Audley End Miniature Railway

I have wanted to visit Audley End Miniature Railway in FOREVER, ever since I saw some of my followers who went there for the Fairy walk which is definitely next on my list after today’s adventure! When I saw that they’d be having an Easter event where you could meet the REAL Easter Bunny (come […] Read more…

‘Sorry’

So let me set the scene: I’m at work, talking to one of the staff from a different department. We get chatting a bit more about holidays and I mention that I’m off to Dubai with my mum as I’m not with Kimaarah’s dad anymore. ‘Oh no, I’m so sorry, what a SHAME’ they say. ‘Oh […] Read more…

Dubai Day Five & Hometime

This was our last day in Dubai and we woke up at a ‘normal’ time as in 7.30 – typical that it was our last day and we’d fully got used to the time difference. I always find when I go over to the Eastern side of the world the jet lag isn’t as bad […] Read more…

Dubai – Day Four

Day 4 was much better weather, beautiful and sunny, and we were so glad we’d left this day free to spend at the hotel. After another delicious breakfast at the Khaymat Al Bahar (more Nutella pancakes) we decided we’d visit the Wild Wadi Waterpark which is based next door to the Madinat Jumeirah, at the […] Read more…

Dubai – Day Three

Day 3 was Friday and this is the start of the weekend in Dubai as their weekend falls on Friday and Saturday. Fridays are big because it’s brunch day, all of the hotels put on a big brunch feast nothing really like London, it’s more flashy, a lot more selection of food, entertainment like live […] Read more…

Dubai – Day Two

Day 2 We must have had about 11 hours sleep where the tiredness from the flight and the time difference kicked in. We’ve woken up and gone to breakfast – being in the oceanfront villa we were right next to the Khaymat Al Bahar which in the evening is a Lebanese restaurant but in the […] Read more…

Dubai – Day One

Hi everyone! Now we’re back from Dubai I’m following up on my promise to write all about our trip. I know everyone followed my stories and I’ve set up a little highlight on my Instagram so anyone can look at our best bits. And of course the photos on our grid. But this is more […] Read more…

Money

I really wanted to write this post as I feel like so many women worry about becoming a single mum and having no help with money, or being loads worse off. Money is a bit of a touchy subject for some people especially when you mention to someone you’re a single mum, and you find […] Read more…

Empowered Part 2

November 2016 Walking through arrivals at Heathrow airport I looked around to see who was waiting for me after my 4am wake up call followed by 14 hours of flying home from beautiful Thailand bringing me back to a very wet and cold London. In my mind I saw him there, holding a massive bouquet […] Read more…

Find our Favourite brands & boutiques here

So as a few people have requested more fashion posts / advice I have decided to first make a post where I list all of my favourite stores and boutiques for Kimaarah’s clothes and accessories. This will be updated regularly as & when I discover any new boutiques! Generally I am quite loyal to just […] Read more…

Keep your Head, Heels and Standards high

It’s been almost 2 years to the day since I became a single mum and in these last couple of years I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I’ve also had the chance to observe other single parents along their own journey of finding their feet and ‘coping’ on their own. Among other attributes, one thing […] Read more…

Our Hair Journey – Part 1

DISCLAIMER: Before I start I just wanted to say, the whole point of this post is not ‘how to have a mixed race baby and do their hair perfectly’ .. this is about my own journey as a ‘white woman from Essex’ raising a mixed race daughter alone and the things I have learnt along […] Read more…

Tips for a Better Mindset

Since my last post about mindset I had some amazing feedback from people and I thought I would post a few more of my tips on how to achieve a better, more positive mindset on a daily basis. These are all things that help me as a single mother to cope on those harder days […] Read more…

Empowered

Starting this blog had me asking myself so many questions. I’ve decided to call myself the ‘empowered’ single mother but just who am I to call myself empowered? Let’s discuss what this means … Empowered is a woman who took control of her life & future Empowered is a woman who put herself and her […] Read more…