Real Life

Real life stories will bind together the content of A Life Loved. We don’t want to shy away from anything we have to face in life as human beings and more importantly, as women – so expect lots of honest and heartfelt stories, uplifting content from inspirational women, career interviews, discussions around feminism and interesting and topical points of view.

199 inaccessible tube stops

Travelling through London as a wheelchair user

When I moved to London to pursue a postrgraduate degree, I quickly realised that Londoners absolutely love talking about the tube. What lines get them from home to work, what disruptions have they experienced? Quite often,…

3 min

Now Now Now!

How instant online gratification has led to our modern day culture of impatience

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal (yes, scandal is the right word) and after reading Annabel’s rather brilliant feature looking at the future of blogging, I’m thinking a lot about the internet right now….

5 min

Selling Your House (whilst trying to stay sane)

The realities of preparing your home for a potential buyer viewing

Three weeks ago we decided to put our house on the market. We have lived here for 12 years and our children have grown up in this little corner of the world. We love our home…

5 min

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 5 – Costa Rica, Pura Vida

Lisa has spent almost a decade juggling her career as a television producer with single motherhood, she is now taking a year out to go backpacking around Latin America with her nine-year-old daughter, Lily. You can…

9 min

The Future of Blogging is Alive and Kicking

An Essay on the Current Status and Future of Blogging in 2018

Go get a cuppa friend – find yourself a comfy top pot on the sofa or snuggle down beneath the sheets of a Sunday lie-in. This is a long one, which I’m afraid could not be…

14 min

Confessions of a Spend Thrift

Or muddling my way through money management

Last week, on my way home from work, I stopped to buy a Kinder Bueno while waiting for my 6.15 train at Blackfriars. After spending far too long looking at the cover of magazines that I…

4 min

Why Racial Dialogue Hurts Me

And why really seeing people means not labelling them

Ever since I was a small child, society’s discourse has been that life is a bit harder for me. Firstly, because I’m female. And secondly, because I’m not white. I became skilled at ignoring those messages,…

4 min

Bad Eggs and Sad Chickens

Making informed, compassionate food choices

As a long-time vegetarian, I’ve lost count of the number of times friends have said to me “Oh, but I hardly eat meat at all now! Just a bit of chicken; I never eat red meat.”…

9 min

International Women’s Day 2018


Today is my daughters 14th birthday. It is also International Women’s Day. Somehow that feels significant – I can’t quite describe why. I am mum to 3 girls, aged 17, 14 and 11. Raising my girls is…

3 min

Are You Going To Keep Trying For A Boy?

An exploration of Gender Disappointment

My girls are 17, 13 and 11 years old. They bring me and my husband a huge amount of joy. Currently Freyja (17) is studying for a Diploma in Music Production at our local College and…

9 min