Imposter Syndrome

Hey friends. I know it’s been a while since I last posted. I have been focussing on writing my first novel and although it was slow to start, I am now in full flow. As I write this, I am sat next to Yoda (author friend who inspires me constantly, and also makes me laugh…

Bad Mum V Bad Employee

“Bring me sunshine, in your smile” The ringtone had woken me as my Son phoned me from his bedroom that morning. His voice sounded overly pitiful as he said that he felt unwell and didn’t want to go to school.  It was snowing outside and he had an hour long bus ride, followed by a…

Ausfahrts around Germany

Last weekend my Husband and I drove from Hamburg to the borders of Holland – by accident. Doh!! How in the hell can someone drive all that way by accident? I hear you pondering this and we wondered the same thing in dumbfounded disbelief for many hours, until eventually we found the cause; but we…

Trials of CBD Oil

“CBD Oil is not drugs Mum” my son recently informed me.  My eyebrows were still in my hairline as he had reeled off a thorough understanding of cannabis, its recreational uses, its medical uses, which part of the plant does what, which medical journals advocate its uses, where to buy it, how much it costs,…

The Festive Feels

Happy New Year Did you have a good Christmas?  Surprisingly, I did! Why surprisingly?  Well, something you should know from the outset, is that Christmas is my happy place.  I start getting the warm and fuzzy feeling from around October time, and will start listening to Christmas music even before Halloween.  I love the smell…

London Blogging Baby

What a weekend!!! Last weekend I hit London with my new husband for a weekend of fun, inspiration and adventure – we had a blast! I had been a very lucky lady and received two tickets to the Vuelio Blog Awards for the 30th November. I was ecstatic, especially given I have been unable to…

I do – haha

Holy Poo – I did it! I honestly never believed (or wanted) to do it again, it had kicked my arse before, I’d seen it kick the arse of others and no way did I, or my fella, plan to EVER do it again! But did it we did. Romantic, Risky, Stupid, Hopeful, Practical, Loved…

8 Tips for Stress Free Wedding Planning

Are you getting married soon?  Have you begun planning already?  Here’s some advice from someone who has just been there and done that – Me. My man and I started hitting the local wedding fayres about 9 months before we actually married.  We had no set date in mind, we had an idea of where…

Shallow Media

In 2012, I started writing a novel. Despite this being the year when my entire world was crumbing all around me, it was actually a Thelma and Louise type of adventure, with as much comedy as I could muster.  Then, shit happened. A month ago, I came across some of the chapters on an old…

Saying Yes to that Dress

“Oh Wow” so far has been the reaction of those who have had a preview of my wedding dress.  “It’s not what I expected you to choose” is the next exclamation of literally every. single. woman following the “Oh Wow”.  When I have asked them why they are surprised by my choice, they have all…