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 [...]

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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.

Baby on board! How my body evolved during the nine months of pregnancy

This week I rediscovered my pregnancy series: photographs of my changing body throughout the course of my pregnancy. I was pleased to find that I'd recorded almost every week, from week 12 to the day I gave birth.

Mum and baby netball?!

Being a mum of a seven-month-old girl, 3am is a time that I’ve seen quite a lot of, of late. It also happens to be the time when my brain kicks into overdrive and I start thinking of all of the things that I need/could/would like to/or plan to do. It was during one such [...]

A family escape to the country

Located on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, just 20 minutes’ drive from Bath, 15 minutes from the National Trust village of Lacock and a short walk to the local, picturesque village of Bradford-on-Avon, Woolley Grange promised a luxury, family-friendly holiday in a beautiful Jacobean manor house.

London Marathon training: Podcast motivation

While mumming and marathon training are not the best bedfellows, this week I’ve started to believe that I might actually make it to the start line of the 2019 London Marathon.