Welcome to our blog
Hi there. Thank you for stopping by on our blog. We are an adventurous family, with three sons, two dogs and a grandson called Dylan (born September 2020). We are a fun, adventurous thrill-seeking family, that loves the great outdoors. We love to go off on camping trips as often as we can, and we are always looking for somewhere new to explore and walk the dogs.
Family time together is always a special time together as everyone works long hours. As much as we love our family days out, myself and Ian love time on our own too, a lovely meal out or a short break away on our own. We are always busy as a family making memories to treasure forever.
Come and meet the family
This is Ian (Dad, Husband and now Grandad)
Ian is a fully qualified electrician, he works 12 hour shifts about ten minutes away from home. He works nights and days. Ian is the tech-geek in our house, always found with a gadget to hand. Ian also has a love of fishing, this is the reason behind our fishing holidays which can be found over on our travel blog.
His biggest fish caught to-date is a 16lb Carp – a record he is wanting to beat. Ian is Husband, Dad and now a Grandad too. He is also Handyman/DIY expert, he can turn his hand to anything (our hero). He has saved us loads of money with his expertise/skills – tiling, woodwork, painting & decorating, plumbing, anything except gas work.
His skills have come in very handy and have saved the savings. In Ian’s spare time he likes to watch thriller films on TV, have his much deserved quiet time with a whiskey to hand. He loves to go fishing, he enjoys guided walks around London (a pub crawl really) with mates, this involves stops at many pubs along the way followed by a curry.
Meet Anita (Mum, Wife and now Nanny)
I am an online shopaholic, always hunting for a bargain. I used to work as a carer support worker out in the community but I now work from home freelance. I also have my own online craft shop, my little business I set up which is doing really well at the moment.
In my spare time I am often found in my craft room making what I love and loving what I make. I absolutely LOVE sewing, this has been my best medicine whilst battling anxiety and depression.
In my spare time I enjoy time with my Grandson Dylan and retail therapy, if not found in my craft room. I also enjoy upcycling projects and seeking out new recipes to help aid my weight loss – I am currently at an eight stone loss.
Meet our Son Danny, and Fiance Katie
Danny is a typical man who works hard Monday – Friday and enjoys his weekends spending quality time with Katie.
He is always shopping for the latest trend and then enjoys the odd night out with Katie or his mates. He loves the latest gadget and the latest trend as well as lifting a few weights with his mates.
Danny and Katie have just bought their first home which they will be renovating together to add their own personal touch. Exciting times ahead for them both and we couldn’t be more prouder. Their adventures together can be found on their Facebook page >>>here<<< and their Instagram page >>>here<<<
Meet our Son Lee and Fiance Shannan
Lee works out on the road, doing deliveries in and London. He is also a very sporty person and will often be found in our local gym when not at work. Lee and Shannan are about to set up home together, they are both very excited and cannot wait to add their very own personal touch to the place and welcome friends and family round for meals.
Meet our Son Bradley
Bradley is our youngest son and is now a Daddy to beautiful Dylan who was born in September 2020. Bradley works hard and enjoys spending his time with Dylan. They both love nothing more then to go off on adventures together.
Meet Grandson Dylan
Dylan was born in September 2020 and is Bradley’s Son. He is our only grandchild at the moment and is loved dearly. He is a typical boy and is currently into everything, keeping Bradley on his toes.
Meet our fur babies – Coco and Hunter
Coco is a Siberian Husky girl born 15th November 2017. She has brought so much joy and happiness to our lives. Sadly when we first got Coco we noticed within a week that she had a skin problem – meaning since then a weekly visit to the vets was called for to monitor it. A long story cut short it turns out she has food allergies and also allergies to dust mites. She is very friendly and very much a people dog. She loves a fuss and everyone gets shown her belly for belly rubs.
Hunter is a German Shepherd dog born on the 21st August 2018. He is also a very friendly dog. When we first welcomed him into our family he was rather a nervous dog. We gave him the time and attention needed to help him overcome this and now he is showing his confidence a lot more and is so much more relaxed when out on his walks.
Coco and Hunter get on brilliantly together and love all the fuss and attention they get when we are out on our adventures.
Wherever pets are allowed to go both dogs come with us on our adventures. Coco and Hunter have their own section on our blog where we document pawsome posts.
We are a very close family and enjoy our family adventures together.
Have you seen our travel blog? it is www.suitcaseandadventures.com
We are waving a big hello to you all, please do stop by and say hello, we would love to connect with you all over on our social networking sites.