Bestseller: Tom Gates author Liz Pichon
Author Liz Pichon is something of a superstar in the world of children’s books.
More than three million copies of her bestselling Tom Gates series have sold in the UK alone, with all the books being no 1 bestsellers and all translated into more than 50 languages.
Her latest Tom Gates book, Epic Adventure (kind of) is out TODAY and to celebrate mum-of-three Liz, 54, is bringing her Tom Gates Brilliant Bands and Doodle Tour to Southend later this month.
Click here for your chance to win a signed copy of Tom Gates Epic Adventures (kind of) by Liz Pichon
But being an author is the last thing that Liz, who is dyslexic, ever thought she would be.
Just how have her struggles with dyslexia impacted on her life, I wonder? Continue reading
In print: How my chat with Jeff Brazier appeared in the Echo newspaper
He grew up all over Essex, became a pro footballer and TV presenter, had two children with reality TV star Jade Goody, then after her death, became a life coach. While juggling all this Jeff Brazier managed to take the time to chat to me about grief, Canvey FC and secret vices…
Where is your favourite place in Essex, and why?
I have great memories of living in Matching Green, it’s a bit of a hidden gem. It’s beautiful. It’s probably about five miles from where I live now so it’s very accessible and it’s got a wonderful pub called the Chequers that we have the most incredible meals at. To be honest I love going back there to just collect my thoughts. I sit by the cricket pitch or walk around there. It’s my kind of home from home really.
What’s your favourite Essex memory?
I played at Canvey and it was good because we were a very good team. I think we won the Ryman One that first year. I was a 19-year-old lad amongst a load of retired ex-pros. I learned a lot and not just about football, let’s put it that way! Continue reading
Win this pin!
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Ahead of Mother’s Day, I’ve teamed up with Do It Like A Mother to give away one of these lovely enamel pins with rose gold plating on white background.
Ten per cent of the profits from sales of this inspiring £6 pin (which I totally need in my life!) go to PANDAS UK, supporting families through perinatal mental health issues.
Do It Like A Mother empowers couples for positive birth via hypnobirthing that makes total sense, in Southend and Upminster. So if you’re expecting, you need to check them out!
For your chance to win this pin, simply share this post on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and tag yourself – or another a mama that inspires you. Continue reading
One to be won! A lucky mama will win this Muri candle
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Muri candles (read my recent rave about them here!)
And let’s face it, what mama doesn’t want a cute candle like this in her life? It’s a soy wax candle. In an enamel camping mug. I mean, seriously. What’s not to love? Plus it burns for aaaaaages and it smells deeelicious.
So, to celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a mummy, I’m giving one away to a lucky reader of What Katy Did. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but what with having had a baby recently vacate my being – and then deprive me of quite a lot of sleep – I’ve found working out hasn’t *exactly* been top of my to do list.
By that, I mean I have yet (Sonny Jim is now 9 months old) to actually get to the gym.
In fairness, I wasn’t a real gym bod before. Yoga once or twice a week, was about as far as things went for me.
But this (almost a year long. Shh) malaise cannot continue.
I’ve teamed up with OnlineGym4me and tried their New Mommy, Fit Body Online Workout Program. Which can be done at home. In 15 minutes. Continue reading