About


I’m Nicola, 34, from County Durham. I’m a recovering travelling fanatic (mostly Asia), moral crusader (I don’t eat pigs because I like them) and owner of about 75% Orla Kiely’s back catalogue.

Mum to RLT who was born June 2016. When I’m not being a mum I work in a place of education.  My partner, Mark, runs newspaper websites; he writes stuff for a living, so won’t be shown this blog, as he’s like the grammar police…..

iamcrabstix and rlt

I’m also a cat guardian to a sassy Russian Blue called Orla Kitty.

This blog, is an online journal; Something RLT can look at in years to come to fill in the bits I forgot to tell him. It is also to have embarrassing pictures to hand when he brings his first partner home (which won’t happen until he’s in his 50s ;))