How I got to here.
Here is the intro bit. Life started out on a farm in rural-ish Yorkshire. After school, I was craving the excitement of the city, I packed my bags and off to the big city I went. I decided that though Yorkshire is stunningly beautiful, it is windy and wet, so the South beckoned and, I responded. Life has happened since then, so much to tell but that’s for another time, but I am now settled in a huge village in Hampshire. I had a bit of a rush to the finish line of parenthood, as the race almost needed to be abandoned for me. But with some support, along came our miracle baby, just in time; a gorgeous, healthy baby girl. That was almost 8 years ago. I went back to part-time work already pregnant; our second baby popped out 18 months after her big sister, also healthy and gorgeous. So now I am mum to 2 beautiful girls, who are the centre of my world, I keep busy as best I can around their demands and routines. I always hated routine, I wanted to be free to do what I wanted, when I wanted. I tried a few careers that gave me some freedom from the same routine every day, then along came the babies and back came the routine. (Wouldn’t change a thing though!) So here we are, all those years, having packed DD1 off to her new junior school, with DD2 about to follow on in September. I know everyone questions how does it all happen so fast, but seriously, how does it happen so fast?
I work now as flexibly as possible, but I would love to be arty and creative, making beautiful things to sell, or writing my first novel. I should point out that it will never happen, after what must be a thousand attempts at learning crochet, I am yet to create even the simplest flower that kids can do in a few seconds. There have been several attempts at businesses; I have tried most pyramid selling products out there, turns out I am not a natural seller. I’ve been blacklisted from most of them for not providing my leaders with any income, oh well another one will pop up soon, it could be the one!
So we all live in our house that we will never quite finish decorating, with two freedom -obsessed rabbits, our slightly odd cat and his cuddly elephant. There were fish until the tragic boiling incident when the heater over heated; not sure there will be more fish after that trauma.
So, you will have worked out from comment about time for babies, that I got to motherhood a little later than some, hence the name of the blog. Not that I have experience as a young Mum, but I guess it is just the same as being a mum at any age, I can say that I am yet to feel like a grown up and still go to my Mum for advice. Sadly when I look in the evil mirror, I realise that I might have woken up middle-aged today.
My day job is a massage therapist and baby massage teacher, coupled with some freelance admin work to help pay the bills. The themes of my blogs will be about my life in general; but as I specialise in pregnancy massage, I may well drop in a few blogs about babies and pregnancy too. There could be some slightly deeper ones where I talk about anxiety and stress, just because I know how it feels and hope that my experiences can help others.
Hopefully there will be a mix of every day life blogs, where you can laugh at my many mistakes, as well as more serious blogs about some of the tougher things that happen. I might even test out my fiction, if it ever happens.