I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, at age 36, just after I got married. The doctor told me I was essentially infertile, that I was in early menopause. Which broke my heart, completely, into a million pieces. It took me a long time to get over that.

After fairly traumatic fertility treatment, my daughter was conceived with an anonymous egg donor. And I've had almost 8 years of menopausal symptoms which have been debilitating.

And now, years after diagnosis, I'm just about through the other side of menopause. And I am ADAMENT that other peri-menopausal women don't struggle the way I did.

i'm here to equip you.
i was in eARLY MENOPAUSE AT 36. 

A bit about me

me and my husband, three days after diagnosis


1) I’ve completed two marathons – I won’t say run, because it was very much of a hobble towards the end of both!
But I finished them both, and no, I shall never do another one.

2) I hate raw cheese. I can handle it cooked/ melted, but cold cheddar or something, eugh. No. Cheese board? Puke.

3) I love singing, so much that I set up my own choir when I couldn’t find one I loved. It saved me during a difficult break up, and provided me with a wonderful network of friends. I recommend singing to everyone.

4) I’ve been on the telly singing three times; once as the ‘entertainment’ on Come Dine with Me (which is ALWAYS being replayed, so keep an eye out for me!) and again as the choir in the Holland & Barrett Christmas advert with Gethin Jones. I was also in the choir in an episode of Princess MirrorBelle on CBBC - fun fun fun!