About Me

Born and raised in the sunny seaside town of Eastbourne,  I tried living inland for a short spell whilst at university in South London, but always found myself pining for the sea. I ended up living in Brighton for ten years before moving back home to the Sunshine Coast in 2010.

Since graduating (in Education and Drama Studies), my career has mainly involved books in some way - first as a bookseller at Waterstone's, then as a publicist in the publishing industry. For little while I was a Director of a start-up social media agency, from where I hopped to a social media role at The Body Shop. I'm currently taking a break from the office to raise two kids.

I've been blogging since 2006 and started out writing writing mainly about my favourite pursuits (pre-children) - namely: live music, festivals, parties, eating out and travel. These days I am exploring the subject of adoptive parenthood and the new types of adventures it brings.

I call the blog 'Breakfast In Bed' because that is one of my favourite weekend indulgences, and seemed to sum up the spirit of what I originally wanted to write about. It's also the title of one of my favourite songs, which was recorded by reggae singer Lorna Bennett as well as Sixties starlet Dusty Springfield.

You will find me elsewhere on the web under my Rowstar alias - come on over and say hello.