Celebrating Spring

Springtime is such a changeable season don’t you think? By the end of February it felt like spring had arrived… only for it to be put on hold with another couple of weeks full of rain, wind and hailstones! The hardy little snowdrops being the only sign of life as I waited patiently (or maybeContinue reading “Celebrating Spring”

Notice Nature Everyday

Since 1st January I’ve been making an effort to notice something about nature everyday… It started on an impulse after I saw a tweet from Kate Macrae that simply said: “Every day, take a moment to notice nature… a simple task proven to improve mental health.” It made me stop and think… I spend aContinue reading “Notice Nature Everyday”

New Beginnings… again… and again!!

It’s always tricky when I’ve not posted anything for several months… not knowing quite how to begin again!  Do I acknowledge or make excuses for the huge four month gap?  Or just dive in again as if it was only last week?  …Or waffle on a bit about not knowing how to begin!!! It’s soContinue reading “New Beginnings… again… and again!!”

The Art of Doing Nothing

There’s been a bit of a theme in this blog over the past few months… about slowing down, lowering the expectations I put on myself and letting go of a ‘need to achieve’… The circumstances that were forced upon us in March induced a much steadier pace of life and a re-organisation of priorities, allContinue reading “The Art of Doing Nothing”

Lessons from the Lockdown

In my last post I approached the idea of designing a new world… of using this time of ‘lockdown’ to reflect on what is truly important to us.  To rethink our priorities and our values.  Now as we approach the possibility of businesses re-opening, are we eager to return to ‘normal’ or have we realisedContinue reading “Lessons from the Lockdown”

Designing a New World

It feels like an understatement to say the world has changed somewhat since my last post… For the past few weeks I’ve felt driven to document the history that we are creating right now, but yet too exhausted to put pen to paper… lacking the head-space to fully process my thoughts… it’s all too surreal!Continue reading “Designing a New World”

Weather and Walking

Despite my love for the natural world and appreciation for the changing seasons, it’s fair to say I’ve had quite enough of the weather just lately. Is it just me or is there a connection between the division and hatred sweeping our country and Mother Nature showing us the strength of her wrath? Like anContinue reading “Weather and Walking”

New Year… New Blog!

Ok so many of you may be thinking isn’t it a bit late for a ‘New Year’ post…?!! For me, however 1st February marks a significant turn in the seasonal calendar and a time for new beginnings.  Recognised as ‘Imbolc’ in the Pagan tradition it’s also when the earth seems to awaken from it’s winterContinue reading “New Year… New Blog!”

Memories of Summer

It already seems so long ago doesn’t it?!! The kids are back at school, nights are drawing in and mornings have a cool chill that suddenly appeared overnight… yes it’s September and summer is soon to be a fleeting memory. We’ve been pretty indulgent this summer (by usual standards!), taking quite a bit of timeContinue reading “Memories of Summer”