Welcome to the blog. I’m Vicki, a 40-something blogger, business owner and mum of two young boys (8 & 10) living in North London.
I turned my world upside down in 2014 when I decided to leave my 20 year corporate career in recruitment to pursue a free-range lifestyle. I took a few different forks in the road, including setting up a makeup business, before settling back into recruitment, but this time as a partner in a small business.
Working from home can be a lonely business. So with my love of writing, a laptop, a thirst for self-development and new experiences, I started Lifestyle Maven to connect with, and give a voice to people like me, in their middle youth. I published my first blog post in October 2014.
By the way, maven means expert – but in my case it’s intended to be taken with a hint of sarcasm. I’m just making it up as I go along, like everyone else.
I’m a sucker for beauty products. I can’t wait to finish what’s in my bathroom cabinet, just so I can open a lovely new lotion or potion.
Food is one of the great pleasures in my life. My bucket list consists mainly of unvisited restaurants. I also love to cook, but my style is ‘Lazy Cooking’. You’ll find several of my lazy recipes on the blog, where I’ve grabbed whatever is lurking in the back of the fridge, to come up with something comforting and wholesome to eat (out of a bowl, with a spoon).
I’m always on the look-out for new experiences and have had so much fun since starting the blog. Long may it continue.
The wisdom section of the blog is a mixture of self-development, personal therapy, ranting and advice. I hope you’ll find either education, entertainment or comfort in these pages.
I hereby give you permission to give yourself some ‘me-time’. So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and settle down for a read.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think after each post. I always reply.
If you’re interested in my opinion about a particular product, place or service, please get in touch. Integrity is very important to me, so my reviews will be honest.
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I look forward to hearing from you.
PS: Exciting news! I’m now on Huffington Post Lifestyle. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll recognise my ramblings. You can see my articles by clicking on this link.