Hello, and welcome to my online home. My name is Ashleigh, and I’m (sort of) journalist, book lover, homemaker, adventure seeker and new mum to Phoebe.
I’m a writer through-and-through. I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember and fell head-over-heels in love with magazines in my teenage years. That was when I knew that I wanted writing to be my job. And it was for a long time, but more recently I’ve been writing less and managing more, leading the affiliate team at IDG UK, FR and ES as Head of Ecommerce. I love it.
I’m also a first time mum. You’ve stumbled across my blog, which started out life as a book-focused space several years ago but has since evolved into a lifestyle blog that I just don’t want to limit. Here, you’ll find plenty of geekery and tons of book chat but also posts about parenting, home, travel and more.
I’m not going to pretend I know what I’m talking about when it comes to parenting, or home, or really anything at all, but I’m learning and I love sharing the things I learn with others. I’m also fully aware that a good blog normally has a niche, and my blog pretty much encompasses everything you can think of. But I have decided that’s ok because I love blogging and I want to be able to write about anything that takes my fancy.
So who is Ashleigh Online for? It’s for avid readers, chic geeks, adventurers and home improvers, new parents and parents-to-be. It’s for blog lovers like me who aren’t quite cool enough to fully relate to the completely fashionable and very nearly perfect bloggers (who I still love, by the way) but still want to try new makeup and clothes and read new books and visit new places. It’s for honest parents who absolutely love their kids but find parenting pretty damn tricky.
You are more than welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a book or product you’d like me to review, or if you just want to say hi.
Please note: I’m part of affiliate schemes, which means that I may make a tiny bit of commission if you buy something after clicking on a link to a retailer on this website. I’d like to say thank you so much for that! It’s a very small fee but every little helps me keep this blog going 🙂