I’m 30 something and married, with two small children, a house and a book deal.
I find all of these things more surprising on a daily basis than I probably should.
Perhaps because a few years ago I was a 20 something, single drama student sharing a room in the most incredible, overcrowded, damp, dirty and brilliant London ex-council house that any dodgy lettings agent ever managed to flog. Sleeping til lunchtime and free as a bird.
I’m still not quite sure what happened…
I’m a restless creative who would love to be a domestic goddess, baking genius, supermummy and glorious homemaker. While taking over the artistic, theatrical and literary worlds. At the same time as fending off depression. Again. It’s a little hectic.
This blog is (in my time-honoured tradition) an attempt to do too many things at once: record the precious moments in our little family’s life through the fog of sleep-deprivation; give me chance to exercise my creativity in the midst of my dinosaur-fighting, Cbeebies-filled world of endless laundry; and, hopefully, to help me figure out who I am now that I’m not what I was before.
Hopefully it will also be an honest wander through depression and recovery. If you have no idea what it’s like, maybe you’ll get a little insight. And if you do, it’s always good to have one more hand to hold.
So join us on our little adventure…who knows – it could be fun. And rumour has it, it’s cheaper than therapy.
Happy to hold your hand Hannah. It does get better.
Thank you. You’re lovely.
I have just finished your book. Wow! It made so much sense. Thank you so much! So much to think about.. firstly that it’s to admit thnihd aren’t great. I now intend to post on mumsnet or somewhere similar and offer to send your book to someone else who may like to read it.. because it was so good others need to read it (and I feel that 3 days reading for £10 isn’t very good value for money!)