It is important now more than ever to be getting outside – we need the exercise, fresh air, horizons, and the sights and sounds of nature – to not only keep us going, but to invigorate and inspire our souls! With the schools closed, it is inevitable that many of us parents are finding it… Continue reading My top 5 tips for enjoying walks with children!
Tonight I thought I would write up my go to recipe for a cream that I originally made to replace sudocreme in our house, but has now become our go to moisturiser. With only 3 ingredients, this is quick to whip up and super simple to make. This super light, whipped cream just melts into… Continue reading Home made moisturising/barrier cream (aka botty balm)
This past month we (England) have been on our second lockdown. Now, I was still on maternity leave during the first lockdown, and yes we had to cancel our wedding. And our house purchase fell through. And I was made redundant. And I couldn’t go to the select few baby classes I had chosen to… Continue reading Work mamma home mamma me mamma his mamma
BC (before children) I never would have thought myself as a perfectionist. If anything I would have said I had a chaotic, irreverent approach to art, crafting and indeed life! I have always loved to make, and being self taught in a multitude of crafts, I hadn’t considered myself to have high expectations or standards… Continue reading Letting go (of creative perfection)
One of my favourite things to do in the Autumn (or any season really) is to go for a good forage. There is such an abundance of berries and nuts, and of course mushrooms. As mushrooms can be misidentified easily, I tend to stay away from foraging to eat posts. There are a wealth of… Continue reading How to get a spore print (or beautiful art from mushrooms!)
“Isn’t he good at walking” I hear as we head off for a gloriously slow wander through the local cemetery (A. loves following the little paths and I don’t have to worry about cars!). I hear similar praises when we are out for a hike with E. I don’t think walking is necessarily something you… Continue reading These feet were made for walking…
I have been quite looking forward to Halloween this year. With ‘Rona looming in the foreground, it has been fun inventing a new way of celebrating Halloween – keeping it intimate, a family affair. Then we took a walk to the park and oh my are our neighbours going all out this year! We are… Continue reading A waste free Halloween
Over the years many people have told me I should write a blog… I like writing, LOVE reading, and apparently do things that other people want to read about. Not one to listen to the advice of others much, I have finally jumped on to the blogging band wagon. Well hi! I’m Jen, I’m pretty… Continue reading Welcome to the bloggerverse