I am

I am a mother of one. I always have painted toe nails and enjoy cake.  I am in my early forties. In my head I am 22. At a distance, if you squint, I look 32 (this may also be in my head).


I live with my partner, The Mr, and my son who was born in 2007. Motherhood is my biggest adventure but it is also just one part of me.

Following redundancy, I am currently a ‘Stay at Home Mother’. I used to manage teams and projects in the voluntary sector. I worked in one of poorest areas in the UK and my background is social care and housing.

At the end of 2012 we relocated from the North of England to Bristol. Where ever I live, I am defined by that fact that I am originally from South London and a proud Londoner. I am a city dweller but my soul is in the country. I love exploring the British Countryside.

Why Helloitsgemma:  What is in a name.

“Helloitsgemma” is my introduction, it’s a reflection of how I speak, quickly, blurred together.

For several years I lived in the North of England, most of friends didn’t keep their doors locked if they were at home, as I let myself in I would and in one breathe shout: “helloitsgemma!”. Mostly, the next step involved the kettle going on. I like the kettle on.

While you are on this little space on the internet you are both in my home and I’m in yours.

Shall we have some tea and get to know each other a bit better?

This is a little space for me, a space for me to connect and share. You will find photographs and quality writing on a range of lifestyle and parenting themes. Check out the categories in the side bar for a taste.

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