There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly? (Erin Hanson) This poem popped up in my Facebook feed recently and it resonated with me immediately. I loved it. I re-read it a thousand times. What a wonderfully expressive way to encourage bravery and action. The timing was apt; I had literally just launched my own natural skincare range, Willowberry, having spent the last 3 years developing it. For a long time… View Post

Battery Recharge

Battery Recharge

I always knew I was going to be super busy in September so when I was offered the chance to squeeze in a quick Sunday night stay at local Cotswold stunner The Painswick Hotel I quickly checked my amazing Mum could have the kiddos and we were booked in. With Fashion Reboot on the Friday night it was safe to say I was suitably in need of a battery recharge so I wasn’t too sad to wave goodbye to the kids on Sunday lunchtime. I was amazed at how accessible… View Post

Mum-Guilt at 39,000 Feet

Mum-Guilt at 39,000 Feet

It was 22 minutes before I had to leave the house to drive to the airport. I was flying to Italy for my first business trip as part of my new job. It was only for one night, but that one night felt like a lifetime. In 36 hours, 2 airport journeys, 3 plane rides and 2 taxi transfers time, I’d be home. But in that moment I felt like crying, then throwing up, then crying again. I didn’t expect to feel like this. One of the perks of my… View Post

I always knew I was a basket case….

I always knew I was a basket case….

When I was contacted by New Brewery Arts in Cirencester to see if I’d like to try out one of their workshops it was one of those emails that you reply to about three seconds after receiving, but then wait half an hour or so to reply so you don’t look too keen. But I was. Keen I mean. A proper keen bean. I went to school near Cirencester and the town will always have a special place in my heart. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body… View Post

Festival Babe!

Festival Babe!

This time last year, when I was almost 9 months pregnant, my husband announced that Green Man Festival tickets were on sale and asked if I wanted to go? I didn’t give it too much thought…I love festivals. We hadn’t been to one in a few years and Green Man has a special place in my heart. So, without any further consideration I said YES, before I had the chance to rethink my answer they had been booked! That was it; we were going to a festival. What had I… View Post