MONTHLY VOICE JANUARY

What filled our January days, including, forest school, slow crafting, my new favourite cook book and what I do when I hit a busy spell... Read more on Geoffrey & Grace

I know, I know, it’s more than half way through February. It only seems like a moment ago we were all in that post-Christmas, beginning-of-January lull where things are quiet and you have the whole year stretched ahead of you. I’m not sure how we’re a half-term through school already. Anyway, I’m here today with the Monthly Voice for January; here’s what we’ve been up to over the last month and some things that I’ve been loving…

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: REBECCA DESNOS

Rebecca Desnos explains why she is inspired by Nature, what she loves about botanical dyeing, and why her work encourages her to slow down. Read more on Geoffrey & Grace...

I’m really excited to share the next instalment of the ‘Inspired By Nature’ series with you today. I first came across this lady on Instagram and just loved the creativity and colours in her feed. She is a natural dyer, who loves to forage for plants. Last year she wrote and self published her first print book. When she’s not dying scarves, fabric and wooden beads, she is experimenting with plants and kitchen waste such as avocado skins, pomegranate skins and tea bags to make dye. She also has an E-book available, which I can throughly recommend. It’s a brilliant guide if you want to try your hand at natural dyeing but don’t know where to start.

Please welcome Rebecca Desnos

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SLOW LIVING FOR LIFE WINTER FAVOURITES

How to make time for some slow living moments in your day. Photo by @darlingbudsofme for #slowlivingforlife Winter Favourites

photo by Lisa @darlingbudsofme

It’s been a while since I shared any of the wonderful photographs that are captured using the hashtag #slowlivingforlife, so I thought I would pop in with some Winter favourites. Here are a selection of images that make me exhale and feel calm just by looking at them.

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slow living bloom and harvest April: moments captured

photo by Michelle @danceypantsdisco for slow living bloom and harvest on Geoffrey & Grace

photo courtesy of Michelle @danceypantsdisco

We’ve had a very cold spring here in England, and I can’t believe it is May already. The magnolias and blossoming trees have been reacting to our unseasonal weather, and some seem to have lost their flowers almost as soon as the buds have opened, whereas others only just seem to be in bloom. We actually had snow last week, and I have still been wearing thick socks, gloves and my winter coat. As a result we didn’t get out as much as previous years, so it has been a real pleasure to look at all your Spring (and Autumn) moments. As always, thanks so much for sharing your photos under #slowliving_bloomandharvest. There are over 1,500 photos in the gallery, so do pop over to instagram and take a look at the wonderful moments captured.

Here are a selection of my favourites from April…

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monthly voice: March

monthly voice: March on Geoffrey & GraceHello, I’m pretty late with the ‘monthly voice: March’, considering it’s the second week of April. I don’t know about you, but two weeks of Easter holidays slows me down somewhat – which was actually perfect timing, as that is just what I needed. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Holiday / Spring Break, or are about to enjoy a slower pace for a week or two (depending on where you live).

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