I am

I am a mother of one. I always have painted toe nails and enjoy cake.  I am in my early forties (in my head I’m 22. At a distance, if you squint, I look 32. This may also be in my head).
I live with my partner, Mr Noo, and my son who was born in 2007, for purposed of the blog know as Noo.
I am currently unemployed following redundancy but I was managing teams and projects in the voluntary sector. I worked in one of poorest areas in the UK and I have a background in social care and housing.

Mr Noo is an accomplished musician, who can often be found practising and giging.

There is a whole is a whole list of things I used to do; cinema, yoga, hill walking, travel, volunteering, cooking, dancing, eating out.  These things filled my life until my son came along. Motherhood is my biggest adventure but it is also just one part of me.

What will you find on this blog? This is a little space for me, a space for me to connect and share. I’m interested in a range of things and this blogs reflects that. Check out the categories in the side bar. You will find amongst other things; issues, travel and ramblings.

Welcome to my blog.  This is a space to connect so I love comments and feedback.  Please tell me what you think.

I’m happy to consider PR opportunities that compliment this blog. You can also hire me to write elsewhere.

Please get in touch and lets have a chat

28 Responses to I am

  1. Looking forward to reading more about you and your life.
    Where are you by the way?

  2. Fran Armour says:

    Hello lovely. I can’t work WordPress to save myself. So have signed up for updates this way. Great posts. x

  3. mummyrella says:

    hi there, thought as you had checked me out I would do the same! sounds like you have wonderful adventures with little Noo – looking forward to hearing more!

  4. Donna says:

    Hi Gemma

    Fab blog, looking forward to reading more (when my girls give me peace and quiet!) x

  5. Kate says:

    Loved the posts! Looking forward to reading more!

  6. Heather says:

    Hi Gemma!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and the head up on Sophies linky thing. Your blog looks fab and I’ll be off for a nosey on it this afternoon! I need all the tips I can get. Also, if you can think of a new catchy name for my blog I’m open to suggestions. I have it as ‘From Marketing to Mummy’ but someone alerted me to the fact there’s a well established blog called ‘Marketing to Milk’ so I think I need to change mine. Answers on a postcard….

  7. mummybrown says:

    Hello Gemma, I´m loving your blog! I looked for you on BMB
    but sorry could not find you 😦 ! I´d love to add you as my friend
    if you want it too! Looking at your hobbies I saw cooking! I
    created a group on BMB – Mum who loves cooking, and Creative Mums.
    There is also a group for WordPress bloggers! Looking forward to
    seeing you there! Have a fab day! xx

  8. cherrymumof6 says:

    Love your blog, look forward to reading more posts x

  9. lynne1508 says:

    Hello Gemma,

    Just wanted to say thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! Being a blogging virgin (love calling myself that!) any advice on how to get some more followers would be great. Looking forward to your future blogs ;o)

  10. Hi, we have signed up for updates and I’m following you on twitter. My Twitter name is Ido_2012_baby – just in case you want to follow us too. I love your blog, It’s very heart warming. Keep up the good work.


  11. steph curtis says:

    thanks for your comments on my blog. Really love yours, especially the photos – think it’s my favourite blog!! Made a banana cake today too, (a slightly different recipe I had, but will try yours next time!) – yum!

  12. Karen Green says:

    I thought seeing as you were so lovely to read and comment on my blog I would do the same. Loved what I have read so far and look forward to reading more xx

  13. Hi Gemma. Lovely blog with some fab comments, keep them coming!

  14. Hi Gemma, thanks for popping over to see me at coombemill.com I hope you. Mr Noo and your son can visit us on holiday soon!

  15. This lady has made my day today. There is a sincerity about this blog which I find engaging. Oh… “Gemma” cant wait to find out how your new journey begins.

  16. I thought I was reading about me when I started reading your ‘about me’ – early forties but look more like early thirties, child of 2007, work 4 days a week, had many happy hobbies BC (before children) also have painted toe nails at all times, wish it be fingernails too, but it always ends up being half off and chipped… here’s to good blog reading…

  17. Hello Hello it’s Gemma.

    The sunglasses in the picture at the top, are they normal adult-sized ones or are they giant-sized ones for gnomes?

  18. Hello Gemma, it’s Mary – surprise!! (Or it might have been…) I’m so excited to have found your blog – it’s like sitting down to have a good old natter with witty, wise you…xx

  19. kerrywatton says:

    Hello Gemma,

    Jut come across your site whilst browsing, lovely blog and it’s a great read (:

  20. Great blog, found thanks to Asturian Diary! It’s so interesting hearing about people’s lives BC (before children) – it’s sometimes easy to forget all the stuff we used to do. I hardly recognise myself in photos wearing make-up from Those Days (same vintage as your good self). Looking forward to reading your posts!

    • kind words – Asturian Diary is a fantastic blog.
      Sometimes, life before children seems such a distance memory – maybe we should all revisit at little bit more!

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