About us

The House That Never Rests

Hi, thank you for stopping by. First things first, let us introduce ourselves to you. Our names are Anita and Ian, Mum and Dad to three sons, all in their 20’s and we are also proud grandparents to two grandson’s, Dylan born in September 2020 and our 2nd grandson is due in February 2023.


We are a very close Hertfordshire-based family and we all meet up regularly to enjoy quality time together. We also have two pets, Hunter and Coco who often join us on our family day’s out where pets are also welcome. We are originally from North London but bought our first home together and now live in Hertfordshire. All three of our boys have now left home and live with their partners in their own homes, so it is just myself and Ian living at home now.

Dylan comes to spend every other weekend at our house, where we enjoy memory-making and setting off out on fun adventures.

Our little family mean the world to us, we call our boy’s and our grandsons our 5-a-side team = 3 sons and 2 grandson!

Ian works full-time in North London as an technical planner. Ian has recently been diagnosed with diabetes which he is trying to get used to living with.

I am a fully qualified health and social care worker. Currently working part-time as a care assistant. I am also in the process of setting up my own craft shop. I am wanting to free-up as much time as possible to be on hand to help look after our grandsons whilst still being able to work doing what I enjoy.

I will be documenting the fun times had with the boys over on my “All things Nanny” section of this blog. Once my shop is set up I will be adding the details to it on here!

My Daughter-in-law Katie has recently set up a blog, where she will be sharing her experiences of becoming a first-time-mum. If you would like to check her blog out it is called Adventures of db kb. Danny and Katie both live in Suffolk where they have recently become first-time homeowners too.

Our hobbies

In mine and Ian’s spare time when not on grandparent duty we enjoy meals out, catching up with a good film on Netflix, or if we fancy it then a night at the cinema. We both enjoy a fine wine, Ian is a whiskey lover and I enjoy a nice Gin. Ian enjoys fishing and has been enjoying teaching Dylan. I enjoy arts, crafts and sewing. check out what I have been making in my craft section.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, if you would like to collaborate with us then please contact Anita at thehousethatneverrests@gmail.com or check out our contact us page for further ways to contact us.