Me and Flea in Ibiza


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My name is Sally. I’m a full-time working Mum, and happily single parent. I live in Lancashire with my 16-year-old daughter, Flea, and our West Highland terrier, Teddy.

Some of us are more domesticated than others.

I started this blog in 2009, as a place to capture the little moments in our family history. Nearly 14 years later, it’s still here, still capturing moments.

This is not a glossy lifestyle blog. I tried to do that, but then I remembered I can’t cook, have no sense of style, and am a bit forgetful.

Instead, this is the story of a chaotic, fun-loving family that loves to laugh, and find adventure near and far.

All About Flea 


Flea is a brilliant, funny sixteen-year-old with a passion for books, surfing, and anything that involves being high up, going fast, or getting soaking wet.

She’s currently studying for A-Levels, she’s a keen hockey player and enjoys paddle boarding, Netflix and playing video games.

If you asked her, Flea would tell you that everything makes her happy. Above all, she loves an adventure. She loves books, history, travel and Netflix.

Yes, Flea is a nickname. I’m not THAT evil.

All About Me 

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I am a busy working Mum, with a passion for travel, low-brow TV and exploring new places.

For many years, I worked as a journalist in London and Brighton. I wrote for UK and US magazines and newspapers about business and technology. I spent far too much time on planes. These days, I am self-employed and based in Lancashire. This means a) I have more free time, and b) it rains a lot. I still spend too much time on planes.

I’m sometimes referred to as a control freak but honestly, I have no idea where such silly notions might come from – doesn’t everyone alphabetise their spice rack?

When I’m not blogging here or plumbing new depths of under-achievement in the worlds of craft and cookery, I work as a business journalist and copywriter.

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