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As my journey through Europe draws to and end and as a follow on from my last post I thought I would write about the lessons I have learnt whilst travelling with a baby and why the imperfect experiences I have had have made it perfect.

I have always been a lover of all things interior. I love creating beautiful spaces using soft furnishings and decorative pieces such as picture frames, vases and other special finds that I often buy on my travels. I am that person who buys too many cushions (as my husband says and I answer as if you can ever have enough!) and I have somewhat of an obsession with indoor plants.

Have you ever been thinking about something and then seen a sign that made you think “maybe the universe heard me?” I was recently out and about thinking about what my new years resolution would be, (albeit it’s a week overdue it still counts!)  It got me thinking about what I wanted for the year ahead and the one thing (amongst many others) was being present -  living in the moment and enjoying the small things. Just as I thought this a cool light installation popped out at me that said “be here now” I took this to be a sign that my resolution for 2017 was made up. I realised these words really resonated with me.

As we draw closer to the end of the year and Christmas is almost upon us I have been thinking about the gift of giving. We’re always told that we should give thanks for what we have and I totally agree. I am 100% grateful for my child and my life but it hasn’t stopped me from thinking about all the extra gifts babies give which I am maybe less grateful for.

Christmas can be an expensive time of year and if you’re like me it’s also the time of year when the universe decides to shit on you and give you all your bills at once! But I have realised that Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be an expensive affair.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the phrase “do what you love” and it got me thinking about the bigger picture of what do I want for my life? When I first started this blog it was a chance for me to conquer my fears and do something for myself aside from being a mum.  I’ve always had the ambition to write but never quite had the courage to express myself in such a public forum.  I’ve realised that I love the freedom writing gives me, it’s not only an outlet but people seem to enjoy it which makes me so happy. But then there’s the voice in my head that says “but you love being a mum as well?”

By far being a mother is one of the hardest things I have ever done. Today as I write this my head is heavy and I feel like the bags under my eyes are half way down my face. I know I’m exhausted and I feel like I haven’t slept in years. There are times when I think that I can’t do this. I often wonder how single mothers cope alone and I admit I have a huge amount of respect for them, they deserve a medal!

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For such a long time I've wanted to write but I've always put it off because I didn’t feel I had anything interesting or important to say. I realize that all my life I've been afraid to put myself out there...