Katy Colins. Bestselling author & travel blogger 📚 #Lonelyheartstravelclub Dream big. Say YES! Eat the cake 🙌 @notwedordead http://www.notwedordead.com/hotel-new-parents-know/
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This is it...
Standing in a muddy field with our unimpressed looking toddler - who will hate us for that hat one day. It’s rare we manage to get photos of us together anymore that’s not a blurry selfie. Both sporting more wrinkles, worry lines and accepting our slightly sleep deprived state. All bundled up in coats, wellies and glasses, just days (🤞) away from welcoming our second baby into the world. .
Marriage isn’t an Instaworthy photoshoot. It’s an adventure. One that’s only going to get more full on as our family grows. Who wants boring? .
We’ve gone through so much since standing at the altar saying ‘I Do’ two years ago today. I wouldn’t want anyone else on my side and by my side. .
Happy anniversary Mr S❤️ 👰🏻 🎩 👶 👶
This is the year we go from a family of 3 to a family of 4! Eeek! Baby number two has just a few weeks left until eviction but before that there’s nesting to be done. The Xmas decs are down (after a mandatory bump shot), the house is back to normal, and even the oven has been cleaned - by a professional, there’s no way I’m scrubbing in my condition 😂 Anyone else packed up the festive gear and ready to start 2019?? #36weekspregnant#bringon2019
43993:14 PM Jan 2, 2019
Feeling BIG 🐳 🤰🏻 I’m at that stage where everything is getting tougher, slower & bigger. It’s such a magical time... 🙄
If something drops on the floor now then it stays there - forever. Getting comfy in bed is like a drunk seal doing the worm.
I’ve had horrific acid reflux/heartburn for the past few days. Thankfully the doc prescribed me some meds harder than Gaviscon, which (touch wood) has helped let me grab some much needed sleep. Thanks so much to everyone who got in touch via my insta stories with their advice. Turns out cold milk, bananas & almonds helped a lot of people out!
You fear moaning about the later stage of pregnancy as you’re very aware of how lucky you are getting closer to your due date. How everyday is a miracle. Yes, I’m blessed but it’s also bloody hard! And sometimes a good moan makes it feel slightly easier and that you’re less alone when your body has become taken over by this wriggling life form.
Second time round the goddess-like shine has faded and you’re expected to just get on with it. This time your older, saggier body is doing it all over again but with an energetic toddler by your side (seemingly determined to drop every toy in your path as a death wish). You’re not a pregnant woman but a pregnant mother. A very big difference to both your sanity and energy levels!
To all those in the same boat, you’re doing a sterling effort. Building, growing then birthing a human means you should be adored like the goddess you are. It’s such a magical time after all 😂🤰🏻 #blessed
720428:23 AM Dec 17, 2018
The words ‘luxury’ & ‘toddler’ don’t usually go together but I’ve found a hidden gem of a hotel where big & little kids are treated like royalty. The full experience of our baby moon (with an 18 month old too!) is on the blog right now - link in bio. Cheers! 🥂🍼
28568:14 PM Dec 14, 2018
The VERY serious business of picking the perfect Christmas tree. It’s a tough job. Thankfully we had a decisive toddler to make our choice for us... yep, we ended up with a huge 7ft handsome beast. Now to get it in the house & decorate! How are your Xmas plans coming along? Feeling festive yet? 🎄🎅🏻❤️ #christmastreefarm
30227:10 PM Dec 11, 2018
Solo parenting a toddler whilst 7months pregnant this weekend has been ... ahem ... testing. I’m in awe of all those single parents who do this every day. It’s a tough gig. I’m getting to that waddling-swollen ankles-little energy stage (oh so glam) which means nothing to a whirlwind 18month old! 😂 -
Thankfully coffee, advent calendar chocolate & walks to see the Christmas lights has kept us going. Hurry home @jrsiddle! We miss you! 🙏
P.s- How cute is this knitted Xmas pudding hat I picked up from a charity shop?! 😍 #motherhoodunplugged
17246:23 PM Dec 2, 2018
**NEW BOOK KLAXON 🚨 **
Grace Salmon is too busy dealing with death that she's forgotten how to live.
This is #HowToSayGoodbye - my new novel that I can't wait for you to read. It is a novel that means the world to me for many different reasons. It is a novel that took a lot of courage to write after the death of my dad last year 😢
For anyone who has loved and lost - How To Say Goodbye- is a life-affirming story about death, grief and moving forward. It is uplifting and heartwarming but also asks: "How do you tell someone you love them when they won't hear it?" 💛
Now it has a title and a front cover it is all starting to feel very real! I CANNOT wait for you to get your hands on a copy. All the pre order links AND the full story of exactly why this little book means the world to me is on the blog (link in bio) #nevergiveup
480725:03 PM Nov 27, 2018
I’ve deleted an entire novel... Yup, all 80,000 words of it. I share exactly why this happened on the blog (link in bio) 🙈 BUT stick with me as I’m hoping there’s a silver lining in all of this madness - which I will reveal tomorrow! #teaser
212226:30 PM Nov 26, 2018
OH BABY! 👶 This afternoon I celebrated my baby shower with some of the bestest women in my life. Bump and I are feeling very loved (& full of cake) right now. The countdown is officially on... eeek!!
876139:51 PM Nov 25, 2018
I know you can’t escape your worries but you can press pause ... and what a place to spend some quality time with my faves @woolleyghotel 😍💛After this week I couldn’t be more excited to switch off and explore this toddler friendly hotel (with on-site crèche & baby listening service!!) as well as carving out some much needed quality time with the husband. Thank you for all your kind messages after my last post. Tomorrow will be tough but I’m feeling so loved & supported - PLUS I may even get a lie in 🤞 #selflove#bekindtoyourself
375127:39 PM Nov 14, 2018
Love & hugs is exactly how I’ve survived the first year since losing my dad so suddenly. The anniversary is on Thursday but I wanted to get down some of the stuff in my head (link in bio) before then so I can spend the day being kind to myself surrounded by those I love the most.
How has it been a year?? Losing him has been like someone has flicked on the HD button in the grief setting I never knew existed. Hurt in multi-colour definition. But I’m still here! I’ve managed to survive. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been there for me during this rollercoaster year 😢 #oneyearon#griefandloss
359379:02 PM Nov 13, 2018
Happy #Halloween from me, my little witch and the newest pumpkin in the patch! 🎃👻🧙♀️