12 – When did you last focus on YOU?

Hey everyone As I sit in my home office writing this blog, I would be forgiven for thinking that Winter has arrived early! It is grey, the rain is hammering at the window and the wind is howling but I guess that is the British Summer Time for you! In this week’s blog, I want to revisit one of the three … Read More

11 – Coming Soon to a movie theatre near you…

Hey Extraordinary ladies! I am back from my holiday and as I write this blog post I am looking out over the Irish Sea instead ofthe Mediterranean. It might not be quite so blue but it is beautiful nonetheless. This week’s blog post has been inspired by a recent trip to the cinema. Yesterday Rob and I went to see … Read More

10 – Ain’t technology grand?

As you may already know, Rob and I are currently enjoying our summer break in Cyprus and having a fantastic, relaxing time. Honestly, it has been a lot of fun being able to write this week’s blog post from beside a pool and overlooking the sea! One of the things that has struck me most this holiday, is the amount … Read More

09 – Talk about life changing!

Hey everyone, I hope you have had an amazing week and are looking forward to the weekend! I find it hard to believe that it is a year ago since Rob and I set off to walk the Coast to Coast. For those of you who don’t know, it is a 192 mile walk across England that starts on the … Read More

08 – What makes you light up?

I have had such a lovely week celebrating my birthday. I have been totally spoilt by my friends and family and I really am incredibly grateful for all the lovely birthday messages I have received. In the blog this week I want to talk to you about ‘passion’. I often describe it as the thing that makes you ‘light up’ … Read More

07 – I need to get me a cheerleader!

Hey extraordinary ladies, how has your week been? You might remember that last week I shared with you that Rob and I were going to have our first singing lesson together and that we were learning a duet. Oh my goodness, it was such a fun experience and a really special thing to do together. I must say a huge … Read More

06 – Do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

This week I want to share a personal story with you that makes me proud beyond belief. My husband, Rob, is a very dedicated Headteacher of a community school. He has an absolute passion for encouraging and supporting every student at the school to achieve their potential and I love seeing his face light up when one of his students … Read More

05 – I did it to myself

Ok, so this week I have had a shock. As you know, I am all about women being the best they can be and living a life that makes them want to jump out of bed in the morning. I also try to be super honest with you about where I get things right and where I get things wrong. … Read More

04 – If you can’t say anything nice…

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Hi everyone Before I get in to the main theme for this week’s blog post, I would like to say a big THANK YOU!  to all of you that have taken the time to get in touch and give me feedback about the No Ordinary Woman blog. I am so pleased that the blog is resonating with you. The feedback … Read More

03 – Hey there extraordinary life…I am going to OWN you

It has been a strange week that has shown us the best and the worst of humanity In London we have seen yet more tragedy unfold and in Manchester we have seen people come back together in the face of horror and share the beautiful gift of music (something that I think brings people together). My thoughts are with the … Read More