos and words and it feel's like you're sitting down for a chat with an old friend when you read her blog.

So let's find out more about the family behind Five Little Doves.

Blogger Five Little Doves and family



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

I'm Laura, I'm 37, married to Gaz and we have five beautiful children. I have Lewis (13) and Joseph from my first marriage, Joseph would have been 11 and devastatingly was born stillborn at full term. When my marriage ended Gaz and I married, we had been old school friend, we had Eva (5) Megan (4) and Harry (3) - we didn't hang about! We also have a dog, Oscar, and our lives are every bit as crazy and wonderful as you would imagine as a family of six.

2.) Where do you live?

We live in Chorley in Lancashire, in the same village where both I and my husband grew up and went to school. 

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

We are very lucky that we have so many parks and beautiful countryside locally. No matter what the time of year you will find us in the park or the woods, anything to tire them out! Hehe!

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

This might sound crazy, especially to those with dreams of living in exotic countries or exciting cities, but I am happy right here where we are, in our little village with my parents down the road, friends nearby, the countryside on our doorstep and a real feeling of belonging and home. I have always been a real home bird and although I have left for brief periods in my life, I always come back here. 

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

Yes, I grew up just a few streets away from our house! My favourite childhood memory would be once a year when it was the Chorley Carnival. The whole town would get out their deck chairs and sit at the sides of the road with bags of 2ps, ready to throw on the floats. 

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

We are going away in October with my parents which will be lovely and then we are hoping to do Lapland UK again at Christmas. Next year? Who knows? I'm trying to convince my husband that we should go to Disneyland Paris whilst the kids are still young, fingers crossed!

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

My favourite thing will always be the fact that after losing Joseph and fifteen much-wanted babies, I finally have the family I always dreamed of. For such a long time I felt as though it would never happen for us but here we are, winging our way through life, and every moment we spend together, good or bad, feel like a miracle. We have been very lucky and having that close family unit really is everything to me.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions, Laura, it sounds lovely where you live in Lancashire. It must be so nice seeing your children grow up in the same village that both you and your husband both did. I hope you have a great time on holiday and at Lapland UK and fingers tightly crossed you manage to talk your husband into visiting Disneyland Paris.

If you want to know more about Laura and her family visit her blog www.fivelittledoves.com

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Don't forget to check out last week's post featuring Sprog On The Tyne if you missed it. If you would like to take part in Other bloggers Family Lives then please just send me an email at newcastlefamilylife@gmail.com








36 comments:

  1. I love posts like this where you find out more about the amazing person behind the blog!

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  2. Aww lovely post. Laura is lovely and has a beautiful family. I would have like to gone have gone to Brit Mums over the weekend and have had a chat to her :)

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    1. She really does seem so lovely and her family is beautiful xx

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  3. I love reading these kind of posts. Its nice getting to know about the person behind the blog and about them. This is one of my favourite blogs to read actually, so glad I got to read this post.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed reading, it is one of my favourite blogs too as she writes so beautifully x

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  4. Ah I adore Laura! I'm trying to convince my hubby to go to Disneyland Paris too. Maybe we should ditch the men and go on our own!!!

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    1. That sounds like a brilliant idea, plus without your hubby there you can buy a few extra Disney treats too x

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  5. Love these types of posts that introduced me to new bloggers!

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  6. Lovely to learn a bit more about Laura. She should definitely convince her hubby to go to Disneyland with the kids!

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  7. What a beautiful family Laura has. I was so sad reading about what she has been through, she's a strong lady.

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    1. She really does and she really is so strong x

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  8. Laura is one of my favourite bloggers! Not only is she absolutely lovely but her posts often move me beyond belief too x

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  9. I have read amd commented on one or two of Laura's posts, she is and has a wonderful family..xx

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  10. Ah this is lovely . Laura is one strong lady . I love finding new blogs to follow !

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  11. I loved getting to know Laura and wow isn’t she a wonderfully strong lady.

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  12. Laura is such an inspirational blogger and I love reading her posts and stalking her Instagram. He strength alone is enough driving force for most of us.

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    1. Her Instagram photos are beautiful aren't they? x

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  13. it's great to meet new bloggers and I am already lucky enough to be a fan of Laura's blog!

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  14. I love Lauras posts, her pictures are amazing!

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    1. They really are, especially the special effect ones x

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  15. I love Laura's blog. I enjoy reading her posts.

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    1. Me too, she has such a wonderful way with words x

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  16. What a beautiful family. It's so nice to get to know the people behind blogs.

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  17. Having met Laura she is a lovely lady and I love reading all about her campaigns and adventures on her blog

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  18. It was so lovely to read more about Laura. I love her blog and her honest posts about what she has been through

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    1. Me too, she writes with so much emotion too x

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