The reason why I want to empower women

You may remember I have been working on a startup concept (including a book)* for women since becoming pregnant and having my son abroad in the UK. I was freelancing away, growing a baby and waddling along the streets of North West London, happily posting Instagram snaps of flowers in winter, coloured doorways, cute bikesContinue reading “The reason why I want to empower women”

What am I writing about?

The major life milestones you face in your 20s and 30s: financial literacy and lessons learned from my expat adventures over the past decade.

Lessons for all seasons

Woke up this morning to the US Election results after my husband and I were up most of the night looking after our baby. Around 3am he mentioned the current poll results, I gave it a quick thought then went back to looking after our son and back to bed. Now that I have hadContinue reading “Lessons for all seasons”

London baby: The business of being a new mum

This is our ninth week of parenthood. Not only am I a new mum, I’m: the mother of a baby boy (a new experience having never grown up with brothers of my own!); recovering from surgery after having an emergency c-section; living as an expat in a temporary apartment in a major city in a foreignContinue reading “London baby: The business of being a new mum”

When one door closes

I came across this quote recently and it made me think, for every: missed opportunity; closed door; firm no; and I told you so. There’s always been: something different (sometimes greater); someone else; or some surprise… …waiting in the wings. A wise woman I once worked with held firm her belief: “A good no is better than aContinue reading “When one door closes”

Celebrating Mother’s Day

I know I’ve gone quiet on the blog over the past seven months. Perhaps it’s been because I’ve been focusing on growing a little human…but that would be a lie. We are, in fact, expecting our first baby in London at the end of June (so soon!) but during this time I have had plentyContinue reading “Celebrating Mother’s Day”

On being Canadian

This year I celebrated Canada Day in London, my fifth one spent abroad living as an expat. I received a lovely postcard from a friend in Ottawa just in time! It brought back great memories of the few years I spent working in the ByWard Market, where I could stroll to Parliament Hill or theContinue reading “On being Canadian”

Five days in Northern Italy

I feel like I may have built up the hype for this post. It contains minimal photos of Italian fashion, food and architecture. Mainly because I spent the majority of my time eating, drinking wine, being a bridesmaid in an Australian-Italian wedding and searching for the elusive George Clooney. I apologise in advance if you areContinue reading “Five days in Northern Italy”

NYC in a nutshell: Packing and prepping for winter in Manhattan

Baby it’s cold outside. Take it from a girl who has experienced the effects of leaving summer in balmy Australia for Christmas in bitterly cold Canada, complete with a 70°C temperature difference: you’re going to want to pack a few things to save your face, hair and the rest of you from the frost! This one is a bit girlyContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Packing and prepping for winter in Manhattan”