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 who can been seen here with RLT in 2017.

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.