This small, pretty average moment has been a long time coming. Sitting here on my sofa – baby sleeping, budgie wittering, husband next to me watching the footie. Me, blogging.
I say this because I’ve simultaneously procrastinated, talked about and failed to start a blog since circa 2010. I’ve got my excuses of course. You know, the things that have gotten in the way. Like getting married. Relocating my life from South Wales to Yorkshire. Having a career change. Being pregnant. All those big life events that would have made for great blogging material…
Anyhoo! Here I am. Aged 32. A new mum. A wife of five years. A press officer and former journalist. And finally, this summer whilst on maternity leave, it dawned on me that if I don’t start blogging now, then probably – just like that round-the-world trip I banged on about in my early 20s – it’ll never happen.
A lifestyle blog of sorts, thisisjules.com is aptly named to cater to my instagram handle @thisisjules, and I plan to use it as an outlet to talk honestly about my life, loves and motherhood, and as a space to feature the people, places, products (and whatever else I fancy!), that interest and inspire me, in the hope they’ll at least do one or the other if not both for you too!
Speaking of which, do you know the incredibly talented Ffion McKeown? If not, then please do yourself a favour and get acquainted with her instagram – you can thank me later! Ffion did the beautiful calligraphy branding for this blog and I am over the moon with it!
BODEN GIVEAWAY: And now for the really good bit! To celebrate finally getting my act together and launching this blog, I’ve teamed up with the lovely folk at British fashion brand Boden to offer one lucky person a £200 Boden gift card. Yep! Pretty awesome eh? Giveaway is open worldwide and will close on Wednesday September 9th. To enter you must follow @boden_clothing on instagram, and tag three friends on the giveaway post on my own Instagram here. For an extra entry, please leave a comment below this blog post. Good luck!
- THANK YOU so much to everyone who took part in this giveaway, left me lovely messages and took the time to check out my blog (mind you, with a prize like this who can blame you!). And the winner is… Becca @wheresbeccajane – Congratulations!! Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your £200 Boden gift card!
*All shoes and clothing featured are from Boden’s AW15 collection and are available now!