My name Is Mandi Jane Morrison. I am aged 44 and a qualified Nursery Nurse, I have a BA(hons) degree in Childhood and Youth Studies.
I am a partner in AJ Morrison Enterprises, specialising in Leisure & Tourism consulting, PR and Social Media, and pleased to be MyBump2Baby Favourite Blogger.
I have been with my husband Asa for 24 years and we have been married for 19 years.
I do not have much time for hobbies as I am pretty much a full time mum to our seven wonderful children, (and our Newfoundland Puppy Bree) which leaves very little spare time!
I do enjoy reading and I love watching all types of films and listening to a wide variety of music.
In April 1998 we had our first daughter that we named Xene, meaning a Welcome Stranger, she is now taller than me and has just finished university studying production design for stage and screen, with the current pandemic situation she is job hunting, and also volunteering at Merrivale Model Village. She is an amazing artist with her every own unique style, she loves all things cosplay and she amazes me with all of the different costumes she makes and designs, each of her instagram pics looks like a completely different person and her facial expressions are perfectly fitting of each character she portrays. She loves the theatre and performing, she is a brilliant dancer, with no formal training and a second mum to the younger children.
In April 2003 we welcomed our next daughter Neva, meaning Snow as my husband adores the white stuff! She is the most laid back of the seven and is animal mad and a vegetarian, she is in her second yeat at college studying travel and tourism, media, and English literature at college, (she has already completed an AS level in Sociology)she is considering a career in event management, her cool calm personality will certainly be an asset to this type of career, she loves the theatre and watching netflix, and is mum number three to the smaller ones.
In November 2008 we had our final little girl, that we named Eowyn, meaning lover of horses, as I used to be a keen horse rider and I am hoping that someone may share my passion. Being the fifth child means she is most definitely the most outgoing of them all, she never sits still, and spends most of the day cartwheeling across my lounge, or jumping from high places!! She is the only Morrison child to have fractured a bone, she has just started high school and is also the same height as me at age 11.
My husband is Asa, he is in his late forties , he is an independent Leisure and Tourism Consultant and a partner in AJ Morrison Enterprises.
He is a keen rugby player and plays for Great Yarmouth-Broadland RFC, where he is also a coach.
He has lots of varied interests and LOVES the outdoors.
We met whilst working together behind the bar at the local Leisure Centre, it was Asa’s part-time job whilst finishing his degree in Leisure and Tourism, who knew that the meeting in summer 1996 would change his life forever!!
In April 2000 we had our first son, as my husband’s family has a strong Scottish connection, we decided to call him Lochlan meaning from the Land of Lochs, although most people call him Lochi. He is a computer whizz and I call on him often when I need help with the computer!! He is a typical teenage boy, loves all things gaming and gadgety, he is in his second year at uni studying for a degree in TV & Film Production at university in Lincoln.
To break the mould (and to save going completely broke each April) we had Kaide in September 2005, his name keeping with the Scottish theme meaning from the Wet Lands. Kaide is the Sportsman of the family, he has a natural talent for any sport that he has a go at, and has been kicking a football accurately into a goal since the age of three, he is also a maths genius, he is currently in his fourth year at high school, loves all things computer and gaming like his older brother.
Our next little man Tyrus was born at home in June 2011, his name means Thunder, he is extremely chilled, but into everything, he is easily lead astray by Eowyn and Viggo the three of them sneak off to cause chaos!! He is in Year five and has just started this year in a specialist provision after two years of fighting for a place, (we went to court one week before lockdown1) he was diagnosed with asd and severe sensory issues in June 2016, he is an amazing little man, and I wish I could see the world from his point of view!
Finally in September 2013 we had our fourth little boy, changing the girl, boy sequence. A lovely waterbirth, welcomed Viggo to our family, his name means lightning to go with his Big Bro. He was the heaviest of all the children, weighing in at a very impressive 9lb 6oz. He is in Year 2 at the primary all seven have attended, he is making excellent progress, he loves maths and is an excellent reader, at home he is constantly involved in mischief, usually created by Tyrus and Eowyn.
And That is the chaos that is ‘The Morrisons’ xxx