I started this blog yonks ago as a way to cheer up the other Navy wives on my (then) fiances ship. It’s kind of taken off since then really! Its a space for me to talk about real life stuff that happens when you are a Royal Navy Wife.
Its other aim is to bring some reassurance to other military wives that they are not completely loopy, or it might just serve as concrete evidence that I am the one round the bend, and every other military wife is a pillar of strength and sanity. So it could go either way.
Use the *NEW* search bar, click on the menus or the tags to see a range of blogs posts Ive written over the last however many years.
Nowadays me and Popeye are (still) married, living in Southampton with two mad toddlers “Sweet Pea” and “Sproglet”, and our Westie. And we have chickens.
I write exclusive articles for the Naval Families Federation magazine “Homeport” in addition to the stuff I put on here. Check them out at https://nff.org.uk/
Real life wise- My background is in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Which sounds scary but is mostly making people with learning disabilities happy, trying not to get hit, and using long words in reports.
Well thats enough “about me” stuff. I think.
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Well done you – as an ex-navy wife (No that not right) as the wife of an ex – Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy member (Still married after 36 years) I think your idea is fantastic. I have to say I found RN wives much more supportive than over here in Australia, but it may be down to the tyranny of distance in the vast continent. It is always good to know that the tradition continues and it is particularity important to let others know that taking the opportunity to demonstrate the odd streak of insanity is what keeps a navy wife sane in the long run.
Keep it up
Thank you! I’m glad to see the madness is worldwide not just UK based! Glad you’re enjoying the blog x
I love this. So cute. I have been going mad on the web seeking some advice on military life and wives. I too have a very active two year old. I have been married 3 years. I am 28 yrs old and my husband is 27. He has a master’s degree and has worked in the corporate world for 6 years. He has always been a “wild thang”. I know this because we’ve spent 11 years as best friends. I just really wan to know what this life is going to be like for my family; especially my son and I. and I would also really love to understand is will the transition be worth it?
Love the look of the new blog site Olive. Keep ’em coming!
Just wanted to say that I love your blog – I’ve been desperately scouring the internet trying to find out what it’s like to be a navy wife (the RN site is the vaguest) and your posts are just what I needed.
And make for some hilarious, embarrassing laugh-out-loud-in-the-library moments 😛
Can’t wait to read more 😀 x
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Glad to be of assistance Lee! And sorry if I get you shushed by a grumpy librarian X
Hi Olive 🙂
I just wanted to say thank you for making me giggle this evening whilst nodding away with understanding and empathy. Your blog has entertained me over recent weeks whilst my hubby has been away and will most definitely keep me going during his up and coming long deployment. Thank you for being so open about your feelings, heartfelt and humorous, and something I’m sure all us navy and military wives can relate to. Take care and keep blogging!
Ive found this blog through searching sites for support for navy partners . I dont have any friends in this situation and im not in comunication with any of the wives from the boat. I cant believe how much i can relate to these posts!! As deployment has newly commenced im sure this is going to be a very much needed relife.
look forward to new posts !
Aww hope it helps you- you’ve got this!
Thanks ! 😀