Getting my groove back

Understandably, it seems that most of my blog and social media content relates back to babies (or coffee, go figure) just now. To be honest, I bore even myself with it some days. Being a new mum is all-consuming, so naturally it’s going to dictate my life. BUT I also put… View Post

6 can’t-live-without items for having a new baby

Expecting a baby soon? New parents are constantly being sold stuff (especially the first time around) and buying it all can seem a good way to calm the nerves and feel more in control. But let’s face it – nothing can prepare you fully! You really don’t need all the things… View Post

My first time in a recording studio

Last month I spent the day in Edinburgh with LNER at Canongate Studios, where they were recording (and filming) a number of people reading a poem written by Ben Norris in collaboration with Edith Bowman, called Track Record. The poem came about as part of LNER’s campaign to celebrate regional… View Post

Not just for Christmas

I can’t quite believe it, but this will be our sixth Christmas with our dog, Jake. On the 1st of December 2012, I stepped off the train from Edinburgh to be met by my husband, who was carrying a tiny, furry ball of black and white in his arms. We… View Post

Giving birth for the second time

A POSITIVE TEST When I found out I was pregnant for the second time it was hard to believe – our first pregnancy was through IVF, so discovering that we had conceived naturally was a shock to say the least. We were on holiday in Cyprus at the start of the… View Post