My real life began 10 years ago when Boyo arrived; before then I frequented more pubs than I care to think about and partied hard. Boyo’s arrival straightened me out somewhat and getting drunk became a thing of the past.
I am now a wife of 1 and Mum to Boyo, Princess Pants, Comma and Rainbow.
My friends would probably describe me as… well, I’m not actually sure because I’ve never thought to ask them. I would describe myself as very loyal, slightly crazy, a little lazy but in the whole a genuine person.
3 things about me:
- I spent a few years studying toward a history degree with The Open University but have recently decided against continuing.
- I have had Post Natal Depression twice in the past and it still plays a big part of my life.
- I’m in a constant battle with my weight having always been overweight.
I met Jim in 2008 and met him at the end of the aisle to secure the ball and chain tie the knot at 3pm on 14th September 2013. He has worked in the security industry for 5 years and while the shifts are crappy he does get plenty of time at home to work on his beloved car (and spend time with us of course).
He can be a bit of a petrol head; he loves fast cars that look good. We actually met because we both had MK3 Astra’s (although his was far superior to mine). While his love of cars can drive me mad (they cost a fortune) I accept they are his hobby.
Boyo was born in 2005 weighing 7lb 3oz. He is an intelligent and sociable 10 year old. He is gentle and loving but can give the attitude on occasions. He is ambitious and dreams of becoming a Computer Game Developer when he grows up. He can normally be found iPad in hand watching YouTube videos of computer game walkthroughs. He is a real family person and he adores Princess Pants Comma and Rainbow. I can’t imagine him ever being an only child.
Princess Pants put in an appearance in 2009 and weighed in at 9lb 1oz. She lives up to her name and is the real star of our family. She is high maintenance and a real diva with a cheeky side. That being said, her heart is with her family and she loves her brothers more than I can tell you. She is currently revelling in becoming a big sister to a little sister and absolutely adores her.
Comma was going to be our baby for quite some time after his arrival in 2014, weighing 8lb 7oz. However, that was obviously not meant to be. We had a bumpy start to his life with breastfeeding problems and PND but we survived and things are getting better. He’s a fun-loving, outdoor-loving 1 year old, who laughs at everyone and eats everything in sight. He’s a happy chappy who melts the hearts of everyone he meets.
Rainbow arrived by emergency caesarian section after quite a scary experience in August 2015. She arrived 11 days early and surprised us all… She weighed 7lb 3.5oz. She was diagnosed with a large Doubly Committed VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) and had Open Heart Surgery on 23rd December 2015. She has been enjoying the hospitality of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales since early November and has recently been diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome (22q11.2DS).