the simple things: 1.3.15

It’s been a really beautiful week for me this week. I feel like I’m getting the hang of being a mama and although there are still some tricky times and sleepless nights, Ernie and I have had some beautiful moments that I will remember for the rest of my life.

smiles from Ernie have pretty much made my whole life

a rare quiet moment to myself for a coffee and a catch-up on what’s going on in the world


how on earth is my baby already six weeks old? As much as I miss his newborn-ness, I am adoring this stage of his life.

a coffee at the Taste of Belgium

…and waffles as well

a little cuddle with this fellow, he’s feeling a little disgruntled about not being the man of the house anymore

oh my darling

Oh My Darling

Oh My Darling! I’ve gone and started a business!

When I first left school and started university, I enrolled in an Applied Science degree. I had dreams of becoming a Forensic Scientist. My favourite show was CSI.

I then found out, to get into forensics you had to first become a police officer for a minimum of five years. Not only did that not appeal to me in the slightest, I was told that my height would be an issue (apparently discrimination wasn’t really a thing in 2002).

I took some time off from university to decide which direction to head in next. Over the next two years I would work in various retail jobs before enrolling in a degree focusing on Event Management and Tourism. I loved it! I’d always dreamed of organising music festivals, big parties and incredible experiences for people.

Over the next few years, I worked in various Events, Media and Communications roles. None of them involved the bands and excitement I was looking for.

If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ll know that in 2013 tragedy struck my husband and I with the death of our twin sons. Since then to help me through my grief, I’ve been on a quest to live in the moment, find the happy moments in everyday and to help other people find happiness in the simple things. I started to notice that the career path I had gone down wasn’t filling me with excitement. I wasn’t passionate. I was bored. And after saying goodbye to my sons, I realised that life is too short to do something you don’t love every day.

Rather than waiting for things to change, I decided to do what I’ve always wanted to do – but with a twist. I want to see people happy and what better way to do that than to help them plan the exciting and happy moments in their lives.

I’m a little bit frightened to be going out on my own but incredibly excited at the same time!

Check out my new website beautifully designed by the talented Tamara at September.