When I make it onto my yoga mat, it’s an opportunity for me to connect to myself. Firstly through, my breath… with every inhale, and exhale I feel myself arrive… my body, mind and spirit join together. Sometimes it can be the first time that day, that I am truly present in the moment.
Recently my body has been feeling pretty tired, so naturally I have wanted to do a gentle practice; a few postures, and a bit of stretching to get my body moving and work out any creases. A lot of pranayama (breath work) and always a little mediation and relaxation at the end.
Last May, for the second year running I attended Sisterhood Camp. A creative retreat for women, a chance to gather, to feast, to laugh, to create, to find community. A chance to escape from it all for a whole weekend and dedicate time just to you and your well being.
Here is the Monthly Voice for May, mostly it was full of lovely things.
The recently re-launched 91 magazine came out mid May and it was lovely to see my work in print. I had the pleasure of writing, styling and photographing the ‘Cook and Craft feature’. It’s a piece about three different makes using beetroot; a recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake, instructions on how to dye some cotton napkins, and a ‘how to’ craft your own gift tags using the beetroot leaves. It’s still available to buy in print here, and you can also buy a digital copy here. Here’s a sneaky peek below…
It’s taken me a little longer to get round to reflecting on 2015 than I thought it might. This is partly due to being distracted with plans for restoring our home, but more on that later.
2015 was a year to let the dust settle on all the changes that happened in 2014. The year didn’t quite pan out like I expected, (when does it ever though?) and I found myself discovering new priorities and a new focus.
Here’s a look at what 2015 looked like for Geoffrey & Grace…
What a couple of weeks! I haven’t visited London for ages, and last week saw me going up three times. On Wednesday I went to a couple of press days and for lunch with some blogging friends, old and new. Thursday saw the final of the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards (more on that later), and Friday was the start of a whole weekend of everything blog-shaped at Blogtacular (more on this later too). It makes me feel a bit tired just listing it here, and it was a week of go, go, go. I had to work really hard to find any pauses for thought and any moments of stillness.
It just happened to be a week where lots of lovely opportunities came clumped together, and I just tried my best to roll with it. More and more I am learning that there is something beneficial about riding with the momentum, and trusting it’s going to take you somewhere good. Read More