Hi, I'm Smokey Mirrors.
A.K.A. Jane - I'm a 40-something solo mum living in Essex, England. I've got 2 brilliant if somewhat terrifying children, a new home and, as you can imagine, life is busy!
Smokey Mirrors of course alludes to that well-known phrase meaning to obscure or embellish the truth with false information. Call me a grumpy old woman if you like but I'm over the whole polished, edited lifestyle that we're encouraged to project in favour of just being ourselves.
The older I get, the more I know about how hard life can get. It's taken a lot of unexpected turns for me and, along with the usual stresses and strains of life, I feel like I've spent a lot of time worrying about how it all appears on the outside...all whilst trying to keep my head together and my children happy.
With the aid of this blog, I am trying to live my life unfiltered and honestly - you won't see any pretty polished, filtered photos here I'm afraid - nope, it's just me and my life as it actually is.
As much as I'd like to I don't actually think I'm particularly smart, savvy, sassy or even particularly successful...I'm not trying to sell you anything here. Instead I talk about very real (sometimes painful, sometimes funny) life experiences and share my opinions on things that make up many people's lives and I'd love for you to join me.
Hopefully you'll find something you like here and comments are alway very welcome so please let me know what you think. Or you could get in touch below and suggest some things you'd like me to talk about, or maybe just for a chat! I would love to hear from you.
Bye for now.