A Look Back Over My First Year Writing and Blogging

Here we are, a few days away from 2017 and it has made me realise that my book has almost been out for an entire year. Looking back to this time last year I remember trying to get it completed and was tackling the layout as a novice and imagining how I would simply be able to self-publish on Amazon and sit back and enjoy the reward of the sales… oh the naivety! Continue reading

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Inspirational Stories: Week Six Bell and Bear Blog- Being a Mother without a Mother

Inspirational stories: Many of us have them but may not even realise how important they truly are or are too modest to shout it from the roof-tops. Successes should be shared and enjoyed, especially when certain hurdles or obstacles have had to be overcome to get there. Your story could help others reach their full potential. For this reason, I wanted to find some truly inspiring people who have a story that needs to be told. Each week I will bring you a different story with a different angle but one that you will just have to read. 

Today Rose from Bell and Bear blog talks of how losing a Mum to Cancer affects not only herself but also her children. Continue reading

Inspirational Stories: Week Five Rachel Ridler- Mum on a Mission

Inspirational stories: Many of us have them but may not even realise how important they truly are or are too modest to shout it from the roof-tops. Successes should be shared and enjoyed, especially when certain hurdles or obstacles have had to be overcome to get there. Your story could help others reach their full potential. For this reason, I wanted to find some truly inspiring people who have a story that needs to be told. Each week I will bring you a different story with a different angle but one that you will just have to read. 

This week I was contacted by Rachel Ridler from Mum on a Mission blog and heard of her heartbreaking story of how the new HS2 railway is set to destroy her home. Continue reading

Why I Need To Learn To Fall Back In Love With Christmas

As a child, Christmas was always a magical time of the year. My family would go all out with get-togethers, decorations, food and gifts. We had a real tree every year, we would visit all the family and have the most amazing Christmas dinner cooked by my Nan. Yes, as an adult it’s not been quite so exciting but it has continued to be a time of year I have enjoyed.

Things took a bit of a u-turn during the Christmas of 2013 when I went into labour Continue reading

Inspirational Stories: Week Four Gemma Barnes- GB Elegant Events

Inspirational stories: Many of us have them but may not even realise how important they truly are or are too modest to shout it from the roof-tops. Successes should be shared and enjoyed, especially when certain hurdles or obstacles have had to be overcome to get there. Your story could help others reach their full potential. For this reason, I wanted to find some truly inspiring people who have a story that needs to be told. Each week I will bring you a different story with a different angle but one that you will just have to read.

This week we hear from Gemma, a Mum and business owner. Her story tells us what it takes to start up a business from scratch whilst having to care for a child with allergies. Continue reading