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.

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

Opulence and Poverty

A week in California

I’m writing this through bleary eyes after a rubbish 2-3 hrs of sleep due to jet-lag. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – getting to spend a week in Los Angeles and Huntington Beach in…

6 min

Amsterfam: Ten Things The Netherlands is Doing to My Body

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

Time for a top-to-toe stock-check: here are ten ways my body has changed after half a year in The Netherlands. Hair Imagine, if you will, the love child of Brian May and Ursula the Sea Witch….

5 min

Be More Danish, Part 3: Be More Outdoorsy!

Relocating family life to Copenhagen

The first thing I should say is, this was written before the #beastfromtheeast paid us all a visit, BRRR!!! But anyway, hello ducklings! And holy mackerel, but how is it the start of March already? Does…

5 min

No more cakes. No more biscuits. No more crisps.

Could an ‘innocent’ children’s book be contributing to the eating disorders epidemic?

I was recently enjoying a one-year-old’s birthday party when I stumbled upon a copy of one of her books: ‘The Large Family – A Piece Of Cake’. An innocent purchase and a much loved classic children’s…

3 min

‘Being 13’ by Matilda Burke

Our 21st century world through the eyes of a 13 year old girl

Hello I’m Matilda, but people call me Tilly! I am 13 years old and home schooled. I live in the Lake district with my mum (Camilla, who is a writer and editor for ‘A Life Loved’)…

6 min

Taking A Leap

Why one career doesn’t have to be for life

Hello a life loved readers! If you have read any of my previous posts (lessons learned whilst renovating and how to refresh your home) you will already know that I am interiors obsessed! I can’t pinpoint exactly…

5 min

It’s Vintage, Darling

Building your sustainable wardrobe

If you read my last post which was an introduction to sustainable fashion then you may have been considering how sustainable your own wardrobe is right now. You may have thought about how you can switch…

6 min