Mothers on Mothering…

This week…ZOE DE PASS, founder of DRESS LIKE A MUM and mother of two. Zoë de Pass is founder of DRESS LIKE A MUM, a campaign to change the bad rep of mum dressing. DRESS LIKE A MUM hopes to inspire women/mums not to loose their love of clothes, despite what their children throw at them. It, among…

Wintery Wonderings…

The world was so beautiful this morning…just the most incredible sights across the fields as we drove to nursery…. The garden was covered in white tendrils, clinging to everything… A sugary coating that continued across the valley…. I stopped in several gateways to try and capture the beauty of the sunrise… …and the white fields…

Checking out…

A day of indulgence… As any parent will know, it’s very rare to get a day that feels all about you. But sometimes you’re in desperate need of one. We were lucky enough to be gifted such a rare treat this weekend, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. For 24 hallowed hours, we…

Always…

“Talent is an accident of genes – and a responsibility.” Alan Rickman It’s been a weird old week and I’m so sad to hear about the death of Alan Rickman. He has in turn thrilled, terrified and moved me in everything from Die Hard to Harry Potter , and it is tragic to think that…

London Life…

We were married four years ago, just before Christmas… …and so our wedding anniversary always takes place in a flurry of festivities just before the big day itself. It’s actually rather lovely having one day, just before Christmas, where you take a moment to think about something other than tinsel and turkey, and – being…

Christmas Snapshot

Due to a myriad of winter colds, Christmas was a gentle affair in our house… …but a happy, cosy, sparkly one… …Munchkin especially seemed to get into the spirit of it, she loved opening her presents and her stocking… …and we had some pretty special meals… …including a breakfast of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, festive brioche,…

“I’m not a prophet…

“…or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.” The incomparable David Bowie. A sad day, thinking back on a man of such style and such musical magic. I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” I hope, wherever you are…

Mothers on Mothering…

This week…Clemmie Hooper, midwife, author and founder of GAS & AIR BLOG Mother to two little girls (with twins on the way in February!) and midwife to many, Clemmie Hooper decided to start her blog – Gas & Air – to share the knowledge and wisdom she had learnt from being a midwife and being a mother. Stories…

Farm girl

Out and about on the farm… One of the many great things about Munchkin getting bigger and more grown up (aside from the better sleeping, the walking, the communication, the ability to amuse herself etc etc), is the slow realisation that all those great ‘attractions for children’ now apply to you too. It’s fantastic being able…

Light Show

Every year Westonbirt Arboretum lights up a walkway through the trees during the festive season. The usually tranquil retreat becomes ablaze with colour and music, fairies dart between the trees, branches appear to hover in the sky, bubbles float down from above and flickering colours transform the ancient oaks into works of art. It is…