Hi, I am Victoria and I’m a forty-something Mum who has lived a varied and interesting life with a number of different and, dare I say, successful careers. Verily Victoria Vocalises was started back in September 2012 as a place to record some of my thoughts and memories of my daughter.
I love anything creative. I write my own lyrics and poetry, am a keen photographer and enjoy writing this blog. I used to be a qualified Driving Instructor which had it’s interesting moments! I also used to work in the property industry so know a thing or two about houses.
I am the eldest of 7 children so had to grow up pretty fast. I was changing nappies at the age of 9. My mum has been the most important person in my life. She is my biggest inspiration, having survived breast cancer twice.
As well as a blogger, I am a professional photographer over at Vocal Eyes Photography and also have a travel blog called Victoria Visits. On top of all of this, I am a Slimming World Consultant and run groups at The George Reynolds Centre in Crewkerne every Monday.
My fiance, Ross Owen Williams, is a writer, radio presenter and business consultant. He had his first book published in May 2013 ‘The Hardcore Truth’, the autobiography of WWE wrestler Bob Holly. He wrote the film ‘Winter Ridge’ and is a DJ for Radio Ninesprings.
Grace is my charismatic teenage daughter who kind, confident and very mature for her age. She is learning to play the piano, loves dancing, loves nature, rocks and fossils and would like a career as a Biotechnologist.
Rex is my toddler son who pretty much lives up to his name! He is very kind with a mischievous glint in his eye and says hello to everyone!
about our family
Our family life is never boring! We love to have lots of fun together. We have Family Movie Nights, go out for day trips and love the theatre and holidays. We visit Center Parcs every year for their Winter Wonderland.
After living in Surrey most of my life, we moved to the beautiful countryside of Somerset back in 2013 and we are enjoying a slightly more relaxed approach to life where possible! As an added bonus, we are only 15 minutes from the coast.
Ross and I tried for a baby for almost four years. In that time, I miscarried twice and following our second round of fertility treatment using an egg donor, our son, Rex, was born in June 2017, thanks to IVF Spain. We documented our journey on my vlog series, ‘The Conception Diaries’.
I am media and review friendly and very approachable. I am confident and talk….a lot, hence the title of my blog I guess! You will find me regularly over on social media – the links are in various places on this blog, including at the top on the home page in the sidebar.
For a full media kit and rate card, you are welcome to email me: [email protected]