All About The Family


So there's me - madmumof7. 
Aged 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) as quite a few of us are autistic, both diagnosed and self-identifying.


And DH. (Dear Husband)
well over 50 but doesn't look it (IMHO)
Married me 27 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, F1, power tools, real ale and eating out.


DS#1 (Dear Son)

Aged 25.

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

DS#2.
Aged 24.

Graduated University after studying Economics. Not a fan of appearing on the internet.


DS#3

Aged 20.


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, cooking and any tech.


DD#1 

Aged 19.




Smiley, outgoing and loves her PJs almost as much as her mum.  Animal lover. Science and gadget geek. Autistic. Studying Chemistry in Brighton, and advanced Harry Potter.
Loves music, Harry Potter going to live gigs, travel, science, theme parks and English Breakfast tea. Partner to Boy Wonder. (bio below)

DS#4

Aged 14.

Otherwise known as ginger fat boy even though he is neither ginger or fat. Family joke. Enjoys  pokemon, loves gaming, ballet, tap, musical theatre and performing generally! Has performed in the West End. Currently rehearsing for Panto playing Michael in Peter Pan.

DD#2 

Aged 13.


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, llamas, unicorns, art and reading.

DS#5 
aged 11.

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 and Sonic, anime and YouTube.


FDIL - future daughter in law.


A jokey name for this lovely lady, my eldest's partner. But fingers crossed I get to wear the MIL hat one day. Aged 25, works full time as a bid writer and occasionally blogs at GingerSnapBlog-surviving life one week at a time

And finally, Boy Wonder

Boy Wonder

Technical whizzkid, never without a roll or ten of gaffer tape for his work in theatre light and sound, aged 18, almost never seen without his beloved hoodies or his car.  Seems taller every time I see him.




PLUS 2 (slightly mad) adopted cats Oscar  and Jasper and 1 ancient fish called sparkles.






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