If you’ve stumbled across this blog, you might know me already from 3 Children and It – a family lifestyle blog which I started back in 2012. After much deliberation and for many carefully considered reasons, I chose to scale back on blogging about my family.

BUT…once a blogger, ALWAYS a blogger!

Why Inside, Outside and Beyond?

This blog is really my quest to find out if there is ‘life after the school run‘.

With all three children now at secondary school, I feel it’s time to find me again. The me who got a little lost amongst the packed lunches and spelling tests of primary school life.

The me who has become unhealthily attached to the knee-high-boots-and-floral-scarf ‘combo’ that every 40-something mum in the playground is wearing.

The me who is becoming slowly less required physically (the emotional side seems to be ramping up a gear) by her offspring and is beginning to wonder what lies beyond motherhood.

The me who isn’t sure what she has to offer the world, but knows it’s time for the 40-something woman to speak up!

What can you expect to find here?

Well, you’ll find some soul-searching (Mindfulness has been on my ‘to do’ list since time began and my faith is integral to who I am). It won’t take long for you to realise that I have an opinion on pretty much everything!

You’ll find me sharing my latest health kicks (I have explored a few over the years) and a little of the (ever-changing) hobbies I like to dabble in from time to time. I am longing to fall in love with my home again; the home that has been somewhat battered and bruised over the years.

Oh and did I mention that I love clothes shopping and fashion? Why should we give up when we hit middle age (yep that’s what we are folks)?

Finally, I would like to unearth my more adventurous side by sharing some ‘haunts’ we’ve found on our travels be that on days out or trips abroad. I’m kind of hoping that there might be more time for ‘us’ now that the kids are growing up – that’s me and the OH by the way.

In a nutshell?  A little bit of everything.