Hi! I’m Sarah.
I live in Harrogate with my husband, Chris and our three kids, Archie, Martha and Mabel. Someone once told me “three’s a breeze.” It’s not. That was a lie.
I am a mum who makes other mums feel good about their own daily failures. I fail at mothering ALL THE TIME. I am one of those mums who opens my kitchen cupboard doors and quietly mouths “f**k off!” before turning to the treasures of my loins to find out what they could possibly be asking me for next.
Motherhood is relentless work. Nobody warned me. Or they probably did, but I didn’t listen.
None of us do. Before I was blessed with motherhood, I would imagine myself dressed in beautiful flowery dresses, my hair tumbling around my shoulders, my skin glowing with happiness, usually in a field of wild flowers. The reality is nothing like that.
Let’s just say, I am less Timotei and more Head and Shoulders!
I work as a freelance copywriter. I became a writer by chance and all because of my mum’s descent into the hell fires of Vascular Dementia in 2015 and the result of my pain and grief – this blog.
Writing my blog not only helped me deal with the grief and trauma of my mother’s illness, it has transformed my life. So, thank you, Mum – (bloody miss you though!)
Interesting (kind of) Facts About Me (AKA Girl About Harrogate)
- I am the official Girl About Harrogate. I am part of a blog squad of girls in Yorkshire who blog about God’s own county and places to visit and things to do. You can find out more at www.girlaboutyorkshire.com. It’s bloody marvellous!
- I was once in a girl band managed by Mr Motivator. And, yes, he wore coloured lycra a lot!
- I run. This is mainly to counteract the impact of my favourite hobbies; drinking wine, eating cake and inhaling giant-sized portions of pasta.
- I sing in a band. A good band. We play at weddings and events around Yorkshire. In my next life I will be a reincarnation of Stevie Nicks.
- The first live band I ever saw was Black Lace.
- I have run the London Marathon.
- I sat next to Jet from Gladiators at my university sports ball.
- I can cross my eyes and then move each eye independently.
- I used to be a Bradford Bullette and danced on the pitch at Murrayfield to Tony Hadley singing “Gold” live. I wore American Tan Tights. He wore a floor length, black leather coat.
This blog is dedicated to my wonderful mum. I miss her every day and am thankful that she was mine.