Hello, I’m Katt.

So that’s me with my husband James and my best mate Stan.

I enjoy red wine, weekends away in the countryside and attempting to make our house look Instagram worthy – which feels like a never-ending project!

My life was pretty ordinary for the first 24 years, but then after that it became a bit of a shit storm.

I think when you go through so much, your outlook on life changes. You almost become scarily untouchable and think nothing can ever break you because you’ve survived the worst already.

After everything, I just don’t care too much about the stupid stuff anymore. I take every day as it comes.

After losing my daughter, I created thenorthernwife – a place I could come to write down all the words rattling around inside my head.

Of course it would be great if I could just pack us both up, order a pet passport, move away and live on a beach, but I suppose for now I’ll just carry on as I am, using this blog as the glue attempting to hold my life together. Hoping one day, I can write some kind of happy ending… hopefully in Bali.

Katt x