I’m Nicola, 35, from County Durham. I’m a recovering travelling fanatic (mostly Asia), 90s indie music fan and owner of about 75% Orla Kiely’s back catalogue.
Mum to two boys: RLT who was born June 2016 and EET who was born in September 2018. I work full-time but am currently on maternity leave.
I’m also a cat guardian to a sassy Russian Blue, named Orla Kitty. This blog is an online journal; Something that I can look back on as a reminder of the boys’ childhoods scattered with the odd review to keep my mind active during maternity leave. Parenting has so far been the best thing I have ever done in my life, but also the hardest. There is no one book that tells me how to deal with a toddler who is experiencing speech delay and dealing with his emotions due to welcoming a younger brother, so with the help of getting my thoughts down into blog posts, I’m figuring it out step-by-step alongside my fiance. We’re still working on getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time, too!