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This blog is my quest to find out if there is ‘life after the school run‘. With all three children at secondary school (and beyond), 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 had become unhealthily attached to the knee-high-boots-and-floral-scarf ‘combo’ that every 40-something mum in the school playground was wearing.

The me who has become slowly less required physically (the emotional side seems to have ramped 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!


There will be 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!

wildflowers in a field


You’ll hear about my latest health kicks (I have explored a few over the years) and the ever-growing list of 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.

Leopard Print Trainers Boden

Oh and did I mention that I love shopping? Of any kind but fashion and beauty products are a favourite. Why should we give up when we hit middle age (yes, that’s what we are folks)?


Finally, I would like to unearth my more adventurous side by sharing some ‘haunts’ we’ve discovered 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.

Musee du Louvre

In a nutshell? A little bit of everything.