Welcome to Little Steps.
This is a lifestyle blog
that also covers the following:
life as a mum,
as a little family,
living in the coastal countryside of North Cornwall.
My name is Dean. I’m from the Philippines, currently based in England. I’m female, not male, by the way. I’m a former volunteer in West Africa where I met my husband and life partner. I have a degree in English Literature and used to work in the media. At the moment, I’m a part-time writer and full-time mother and dog-walker.
I used to be a coffee-drinker, but ever since giving birth to T, I can only drink one cup in the morning. I have now been turned into a tea-drinker. I am not a morning person.
I have a beautiful little brown-eyed girl I call T, who looks a little bit like me, a little bit of my husband, but a lot like herself. She loves books, the outdoors, gymnastics (because her leotard is shiny) playing the cello, and walking through graveyards. It’s her thing.
Then there’s the husband whom I call the grumpy Historian. You’ll see a lot of photos of his back. I’m keeping him anonymous lest his students find him and actually think that he has a life outside teaching.
He is a morning person.
As a family we love exploring the outdoors, travel, going on trips, even if it’s just a day trip in the country. We are members of the National Trust and English Heritage (handy when you have a small child and thinking of what to do over the weekend).
We like eating, though admittedly we are homebodies and prefer home cooked meals to eating in restaurants.
The three of us love to read, running out of bookshelves is a constant fear in our house.
We love to watch films, although at the moment, the only films we watch in the cinema are all for children, however, my husband and I are old-school and probably are the only ones who rent DVDs online, delivered straight to our door-step. No, we don’t watch Netflix. We’re eclectic and like World Cinema as much as mainstream. The husband loves comedies, the sillier, the better, to him, Baby’s Day Out is a grand movie. As for me, I’m a sucker for love stories, who cares if the storyline is crap?
You’ll also read a lot about Doc, little T’s dog. He is a Bedlington x Springer Spaniel, I guess you can call him a Bedspring. Like all dogs he loves the outdoors and running around like a loony, but hates the water. Any kind of body of water, he stays away from. It’s his thing.
We used to have a cat called Boots. But she dumped us for an old woman who lives alone. I don’t blame her. One of these days though, we plan to cat-nap her back. I’m not a cat-person, but I miss her and want her back. Wish us luck!
Update: The historian has successfully cat-napped Boots back. You can read all about it here.
If you wish to contact me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos in this blog were all taken by me, or sometimes the Historian, unless stated. Please do not use or copy without my permission.
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The short film below encapsulates what Little Steps is all about: FAMILY LIFE.