It has come to my attention that, despite being an actual fully-fledged grown up (I’m in my MID THIRTIES now, this must be adult territory?), I don’t actually know everything there is to know about everything.Which is a shame because when I was a kid I truly believed I’d arrived at some arbitrary age – say, 28 – and suddenly be filled with all the important life lessons I’d ever need.
When I look at the amount of money I’ve spent on luxury skincare and beauty over the last few years I feel slightly sick. This is how I’ve cut this spending down by 90% without scrimping on quality or experience.
If I said the name Becky Bloomwood to you, what would that mean?
To me Becky Bloomwood is so much of my late teens and early twenties. She was the person who made me feel not-so crap about the fact I was terrible with money, she was someone who made me laugh, made me cry, she taught me so much about life, love and who I wanted to be.
When I first started travelling alone with my kids I was terrified. With Hux a tiny nappy-wearing milk guzzling baby and Elfie having medical needs that necessitates the carrying of syringes through airports, it seemed the solo parent holiday milestone would be too complicated to hit.
Raising kids in the Instagram era is terrifying. As an only-just Millennial I grew up with mere magazines and a non-HD TV as my insight into what ‘the norm’ for other women’s appearances were (to be honest, who can tell what they look like when the telly picture is that fuzzy?), and somehow seemed to emerge unscathed.
I once went on a date with a very tall solicitor. Because of his profession (and yeah, maybe a bit because of his height), I felt with him I was in a…
As the old proverb goes, cheese is for life, not just for Christmas. And as an early millennial, who am I to argue with a Pinterest-worthy statement? Especially one that’s about cheese which is, as we all know, the most godliest of foods.
Space is a premium in my little house, and as such it has not been easy to create my dream office.
For one I don’t actually have an entire room to dedicate to the area – just a corner spot – so I’ve really had to maximise the bones of what’s available.