I'm a married mum of three daughters and a baby boy.
L is was born in April 2007 and A and S are identical (monochorionic for those in the know) twins who put in an appearance nineteen months later in time for Christmas 2008. They were joined in May 2011 by baby T*. Their father is the very supportive and generally wonderful B.
Once upon a time I was a lawyer in London, trying to juggle a busy working life with three very demanding girls (and their father, who occasionally likes me actually to talk to him, rather than just grunting in his general direction).
I started this blog in October 2009, just as I was going back to work after my second lot of maternity leave. I called the blog "Is there a Plan B?" because it felt as though my life was getting away from me, and that despite all my efforts I was never going to be able to catch up with it. I needed an alternative option.
Over three years later, and after quite a lot of soul searching I am now a (sort of) full-time mum, having left work in early April 2010; and have moved my whole family 350 miles north. We are now living in Scotland, nearer B's family, and lured by the attraction of cheap(er) houses, and better schools. For a girl who had previously never lived further north than Cambridge it's been a bit of a shock.
The plan was to keep myself busy with playgroups, coffees, laundry, cooking and the rest, as well as six or so hours a week of being a consultant lawyer (I'm not very good at letting go), and some millinery. Oh, and I might make the occasional t-shirt or towel too. I think they call it a portfolio career...
The reality has turned out to be all that, and more, starting with a new baby, and ending with... well, we'll see, won't we?
*His real name is M, but T amuses me, and this is my blog.