About

Welcome to Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs!!

I’m Emma, wife to ginger Yorkshireman Ben and Mummy to Stanley, James and Eli…yes, we fall into that weird and expensive grey area that is a family of five!

Follow for tales of our day to day activities, joyous moments of motherhood, some not so impressive ones and life from a small terraced house with too many boys living in it.

My focus will be recommending days out and activities. I’ll basically get all the grey hairs on your behalf but you can rest assured that I’ll find some great places that are fully geared up for families to enjoy. Everything from kiddy friendly cafés to full on festival fun. I’m not really a stay at home kind of stay at home mum!

We have recently bought our own campervan and are looking forward to getting out there and enjoying van life. Campsite recommendations and camping with kids hints and tips coming soon!

I love where I live and will be promoting local events and attractions. I’ve got the best of both worlds living in the semi rural market town of Leek and Stoke-on-Trent (or The Potteries as you may know it) is just on my doorstep too. I’m proud to be a #mystokestory Ambassador and will be getting my boys involved in our local heritage.

I have become an expert in the field of Type 1 diabetes but I skipped the studying and well paid job part, and instead got thrown in at the deep end when James my middle one was diagnosed in March 2020 aged 3 years. It’s turned our lives upside down but James has taken it all in his stride like the superstar he is!

My recipe for this blog is much the same as my approach to life itself…I try to find the fun, mix it with a good handful of humour, and then a sprinkling of sarcasm is thrown in for good measure!

Follow me over on Instagram to see a visual diary of my non instaworthy life…and Facebook for more of the same but with comments from my Mother-in-law thrown in, and shares of articles and events I think will interest my followers too.

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