About me


Welcome to desertmum!

I’m Lucy, currently a stay-at-home mum to Mister (8), Missy (6), Monkey (3) and Meerkat (3) – not their real names! I’m married to Desert Dad (ditto), and we live in York. When I’m not faffing about with my kids, I enjoy cooking, baking, writing lists, entertaining, talking, eating curry, eating chocolate, drinking dessert wine (preferably with some chocolate), making music, scrap-booking, moaning about how I don’t have time to read and dreaming up ideas I don’t have time to see into action. I don’t like beetroot, having nothing to do, wearing black, football, the time it takes to make me look less shattered of a morning, and rain. Occasionally I catch myself saying something my Mum would say.

Prior to life in York, I was a music educator in Cheshire, Essex and Cambridge, working with teenagers in secondary schools as well as graduates training to be music teachers. I loved it! But I love more the job I do now 🙂

Why ‘desert mum’?



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