An Unconventional Life And A Windy Visit To Our Boat

I live a very unconventional life. Some may refer to it as mayhem, others may say it’s eclectic. I call it ‘making it up as I go along’ and it’s bloody awesome! I have absolutely no idea how I would cope with a 9 to 5 job, or living what is commonly known as a ‘normal’ life.

Yet it hasn’t always been this way. When I was younger I thrived on organisation, on knowing where I would be and what I would be doing at any given time of the day – for weeks in advance. But when I say thrive, what I really mean is ‘stayed sane in a life that wasn’t really me’. I didn’t feel I had control over my life, or how I was living it, so I sought to fit my life into boxes of neat perfection.

I always knew where everything was, I always knew that my home was immaculate, I always knew what I would be eating on any given Thursday, and I always knew that I would lie awake at night wishing for a different life, but with no idea how to create or obtain it. It was a sad existence of my own making – a gilded cage of organisation and ruthless attention to detail.

Something had to give, and give it did!

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you may very well know that one of the main reasons for its existence is my fervent hope that the very fact that I completely changed my life when I hit 40 will, even in some small way, inspire other mature women to live a life that they love. And that is what I am doing. Call it what you will. It is a life lived in glorious technicolour. A life lived my way. A life I absolutely adore!

And part of that life involves travel – a whole lot of it. Some for business, and some for pleasure. And some of that time spent on the road takes me to a little place called Ramsgate in Kent, which is where we keep our well-loved and slightly well-worn boat.

A view of Ramsgate from the marina

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Andrew (AKA Mr Chic) and I have spent many, many hours on that boat. We have laughed on that boat (oh so much), we have cried on that boat, we have shared our innermost thoughts and feelings in the absolute knowledge that we will be listened to with respect on that boat. And, if you will allow me, I would love to invite you to share a few days with us on that boat. Not in person though, it’s not THAT big 😳

So here’s a vlog that I’ve put together. It will give you just a taste of our deliciously demented lives. Please excuse the wind in parts, it was taking both my breath and my voice away! I hope you enjoy it.

Mad huh? Do let me know in the comments if you are enjoying these little vlogs of mine. Are they something you would like to see more of? Are they too long? Too short? Do let me know your thoughts.



  1. December 10, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Lovely! And all that great food!!!

  2. Trish
    December 10, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I love your vlogs. The banter between you and your husband is priceless. And my little one loves your haircut, in fact she thought she saw you in a car here in New Jersey last night coming home from school.

    • December 12, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Ah I wish I’d been in New Jersey Trish! I’m so happy you and your little one like my blogs. Give her a wave from me and tell her that I’m really pleased that she likes my haircut xxx

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