Born and bred in St. Albans, I’ve always gravitated back to my home town, albeit with a 6-year stint in Hong Kong, 3 years in Lancaster, and a year living in Italy.
I love the proximity to London, I love the open spaces and parks, I love the community feel, I love the history and buildings surrounding us. St. Albans is a truly beautiful place to call home. What’s more, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and bars, and it’s a great place to bring up my children allowing them independence. I’m so excited to be joining the GirlAbout Blog Squad to share more of the passion I feel for my local area.
As for me, after a long career in the travel industry, I decided to find a better balance between work and family life. I now work from home supporting my husband in our family building business. We’ve moved 8 times in the last 14 years – occupational hazard! He builds, extends and renovates houses. I choose all the interiors, from the kitchens to the bathrooms, the tiles to the staircases, whilst managing all the brand, marketing and websites for the business. I then blog about everything we do along the way, providing tips and inspiration for others embarking on their own building projects.
Meanwhile, I’m Mum and personal chauffeur to a 15 year old girl and a 12 year old boy who keep it real for us and do more activities than I can fit on our family planner. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way and take great pleasure in seeing them flourish and doing what they love. And I’m always on the look-out for fun things we can do together as a family.