"But my body knows
Of the ribbons and bows
That I once was tied in
In my mother's skin
Before and again"
- Akron Family
I'm Rida and this is my brand spanking new website Before & Again *squee* I have been threatening to start one for years and have finally put my big girl pants on (with much encouragement from my wonderful instagram community!) and here you are...thank you for stopping by.
A little about me...
I am mama to two girls, wife to an accountant and lover of all things beautiful!
I am also a creative, storyteller, wannabe photographer, faffer and serial Instagrammer; it's where my story started.
We lived by the sea in gorgeous Brighton for 5 years whilst I was training to be a primary school teacher, but then I fell pregnant (twice, oops!) and stopped my studies to be mama. We are now back in our hometown of Brum (as we affectionately call it) and are loving playing "tourist" in our ever changing and wonderful city. It's great to share our favourite places with the girls but also discover a whole new side to the city as parents.
Before children...we were lucky enough to travel around the world for our honeymoon. We backpacked around South East Asia, had a campervan in Australia and got the greyhound around North America. When I write that out, I honestly feel so blessed to have done that BUT it also gives us constant feelings of wanderlust; so we are always on the lookout for amazing places near or far to take our girls. We want to instil our love of travel in them. It's the best cure to feeling disconnected to the world.
Here I will be sharing all things motherhood, travel, photography and lifestyle (and probably other beautiful things, I can't help myself!) A place to note all of the things that make life what it is...I hope you like it!
Follow me on Instagram...where it all began: