Welcome to Our Daly Life – a blog about a ‘blended’ family known as the Daly’s that will hopefully have input from all of us at some point or another. All of us being:
Me, Charlotte – Mum, Business Owner, Wife and general stress head,
Ron – Stepdad, Business Owner, Husband and one whom never gets stressed
Jessica, daughter no 1, 8yrs old going on 18!
Natalie, daughter no 2, 6yrs old
We are a slightly unconventional family. I was previously married for 14yrs and had two lovely children. In 2011 I became a singleton again, and quite happily plodded along through life with my two lovely children.
I met Ron – thanks to a bit of online dating, and we married a year after we met in February 2014. However, here is where we get even more unconventional, for whilst we are married – currently, we don’t actually live together, in fact, we don’t even live in the same county, never mind town or house! This is more for practical purposes as we both run our own businesses, but they are 30 miles away from each other. So for the past 18 months of blissful marriage we have lived apart.
Odd, strange, peculiar I know.. but it works.. for now at least..
But we are set to start a new journey in our life together – we are heading towards ditching the unconventional, for the more conventional and are looking to actually live under the same roof in the not too distant future.
Our lives are about to take a dramatic change, and in our Blog I hope to document and record for posterity the new chapter we are about to begin.
I don’t pretend to be the best writer, witty, or particularly original, but I am honest (brutally sometimes!), and I have set it my mission to get all the family involved in our blog. So expect not only my own personal musings, but also comments from:
- a Step Dad, learning the ropes
- an 8yr old whose world revolves around something different every day depending on how the mood takes her
- and the odd sentence or two from a 6yr old who is cheeky, delightful and has some of the greatest one liners.
As well as blogging about our Daly lives, the highs/lows, successes/challenges of being a blended family, also expect posts on our days out, my children are not ones for staying in plonked in front of a computer game – they love the outdoors and adventures, going different places especially with friends and family. Their favourite phrase ‘what are we doing today mummy?’
Oh, and Food! Food features quite a lot in our lives too, eating out is something we do pretty regularly. Me, well I’ll eat pretty much anything, willing to give anything a try, however with two children and a gluten sensitive vegetarian for a husband, pleasing everyone is not always that easy!