buying organic on a budget

buying organic on a budget

Why buy organic? Organic food is typically grown with fewer pesticides, is free from artificial fertilisers and manufactured herbicides, is GMO free and, in the case of processed foods, will not contain artificial additives or preservatives. In the UK almost 300...
chia jam, 3 ways

chia jam, 3 ways

Once upon a time my absolute, all-time favourite breakfast was a hunk of crusty white baguette smeared with strawberry jam accompanied by a strong coffee. This, ideally with a bowl of strawberries and a pain au chocolat, was a regular birthday breakfast, and something...
acid reflux in babies

acid reflux in babies

Does your baby arch his back in pain, fight the breast, projectile vomit after feeding and scream in pain most evenings? He may be suffering from acid reflux. I had a five day hospital stay after Noah’s birth and, just before my milk came in, the staff were...
noah’s birth story

noah’s birth story

Shortly after having Noah I promised I’d write about his birth here. I’d massively underestimated juggling life with a new born and pre-schooler, running a home and managing a growing business, and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet. Noah turned...
building our forever home

building our forever home

In October we began converting three old barns on our 17th century farm into a forever home for our little family. The former cattle sheds will be an open plan living space, snug and laundry room (!), and what was once a hay loft will be a long, narrow bedroom for all...
brene brown’s wholehearted parenting manifesto

brene brown’s wholehearted parenting manifesto

‘Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable’. Do you like Brene Brown? I recently re-read (and loved, again) The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are, and right now am...
how to make nut butter

how to make nut butter

Since making a shift towards a vegan lifestyle we get through buckets of nut and seed butters. Literally – I normally buy these huge 1kg tubs of peanut, cashew and almond butter from Meridian, and have them shipped over to us here in France, along with a few...
on the importance of self care

on the importance of self care

I found this ‘note to self’ online just after I had Henry, and the words really resonated: ‘Treat yourself the way you would treat a small child. Feed yourself healthy food and make sure you spend time outside. Let yourself take naps. Don’t say...

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