Living La Vida Lola. Books to Bring Families Together.

Once upon a time...

​This is where our story starts.

Read on to find out where it can take you.

Thanks for visiting Living La Vida Lola. Before you go any further, let me give you an introduction to our website. The rest of this page is a quick guide to what we're about, where we've been and where we're going.

It will also tell you how you can become part of the story.

Our Ethos

It's simple, life is short and we believe that sharing it makes it even more precious. Fun and experiences are a great way for children to learn, and being present while they do so is incredibly rewarding for adult family members.  It's not always easy to find the right balance, so our goal is to support you and your loved ones wherever we can.

Books for grown ups! These books are full length non-fiction memoirs documenting our travels. To be honest, they are my guilty pleasure. Being able to write and reminisce about the places we visit is wonderful. We also continue to support MS research through book sales, and if I can inspire you to follow a few of your dreams too it's a bonus! 

Based on our travels, excursions and adventures, these children's books are written by Lola and I together. They include photos of places we visit and illustrations crafted by Lola's hand. Part two of each book is dedicated to activities and educational content, thus supporting my belief that the future of our children lies in our hands. The more we can spend time with them, the more they benefit.

These books align with the adult memoirs so that we can offer a package for all of the family to enjoy. Please click here to learn more about this project.

Bernie's Book Club is a membership for children to receive signed paperback copies of our books. Lola and I send the books out ourselves and club members are invited to submit their own stories to be published in our annual 'Celebration of Storytelling' book. This is a limited membership and although our books are available on other platforms, only members will know the password and be able to contribute.

 For more information ​click here.

Within the blog section of the website you'll find articles and resources that we hope will inspire you to lead a full, passion filled life. 

​Wrapping up

This is the bit where I fill you in a little more about us and how we live our life. Fundamentally, it includes creation of resources for families who wish to spend time together, embracing the world around us a classroom. I am passionate about the Montessori approach to education, and although Lola does attend a local setting I also educate at her at home and on our travels. In addition to this, I am a self-employed writer. Working at home is one of the things I have to weave into the equation, balancing it with being a single mum. 

My ongoing project which brings all of these things together is Travels With Lola, the series of books that allows me to share our journey with our readers. Lola is very much a part of the writing, illustrating and publishing process and loves both the research (read travel!) and creating the stories with me. 

If you'd like to be kept updated about what we've been up to, I will send you a newsletter on a monthly basis. I don't want to clog up your inbox so I think  this frequency is a good way to go. You can easily sign up in the boxes provided on the site but no pressure! I just want to deliver value and inspiration to those who like what we do.

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