• Joy pockets

    Though I have many joy pockets this week, I wanted to share one very special one with you. One that makes my work worthwhile, that makes risking talking about the untalkable so totally worth it. I went to bed beaming after having received this wonderful email […]

    Read More →  
  • How to be a creative mama

    “With the arrival of my children has come the arrival of a new burst of creativity, something which many of the mothers I interviewed for my book (on Creative Rainbow Mamas) experienced too. There are so few words about the real experience of mothering and […]

    Read More →  
  • Supporting women’s craft this Christmas

    What are you doing for Christmas presents this year? As you know I am massively into supporting women to support themselves and their families through their creativity, and that includes in the developing world. I much prefer this approach, and micro loans, rather than charity. […]

    Read More →  
  • In memoriam

    A year has passed since a tragedy shook our local community. Barely a day goes by when I do not think of dear Una, who on one November morning lost her husband and two precious daughters. Each time I see her family I ask for […]

    Read More →  
  • Count your calories! … but not the way you might think

    So this is The Year of Enough…Last week’s “homework” was to make a list of everything you do in a day. So you wrote everything down, right. Or did you? Have a little look over your list. Did you put in all the emotional stuff […]

    Read More →  
  • Joy Pockets

    Joining up with Mon over at  Holistic Mama to celebrate our weekly Joy Pockets. My gratitudes this week include… Fluffy slippers . Making clay angels . An email from Steve Biddulph . A disappearance of tantrums . Two whole tea house writing days – 15 […]

    Read More →  
  • Hello little voice…

    A full day of work today. Productive contentment and focus in the storm tossed tea house. And yet I noted when I was writing, a little voice in my head was my constant companion. It was always there and just kept saying over and over […]

    Read More →  
  • A Community … for Kids

    I have always hated the idea of living on a housing estate. Too many neighbours, too close for comfort, identikit houses, and not our sort of people. No siree, not for me. And certainly not for my kids. They need a vast lawn. And a […]

    Read More →  
  • This doesn’t count… The Year of Enough

    Do you ever find yourself telling yourself this… This extra chocolate biscuit (or three) doesn’t countThis work doesn’t count – because I enjoy it/ do it in my spare time/ don’t get paid for it- (I do this for my blog, my JUNO work – […]

    Read More →  
  • Something for the weekend

    It’s alright to turn up empty-handed… with a full, open heart.Empty your head, stop trying so hard. Stop, open, be. End of! This is what came to me during my 11/11/11 meditation. Quite good advice – so I thought I’d share it! I hope you […]

    Read More →