For some time now I have wanted to share my thoughts and experiences around mental health. There are many aspects that feed into our mental well-being and it’s important to have an open discussion around these, including; anxiety, depression, how slow living can help mental well-being, what we do to hinder ourselves, and what we can do to help. Finally, why it’s so important that we talk about mental health in the first place?Read More
It’s publication day! I can’t believe after months and months of hard work that my book Seeking Slow is out today. It feels pretty surreal to release the book, and everything that the pages contain out into the world. Between the covers are not only my words and pictures but they are entwined with snippets about how we choose to live our lives.
I created the following little video to celebrate launch day and to explain what Seeking Slow is about.Read More
My book Seeking Slow is out next week!
I have been writing the book for the last year, but in actuality the book has been forming for much longer than that. For years, I have had the kernel of a dream to create a book, to pour everything I know and don’t know about slow living on to pages where they can be read and digested by others.Read More
I am so excited to be able to tell you that my new book ‘Seeking Slow’ is now available for pre-order. I have poured so much love, thought and knowledge into this book over the last 6 months and am sharing everything I have learnt about slow and simple living.Read More
What a 6 months it’s been since Christmas. The months of this year seemed to have flown by faster than ever. The snow drops and daffodils came and went, then the magnolia and spring blossom seemed to fall before I really had the chance to soak in all their beauty. Before I knew it we were walking amongst the bluebells. Now we are in the heights of summer and still I am deeply absorbed in the process of creating a book.Read More
I sent out a rather exciting newsletter last week sharing some news. Thanks for all your kind words of congratulations.
If you missed the update, you’ll be wondering what I am talking about. I am thrilled and a little anxious to be able to finally tell you all that I am writing a book. It’s so exciting to think that my words and photographs are going to be published.Read More
Finally!!! We have finished our breakfast room restoration!! I’m not normally an over-user of exclamation marks! But in this instance, I think they are well deserved. After all, it’s taken us a long time to get to this point!
Technically the room has been finished for a few months now but I’ve only just had the opportunity to edit my photos and the headspace to write this post.Read More
I have been feeling a little stuck for a while… stuck creatively, stuck with work stuff, stuck with our house renovations. It’s been a struggle to find the energy to move anything forward and build any momentum – I appear to have hit a bit of a wall.
In reality, we live pretty slowly and simply and yet I am still feeling overwhelmed by life at the moment and that seems like a contradiction. It’s possible that I might have a vulnerability hangover tomorrow by sharing what I am finding difficult, but I always want to be really frank about my slow living experiences and never want to paint a picture that everything is mellow and easy all the time – when it’s not.Read More
It’s one of my favourite things to be able to gather round with a lovely bunch of folk and sit and eat glorious food in a beautiful setting – it feels like a really special way to mark an occasion.
When Emma and I spoke about organising the Gather and Tend retreat at Tilton House, we were both sure we wanted to be able to eat outside in the beautiful courtyard. We were so lucky with the weather and it was a real treat to be able to dine outdoors at the beginning of October.Read More