Welcome to our blog
Hi there. Thank you for stopping by on our blog. We are a North London family with three sons, two dogs and our first grandchild on the way (due 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)
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 come 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 and then a curry.
Meet Anita (Mum)
I am an online shopaholic, always hunting for a bargain. I am currently trying to get back on the right path with my weight loss, this seems to be a never ending battle of mine, one I will hopefully win one day!
In my spare time I am often found in my craft room making what I love and loving what I make.
I now work from home, where I am currently in the process of setting up a family run business which is going rather well.
Meet our 23-year-old son Danny, and Fiance Katie
Danny is now 23 years old, he works full-time in the building industry He is a typical man who works hard Monday – Friday and enjoys his weekends spending 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 a few fun adventures booked up for this year already which will see them flying out to other countries together. Exciting times ahead for them. Their adventures together can be found on their Facebook page >>>here<<< and their Instagram page >>>here<<<
Meet 20-year-old Lee and Fiance Shannan
Lee works out on the road as a drivers mate delivering alcohol in and around London. He is also a very sporty person and will often be found in our local gym when not at work. Lee is currently training for a boxing match. He is fighting for a cause, his cause is to help raise money for Cancer Research. Lee has been training rather hard for his boxing match which he has been rather enjoying.
Meet 18-year-old Bradley and Fiance Ellie
Bradley works in the building industry with his older brother Danny. In his spare time he enjoys spending quality time with Ellie and planning for their future. Brad and Ellie enjoy watching the latest movies together, going off on adventures and living life to the full.
Grandchild due September 2020
Exciting times ahead. We are yet to find out if our Grandchild is a boy or girl.
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.