Researching a Simple Life

For a long time I have had this nagging thought in my head that what I am looking for is something akin to monastic and artistic communities. I have always held a passion for creativity, for sharing life, our blessings, and skills, and living in a simple, sustainable, and environmentally friendly way. It seemed a…

Sometimes: grace

I have been learning about planning, and grace. For example, one little challenge I’ve given myself to try and get a grip on my eating habits is simply having a tub of my favourite ice cream (a ridiculously sweet, salty, chocolatey, amazing one that I have been eating far too much of recently) in the…

Save the World; Yes, You!

Something has been bothering me for a long time: waste. Attached to this is the way that, when trying to do the right thing, life seems to be getting harder. Specifically this was made painfully clear when I arrived at a newly discovered local farm shop, where I could buy some amazing vegetables without any…

Sugar Highs Are Lows

Recently I’ve been struggling in a number of ways, and although I am trying very hard to find ways to show myself more care. I have always felt there is beauty in the broken, and that honesty is important, so this is the latest on my journey of mental health and motherhood to share with…

Mustard Yellow Photography: Smiles Behind The Camera

The first thing I need to make clear is: Never work with children or animals! Now, that said, if you manage to find awesome photographers who somehow know how to do both, really well, and stay smiley, grab them, keep them on speed dial, book events early, and thank God for their existence! That is…

Jesse Duley: He Is The Music Man!

Jesse Duley’s music was part of my birthing plan for my first child, and despite the birth not going quite to plan, his album Woodenboy (which incidentally you can buy on a pay-as-you-feel basis!) continues to be our go to chill-out-and-get-the-girls-to-sleep choice. Other standout memories include walking up a spiral staircase into Kingdom Vineyard where…

Uncovered by Fashion: Expression Rather Than Oppression

I feel I need to automatically explain the title of this post. I wanted to think about fashion and fabric from around the world without picking up the covering up function that clothes have mainly been required for. If we take away the obvious weather-related concerns, clothes relate mainly to covering up certain areas, those…

Career vs. Motherhood: Politics of Guilt

Women as a whole are very good at judging other women and using guilt to tell each-other that we’re not doing woman-hood properly. I’ve seen it massively in feminism and wedding prep, and it is often in the church too, and it’s sad that it is likely this that is starting to give the basic…

Adopt A Dragon: Illustrations Become Pets

Sometimes something little in your mind will become something you end up spending a lot of time on. My dragons are like that. They grew in my mind from illustrations, little tadpole-like lizards hanging out at home, curled up in front of the fire, playing with teapots, and they were pretty cute.