Lent 2019

Content Warning: Christianity, Lent, faith Hello folks! It’s been a little while – the usual things got in the way again, you know, like work, toddler, housing issues… So we’ve blasted through the first two months of the year, haven’t we? January went so fast I barely blinked and I’d missed it, then February and…

Ballin’ on a budget

A week ago I received a text from a friend asking if I wanted to go to a charity ball, so of course I said yes! It was short notice so I had to drag myself to the Trafford Centre with my bestie Pippa so we could find ball-appropriate dresses. Now, I’m not usually flush…

Off The Rails Clothing Launch

So last Thursday I was invited by Go:PR to their client’s boutique launch in Ramsbottom. Set up by the lovely Sally, Off The Rails is a gorgeous little shop. When I walked in I was greeted by a stripped back, well organised space, and lots of cupcakes and prosecco! For a low key event, it was certainly…

National Living Wage

It’s a sexy title, huh? Hold on to your hats, pals. This one is about to get political. This week Child Poverty Action Group announced that low-earning parents working full-time were not earning enough to provide even a basic ‘no-frills’ lifestyle. (BBC article) A couple with two children were £49 a week short; a single parent…

Happiness is…

My little girl turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. Everyone tells you that the first year of being a parent goes quickly, and until it happens to you, you’ll never believe it. It’s been an interesting year to say the least – I’ve laughed, I’ve sobbed, I’ve been angry, confused… all part and parcel…