At the end of 2018 I took the leap and left my corporate job of nearly ten years to embark on a new journey. Working for myself was never really part of the plan (if I had one) but the rigidity of 9-5 and the desire to spend more time at home with the family and in the garden pushed me to make a change. So far, I haven’t looked back once!Read More
It’s been over three years since we have moved back from Amsterdam and there still isn’t a week that doesn’t go by when we don’t mention it in some way, normally with a sigh and a “wasn’t that brilliant?”as we look back with rose tinted glasses.Read More
June you absolute beauty! I am so excited for this month, for the change that will come at the end of it and for the abundance of flowers and foliage that will fill our hedgerows, gardens and roadside verges. Normally I am at my most creative during these comings month but with house renovations and changes a foot in my day job (blog post on these two things to follow), I know I'm going to struggle this year. That’s why I absolutely love Katie’s new hashtag CreateinSpringRead More
Ed and I have always been proud of the way we live our lives, considering the impact of our choices and decisions on the planet. I guess in some ways we were early adopters of many things that are actually common place now, we had an allotment by our mid twenties, we live minimally in the sense that we don’t have a lot of material things and we tried to minimise our use of electricity etc etc. But recently I woke up to the fact that we could be doing so much more, perhaps it was the Blue Planet furore which has had us all shocked or as I became more involved in sustainability at work, either way I knew I wanted to try to make more changes this year.
This is the second interview in my series “life behind the squares” where I peak behind the Instagram façade to find out how people really live their lives. In this interview we hear from the inspiring Elizabeth, the face behind Blowyinthewind. She reveals all about her passions and life.Read More
I’ve decided to run a series of interviews with people I admire on Instagram. I will be inviting them to share a little about their motivations, the reality behind their images and where they draw their inspiration from. I’m starting the series, called “Life Behind the Squares” by interviewing my wonderful real life friend Lulu who has been on Instagram on and off for many years.Read More
My first selection of images from the botanical tales hashtag! Come take a peek!Read More
Well, what a whirlwind the last year has been! I’ve changed and grown in ways I didn’t even know I could or that I needed too. And it’s all thanks to Botanical Tales who turned one today.
In celebration of the special day and also to capture my learnings on virtual paper, I thought I would share with you a little of my journey. Maybe it will inspire or serve as a reassurance that you are heading in the right direction with your chosen path, or maybe it’ll simply pass 5 minutes with a cup of tea and a biscuit preferably a chocolate one please. Either way, here goes!Read More
We’ve had our allotment for nearly 10 years now and I’ve learnt so much in the time we’ve had it. Having just kicked off our best year yet, (I say this every year by the way) I thought I would share my thoughts and learnings here for those seasoned allotmenters and ones starting out.Read More
My husband (Ed, you’ll hear me talk about him a lot) and I have had our allotment for nearly 8 years now and we have experienced many highs and just as many lows. This year, to support my wreath making business, I have been allowed to use a small portion of the allotment to grow flowers onRead More