If you go down to the woods today…

Getting muddy at Forest School… We have spent some lovely mornings recently at a local Forest School, a really fantastic way to get your children outside and into nature, learning little things along the way and embracing the liberating freedom of muddy hands and hide and seek among the trees. Of course, you’re still dealing…

Mothers on Mothering

This week…Georgina White, blogger, founder of Mama Tribe, and mother of one. Georgie is a local blogger at Cotswold Create, and co-founder of Mama Tribe. She is a lover of Scandi and monochrome design, interiors, fitness, fashion, photography and her large crazy family. Brought up in Sussex, not far from the coast, she is passionate about the…

Be Bold for Change

International Women’s Day this year is all about making changes. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. “ Eleanor Roosevelt The #BeBoldForChange campaign for International Women’s Day this year is all about being braver, about taking risks and putting yourself…

A World of Beautiful Books

Favourite books from the past two years… It’s World Book Day today. Listening to all the children on the radio heading to school dressed as stick men, mermaids, wizards and bears, it got me rifling through all of Munchkin’s books and digging out some old favourites from when she was too small to talk, but old…

Flippin’ Perfect…

Pancake Day…gorgeous recipes, ingenious ingredients, perfect frying pans, and more! There’s nothing like Pancake Day to jazz up the long slow end of winter before Spring arrives. Even the worst cooks can manage to throw a pancake mix together and drizzle it in a frying pan. The most traditional recipe is of course something like…

Mothers on Mothering

This week…Cara Suthers, blogger, Cotswolds dweller, and mother of two. Full-time blogger Cara Suthers has a passion for photography and interior design and shares updates about her life in a country cottage just outside Cheltenham, her kids, her Basset Hound and Chinese Crested dogs on her blog withinthesewallsblog.com. My little Munchkins are… Naughty and nice in equal…

The Love Edit…

Valentine’s Gifts for busy parents… R has bought me a hand-blender for Valentine’s Day. I know this because I saw it when he tried to hide it in the car after we’d been to the supermarket. “But..but…I bought you the more expensive model…” he protested. It’s ok. I bought him a novelty mug, so I…

The Caged Bird Singing

The beauty and the bravery of Maya Angelou… Desert Island Discs celebrated 75 years of programmes last week. An incredible feat for a format that has barely changed since its inception in 1942. Presenter Kirsty Young did a special two hour show looking back at the show’s history, in which she featured some of the…

Thank you for not sharing….

As your children start to get older, and begin to really interact with their little friends, so too comes the inevitable minefield that is ‘proper behaviour’ – most specifically sharing and playing nicely – and all the adult expectations that come along with it. Sharing is one of the most challenging things I’ve come up against as…