About me

As a super-busy mum to Cyrus, aged three-and-three-quarters, who has a full-time PR job and a hectic social life, I could be accused of burning the candle at both ends by tag team partner and Persian husband, H.

I created ‘Saffron and Cyrus’ as a way of indulging my passion for creativity in my rare, and therefore precious, odd hours of me-time.

I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, which is also where I am based now. However I began work all those years ago as a trainee reporter for a daily newspaper in Peterborough.

Journalism taught me a great deal about how to have a fully-rounded experience in life. I gained invaluable experience during the early years. The difference between my homeland and the south was startling and I knew it was never going to be my forever home.

When I returned to Newcastle for a visit, I knew I wanted to stay and I began seeking out creative and then corporate employment. For me, writing was – and still is – a great way to release tension. I love the quiet, methodical process of pulling together my thoughts. It’s very therapeutic and it’s really enjoyable.

When I’m stressed or need uplifting, my writing relieves me and makes me feel calm again and helps me chill out at the end of a long day. I have a very clear idea of my brand, Saffron and Cyrus is a cheeky nod to my son, and to the Persian spice saffron – which are both at the heart of my work.

Get in touch!

We all lead totally different lives and have different views on things. For me, I’m sensitive to the words ‘advanced maternal age’, ‘geriatric pregnancy’ and being classed as ‘high-risk’ – having been labelled with them all as a new mum of 40.

I began my blog with the notion to empower women 40-plus because we all need a bit of motivation in life ! I found very little positive support in Cyberspace when I was pregnant at 40. I could have done with knowing there were others out there the same age, sharing similar experiences.

If you’ve got a positive tale to tell, I’ll promote your story on my blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms.

All you have to do is answer the Q & A below and send it back to saffronandcyrus@gmail.com with a High Res Jpeg image of you, your family and anything else relevant that you would like to include.

1.) Tell me a bit about yourself and your family? Your name, age, status, how many children you have and their names and ages. We’d also like to hear about any pets and their names too! 

2.) Where do you live? We don’t need street names, just an area will do. 

3.) What reason did you have for becoming an older mum?
Did you delay becoming a mum due to your career, or did you meet Mr Right later than planned? 

4.) What is your favourite thing to do as an older mum where you live? Feel free to plug the things that matter to you – whether it be a baby group or a spot of Zumba.

5.) What is your favourite thing about being an older mum?

6. What is your least favourite thing about parenting in midlife?

7.) How did you find being pregnant as a midlife mum? Did you feel overly self-conscious due to your age or take it all in your stride. Did you encounter an problems or did it all go smoothly?

8.) Are you a mumpreneur? Tell me your story.

9.) Have you got any exciting family plans for 2020?