Fortune Favours the Brave

Fortune Favours the Brave

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

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

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

Tips For Surviving Road Trips with Kids

Tips For Surviving Road Trips with Kids

It’s that age old debate… when you have kids does the life of holidays you once knew have to stop? Well in our house we said heck no! Pre-children we lived for our holidays, whether it be a trek through the Borneo rainforest or taking a tram through San Fransisco. Just because we have children we weren’t ready to pack away our passports. In particular, the one thing we love in our house is a good old road trip! Las Vegas to LA or even Cheltenham to Scotland. When our… View Post

Social Media Safety Evening Hosted by You’re …

Social Media Safety Evening Hosted by You’re Not on the Back Foot

As a counsellor working with children and adolescents, I am privileged that young people feel safe enough to share worries and problems with me that often, they feel unable to discuss with anyone else. However, armed with this insight into modern teenage life I have become acutely aware that I need to equip myself with the skills to support and help my children as they face the pressures of social media that lie ahead. Over the past few years I have witnessed the number of young people wanting to access… View Post