Hello, I’m Penny! It’s so nice to have you here!

I’m 35-years old and live in Essex in the UK, with my boyfriend Ben and our little family of furballs (two cats and a dog).

By day I’m an Office Manager in London, working within the construction industry, but my dream job would be a Criminologist… or a writer… or an animal rescuer.

I’ve been blogging on and off since I was a teenager, but A Penny For Them as you see it now came to life a few years ago when I decided I wanted somewhere to store my memories and share my experiences with others. Plus, it’s somewhere to scratch that writing itch that plagues me from time to time.

If you asked me to pigeon-hole this blog I would say it fitted in to the lifestyle category as I write about everything and anything – my everyday happenings, milestones and events, travel and places I’ve visited, food and drink, home and interior, health and wellbeing, what I’ve been reading and watching on TV… if it’s part of the tapestry that makes up my life then you’ll likely find it written about here!

Living with a chronic illness and various other ailments which affect me on a daily basis, and having had skin cancer a few years ago, I’m a big believer in filling life with things that make you happy. I strive to live a life of fun, happiness, love and gratitude.

Some of my favourite things include good books, sunny days, cleaning and running my home, kitchen discos, sky-gazing, exploring new places, getting cosy under a blanket whilst binge-watching a boxset, making eye contact with dogs in the street, laughing until my stomach hurts, chilled Sauvignon Blanc or ice cold whisky, and finding magic in the smallest moments. For me, life is all about being thankful, living consciously, prioritising positivity and living each day with joy.

I’m always up for a natter, so feel free to drop me a line on Twitter or either of my Instagram accounts (@apenny_for_them / @ourcarthamhome).