The times they are a-changin’

Have you ever been beset by an underlying feeling of unease? Plagued by a little niggle in the pit of your stomach that somehow manages to take the shine off your day? This is a feeling I’ve been experiencing quite a lot lately, but it was only this week, when I tried to articulate my [...]

A Search for Clean Air in the City

Running and London. Two of my favourite things. But as fellow Londoners will know, these are two things that aren’t always the most compatible when it comes to the levels of air pollution on some of the city’s most popular running routes. That’s why, when the opportunity came up to join the Tenzing Clean Air [...]

Why you shouldn’t let ‘mum guilt’ stand between you and your trainers

This week I was sent an article headlining with the statistic that 61 percent of mums feel guilty about taking time to exercise. As a mum myself, this was certainly something that struck a chord. The article, published by Sports England, goes on to suggest that around 30 percent of mums have less than an [...]

Is work the new religion?

Have you ever found yourself paying for time to allow you work? Hiring cleaners, dog walkers and babysitters to spend more time in the office? Do you ‘workify’ all of your jobs around the house and find yourself trying optimise every task? Has your free time been taken over by a side hustle...or two, and [...]

A belated account of my postpartum London Marathon

When I worked at a literary agency, I remember we would tell our authors to read as much and as widely as possible to help them with their own writing process. The irony is, for me, the more I read the less I seem to write. With my daughter’s nap times acting as my only [...]

Getting Jockey Fit for Grand National weekend

Launched to coincide with the weekend of the Grand National (Saturday, 6 April), Jockey Fit is a fun but intensive workout, designed to showcase the elite levels of fitness required by jockeys.

Some ‘mumspiration’ for Mothering Sunday

To mark this Mother’s Day, I have asked some of the other mums in my life what advice their mums have passed on the them and what they hope to pass on to their baby.