Helping Mums Embrace Gentle Living & Easy Journaling

Sticks and magic

Sticks and magic

It’s been tough, at times over the past few months.  I’ve been so busy that I was surprised and really chuffed to be asked to remain as an ambassador for the Forestry Commission (which means I get a membership to Wendover woods). They sent us a lovely pack with a Stick Man book and a […]

I Love Awards

Everyone is fab

I love awards – some people are OK knowing that they are fab, but I must admit I like to be told!  I’m much better than I was when I was younger, and I can do some self-patting on the back now; which is healthy I think.  But to get an award is lovely. We […]

Will we make it ‘Back to the moon for good’?

Back to the moon for good

At the end of the last half-term we took a very excited Curly Headed Boy (nearly 8) and Little Dimples (3.5) to the National Space Centre in Leicester for the first time for the launch of ‘Back to the moon for good’. Honestly I had absolutely no idea what on earth the launch was about! […]

Why a ‘cutie mark’ is so important for my daughter

My Little Pony Review

About 6 months ago I decided to cut back on TV watching and banned Cbeebies etc from being on as much.  It took me several weeks to discover that Little Dimples (then just turned 3) had worked out to use YouTube – argh! Not just that, but she had worked out how to stick the […]

The Top Three Best Christmas Presents To Give Your Friends And Family

Christmas Tree At Espiritu

I’m at Radio Verulam today with the gorgeous Danny Smith on his Drive Time show. (want to listen to my dulcet tones -it’s available for a week here) So apart from David Tennant wrapped in a bow, what are the best presents that you can give to your loved ones? It’s tricky isn’t it! Last […]

Facing Fear And Not Letting It Ruin You

A scary monster!

Last month I talked about 5 tips for working out what to do with your life and making a big change with Radio Verulam. This month I wanted to talk about what gets in the way: FEAR. A few weeks ago someone asked me ‘Aren’t you scared about opening up your new Salon and Spa’ – […]

Can you really upcycle if you aren’t Kirstie Allsopp?

Kirstie Allsopp Britmumslive

Yay, the summer holidays are over, so I was back over with the gorgeous Danny Smith on Radio Verulam today.  Listen again here. I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing all summer – embracing the Kirstie Allsopp revolution! I love the whole crafting/upcycling revolution that has been birthed by the recession.  I believe that creativity […]

Never been to a Folk Festival? Nows the time to try it …

I can’t believe it was so long ago that we went to Folk By the Oak 2013 at the beginning of the summer in July. I’m a fan of family festivals as you know, but I’ve never been to a ‘folk’ festival, so I was intrigued to see what it would be like. I needn’t have […]

Five Tips For Working Out How To Change What You Are Doing With Your Life

Organising with a computer

I was over at Radio Verulam with the gorgeous Dapper Danny Smith last month – sorry but I forgot to download the audio, so no dulcet tones this time! Loads of people have been asking me about making a big life change, so I thought I would give some tips.  It could be any big […]

More BIG News – The 2nd Edition Of My Book Will Be Available In A Week!

6 Steps To A Sparkling You

I’ve got some more great news! The 2nd Edition of my book ‘6 Steps To A Sparkling You And Enjoying Being A Mum‘ is going to be available in a week! Anyone who has already bought a copy will automatically get a chance to *upgrade (I love kindle!). Remember you don’t need a kindle to […]