Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog, Southern Mummy, Who am I? I’m Heidi!
I’m in my Mid 30’s and Chris is a little bit closer to 40. We live on the ‘Sunshine Coast’, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Apparently Eastbourne gets more sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, or so they say! We live with our three kids, Finlay (4), baby Emmeline and the furry oriental one, Sebastian!
So, why did I start blogging? How did Southern Mummy come about?
I began blogging in 2013. Finlay was born with severe Flat Head Syndrome. I used blogging to raise awareness of the condition and to fund raise for private medical treatment, as the NHS do not treat this condition.
I enjoyed blogging so much after a short break I took the plunge into a more general parenting and lifestyle blog. Parenting can be tough but most places I looked it seemed like a Disney fairy tale. I wanted to portray a more realistic and honest view. Parenting is a beautiful thing, but it’s also crazy, messy and soul destroying on occasions. And so Southern Mummy was born. My pictures aren’t perfect, our life can be crazy, but it’s real!
…And what do I get up to when I haven’t got my nose in the blogosphere?
As a post graduate in Conservation Science. I love Nature (I especially adore Bee’s), so I do really enjoy being out and about with the family. Bike Rides, Walks, Nature Trails, Exploring the beach and Camping are some of are favorite activities. I love that nature cost so little. We have to budget quite heavily as a family, so I am bit of a frugal, money Saving Queen too!
I love tea and I adore cake. It pains me that sugar is so damn unhealthy, so I do regularly try and detox.
When I can’t do any of the above I have to work part time as an Administration Supervisor, although I am currently on Maternity Leave, bliss!
…And if I haven’t bored you, here’s what the rest of the brood get up too!
Chris works in Finance and is about to complete his AAT 4 qualification. He likes bikes, so much I would say I am almost a bike widow! He is also pretty obsessed with Horror films and zombies!
Finlay, the light of our lives. There is never a dull moment when this kid is about. Amongst all the chaos he is the sweetest, most kind hearted little boy! He’s about to leave toddlerhood behind and start one very big boy adventure- School!
Emmeline, total opposite to Finlay, could possibly be the most laid back child ever. I hope she stays like this, but I have recently noticed a naughty little twinkle in her eye!
Sebastian, a posh pedigree Oriental. Mourning the loss of his much loved Ginger brother. Talks to you about anything and ups the volume if you dare not listen. Loves a good old cuddle and tickle behind the ear!
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