Goodbye (for now)

September 26, 2014

I write this with a heavy heart because it's something that I've been trying to avoid for a few months now. When I first started Life & Co, I intended for it to be my own personal space where I can journal the adventures of life (and motherhood). The thought "nobody would ever read my rants" gave me that extra push to start one and after all, only my very close  and committed friends would ever read the sort of rubbish I write!

However, life itself had other plans for me and brought me along for a ride around the online creative circle, and to say it has been the most wonderful last 2 years would be a huge understatement. Never did I imagine the friendships I would form through this blog, and the opportunities that have surfaced from it have been mind-blowing. I know you hear a lot of negative things about having an 'online presence', but my experience has been far from that and in fact, has been one of the most wonderful things to have happened to me.

Why am I getting all nostalgic? Well friends, it's time for me to say goodbye to this space. The crazy life train has now taken me (and our little family) down another path and it's one that we've always believed and invested a lot of ourselves in. I'm not disappearing, just moving on. I wanted to ensure that I could invest 100% of myself into our new adventure and the thought of doing a half hearted job here at Life & Co was one that didn't sit well with me so for now, I'm bidding it farewell. 

Please, please, please don't lose contact. Come follow our family's journey at The Assembly and keep in touch. I'm surprising myself (even as I write this) because I didn't realise just how close I've held this blog to my heart. It has been my sanctuary and most importantly, the catalyst that made me realise that community matters, and this is where we found that core belief for The Assembly. 

I hope you will continue to join Johan, Scarlet and I in the next chapter of our lives. Thank you for being so wonderful - for all your sweet words and the kindness you have shown me. I will forever be grateful and hope that one day, I can in turn repay the immense love each one of you have shown to me.

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My personal Instagram @nianeve will still be there however, will mainly consists of naughty food and an overload of Scarlet photos.


  1. Oh my goodness!!! I'll miss this blog very much, it's such a gem.
    You know I'll still be following along on instagram and The Assembly :) xxx

  2. woooooahhhhhh, nia - what news!!! so brave of you girl, these decisions are the toughest. i wish you all the best - and you're right, it's just the next adventure, i can't see how you grow the assembly. i will be watching enthusiastically from the sidelines and cheering you on lady! ^_^

  3. Oh Nia!! (sad face) Sorry to hear about the end of the journey for 'Life & Co' but no doubt you will continue to do amazing and wonderful things over at The Assembly – so will be bookmarking that for sure!! A new leaf, an exciting new chapter – well done lovely lady. x