5 Things I’ve Gained From Co-Mentoring

5 Things I’ve Gained From Co-Mentoring

For the last 18 months, I’ve been meeting with my friend and fellow freelancer, Charlie Swift, for regular co-mentoring sessions. Establishing such a supportive, nurturing relationship with another business owner is one of the best things I’ve ever done and it’s...

Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

I love a summer bucket list. I try to write one every year. Sometimes they make it on to the blog, but more often than not they linger in a notebook or on a piece of paper pinned to the fridge. Making plans and setting goals for the summer isn't about putting pressure...

How to Delegate Like a Pro

How to Delegate Like a Pro

As a business owner who serves other small businesses, I’ve come to appreciate the power and importance of learning how to delegate. Not only have I needed to outsource things myself, but a large proportion of my income relies on other people choosing to delegate...

5 Family Friendly Things To Do In Bristol

5 Family Friendly Things To Do In Bristol

I may not blog about them as much as I’d like to, but weekends are still sacred in the Love Audrey household. I like a lazy Sunday as much as the next person, but I also enjoy plotting and planning a packed day out. After four and half years living in the city, we’ve...

Seeking and Doing the Work You Love

Seeking and Doing the Work You Love

I never thought I’d miss the formal management reviews I was forced to endure when I worked in retail, but I do. Sometimes external expectations, accountability and encouragement are nice things to have at your disposal. Being my own boss means it’s up to me to review...

In Defense of Rest

In Defense of Rest

I’d been planning to write about rest for a long time. Not about briefly slowing down after a busy season, or occasional moments of downtime in an otherwise hectic schedule, but about small, significant ways to make life more restful in general. I thought I had a lot...

A Love Letter to Lunch Breaks

A Love Letter to Lunch Breaks

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome {CFS} I was diagnosed with in 2016 prompted an array of lifestyle changes. To aid my recovery, everything from my morning routine to the food I eat has been overhauled and transformed. One of the simplest, but most effective things I’ve...

3 Things I’ve Learned About Launching a New Website

3 Things I’ve Learned About Launching a New Website

Not only is this the first blog post I’ve published since the end of January, it’s the first post to appear on my shiny new website. Welcome! Have a look around, settle in and get comfy. I suspect the main thing you’ll notice is that Love Audrey is no longer ‘just a...

Hello 2018

Hello 2018

I've been writing a version of this post every January since 2010. Sometimes, I sit down at my laptop knowing exactly what to say about the previous year, but occasionally I struggle to find the words. Here goes nothing... 2017 was much kinder to me and my family than...

Taking Stock in November

Taking Stock in November

Hey Internet, long time no speak! So long in fact, I haven't shared any photos from our summer holiday in Dorset, hence the very out-of-season image accompanying this post. I didn't intend to take a two month break from blogging, but I guess that's just the way life...

Current Obsessions {Summer}

Current Obsessions {Summer}

August might not feel that summery right now, but I'm still in complete denial about the impending arrival of autumn. Pretending it isn't right around the corner is the only way I can calm the usual feelings of dread that start to surface around this time of year. My...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up earlier than I would have liked. The children are away in Cornwall for nine days, so I could have had a lie-in. Curse my internal body clock! Sipping tea on the sofa and enjoying the sound of silence. Jumping in the shower. Pulling on skinny jeans and my...

Our Amsterdam Adventure – A Day Trip to Zaanse Schans

Our Amsterdam Adventure – A Day Trip to Zaanse Schans

By far my favourite experience during our stay in Amsterdam was our day trip to Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood in Zaandam filled with beautiful historic windmills and houses. Just a short train ride from Amsterdam Centraal Station, we completely fell in love with the...

Our Amsterdam Adventure – Seeing The Sights

Our Amsterdam Adventure – Seeing The Sights

We crammed so much in during our time in Amsterdam, I hardly know where to begin. After the drama of our arrival, we woke up on Monday morning raring to go. Museumplein and a Cruise We kicked things off by walking to Museumplein, a public space that's home to three...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up before everybody else. Creeping down to the kitchen for a cup of tea. Soaking up the silence. Greeting Mr L.A. and Jesse when they finally joined me downstairs. Making a batch of Nigella's Everyday Brownies. Grabbing a quick breakfast. Jumping in the shower....

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Sleeping in. Snuggling with Jesse beneath the duvet. Creeping downstairs. Trying not to wake the au pair. My cousin's lovely girlfriend, Beth, has been staying with us since we got back from Amsterdam and helping out while Mr L.A. is away in Kenya. Sipping tea on the...

Fulfilling Wanderlust With Kids in Tow

Fulfilling Wanderlust With Kids in Tow

I can't remember a time when travel wasn't one of my biggest passions. My parents were adventurous souls {my mum still is} and they filled our childhood with incredible holidays, both here in the UK and across the globe. It's not something I've ever taken for granted...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up earlier than I would have liked. Izzy had to be ready for a Guide trip to Legoland Windsor. Sipping tea while Jesse watched TV. Seeing Izzy off at the door. Slowly getting ready to face the day. Coaxing Jesse into his clothes. Heading out for breakfast....

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