I’m a working mum with two (technically) grown up boys and one growing up little lady. In a previous life, I worked as a lawyer in London. I moved abroad one impulsive day, as I’d always felt I was a French speaker at heart…and which I eventually became, after years of hard grit: watching French films; eating my way through French menus; listening into other people’s conversations; and generally making endless mistakes until my kids came along and refused to talk to me in English !
Since abandoning my legal career and any guilt I felt about disappointing my parents, I’ve spent much of the last 25 years helping people to help themselves through the struggles we all face in just being ourselves and feeling ok.
EttieBetty aims to share, nurture and comfort. Its about sharing the good and the not so good. Seeing the positive and the fun wherever possible whilst acknowledging the pain of everyday disappointment and trauma.
I have lived a very bumpy rollercoaster of a life thus far. All told, without regret. Life is a learning curve. It can be steep and it certainly isn’t always easy. But what I know is that you’re never too young or too old to fall over and start over.
Now is my time to bring EttieBetty to life. I hope you’ll enjoy riding the rollercoaster with me from now on….
Drop me a line with your questions and or comment. I’ll reply as soon as I can. Thanks!
Cook a third meal (for later in the week and never mind the lack of fridge space)
“19 years since I glimpsed you for the first time
19 years since you made me a mum
19 years of grappling with my own mortality
19 summers since I’ve loved you until I’m numb”
“Anyone else play the ‘what would be your last meal’ game for fun (black humour reigns chez moi)? So whilst my kids take ages choosing between dishes and then negotiating 2 starters and basically way more food than they could possibly stomach, its chicken all the way for me”