So this is me, Lorna. Known by those closest to me as ‘Lorn’ (original). I was born in Kent, raised in Oxfordshire (Henley on Thames) and I now reside in South West London.
I found the most stubborn, weird and wonderful man in a pub in Brixton, 2009. He asked me to marry him at the top of the stone circle at Glastonbury 2011, after I’d just had some laughing gas. It was magical. The proposal, not the laughing gas (though that was quite special too). We got hitched in 2012 and it was literally the best weekend of my life. I did ‘the Caterpillar’ in my wedding dress on the dance floor.
We have two equally stubborn yet wonderful girls – Elsie (5) and Marnie (3) and a new addition to the clan – Reggie. They are the reason I have decided to start this blog and they have made me want to try and be a better, more calmer version myself, whilst I try to unravel the wonder that is my mind. YIKES! I’m also expecting our 3rd addition, due early November 2018, which I have no doubt will bring a wonderful amount of chaos, new challenges and some more blog content!
I am a social media addict (namely Instagram, where I like to while away the few precious hours I do have to myself scrolling through feeds of random people, comparing my life to theirs). I’m a reluctantly tamed social butterfly (hopefully temporarily until babysitting becomes less bank-breaking) trying – and more often than not -failing, to do it all perfectly. But I’m gradually accepting that perfect is rarely possible, and that that’s OK.
I love a bit of interior design, all things fashwan, am very partial to anything with a splash of leopard print and I am forever in the pursuit of the perfect natural balayage blonde.
Finally, through the wonder that is Motherhood and for some – the isolation that it can bring to your door – I started PIZZUP.
PIZZUP is a night out, and off for women who happen to be mums. We hang out with other women (who happen to be mums) in an inclusive, relaxed setting where we can also party. There is always epic music (namely old school garage and R’nB) a bit of fodder, and a LOT of booze. What started as a way to gather all the ladies in my life that I had met along my journey into Motherhood, has now become a regular night where up to 400 of us will party into the night.