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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