So you know my last six weeks has been life changing but it's also been so full. Full in a good way- with adventures. I've had a mini break in Spain, enjoyed a hen do, let loose at a silent disco at the top of the Shard, travelled to London three times this week alone...so although I've had immense fun, I miss my little family. I see them everyday but lately, I feel like I've not SEEN them, if you catch my drift? Today is going to be rammed full of cuddles, quality time and entering the glittering world of Ben10 😆👌🏼👨👩👧👦 #maketime#familyisall#prioritiesfirst#makingmemories#adventureisoutthere#cuddletime#imaginationstation
This picture was taken shortly before I started my job in content marketing six weeks ago. It is my vintage bike that I'd ride quite freely, and the (child's pink!) basket is carrying the succulent which now sits on my desk. I often think back to what my life was like pre-full time job. It was bloody different. My mornings are still filled with coffee and mayhem and my evenings with wine and mayhem but the in between bit has had a life changing makeover. I've swapped nappies for deadlines and Roald Dahl for Seth Godin and me? A couple of my friends say I 'sound different' on here and I guess I am. Change is inevitable. I miss my kids but I love the balance and I feel like I'm using my professional brain to it's full capacity by pursuing my career. Whenever I feel guilty about the time away, I think back to the examples I had- with hard working parents that never gave up. I was inspired by their work ethic and I hope my kids see how hard I try, and how hard their dad tries and that they see us as inspiring too. They blummin well better do anyway 😆🤘🏻Happy Friday all #womenempowerment#womeninbusiness#womeninbiz#independentwoman#workingmum#makeithappen#goforit#flexappeal#flexibleworking
Have you always wanted to do something but you haven't done it yet, not even taken the first step toward making it happen and so you feel angry at yourself? Me too. Mostly though, I'm pretty pleased with the amount of risks I've taken thus far and you know what? I've never regretted it. Not once. I've regretted NOT taking risks though because every opportunity starts with one. It shouldn't be a case of 'what will happen if I do this?' More a case of 'what will happen if I don't?' So roll the fu*king dice and see what happens 🙌🏼🤘🏻#rantover#livewell#justdoit#eveningifyoureknackered#goforit#rollthedice#itainteasybutitsworthit
This came up on my Facebook memories as four years ago today- a fashion shoot I styled for @lovemeadowhall when my first child was just five months old! I styled the handsome dude sat down and the three women standing up looking fierce. I also worked on the team to design the strategy for the marketing campaign which in this case was 'The Fashion Express', turning one of Sheffields regular tram services into a train of fashion happenings...so naturally champagne was consumed 😆 #greatmemories#fashionexpress#marketing#influenceroutreach#digitalmarketing#digitalpr#contentcreator
Maaaaaan, our 'grown up' Spanish mini break was the best. I'm on my way home now and missed the kids as soon as I said 'see you soon' to them, but (re)connecting with my husband, with myself and with life's simple pleasures was hugely rewarding. The beach is my happy place and I was able to feel like the true hippie I am 💕
This is my latest work shirt purchase from @oliverbonas it looks like a pyjama top and is covered in lashes and lipstick pouts but I like it. Amid all the pain that surrounds us in the world, it does put extra emphasis on the little things; the things that truly matter. Like wearing what you want simply because you like it. Like having fun at every opportunity, and just being a bit silly if that's what you want to do. Like hugging your kids for that bit longer. Like kissing more (not everyone, preferably just your other half 😆), like having that bloody burger without the guilt. Profound for a hump day morning? Maybe. Do I give two shites? Nope.
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My boy started school, I've had some wonderful (planned) spontaneous date nights with t'other half, I've gorged on bloody great food, there have been so many blessed sunny days that made me feel alive, I started my new job and met some fantastic people through it so far, and as a family we have epically changed our lives in a number of significant ways. Wow September. You were a game changer. Bring on a magnificent O C T O B E R! .
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Does anyone use a slow cooker? It's officially sweater weather now so mine is getting a dusting off! The inspiration? The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook by the amazing and humble @harighotra which is available to buy today! I'm working with Hari at the moment, she is a mum running her own growing brand, I often look at her and wonder how she does it. This book is a bit of a game changer for me- having a freshly cooked, delicious meal to come home to beats shoving frozen food in the oven out of sheer exhaustion 😆 Congrats Hari - you rock.
P.s. This pic is her Indian Slow Spiced Chickpeas and Potatoes. Mmmm. #busymum#howdoeshedoit#currylover#mumlife#workingmom#slowcooker#sweaterweather#homecooking#cookingmadeeasy#eatwelllivewell
Today was one of those special days when you feel alive, y'know? Your kids are well behaved and having fun (thank f**k), you're with good friends, said friends have a well stocked bar and can cook like Jamie Oliver, the sun is shining and you have belly laughs like you've not had for years- they feel contagious, you can't stop, you're laughing so much you're crying, your stomach hurts. Thank you thank you thank you.
P.s. I discovered the thing I need most in my life to feel on top form is 'adventure and aliveness' after reading 'Freedom Seeker' by @bethkempton - I met her this week and that was so incredible. She is a life changing, life uplifting, honest genius of a woman. I highly recommend the read- it's not just another self help book full of the same old crap, it's a game changer. Thank you to @gozengirls for connecting us xxxx #bethankfulfortoday #untilthe5amwakeupcall#beinthenow#nowisagoodtime#familyandfriends#saturyay#freedomseeker#adventureisoutthere
I've had a few tags lately telling me you've rewatched my video on women supporting women; to stop being a bitch. Ta! It reminded me of the key message that we should build each other up, not tear each other down. Life is stressful, full and hard. It is also magical, precious and surprising. But through the rough and the smooth, just be kind, don't be a dick. It's that easy. Peace out ✌🏼 said video is linked in profile if you wanna squizz x
Three of my husbands greatest achievements in one shot here - the i360 and our two kids! 💕 I love it when they get on and do adorable things like this; walking hand in hand. I frikkin lose my mind when they don't get on! We've had a mental weekend. Saturday felt really hard after a 4am start with the kids, and general tired/ over-tired/ not tired enough battles all day. I had a ray of light with my yoga session @sfsbrighton but it was generally hardcore. Today has been wonderful- sunny, funny and runny - not in the smelly brown kinda way but in the seeing your mate finish a triathlon and smashing her PB kinda way! Lucy ran through the finish line, beaming with energy and accomplishment. Incredible. We walked back via the beach and breathed in the sea air and atmosphere. I prefer today to yesterday. Funny that. #makeweekendscount#proudmoment#bff👭 #i360brighton#familyisall#sunnysunday☀️
It's the first day of the year, that I can remember, when I've worn tights. Of course mine are burgundy 'cos I love to dress boldly. Autumn is here peeps and personally I can't wait for the early sunsets and late sunrises, spiced coffees, candlelight, log fires, snuggly blankets, crunchy leaves, Halloween and big coats. This appliqué velvet dress has been pulled from out from yesteryears fall collection. Day dresses like this are ideal for the office too as they don't show off too much but they help you stand out 👌🏼👊🏻 #wearwhatyouwant#likeitwearit#fridayfashionfuckit#autumnfashion#bossingit
P.s. Check out my insta stories for my little man copying me - the joker! #pisstaker 😆