Hello and thank you so much for stopping by! I’m Laura Oldfield and welcome to my website and blog. You’ll find everything here, from my poetry and blogs on motherhood to my work as a Confidence and Creativity Coach, Professional Musician and Teacher, to what I’m watching on TV, wearing this week or eating for brunch.
I am also a proud host of my podcast, Power of Mum, which is relaunching in June 2019.
I live in Surrey with my musician husband J, my four year old daughter and three year old son.
Here’s 20 more things about me you might like to know:
I sing professionally at places like Abbey Road (I do a lot of film scores) and with incredible classical choirs in cold churches
I play my violin in an amateur orchestra
I love to get my nails done (my treat to myself)
My wardrobe is full of colourful clothes, florals, patterns and soft fabrics - clothes should feel special, happy-making and sumptuous
I am obsessed with lipstick (current fave is Boots No 7) and have a dream of having my own Power of Mum lippie range
I love baking - the end result often looks naff as hell but it tastes incredible - top favourites are chocolate cake and coffee and walnut
Nothing makes me happier than a mooch around charity shops, finding awesome clothes and pre-loved kids’ toys
I read lots of fiction and produce a fortnightly book review on my Instagram and here
I write poetry and would like to get my first collection published by 2020
I love pre-loved clothes and the thrill of a parcel with new beauties arriving - I am trying to buy less stuff but with more thought
I have perfect pitch, which means I can hear all the notes in my head (want to know what an “A” pitch is? I can sing it to you!
I love Midsomer Murders, Friends and Dystopian Sci-Fi
I love a good sit-down and a day-dream
Teaching has been a permanent fixture in my life – I’m surrounded by musicians and teachers (my parents, sister, her boyfriend and my glorious husband are all teachers and musicians)
I am so proud of my role as Mum - my children make the world technicolour - but I rejoice in having work to immerse myself in
I would love to do a Masters in Music and it’s psychological benefits
I fully intend to write a full fiction book one day.
Flowers make me happy - this year I’m trying to grow my own more…
I have absolutely no sense of direction. Zero. I get on buses the wrong way, turn whichever way looks nicer…I’m not proud of it, but it’s something I’ve tried to improve and failed with. It got worse when I had kids (it was a bit of a knock for me as a feminist).
I feel incredibly blessed to have the life I do (yep, I actually mean #blessed), and hope you enjoy sharing part of it with me here.
If you would like to get in touch to find out how we could work together please contact me here.