Life Stories

Amsterfam: Fizzy Chewits

From London to Amsterdam with three kids


Setting aside the incomprehensible language, the wormholes of homesickness and the abject horror of an existence without Branston pickle, there is much to be said for family life in the Netherlands. The Dutch have some ingenious…

Xian Hui

A story of hope and survival after stillbirth


Where do you start with the hardest and most bittersweet story you will ever have to write? The story of my little darling girl that died, the longed for baby that we tried for nearly three…

Three Little Words

We’ve got this


Well oh my goodness, here we are! I can’t tell you how excited I am about A Life Loved right now and I hope that you’re already enjoying the journey too. I’m beyond thrilled that Annabel…

But What about Your Pension?

A career change at 40


But What About Your Pension? They were some of the very first words uttered to me by several people including my parents when I broke the news that I would be leaving my career of 17…

And Then The Rains Came

My experience of the 2015 floods


I’d been looking forward to December 5th 2015 for a number of months. Matt (my husband) and I were going on our annual pilgrimage to see our favourite band in Manchester. We tended to make a…

How one moment changed my life forever

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 27


I have thought long and hard over the past few months about writing and publishing my story. I flick-flack between wanting to make my story known, so that it can help someone else, to feeling ashamed…