Mr The Home That Made Me – An Introduction

 You may know me (or the back of my head) from many Instagram stories as I embark on the DIY aspect of whichever job the serial redecorator Charlotte has decided for me to do that day.

My name is Joe, but you will know me as Mr The Home That Made Me. I am going to start doing a monthly blog post as not only can I add a second perspective on various topics, but because Charlotte told me to and I don’t like to argue because then I have to sleep on the sofa. 

Charlotte told me not to talk about myself too much as I’m apparently boring and you won’t care that much, but I think a little intro might be needed. 

I’m the live in man-servant at Baylyn House with my wonderful wife Charlotte, my beautiful daughter Elsa, my boy Rory and our pig-dog Mungo. Char and I have been together for 6 years and been living together for just as long. We have pretty much crammed all of our life goals into that time, probably something to do with Charlotte being quite impatient. 

I work in Banking and have a degree in English from the University of Southampton (something Charlotte always reminds me is useless) but I am not going to try and justify as it gives her great satisfaction to try to wind me up. 

I love most things sport/beer related and have always been a bit of a man’s man so writing on an interior/lifestyle blog is way out of my comfort zone. I am patient, a massive optimist and I don’t want to blow my own trumpet but this whole dad/husband thing…nailed it!

I wasn’t always this awesome, it took time and a lot of growing up but now I live by the motto “A man’s home is his castle, his wife is his queen” primarily because it means I am the king and I have to pretend I wear the trousers in one aspect at least.

When Charlotte asked me if I wanted to contribute to this blog, I jumped at the opportunity. I really admire the time, passion and effort she puts into the blog and her other projects. The results are a reflection of not only her natural ability but her desire to never sit still or be happy with less than perfect. She really took her eye off the ball here though as letting me get involved is risky, I could potentially bring it all crashing down with a few inappropriate jokes.

I will touch on various topics from fatherhood to DIY to what will be a fan favourite “How to train your Husband” from a mans point of view plus the ‘Husband styling challenge’. Keep your eyes peeled for those. Hopefully, you will enjoy my short interludes and I am excited to see how much I can get away with over the coming months. 

Thanks for reading!



  1. January 18, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Well done Joe "Mr.the home that made me" ? Great introduction & im looking forward to reading more from you ????

  2. January 18, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Love it ??? Definitely need to get my husband trained up! ?

  3. January 18, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    What a lovely read & great idea! Can't wait to hear more from Mr the home that made me.

  4. January 18, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Loved this post! Really made me laugh! Looking forward to your next one 🙂

  5. January 18, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Awww love be it!!! Great idea xxxx

  6. January 18, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    how refreshing and great idea! love it.

  7. January 18, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Great idea! Looking forward to hearing more from Joe, Mr The Home That Made Me! Well Done Joe ?

  8. January 18, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Hi Joe … good to meet you … looking forward to reading your contrubutions ☺

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  10. January 18, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Great intro and can't wait to read future posts, it'll be a interesting view point as the man usually takes a 'fit for purpose' mindset around the home! And big up the Soton Alumni, woo!

  11. January 19, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This made me chuckle…look forward to your updates!

  12. January 22, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    You two are so cute! Love this addition to the blog – I always wondered what the husbands of famous insta-women are thinking about being photographed / filmed all the time!!!