About Me

I’m Fiona but you can call me Fi. Mum to a toddler, Sophie, and a teen, Zak,as well as two lovely step sons and two fur babies – life is busy round here! I’m a Lancashire girl born and bred and love nothing more than a hot cup of Lancashire tea just to confirm the stereotype 😉

This blog is my little space on the internet where I’ve written about all sorts from being a working mum right through to mental health but more recently I’ve been enjoying sharing our family life and loves and that’s what I hope to do lots more of.

A bit about me then…

I’m a total country girl, never happier than when I’m outdoors in the fresh air and my kids are the same way. Hiking, biking, trips to the beach, kayaking, camping and picnics in the park – these are our favourite ways to enjoy time together as a family.

We also love to explore, travel and take in the best of everything the north (and beyond!) has to offer us as a family.

Other things to note, I am newly turned vegan and passionate about reducing our plastic and waste consumption – I think its safe to say I’ve turned a bit green in my thirties! I like to share my favourite recipes once I’ve given them the ultimate taste test (fussy kids!) and the best that the north has to offer vegans and eco-conscious families like ours.

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy reading about our life “oop’ north” as we are a friendly bunch and would love to have you along for the ride.



  1. Julia
    October 18, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    You have a lovely family & must be a very proud mother!

  2. January 15, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon you. Your business based blogs have had me begging for more. I’m new to blogging, self employment, marketing, living in the free world and ra ra ra. My ‘Saving The World’ previous career was ms dos based (I kid you not) so I can’t proclaim to understand all your tips, but I’ll get there, tiny baby steps…and I’m hooked, so thank you x

    • Fi
      January 16, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks so much Steph. Lovely to have you here!

  3. Anthony Harrington
    September 29, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I would like this for my Wife, she hates winter mornings, so this may help!

  4. Clarice Bailey
    October 3, 2017 / 10:03 am

    My partner suffers with SAD so I have wanted to get one of these for a while, but I also think it would benefit me

  5. sherri hough
    October 5, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I have wanted a Lumie lamp for a few years now after my mum got one. I suffer with Bi-polar and struggle in the winter months with getting up for work and I really think this could be the answer, the problem is I cannot justify spending the money on myself as it always goes on the children. x

  6. October 8, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I became a mum for the first time at 42, now 43. I am nothing like how I thought I would be. Now I just try and survive every day. Great blog.

  7. November 22, 2017 / 3:11 am

    Hi! I love your story! As a mother, I know how that feeling of what is happening to you. Thanks for sharing!

  8. March 11, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Finding a gift for others has always been a problem for me. I never can imagine what others would want. But the handmade section at Amazon is also new for me and sounds really good. Thanks for sharing the tip. 🙂

  9. March 12, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    You sound like such a wonderful person. Thank you for sharing a tidbit about your life with us.

  10. March 13, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Nice knowing a little bit about yourself! It’s nice that you have opened a blog to document your journey through motherhood and that this brought you awards and even tv appearances. Great job!

  11. March 13, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Great to know some tid bits about you and why you blog. Kudos for your accomplishments 🙂

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