About Me

I’m a Brummie turned Sydneysider and a forty-something mum of two smallish boys with a passion for writing.

 I’m a self-confessed beauty addict with an unhealthy obsession with make-up brushes, eyeshadow palettes and all things Charlotte Tilbury.  My beauty heroes are Sali Hughes, Caroline Hirons, Pixiwoo and A Model Recommends – all ballsy, badass Brits!  I’m a straight shooter who loves writing about products, school run make-up routines, how to age disgracefully and make up for real women. 

I work from home and juggle my freelance writing business with school runs and ferrying my little men to their various soccer matches so read on if you want to hear about organisation..cough..disorganisation, parenting and generally how I screw up on a daily basis in the comedy that is my life as the Bridget Jones of the playground.  Surely embarrassing our children is part of the job description?!

I’m also a stationery geek, avid reader, lover of TV series (and Jamie from Outlander) and enjoying this amazing city that we live in.

And most of all I’m mad about my boys and try to be the best mum and role model that I can be.

So what’s This Mad Life about..well..the people who surround me, the things I do, the things I love and having a belly laugh every step of the way!