All About The Family

So there's me - madmumof7. 
Aged very close to 50. 
Mum to 7
Writing about family, food, days out, holidays,tech and toys, my life past and present, chronic fatigue conditions & ASD (autism spectrum disorder,)

over 50 but doesn't look it (IMHO)
Married me almost 25 years ago before realising that when I told him all those years ago that I wanted children that I wanted that many children. Laid back and lovely.
Loves football, power tools, real ale and eating out.


Aged 23.

My baby, now towers above me, ambitious and hard working. Living in Southsea, Portsmouth and working in recruitment in Whiteley but very much still part of our family. Partner to FDIL (future daughter in law) - more details below.
Blogs at A Potless Gentleman

Aged 21.

At University in Southampton studying Economics.


Aged 18.

Has suffered a lifetime of pain with a chronic bone condition but remains cheerful. Works in childcare/education.
Loves to cook. Enjoys gaming, collecting Pokemon and Pokemon products, Nerf guns and any tech.


Aged 16.

Smiley, outgoing and loves her PJs almost as much as her mum.  Animal lover. Science and gadget geek.
Loves music, going to live gigs, travel, science, theme parks and English Breakfast tea.


Aged 12.

Otherwise known as ginger fat boy even though he is neither ginger or fat. Family joke. Enjoys ballet, tap, musical theatre and performing generally! Currently performing in a British Theatre Academy production of Annie Jr.
Blogs at gingerboyspeaks.
Collects Pokemon stuff and loves gaming and cinema.


Aged 11.

As girly as a girl can get with a core of steel. Don't be fooled by the hair flicking and squeaky voice - she is one determined little girl. Loves to sing and anything arts and crafts based.
Enjoys adventure and days out, building bears and travel.

aged 8.

Generally known as Grumpy. Was a Roman emperor in a former life we think. Quirky and loving. Awesome sense of humour. Avid gamer. Adores Pokemon, Sonic and Skylanders.

Diagnosed #ASD (autism) November 2016

FDIL - future daughter in law. A jokey name for this lovely lady, my eldest's girlfriend. But fingers crossed I get to wear the MIL hat one day. Works full time and occasionally blogs at GingerSnapBlog-surviving life one week at a time

PLUS 3 (slightly mad) adopted cats Oscar, Felix and Jasper and 1 fish called sparkles..


I'd love feedback- but keep it clean and kind.