• Health & Wellbeing
  • Blending culture and values

    As you know if you’re up to speed with this blog, my husband comes from Persia and I am English. I was born and raised…

    Our first Seezdah Beedar together

    With natural woodland, flowers and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all on our doorstep, it’s great to live in the North East of England when…

    Review: The Quentin Blake Inside Stories exhibition

    The Quentin Blake Inside Stories exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery until Saturday, July 8th After Cyrus developed a nasty chest infection which left us…

    Why I took Aspirin in pregnancy

    “Patient care should never be a ‘tick-box’ exercise when it comes to being pregnant in your 40s.” Those were my words because that’s exactly how…

    Why a garden was so important when searching for our new home

    As a mum over 40 I remember the days when I spent more time outside than inside as a tot. We didn’t have the new…

    Maternity leave for a new mum over 40

    Before I gave birth to Cyrus in July, I was determined to return to work full-time by January 2017. It seemed like the right thing…