Did you know of such a thing as a magic sausage roll? There are five imaginative stories of a purple monster and the girl and the boy and their wonderful adventures all hidden in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea waiting to be unlocked. I am so grateful and proud to have been asked to work along side some incredible … Continue reading There is magic in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea…
I’ve thought about writing this post for a while and have been putting it off and off because sometimes writing is therapeutic and sometimes it exacerbates whatever I’m feeling. If you follow me over on insta or have read any other blog posts regarding mental health you’d be aware that I struggle with PTSD following … Continue reading My Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety – COVID-19
During this time of panic and uncertainty children can sense change especially if schools are closing, schedules and routines quickly change or they need to be in isolation. They look to their parents, family or care givers for calm and a safe space. I believe greatly in transparency and speaking open and honestly with children … Continue reading Explaining a virus to my curious 3 year old
My second week of Veganuary.
My first week of Veganuary.
I’ve been researching Veganism or plant based diets for a while. Scrolling through twitter feeds, pinterest boards and instagram bios. Watching probably hours of vegan chefs on youtube compiling playlists of recipes that look and sound delicious. Don’t get me wrong I was never a fully fledged carnivore eating lots of different kinds of meat. … Continue reading Veganuary? How and why!
As I sit here typing this blog post away I can’t help but feel warmly content with my little family. After a delicious tea, Alden is reading his space stories over by his rocket den, it’s cosy, calm and quiet. There has been so much struggle in the last half of 2019 but I surprise … Continue reading 2020 – Hopes and Growth
How quickly did 2019 go?! Especially December I feel like I’ve blinked and missed it! So much has happened to us this year - the good the bad and the struggle is pretty much how i’d describe this year! It all started as a rush of excitement. I was following my dreams of opening my … Continue reading 2019 recap – what a year!
We’ve been looking forward to this event since we booked it. Alden asking every morning when he opens his eyes, ‘are we going breakfast with Santy and Emily?’ You can imagine how his face lit up when it was THEE actual day. Unfortunately the day before dude was poorly. Going off topic, Wednesdays are the … Continue reading Breakfast with Santa – Dobbies Ponteland
It’s 3am, like most nights.. I’m awake. Either i’ve not actually dropped to sleep yet or i’ve woke up in blind panic, heart racing, uneasy feeling that we’re not safe that in some night terror fuelled sequence that seemed so damn realistic I’m in flight mode. My body urges me physically that I’m not okay, … Continue reading