You’ve found Petal & Mortar!

Welcome! This blog was born in January 2015, in the middle of a career crisis (as you do!).

I began by writing about working through my Pinterest pins, gluten intolerance misadventures, anxiety and almost-mid-life epiphanies (not really, they’re more over-caffeinated musings). I then discovered Twitter and Instagram. Click on the tag cloud or search random words to work through my content.

These are a few of my favourite things: books, especially YA fiction and HEAs, clever design, postcards, comfort food, coffee, mulled drinks, chutneys, boots, France, the beach, the mountains, and chunky knit anything. I’m a good source of totally useless trivia (pub quiz, anyone?) and I love crosswords. My long-suffering Husband, tween daughter (DD) and I are all third-culture kids, and for now, London, UK, is home.

Thanks for stopping by!