Thursday, 30 November 2017

My Daily Treat!


Oh Hai,

As so many of you will know, I have quite the sweet tooth and love to have a cheeky chocolate fix during my working (and let's face it, non working haha) day, so, when Ooola Secrets got in touch to tell me about their new indulgent mousse desserts, I was all ears.

Writing a book (Wilde 2 is out next year, I need to get a wriggle on- argh!) is hard work and a girl needs a treat, especially when it's only 90 calories (the pots are 60g) making it a very permissible every day treat! No guilt for this Mama as I enjoy either the Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse swirled with raspberry puree and hidden choc chips (if I can hide them from Liam long enough!
#ShareThemOrNot) or the Triple Chocolate Mousse with a secret caramel core thank you very much!

Our house is always packed full of treats (Liam is a fiend and Darcy is a typical six year old) but it's a real pleasure to have some luxuries like this for me to indulge in either whilst I'm working or, if I'm feeling wild, in the bath with my favourite Netflix shows playing on my laptop that I glamorously prop up on top of my laundry basket- I know how to live haha!

Ooola Secrets has slipped all too easily into my day and I can't see them stopping any time soon. Next time you’re in the shops, make sure you pick a pack up and you can thank me later, tehe! They are available in Tesco, Costcutter, P&H and independent stores nationwide with a RRP of £2.39 for a 3 pack (3x60g) or you can find them HERE.

Well, now I've shared this and you're life has been made all the better for it, I have to go and finish the next chapter of my new book and try not to eat a second pot!



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Monday, 9 October 2017

The Owl Is Not The Father

Oh Hai, 

Last week was busy and this week is set to be even more so. Buckle up because I can feel a few 'challenging' days ahead!

Today marks 28 weeks pregnant and I feel like I'm nearing the home stretch. This pregnancy has felt so freaking long. I think it's safe to say, I'm not one of those people who relishes it. I relish the results, but the feeling uncomfortable, missing out on things and forgoing my blessed cheeses, that's a nil point from me. 

Today we are heading out to view some local nurseries for new baby to attend when she's old enough. I feel ok about this. It's funny because when Darcy was little, I was so against putting her in nursery as a baby and felt it was a reflection of my love for her if I did. IE. I didn't love her enough. I obviously now know this is cray. At 18 months I put her in for 2 sessions a week and by 4 she was in for 3 days a week and loved it. I loved it too!

Life is quite different now, I work full time, as does Liam and so childcare is definitely something we are going to need from an early point. I think a couple of sessions a week will really benefit us all and this time, I feel ok about it. No guilt, no fuss, just got to make sure it's a nursery we love.

Maybe it's true what they say about your second baby- maybe things do get easier!!



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Festival Chic

Oh Hai, 

Good merry morning to you! There's something very soothing about a Sunday. A day of rest, to do nothing but enjoy your family and set yourself up for the week ahead. 

Well not today boys and girls! Today I'm heading off to Cheltenham Literary Festival to talk about my *whispers* Times number one best selling *stops whispering and is normal again* new book Wilde Like Me. 

I spoke about it this week at Henley Literary Festival (I get around) and found it so enjoyable to share a stage with smart, courageous woman who 'knew what they where about' as my Auntie Judith would say and an equally engaged, intelligent audience, so I have high hopes for today. 

It's funny because I wrote Wilde Like Me almost a year ago now but with the time it takes to publish and promote and all that jazz, you find yourself talking about it for much longer and I'm already (very slowly, writing the second). Next week I really do have to focus more on that, otherwise I think my Editor, Eli, might have a breakdown!

Right, lots to do before the car comes to pick us up (Liam's coming too yay!), so I'll see you tomorrow!

Have restful Sunday's!


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