So thrilled to have some of my words appear in another issue of Plants Are Magic magazine.
This independently published magazine "offers an intimate gathering of stories, interviews and tutorials by artisans, plant growers, foragers, healers and plant lovers from around the world."
It really is a beautiful collection of articles to get you making, creating and dreaming.
My article focuses on a time of contemplation in Spain, winter 2017/18, a period that ultimately led to our deciding to put down some roots in the UK. As a family we're still adjusting to these new roots but reading this article back I realise that we were at a stage on our journey where we needed somewhere to bed down and it truly was the olive tree that helped this realisation to take shape.
I'll be uploading the full article to my website soon for reading, but for now - I encourage you to order a copy so that you may while away some hours in blissful beautiful creativity!
“I wrap my arms around my body, holding tight, and acknowledge that once again nature has taught me for as I prepare to leave this small Spanish village following a month of contemplation, I know I am leaving with the answers needed and the olive-shaped word rootedness firmly imprinted on my heart.”
I have been busy working on an article for Plants are Magic Magazine about my love for olive trees: where our journey together began, how they make me feel and most importantly, what they teach me.
It really is a blessing to be able to write from the heart and with deep honesty for nourishing publications such as this and I wish I could share it sooner than I will be able to, if only because it explains what’s been going on in our world since being in, and returning from, Spain, more than a month ago.
Alas, it won’t be out for a while yet, but hopefully I'll manage to get a little letter together sometime in March or April :-)
Sometimes I write an article for a magazine that really leaves me with a warm glow inside... Plants Are Magic is one such magazine.
Filled with inspiration for greater connection to the earth, you will find articles from artisans the world over so I was thrilled when Editor, Rebecca Desnos, asked me to write about the story behind my handcrafted family business Little Loquat.
My article 'Beauty in Nature' appeared in an issue focused on local and you can read it by clicking the image above.
My latest article for JUNO Magazine ~ I am Consciously Unplugged and I am Conscious ~ is all about my need to switch off from technology and the busyness of life and reconnect; with nature, my family, myself... and how I achieve this on the waterways of England.
It is now available to read right here.
My most recent article for Canal Boating Times ~ My Waterways ~ is now available to read right here.
This month’s Bird Watching Magazine (October 2016) includes a little article from me about my experiences bird-watching from my narrowboat. It was written a while back after a trip from the Grand Union up to the Shropshire Union… reading it now takes me back to that glorious spring/summer on the water.
Available in WH Smith and various other newsagents, I’ll also post a copy to read here, sometime in October.
I recently wrote an article for the lovely JUNO magazine and it appears in this months issue ~ September 2016.
It’s all about my trip from the North to South of England by narrowboat and how it gave me a much-needed break from the busyness that life can be, and particularly from technology and that feeling of being ‘always on’.
It’s about switching off and reconnecting with the people around us and nature.
You can pick copies up at WH Smith, independent shops and also direct from their website and you will be able to read the article on my website in December.
JUNO is a natural parenting magazine and always makes for an interesting, thought-provoking and inspiring read.
My latest article was written for Canal Boating Times and is all about raising children on narrowboats.
I have spent many years living on narrowboats (on and off) and love every minute of it. In particular I actively chose such a lifestyle for my young daughter and feel she has benefited greatly from living on the canal and I can't recommend narrowboat life enough for other families looking for a different way.
I hope you enjoy!
Back in the Spring of 2013 I headed off for a month-long adventure with my then 7-year-old daughter and 74-year-old Dad. We took a plane from the UK to Malaga and then worked our way along the South coast of Spain, into rural Extremadura, across to Lisbon and then into the mountains of Central Portugal... all by bus.
It was a wonderful trip, not just for the things we saw, but mostly for the time we spent together.
This article, written for the June issue of JUNO Magazine, tells the story.
I hope some of you will enjoy!
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