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April 18, 2020

We might all be facing a storm right now, but we must stop pretending we’re all in the same boat. 

Some people are faring this storm in a cruise ship liner. They’re safe and dry and are enjoying the in-house entertainment. They’re binge watching Netflix and getting into...

April 6, 2020

Amongst all the chaos and all the fear, we must stop and acknowledge the beautiful things too. This will all feel harder if we don’t. 

The world is talking more and wasting less. We’re making meal plans and using leftovers and cooking with care. We are learning how it f...

April 2, 2020

On every street in every city, the people clapped and cheered and banged their pots and pans and came together for the first time. They hooted and whooped and hollered, with their dressing gowns tied tight, and waved across at neighbours from their balconies and garden...

April 1, 2020

Some of the nicest feedback I got from my writing last year was on the shoe stories, which is how A Mile in My Shoes first began. I am pleased to say that I’m bringing them back, but dedicated followers of the stories might notice a few changes. 

For the time being, I a...

March 23, 2020

The first day of ‘homeschooling’ begins today for many families, and as a teacher not currently at work (I am still on maternity leave), it feels very strange to be observing it all from the sidelines with no role to play. I feel like a sub on the bench, watching my te...

March 21, 2020

Hi there lovely ones. 

It's been over a year since I shared anything on A Mile in my Shoes. The blog lost its way over time, and I lost a little faith and put a bit too much pressure on myself that it stopped being fun. I also made a baby of course! So I have been busy...

February 14, 2019


I don’t need designer gifts, fancy food or vintage wine this Valentines. You can keep your flowers and your diamond rings. Of course, they’re pretty when they sparkle and bloom but their beauty is short lived, and you can’t take them with you when you’re gone.

Instead,...

October 28, 2018

I’m totally in love with second hand things. I love charity shops, antique shops, clothes swaps, jumble sales, car boots sales, even a pop up stall at the end of somebody’s drive would turn my head as I passed. I love that in London, it is acceptable to leave unwanted...

October 4, 2018

Let’s be honest, teachers. Playground duty is the worst. The. Worst. 

Forget the luxury of going to the toilet in your fifteen minute break, you are out there for the duration, so it’s almost a good job that there’s absolutely no chance of finishing your cup of tea befo...

September 23, 2018

There’s something magical about the British seaside. It does wonderful things. Restorative, medicinal, transformative things. Meandering along a promenade in those balmy Summer months (any old British promenade will do) is an exhilarating assault on the senses; a delic...

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Hello, I'm Katy. Blogger, writer, teacher and curious observer of people...

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