Lara Slater

Lara Slater
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A keen photographer who works as a PA, in 2014 Lara moved lock, stock and daft cocker spaniel from her hometown of 25 years to live in London with her new partner (now husband). A mother of two grown up sons, step mother to 3 and wife of 1, Lara absolutely loves her new life and blogs about it, and many other at ‘Love and Life and London'.
Post40Bloggers - - Borough market MCF
There is little to add to Lara’s terrifying lucidity in her post about the London incident at Borough Market. My own grown children are in that market weekly and, like, Lara I could not stop watching the news – understanding what was going on but it all being terribly...
flowers by Lara Slater
One of the things I wanted to concentrate on this year is improving my photography. I am taking part in Emma Davies "A Year with My Camera" project for which we had to decide on a collection. I have chosen to collect "Reflections and Silhouettes" throughout the year. Along with our collections, Emma...
Stressed woman on computer
Much has been made in the past few days of the fact that Instagram ‘star’ Essena O’Neill has quit her ‘dream life’ on social media. I have been mulling this over since I first heard it being discussed on the radio earlier in the week. Essena, an Australian model and...
Tired woman
This post about being tired and fed up may seem an odd one to feature in Health & Wellbeing this week. Except, the unabashed honesty and no ready answers is precisely what will make it inspiring for someone else going through the same thing. Sometimes we don’t want to...
Lara family collage
After I wrote this post, a friend approached me and asked if she might use this post (crediting me) in some dementia training she was presenting. I said of course she could. She messaged me that night to say that the delegates were "without exception moved to tears" and...
Lara wedding New York, photo credit Lara Golden
I often think when you experience a life-changing event you feel as if the world around you should change. When we got back from New York last week it felt like we had been away for ages, much longer than a week. Still high on the excitement of our wonderful day and...
Centre Parcs Woburn Forest
This weekend the erstwhile MrS is home alone with the dog and cat while I am at Centre Parcs for my annual girls weekend with Hot Tub Helen and Posh Vics. We’re at the Woburn Centre Parcs this year, it only opened last year, which is evident. They’ve taken all...
Twitter love
In October 2013 my second husband and I decided to call it a day, I cite his obsession with love of cycling and running as the main factor in us growing apart. Even these days, when having one failed marriage behind you is practically de rigeur, having two behind...
Woman in ballgown playing piano
I used to play the piano as a child but stopped at Grade 2 (I think) aged 14 or so. I loved being able to play but the practice had to take second place to O Level revision and, to be honest, it wasn’t really a cool thing to...
Little girl in wedding dress
Is it when you first leave home and get your own place? That’s happening later and later these days. Unless you count going to Uni, but even then a high number return home to their parents afterwards. Getting your first proper job, the world your oyster? When you get married? That’s...
TimeHop App
There is an App that’s popular at the moment called TimeHop. The idea is that it goes back in time and trawls through any of the social media accounts you give it access to and it tells you exactly what you said/snapped/tweeted/ate/complained about on a given day 1, 2,...
I recently tweeted the ‘Offside Rule for Girls’ skit. Behind the till is a pair of shoes you absolutely don’t need, so are naturally desperate for. However, the girl in front of you also doesn’t need them, therefore is equally desperate to buy them. You’ve both left your purses at home. But your friend...