At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.”
Hey there, I’m Rachel (or Rach as most people call me). I am a 34-year-old married mother of 4 (two boys, two girls), living in Surrey, UK.
I am a tattoo addicted, unicorn loving, makeup hoarding, wannabe nomad. I am also an advocate for health, wellness and body positivity as well as running a Social Media and Virtual Assistant agency with my husband.
I originally started blogging back in 2011 under a different blog name. I posted mostly about parenting and had the opportunity to work with many lovely people and brands. However, I increasingly felt the pressure to write for the sake of writing so I decided to close it down in the summer of 2017. Less than a year later I missed the creativity and writing, so I decided to give it another shot under a new name and design.
I debated for a long time whether to include the family on here. I wanted a space where I could write about things I enjoy; wellbeing and mindset, travel and fitness, but my family are a big part of me too, so although I will try not to be so parenting orientated, they will be featured.
Paul is my partner in crime and Dad to the tribe. We have been together since December 2002 and got married in May 2008. Paul also works from home, running the Social Media side of our business together. It also means he is around to help with the children.
Paul’s background is mainly in music production. He is trained in classical piano and has written and produced various tracks over the years (and some have even produced royalties!). He is also a talented videographer and editor.
Our first born, Jake, arrived in September of 2005, 8 days late and weighing 7lb 5oz. He is diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).
Jake is an avid tennis player and aspires to become a Wimbledon Champion one day. His favourite players are Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
The first Gully born girl in over 100 years, Kyla joined the family in February 2007, 8 days early and weighing 5lbs 12oz.
Kyla loves to act and has attended various theatre schools since the age of 4. She attends a Performing Arts High School, although she dreams about one day attending The Brit School.
After 2 miscarriages in 2009, Abigail joined us in October of 2010, 17 days early and weighing 5lb 5.5oz. Her birth was not without its complications and at one point we weren’t sure whether we would both survive. Ever the fighter, this little girl may be short but she’s feisty.
Abigail dreams of becoming a gymnast. She has been attending gym classes for a little over a year (after teaching herself for a year via YouTube!). She dreams of making it to the Olympics.
Despite being told not to expand our family, little Zachary joined us in September 2012, 21 days early and weighing 5lb 7oz. He was too eager to wait for me to go to the operating theatre for my c-section and arrived naturally in 10 minutes! He is diagnosed with ASD (mainly sensory issues).
Zachary loves dinosaurs and dragons and even though he is developmentally delayed and has speech issues, he will tell you already that when he grows up he wants to be a Palaeontologist.