REVIEW: Stay, Play Explore Warwickshire

So, summer 2020 looks a little different to how we’d envisaged it at the start of the year. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. The coronavirus pandemic and increased local restrictions in Greater Manchester has really impacted us: Big family wedding in Ireland – cancelled A week of travelling around and…

Still juggling, in a whole new circus…

Yep, lockdown is still with us. It’s been 100+ days since I was last in my office. Oh my office, where I could sip hot tea – that someone ELSE has made for me; have client calls in peace, chit chat to colleagues; read complete articles in newspapers; go out for coffee and just generally…

When this is all over

We will truly respect the idea of personal space, but relish the joy of human touch. We will realise that distance really doesn’t need to keep people and relationships apart. We will TALK. On the phone, on a screen and yes, in person. We will remember just how important it is to connect with loved…

A birthday in lockdown for my little man

Boy2 is 5! I’ve always felt this is quite a big age for kids. His first chance to celebrate with the school friends he met in September and will know for the next 7 years. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Blame Coronavirus. He’s at home, still stuck with our faces for yet another…

I turn my back for a few months…

I’ve been quiet, I know. Christmas and New Year came and went. I planned to write about our lovely family getaway to Lincoln, but the hustle and bustle of normal life took over. I planned to write about managing the growing independence of a pre-teen who’s now in high school, but the task of managing…

REVIEW: Glamour Beauty Festival!

My podcast host and I headed to Manchester Central last weekend to check out the Glamour Beauty Festival at Manchester Central. The event is pretty much a chance to check out products and tips from the main beauty brands. From facials at Pixie Beauty to foundation shade matching woth Fenty beauty, there were plenty of…

M.O.Y.O is back!!

Last year, along with my friend Lynda, we launched Mane of Your Own, a podcast about afro hair. It’s more of a passion project than a side hustle, but it we really enjoyed engaging in and sharing conversations about afro hair. From Afro Hair in the workplace, to raising children with afro hair and even…