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…

7 min

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…

14 min

Steph Dwyer – Endurance Racer

Support, encouragement & belief

As I drive through the Yorkshire Dales on a cold and snowy morning, I am dazzled by the beauty of this part of the world. I feel very at home here. I catch a glimpse of…

11 min

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…

4 min

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 3 – The North of Argentina and Chile

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

Be More Danish, Part 2: Trust me, Baby

Relocating family life to Copenhagen

Hello, Ducklings, and a very happy New Year to you! Can I still say that? This isn’t quite what I had in mind for my first post of 2018 – then again, I’m used to best-laid plans…

5 min

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…

6 min

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…

12 min

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…

16 min