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Meh to Mothers day
Trigger warning (I know for so many people Mothers day is a massive trigger) So if it is for you, I see you and I send you love x I hate Mothers day. I feel it looming in already, and...
A little ditty on bleeding
I have the worst period pains I've had in years so imma keep my bit brief and take you to the good stuff after a few words.
 
WE MADE IT!! THE LIGHT IS COMING
I have woken today feeling different. Maybe it's my new trip around the sun or maybe it's the solstice, but whatever it is, fuck, it feels good!   The shortest day has arrived, so it's all up from here, baby!...
ON SLOWING DOWN (AND SADNESS)
Note to self from an achievement addict (in recovery)   I did so much. So many lists ticked off, so many ‘achievements. I did them like everyone was watching but no one was. I spun so many plates and when...
WE DID IT!
Fuck me! I just slept for 13 hours straight.    It has been a HUGE few months but last night I slept on my own mattress on my own bedding in our HOME in Barcelona!! When the truck arrived yesterday my...
WE MADE IT. NOW... REST?
Hey all!   Just emailing from a sunny cafe in Barcelona sipping on my Cafè con leche :) but fuck meeee am I tired. Since my decision 6 ish weeks ago it's been non stop! My kid has been home...
IN MY F**KING FEELS (WITH A SIDE OF MUM GUILT)
Today is emotional. We leave our home in two days and England in three.   As I sit surrounded by boxes, again, my heart is simultaneously sinking and leaping.   There are three days of this life left. A life...
A NEW BEGINNING
I thought I could go back. But it turns out going back just isn't me. In the same way I can't go back into my house to pee after I've closed the door behind me, even if I have to...
Feature - Sara Cohen
I’m Sara. I’m 47 and was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2015. After 5 years of being NED,  in April I was told my cancer had spread and is now stage 4.   There is, of course, a...
Feature - Cynthia Ewers-Cobb
  Who the f*ck are you? Hi, I’m Cynthia,    I live in South East London with my husband Gareth and my dog Chester. I’ve always been a bit of a workaholic and constantly on the go and looking to...
What Are The Things That Bring You back To Yourself
Is life just a series of losing yourself and finding your way back again to find yourself lost all over again?   It sure feels like it. But at least I'm on the "finding my way back" bit (again) because...
A few words on loneliness
Loneliness seems to still be something that no one talks about. But I'm doing it. Some days I feel so lonely it physically hurts. Motherhood is lonely. Single motherhood is lonely-lonely. In a culture of toxic individuality and personal 'strength' being...
My Fave Things This Week
I'm gonna keep it brief because the words just aren't coming today, but trying to not only write when I feel excited (like last week post social media break) but also when shit feels thicker and stickier and ickier. Like today! Yay!  ...
Jump out of the tree, do the back flip (flop), eat the cake, tell them you love them
Fuck me! I took 9 days off! I did it. Off, off, off, (thank you Leeanne, I love you) and man was that a game changer.
Friendship Love Stories
  Hey Friend,After my brutal birthday break up I've been thinking a lot about 'love' and how much time I wasted looking for a certain kind of love when I could have been basking in the delicious gentle platonic love of friendship instead....
The World in Brighter Colour
After 3 weeks of everything looking, tasting, feeling grey as fuck I find myself seeing the world in colour again.
FEATURE - Leeanne Adu
I never used to be the person who would put themselves out there and take risks. Bookish, shy and scared to stand up for myself were my life traits. I couldn't tell you exactly when that changed either. Perhaps somewhere...
We want you to Brag it, shout it, share it, own it.
It's Friday! The sun is maybe starting to come out, or it may just be that my spirit is happier than it has been for a few weeks. But I'm taking it whether it's internal or the real summer pushing...
It's a 555 day!
A bit like my music taste and my general life/mood the new drops are spontaneous at best, chaotic at worst! Whatever has been happening with the moon, my cycle, the world... life has definitely felt chaotic for a lot of...
GIRLS ARE AWESOME BLOG POST - Manners London: How the Empowering Clothing Brand Got its Start

You can find the original posting of this blog here: https://girlsareawesome.com/manners-london-empowering-clothing/

I’m Sally, solo parent and homeschooler of my 11-year-old son, owner of Manners London, lifelong hustler (on a quest for rest) & DV survivor (amongst other things) – in order of importance!

Logging Off, Slowing Down and Drinking More Water
I've lost my flow recently. Parent guilt has been whooping my ass and I feel at an all-time rock bottom creatively. The old me would just push on but I'm still really trying to be gentler, softer, slower which is EXTREMELY hard for me.