When I am not at work, I love spending time with my daughter, Olive and my Husband, Justin as well as our little dog Rhubarb (Roo for short).
Olive was born in 2020 at the height of lockdown. She is an energetic bundle of joy and keeps me very busy. The same could also be said for Rhubarb who is 6 months younger than Olive.
We love spending time outdoors and in 2017 we converted a VW Crafter Long Wheelbase van into a Campervan, and we often spend weekends down in Devon and Cornwall in the van. We have had some longer trips in the camper too - driving down to the Algarve through France and Spain as well as doing the Scotland North Coast 500, the Outer Hebrides and holidaying in France.
I really enjoy our dog walks too. We are in a lovely location surrounded by beautiful countryside right in the middle of the Cotswold Water Park so are spoilt by the places we can go. I also like hiking and have attempted the National 3 peaks twice - the second time, I was at the top of all 3 in 24 hours (not up and down).
In August 2018, I cycled from London to Paris in aid of Neuroblastoma UK. Neuroblastoma is a form of childhood cancer. I raised over £4,600.
These days, you can often find me at all sorts of baby groups or the local wildlife park or farms. Usually covered in either muddy paw prints or painty handprints or both.
As well as spending time with Olive, Justin and Roo, I have quite a large family and lots of friends who are all very important to me, so I spend a lot of time with them too. This often involves travelling up and down the country and even to Portugal to see my Mum and sister.
I love travelling and exploring new places and hope to do a lot more of it in the future with Olive.
I am also passionate about doing anything I can to tackle climate change, reduce my plastic use and generally make a positive (or less negative) impact on the environment. I find this quite enjoyable when it isn’t frustrating. One example of this is, so far, we have saved approximately 3,650 nappies from landfill by using reusable nappies and goodness knows how many baby wipes (we use old t-shirts that we cut up and wash with the nappies).