I’m just so busy.

Text message from friend “Hey Jo, how are You?” Sleepy and stressed Jo “All good this end, just busy as ever” This is my standard response. The movie “I don't know how she does it” is just a retelling of my life. Doting parent, challenging career, house to keep. Sometimes I don’t know how I... Continue Reading →

Have I got it wrong?

GCSE day. Here’s what I’ve learnt. I have not been the parent I thought I would be. I always believed that I would be a pushy parent, prioritising my children’s education, pushing them to achieve and be the best. I haven’t. I always believed that I would stick to my guns and never let my... Continue Reading →

This is me!

When I was first asked to write a blog, I presumed I’d write about my professional life, I do have a lot to say about the learning and challenges of the last 20 plus years (I know, hard to believe I’m old enough to have worked that long right? {looks longingly at snap chat filtered... Continue Reading →

Suck it up, buttercup

Mammograms hurt, just putting it out there. Your boob gets squished in some vice like thing whilst you stick your bum out so your wobbly belly doesn’t get in the way. It’s not dignified, it does hurt, but man alive it’s so worth it.   Not so long ago I had that moment, I found... Continue Reading →

Work Life Trespasser

A little while ago I was asked to speak on the panel at an event on work life balance. I was pretty nervous but the two glasses of wine helped, and I ended up taking such a lot away from the event. It was so interesting to listen to others journeys and challenges in finding... Continue Reading →

My Secret Little Demon

I have a story to tell. A story of guilt and responsibility. A story of my secret demon who's walked by my side for 15 years. A demon I’ve seen less and less of as the years have passed, but one who has no problems sneaking the “This is your fault you know” at opportune... Continue Reading →

What are you passionate about?

A perfectly acceptable question for a new colleague to ask after a few bottles of wine on a night out. A great, getting to know you better, question. One for which there are multiple socially acceptable answers that I could have given, my kids, walking, sewing, I mean I have hobbies. But no, this is... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Imperfect

I am officially a strong independent woman, I’m stubborn, determined and a little bit feisty. I’ve worked hard to get the career I want and never shied away from a challenge, no matter how scary.   So why, oh why, whilst in London for work, a place with the most amazing eateries on every corner,... Continue Reading →

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