Hello, I’m Nicola, a Northerner who has found herself living in Somerset. I work 2 days per week as a psychotherapist and work weekends as a Mental Health Nurse. I have 2 children, Dilys (4) the wildflower and Edwyn (2) the bear. And yes, I’m a bit of a pinterest mum!
We have been busy over the last 2 years renovating our 1980’s house with my husband Craig (a Welshman!) with very little money or DIY knowledge, striving to create a stylish and practical family home. If you spend your days swooning over massive extended houses on Insta, this might not be the place for you. Our house isn’t massive and we are renovating room by room, pay check to pay check. We are learning everything as we go and inevitably making a few mistakes along the way! There’s been tantrums and tears (and thats just from Craig) but at a snails pace we are getting there.
I met my husband on an aeroplane on the way to Thailand. We sat on the same row and chatted all the way from Dubai to Bangkok. We had a long distance relationship for over a year, before I finally moved to Somerset. We got engaged in India and got married in Central Park, NYC. Now that the kids are getting a little older, I was much looking forward totravelling and going to festivals again in the coming years but COVID 19 have put a stop to these plans!
Since having children, my experiences have taught me that it’s normal to feel alittle anxious, lonely or have ‘mum guilt’ from time to time but if worries and fears are impacting your daily life, there are ways you can help yourself feel more in control. Occasionally I like to talk about all things motherhood and happy vibes. Sharing positivity, self care ideas and wellness advice.
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