Hello lovely, and welcome to my little corner of the internet! So I guess you want to know a bit more about me huh? Well, here’s the skinny!
I’m a single mum in my 30s with two boys (Zack and Max), living in the heart of Scotland and working away on this here blog among other things.
Zack (13) is your typical teenage gamer with an addiction to Fortnite, loves drawing, and is often far too thoughtful and intelligent for his own good! He’s also so silly it scares me – we are so alike!
Max (10) has autism, and is taking the scenic route with his speech. It can be tricky at times, especially not understanding what he’s trying to communicate, but all in all it’s an amazing journey he’s taking us on! He’s very funny, very loving and completely adorable, even though I do say so myself. It’s been amazing seeing how far he’s come along lately – he’s starting to try to sing along with songs in the car and is getting much more mouthy… eh, talkative, ahem . 😉
We’re also owned by a slightly crazy yorkshire terrier, a tiny terror of a kitten, and a big black panther-like cat.
This blog started out it’s first incarnation in November 2007 as a “mummy-blog”, one that brought many friendships and opportunities our way.
It was my sounding board, my journal and a memory-keeper for those hazy early years, as well as an extremely cathartic way of getting through the tough times with Max when he was younger. The autism-parent community welcomed me with open arms and helped me feel less alone.
Now that my boys are older, I’ve taken some time to re-evaluate how much and what I’m willing to share online about our lives, and as time has gone on I find that I’m less inclined to need to use my blog as a way of working out how I’m feeling about the issues we’ve faced. Having loving family and friends helps with that of course! Things can still be tricky at times, but I’m in much more consistent and confident in my ability to handle what life throws at me!
So that leaves me with a mummy-blog that is still sort of that but really more of a personal development-slash-lifestyle blog, though obviously my kids are the main focus in my life and always will be!
What will I be writing about now, then? I guess that depends on what’s got my attention really!
I’m a multi-passionate Aries through and through. Also a bit woo-woo at times, I love a good bit of meditation and doing my own tarot readings.
When I get excited about a new hobby and throw myself into it wholeheartedly… sometimes staying up till the wee hours having got lost down the rabbit hole that is the internet!
Current loves (obsessions) include the following:
- reading tarot and oracle cards intuitively for others.
- personal development and keeping a positive mental attitude… what you put out is what you get back. I’m a huge believer in this.
- Everything to do with blogging, hell I’m still hanging on after nearly ten years! Which makes this the longest standing Thing I’ve kept alive other than my kids – go me! *high fives*
- Instagram stories (far too easy to end up almost late on the school run as a direct result of watching too many!)
- Netflix (obvs)
- photography, especially since I got an upgrade to my dusty old DSLR earlier in the year
- gaming… I love a good roleplay game like WoW or Far Cry to sink my teeth into.
- making sure I have fun doing all the above!
So you can expect to see a bit of everything really! This is one of those bit-of-everything-lifestyle blogs after all. Ahem. 😉
Hope the rest of your day is wonderfully awe-inspiring! Much love! xoxo