Welcome to Motherhoodery

Me and H in front of our favourite beach hut
Me and Tutti in front of our favourite beach hut

I’m Kirsty, mum to one gorgeous little boy (known as Tutti or little rocket man) and wife to a super duper Hubster. Along with our rescue cat Purdy, we live in the glorious English countryside.

I’m an international marketing manager turned stay-at-home mum. Firmly in the chaotic throes of motherhoodery, I take each day a nappy at a time.

I’m a pasta addict, stationery geek and lover of the odd tipple (medicinal of course). I’m also a self-confessed neat freak, although these days I’ve had to lower my standards and accept a more ‘lived in’ look.

I blog to stay sane during the overwhelming highs and crazy lows of motherhood. Being at home all day with a small person drives me a little loopy sometimes. So to fill the void of adult conversation, I put fingers to keyboard, in the hope of chatting with like-minded peeps.

Me, Hubster & H at H's Christening
The look of love! All three of us at little rocket man’s Christening

Anything that comes to mind as I make my merry way through motherhoodery. Some posts are based on my experiences as a mum, others are about my loves, likes and dislikes. I cover all topics from everyday life to food, home décor and travel.


Unfortunately I’m not Mrs. Domestic Goddess. Despite a few attempts to channel my inner Martha Stewart, I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘Domestic Goddess’ isn’t a role I can put on my CV. If I try really hard I can rustle up the odd Easter basket, Christmas ham or handmade decoration, but in truth, I usually take the easy route and get someone else to do it.

In my head I imagine myself floating around in the latest on-trend clothing, whipping up a batch of cupcakes, whilst sewing a button on the Hubster’s shirt and engaging Tutti in educational play. The reality is I rarely stray from my mum wardrobe of jeans and a top or tunic and tights, our cupcakes are M&S’s finest and Hubster knows better than to ask me to do any kind of ‘make do and mend’.


In the words of Julie Andrews, ‘These are a few of my favourite things’:

Boats on Aldeburgh Beach
I instantly feel more relaxed by the sea

Being by the sea
This is my most favourite thing. I just think it’s glorious. Unfortunately we live in a land-locked county, so we don’t go as often as I’d like to.

New England style
I’ve been lucky enough to visit New England a few times and we got engaged on Cape Cod. I just love the laid-back coastal feel and picture perfect towns.

Pretty things
Hubster often accuses me of choosing ‘form over function’, but I’m a sucker for anything pretty.

A little treat…so yummy!

I like wholesome comfort food the best. In no particular order my favourites are: pasta of any kind, pizza, steak, eggs any way, burgers, chips, a well put together sandwich, Thai, Chinese and Mexican.

Homemade tomato pasta sauce
We wouldn’t survive if I didn’t cook this family recipe every week. It’s one of the few things I can make and therefore use it in most of my cooking!

Comfy shoes
I admire beautiful heels from afar, but my little feet prefer ballerina pumps, flip-flops or a sturdy pair of boots.

Heavenly scents
A few years ago I discovered Jo Malone and have never looked back. ‘Grapefruit’ is my absolute favourite.

Sparkly jewellery
Enough said.


So there’s a little bit about me. Please feel free to contact me for any info or just to chat.