• If You go Down to the Woods Today…

    If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise! We were there first! Weaving our magic. We made a sun web out of catkins… And rearranged fire stones to make a heart … A home waiting for fairy folk to […]

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  • Away with the Fairies

    A confession: I am officially away with the (flower) fairies…There, now I’ve lost my three male readers!I adored the Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies books as a child and am delighted that my two-year-old loves my original books just as much. These are some of my […]

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  • Top Ten Reasons Why Home Birth Rocks

    Welcome to the March Carnival of Natural Parenting: Natural Parenting Top 10 ListsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared Top 10 lists on a wide […]

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  • Walking Labyrinths of Sand

    Today was a celebration. Of women’s circles. More than 20 groups throughout the UK and Ireland gathered. To celebrate… Creativity, Togetherness, Nature, Love, Peace, Being alive, Being Women, In honour of 100 years of International Women’s Day. At 12 noon,  The Flare groups connected in spirit. We […]

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  • Something for the weekend

    Banana Loaf Cake From my cookery blog, The Queen of Puddings A homely cake which fills the house with a wonderful cakey fug which seductively lets everyone who enters know that you are truly a domestic goddess. A crisp crust and moist springy sponge. Kids […]

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  • Lines and Circles – A Meditation in Words (4) in the Circle of Stones Series

    “Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; under every deep a lower deep opens.” Emerson Circles are one of the simplest geometric forms, we are surrounded […]

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  • Weaving virtual circles – Circle of Stones series (3)

    Firstly a brief apology,  I have been distracted with other thoughts, (of clay and animal welfare) so my Circle of Stones week has been interrupted over the past couple of days! Sorry! You got some other goodies instead, and I, because of my general impatience, […]

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  • Our Daily Bread

    I have just watched a documentary called Our Daily Bread.No music. No commentary. The director has let the images speak for themselves.And what images. Simply recording what happens in the fields and factories around the world which run our agribusiness and keep food cheap. If […]

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  • Rhythm of the Home

    I have a piece in the beautiful Spring issue of Rhythm of the Home. Click the button below to visit it! I urge you to take the time to savour this stunning online publication which is compiled with love by three visionary mamas and contributed […]

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  • Clay in the blood

    It all started with a dream. Both my grandparents had it on the same night… My grandfather was to go to a bar in a local town to meet a potter, who would tell him all he needed to learn. So he did. And he […]

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