For most of us mum's it's been an emotional week. The kids have gone back to school, some for the first time- others into a new school or year group. And while they have driven us crazy over the holidays, we miss them now! I admit to having a a little cry, whilst looking at old photos of the boys and wondering where the all the time went.
However, I have to admit I'm looking forward to having a bit of 'me' time at last. After the staggered start, for my youngest, who's starting reception. I'll have so much more time, to pursue my own interests and passions.
I've always loved writing, and hope to make a full time career from it, eventually. Writing for the Journal has been brilliant, and now I have my very first full page column in a glossy mag. 'It' Magazine, produced by Local World Media, is a new Women's magazine for Somerset! You can pick up a complimentary copy at the Well's Journal offices, or in local News agents and Supermarkets.
This issue features My High Street Wedding, and mentions a lot of Shepton Mallet Businesses. It's a thoroughly good read too. At last, something for Women like me. I'm too old for teenage & twenty something publications. With school aged kids, 'Mother & Baby' is no longer relevant. I find the Celebrity focused, body shaming mags annoying, and the glamorous fashion magazines pretentious. I just want something reasonably priced, cultured, inspirational, with good quality writing and interesting features. “It' fits the bill.
I'm a 43 year old, mum of two little boys- currently living in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Radio Shepton, a Stand up and comedian and spoken word performer, and write a regular column for The Wells and Shepton Mallet Journal. Which is the basis for my blog usually. I lived in Swedish Lapland for 7 years until 2014 where my boys were born. My partner and I ran a husky dog sledding business. Before that I was a poet, radio presenter, media lecturer, writer, TV producer, actress and burlesque performer ! I never want my life to be boring :)