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Lucy Loves is a podcast bringing a bit of light-hearted fun and humour, inspired by you for you.

It is borne from Lucy’s love of listening and love of laughter.

Each week our aim is to bring you a few laughs and some inspiring momentum to lift the spirits - and to find out what makes your heart smile.

Lucy Gourlay is a happy, hard-working, busy single mum to two fabulous children. Lucy lives in rural Northumberland and loves baking. She also loves the idea of running!

Lucy is a Time to Think coach giving unconditional space to people who don’t feel listened to.

Each week Lucy chats to a different guest so they can bring their laughter and humour and we can learn about what or who inspires them to keep the feel-good moments alive.

Life has its fair share of challenges and we can be affected in so many ways. But it is remembering to find or look for the humour, the heartwarming, or even the laugh out loud moments - and that’s what we aim to do each week, is to find the laughter in amongst the challenges.

We really hope you enjoy this podcast and would love you to subscribe so you can keep updated with new episodes. And if you really enjoy it, it would mean a great deal if you can leave a review.

LUCY LOVES Lucy Gourlay

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 21 Ratings

Lucy Loves is a podcast bringing a bit of light-hearted fun and humour, inspired by you for you.

It is borne from Lucy’s love of listening and love of laughter.

Each week our aim is to bring you a few laughs and some inspiring momentum to lift the spirits - and to find out what makes your heart smile.

Lucy Gourlay is a happy, hard-working, busy single mum to two fabulous children. Lucy lives in rural Northumberland and loves baking. She also loves the idea of running!

Lucy is a Time to Think coach giving unconditional space to people who don’t feel listened to.

Each week Lucy chats to a different guest so they can bring their laughter and humour and we can learn about what or who inspires them to keep the feel-good moments alive.

Life has its fair share of challenges and we can be affected in so many ways. But it is remembering to find or look for the humour, the heartwarming, or even the laugh out loud moments - and that’s what we aim to do each week, is to find the laughter in amongst the challenges.

We really hope you enjoy this podcast and would love you to subscribe so you can keep updated with new episodes. And if you really enjoy it, it would mean a great deal if you can leave a review.

    Lucy Loves It’s So Simple

    Lucy Loves It’s So Simple

    This week I am joined by the inspiring Rachel Sacerdoti, founder of It’s So Simple – an innovative new business combining the best of a personal trainer, nutritionist and coach to help you transform your life in a truly sustainable way. 
    Rachel lived the It’s So Simple story, going through her own transformative journey physically and emotionally to lose 30kg before founding It’s So Simple. 
    In this episode we discuss how she started her business, what makes her heart smile and so much more! 
     
    Here are the highlights: 
    (00:59) You can make any change you want to make 
    (05:08) There’s so much pressure on us 
    (08:00) The story of It’s So Simple 
    (12:35) Being a positive role model for body image 
    (17:50) My proudest moment 
    (22:39) Growth mode 
    (26:12) The world is on our shoulders 
     
    Connect with Rachel and It’s So Simple: 
    Website 
    Instagram 
    TikTok 
    Facebook 
    YouTube 
     
    Rachel’s book recommendation: 
    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 
     
    Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at http://lucygourlay.com    

    • 28 min
    Lucy Loves Matt Haycox

    Lucy Loves Matt Haycox

    This week’s guest is a serial entrepreneur, business advisor, investor and someone by his own admission has made a lot of mistakes, the brilliant Matt Haycox. Matt uses his own personal experiences, mistakes and successes to help and guide others.
    We have a wonderfully open and informative conversation where we talk about Matt’s passion for business, learning from past mistakes and his Christmas dinner lasagne! 
     
    Here are the highlights:
    (06:24) Matt’s story
    (17:16) Learning when things go wrong
    (18:40) What draws Matt to certain businesses
    (24:54) Matt's proudest moment
    (27:10) What annoys Matt about himself
    (29:08) Matt’s lasagne
    (36:10) The nicest compliment Matt has received 
    (38:23) What makes Matt’s heart smile 
     
    Contact Matt:
    Website: https://matt-haycox.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thematthaycox/ 
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/matthaycox
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-matt-haycox-show/id1475301177 
     
    Matt’s book recommendation:
    Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
     
    Matt’s podcast recommendation: 
    The Game with Alex Hormozi: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-game-w-alex-hormozi/id1254720112
    Dropping Bombs The Real Brad Lea Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/dropping-bombs/id1260808808  
    Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at http://lucygourlay.com   

    • 40 min
    Lucy Loves Tom Read Wilson

    Lucy Loves Tom Read Wilson

    This week’s guest is the actor, singer, wordsmith, and all-round brilliant person Tom Read Wilson. Tom has fabulous energy, a big smile and his voice absolutely captivates me. I am so delighted to have him join me on the podcast and hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.
    We talk about his passion for etymology, his love of all the Dames and of course his proudest moment along with a whole lot more.  
    Here are the highlights:
    (01:36) His father’s love of etymology
    (04:04) What’s keeping Tom busy at the moment
    (07:52) Celebs Go Dating
    (11:15) Who’s on his work wish list
    (12:32) Tom’s proudest moment
    (17:09) What annoy’s him about himself
    (21:03) The nicest compliment he’s ever received
    (28:17) How he coped throughout lockdown
    (36:51) What makes Tom’s heart smile 
     
    Contact Tom:
    Website: http://www.tomreadwilson.co.uk/ 
    Instagram: @tomreadwilson 
    Twitter: @tomreadwilson
    Tom’s books:
    Every Word Tells a Story
    On The Tip of my Tongue: The Perfect Word for Every Life Moment 
     
    Tom’s book recommendation:
    Tallulah Bankhead: My Autobiography 
     
    Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at http://lucygourlay.com   

    • 39 min
    Lucy Loves Hannah Peckham

    Lucy Loves Hannah Peckham

    This week’s guest is the brilliant storyteller Hannah Peckham. This is my second chat with Hannah and we are talking about the release of her new book Conker and the Monkey Trap.  Hannah uses her brilliant stories to support children navigating their emotions and adults too! I continue to be inspired by her hard work especially knowing the effort that Hannah puts into her books.
    Today we talk about smiles, Hannahs's new book and her newfound love of crystals!
    Here are the highlights:
    (03:20) Conker and the Monkey Trap
    (07:53) Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
    (10:23) Summer plans
    (15:49) Hannah’s crystals
    (21:38) What makes Hannah’s heart smile?
     
    Contact Hannah:
    Website: http://www.littlebodhibooks.co.uk
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/h.j.peckham/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/h_peckham
     
    Hannah’s book:
    Conker and the Monkey Trap
     
    Ticket link for Conker at Leonardslee: https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/all-events/conker-at-leonardslee
     
    Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at http://lucygourlay.com  

    • 22 min
    Lucy Love Iveta Zaklasnikova

    Lucy Love Iveta Zaklasnikova

    This week’s guest is the fascinating Iveta Zaklasnikova, she is a communications and speaking expert. I’m curious to find out how Iveta turns corporate leaders into confident communicators as well as learning about her amazing travels, her passion to get equal pay for women and getting her motorbike licence!
    Here are the highlights:
    (01:22) Learning to get her motorbike licence
    (02:56) Focussing on her business
    (11:54) Iveta’s proudest moments
    (15:08) The nicest compliment Iveta has received
    (17:56) Iveta’s book recommendation
    (24:27) Iveta’s Netflix recommendation
    (28:49) What makes Iveta’s heart smile
     
    Contact Iveta:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivetazaklasnikova/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivetazaklasnikova/
     
    Iveta’s book recommendation:
    The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
    Iveta’s Netflix recommendation:
    Fauda
    Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at http://lucygourlay.com  

    • 31 min
    Lucy Loves What Sarah Read Next

    Lucy Loves What Sarah Read Next

    This week’s guest is the brilliant Sarah Gwonyoma. Sarah is the founder of the Instagram account ‘What Sarah Read Next’ a place where she shares her reviews and recommendations of books she loves. I love it when people can turn their passion into something wonderful, not only for themselves but for so many others. We discuss why she started blogging and reviewing books, how reading helped her through grief, being a guest speaker at the upcoming Happy Place Festival and so much more.
     
    Here are the highlights:
    (02:22) Relocating back to the UK
    (09:49) Why Sarah started blogging
    (16:05) Don’t put pressure on yourself to read
    (20:05) Writing her own memoir
    (21:32) Sarah’s proudest moment
    (27:28) Having to homeschool during lockdown
    (30:42) On enjoying cooking
    (36:21) On guest speaking at the Happy Place Festival
    (39:03) Sarah’s book recommendation
     
     
    Contact Sarah:
    Instagram: @whatsarahreadnext
     
    Happy Place Festival: https://www.happyplaceofficial.co.uk
     
    Sarah’s book recommendation:
    The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
    This is Not a Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan
    Beyond Grief by Pippa Vosper
     
    Find out more about Lucy and listen to more episodes at http://lucygourlay.com  

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mumma Loves Podcasts ,

Honest, Open and Inspiring

Lucy’s podcasts are so easy to listen to and her fantastic and open approach to her guests sparks interesting, candid, and honest conversations with the perfect balance of compassion and humour. Each guest offers a different insight and perspective and she really brings the best out in her guests and their stories. Inspiring.

EmmaScarrattH ,

Natural chat that is so interesting and easy to listen to

I’ve really enjoyed listening to the Love Lucy podcasts. Lucy is such a natural and the chats just feel like you are hearing two friends talking about interesting stuff. I love the variety of guests and content. Bravo Lucy x

Deionara ,

Touchingly amusing!

I just came across Lucy’s podcast through her episode with Nick. I must say that everything from the title of the podcast, to her thoughtful intro and her thought-provoking questions, is just so considered, kind and meaningful. Nice one!

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