About Birds and Lilies

Hi! I’m Louise, a thirty-something mama of one little girl. I live in Nottingham, England with her, a boy and two cats; but have a longing to live somewhere warmer. This is my blog.

We tried for our daughter for four years and went through two rounds of IVF, so I feel like that is a big part of my life…. I blog about that as well as parenting, food, wine, travel, beauty and style, weddings, our day-to-day life and wine.

I’m not and don’t think I ever will be one of those bloggers who blogs every day, I just like to do it when I feel like it. And I don’t feel like it that often. Maybe only once a week.

Back to blogging. I’m a stay at home mum and blogger, so trips to the park and how incredibly tired I am may be all you can expect… just kidding, I also talk about wine too.

I can be rather sarcastic and I think I’m quite funny sometimes. I might be the only one who does. Oh and I love lists. And I make a lot.

I am always late, but I wish I wasn’t. I am quite shy until I get to know you. Then, once I do, I talk far too much and never stop. I really want to learn to play the piano. And to salsa. My dream is to travel across America (in a car with its top down).

If I had to describe myself, I would say I am friendly, emotional, sensitive, impatient, self-conscious, stubborn, caring, happy, petulant, a bit of a drama queen, and I’m always right…

If the husband had to describe me in three words he would say I am loving, funny, and emotional. (He originally came up with ‘friendly, emotional and voluptuous’ after about an hour, but, I wasn’t having him describing me as dull, moody and fat on my blog so I made him think some more. See, I told you I was emotional. He then said ‘free spirit’ and burst out laughing (Ha ha ha)). I would definitely like to be more laid back.

If A had to describe me in three words she would say ‘I love you more than anything else in the whole wide world’. She’s not so great at counting.

It’s lovely to have you here, I hope you enjoy reading.

I would love to hear from you. You can contact me via email at louise@birdsandlilies.com, or connect with me on Twitter or Facebook.


  1. Carol
    21st October 2012 / 12:54 am

    Sorry, two comments in one visit, but my goodness the way you describe yourself it’s like we are twins!!! Well, twins separated by 15 years! It’s really funny…every thing you say is how I would describe me! In fact, I was writing a list before I started to read your blog. I love lists. I too am friendly, emotional, stubborn, sensitive, impatient, self conscious, caring, loyal, funny, silly. I live in Michigan, so if you make it over here, stop by…I know Michigan isn’t a main attraction compared to NYC, California, Grand Canyon, etc. But it is a beautiful state with lots of lakes! :-)

    • 21st October 2012 / 10:00 pm

      Haha, you don’t need to be sorry at all twinny!! They sound like great personality traits to have ;)

      I will be sure to let you know if we make it over there any time. I would love to go to Michigan!

  2. 1st February 2013 / 9:43 pm

    So jealous you’re from England!! I would love to travel there someday. If you make it to Kentucky on your trek, be sure to come in the Spring or Fall; those are the best seasons here! =)
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  3. 18th April 2013 / 2:50 pm

    You are too funny! So glad to have new blog on my bookmarks. I’m totally stalking you in Nottingham next month. ;)
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    • 19th April 2013 / 1:28 pm

      Hehe thanks! Yes, do! I’m glad to have your blog to read now too :)

    • 16th May 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you! x

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