All about us
A Mothers Ramblings is the true story of an ordinary British family that likes to have fun. We don't mean to be funny, but quite often find ourselves having conversations or in situations that wouldn't be out of place in a Classic British sitcom. We love to travel, visit attractions and are quite often found in the kitchen at parties talking to the owner's pets.
The blog is written mainly by me, PippaD, aka Mummy, Mum, Crazy Cat Lady and a host of other names too! My favourite has to be MUM! though. Oh wait, not that's just the one used most often. Good job I do love it!
I'm not your typical British Mummy Blogger. I mean I do cook, clean, garden, play with the children and write this blog, but I also spend my free time staring out the window putting off doing the cooking, cleaning, gardening and working out if watching TV counts as playing with the children...
I'm well known for my love of socks, somewhat creative lunches, for asking very random questions, playing hide and seek in the supermarket with my Mum, for having fun and my devotion to Dr Pepper. If I'm not on a fun day out with the Family, then you will find me being a Governor at a local school, being a Brown Owl for a local Brownie Unit, at Church with the Youth, ferrying Top Ender or Dan Jon Jr to their extra curricular activities (Or Seminary!), going on long walks, exercising whilst trying to watch Netflix or trying to sort out the junk drawer... which thanks to Marie Kondo I'm actually doing really well at!
I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I'm currently enjoying my time as the ward Young Women's President. I promise I will learn the theme by heart before I am released and if you are interested in my latest Sacrament talk, a rehearsal recording can be seen here!
You can also find me at Pippa World where I blog about my weight loss journey, but don't hold your breath for regular updates, she likes I like food far too much for anything as trivial as losing weight and quite often forget to update the blog!
His twitter stream includes pictures of what he and the family are up to, the funny things he sees or finds funny on Twitter, the occasional complaint about late trains or traffic jams, his love of gaming and Gluten-free Food images.
Flyfour occasionally writes blog posts, is in charge of the 3D projector, makes a great Gluten free Apple Crumble and is slowly automating the house.
There is nothing that Flyfour likes better than watching Only Connect in bed, making the perfect Gluten free Scone or turning the house into an automated wonder. He also likes flying Drones, watching Michael McIntyre, shouting RHLSTP and bemoaning that he gets all the rubbish snacks because of his being a Coeliac.
Top Ender is Fourteen years old and always looking for fun, something to sing, something to read or doing her homework.
Top Ender is occasionally on Twitter and Instagram but more than likely she is practising her Cello, Ukulele, Guitar or singing various songs from Musicals or her Grade Exans. Really she is pretending she is practising and is actually watching Netflix, playing The Sims or talking to her friends on Whatsapp, Discord or Skype.
Top Ender's biggest ambition was to own a sweet shop, whilst holding down a full-time career as a Fashion Designer/Model/Pop Star/Best Selling Author/Dancer/TV Star. She has had further thoughts about being a Costume Designer, an Author, an Air Traffic Controller and even an accountant but she is now sure that whatever she does in life for work she'll be happy and that's all that is important anyway. Knowing how determined Top Ender is she'll probably manage everything on the list before she's twenty, be insanely happy and go on to rule the world.
Top Ender was diagnosed with ASD, Tourettes, Anxiety and OCD in 2018, read the series of posts about the diagnosis process to find out more.
Dan Jon Jr
Dan Jon Jr is Ten and likes everything, even more so, if it is
Dan Jon Jr is really creative and spends a lot of time making his own books and comics, drawing pictures and creating videos to go on Youtube or putting selfies on Instagram. Dan Jon Jr hopes to make it big one day in programming and has promised his Sister that she can design the company uniform and the clothes of any characters he creates in his games... then again he also promised his Dad that he'd buy him a helicopter for Christmas!
Dan Jon Jr was diagnosed as being a Type 1 Diabetic on Friday the 13th July 2012. That was certainly a day I will never forget and you can read about it here. Dan Jon has been on an Insulin Pump since 13th February 2014, but it doesn't stop him eating sweets, having fun or trying to scoot down the hill in front of the house without using his breaks!
If you are so inclined, you can check him out on Twitter and yes, you are right, you aren't losing your mind he has been called both Baby Boy and Big Boy in the past here on A Mother's Ramblings!