I’m a journalist-turned blogger who just finished battling health anxiety and tokophobia in order to grow a tiny human. I’m also the author of My Blogging Secrets and Closet Essentials: 60 Core Pieces and How to Wear Them, both available at Amazon.
I’m based in central Scotland, UK, where I live with my long-suffering husband, Terry, and new baby Max, who was born in December 2017, afterone miscarriage, one ectopic pregnancy, and a whole lot of anxiety.
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On December 15, 2003, Terry and I got engaged on the banks of the Grand Canyon, while holidaying in Las Vegas.
Two weeks later, on boxing day of that year, Terry was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, and told that, without immediate treatment, he had just two weeks to live.
It wasn’t the best Christmas we’ve ever had, all things considered.
Unable to continue with the day job, Terry started a web design business from his dialysis chair. As for me, meanwhile… well, I quit my job and started a lifestyle blog. This is it.
Terry finally had his transplant on December 15th, 2005 – two years to the day we got engaged – receiving a kidney from his brother, John, also known as “Our Hero”.
And me? I kept on blogging – the only difference being that, these days, my blog is read by over 70,000 people per month. Trippy, no?
Over the years it’s been online, Forever Amber has been a space to document my life, from my wedding and honeymoon, to my adventures as a new parent. I’ve no idea what the site will become in the future, but I do know it’ll be forever Amber.
Good job I picked that name, then, huh?
Now in its 12th year online, Forever Amber is currently ranked as one of the Top 10 Women´s Lifestyle Blogs in the UK (Vuelio) and is currently # 1 in the HIBS100 blog ranking, as well as being ranked the top Baby & Pregnancy blog in the UK.
The site attracts over 70,000 unique visitors and 160,000 pageviews per month, and has a social reach of over 500,000.