There is a great myth about London – in fact there are many. The mutant-sewer-people who live in the tube tunnels, the mouse in the Leicester Square KFC (actually, less of a myth, more of a news story)…but the one I’m referring to is the myth that you have to leave London when you have kids. That London is not child-friendly, and any toddler who steps over the M25 will get instantly swallowed up a beast known as The Crowds. It’s not true, but getting out and about in London can feel daunting with kids.
I’m here to help. I am Kate – mother, writer, thinker. Granted, the kind of things I think about are along the lines of “What’s that smell?” or “Where can I buy chocolate around here?”, so maybe not that much of a thinker. But I am definitely the first two – I have children known as Reuben (the original toddler) and Eva (the all-new toddler with extra features) and I write. London with a Toddler is an account of our adventures – a subjective, wholly anecdotal, rarely factual review of things you can do in this great city of ours with a couple of small children in tow. As I said when I started this blog, hopefully it will be of some use to someone somewhere.
But life isn’t all sandpits and playgrounds – I’m also a freelance writer, to pay the bills and (more importantly) keep me in wispas and slushies. You can see some of my freelance work on my portfolio. If you like my style, or would like to pay me copious amounts of money to write in an entirely different style, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org