I’m a wife, prolific tea drinker and stay-at-home-mum to two girls. Right now, home is by the beach – in beautiful Bahamas. But I count myself lucky to have lived in Cape Town, London, the Isle of Man, and Nyon – a beautiful medieval town outside Geneva, Switzerland – so I suppose that officially makes me an expat. I’ve left a piece of my heart in every place I’ve called home and learned a lot about myself with every move.
In a past life, words were how I made my living. I started my career in book publishing and then moved on to magazine journalism, where I worked with the ad team before becoming the resident “how to” girl, Features Writer and Digital Editor at Shape South Africa, a women’s health and lifestyle magazine. I can confidently say that for a twenty-something girl in love with writing and shoes, there was no better job in the world – I worked with incredible, powerful women, got to tell inspirational stories, travelled, and shared a desk space with the fashion editor – so that was pretty much all my dreams come true right there.
A few years later, I talked my eventually-to-be husband into moving to London, as it had always been my dream to live and work there. I fell head over heels in love with the most exciting town on earth, took a corporate gig in The City and continued my love affair with footwear.
Fast-forward to now… one husband, two baby girls and four homes later, more often than not my days are a treadmill of busy nothings – punctuated by the beautiful surprises of motherhood. It’s the busy nothings that I believe make these days of motherhood the very best of our lives – even if it doesn’t always feel like it at the time. This blog is a place to celebrate the ordinary moments, commiserate about them, laugh at them, and find a way through them without losing sight of the other things that I love.
Thank you for reading. I hope you’ll stop by every once in a while.
Photo cred: the amazing Clare Louise Thomas, Cape Town based photographer.