Oh, Scotland

And so we come to rest again… for a while… and I feel a deep sigh within; a contentment that we have come to a standstill in a place that takes my breath away. If there is anything I have learned in this past year of attempting to explore the idea of roots in the… Continue reading Oh, Scotland


The Silence of Snow

I love the silence of snow… lying in bed it closes around us; cocoons us. I can hear no planes in the sky, no cars on the road, no sound but that of nature, of snowflakes falling softly onto our caravan roof. Reluctant to wake completely I stay motionless, lost in the stillness of it… Continue reading The Silence of Snow

Sewing is Powerful Stuff

I've just written a guest blog post about our home education journey, for the lovely Ross Mountney. Ross's blog and books have been such a source of inspiration and support since we began our home-ed journey more than seven years ago. If you're just starting out or considering taking this path then please do check… Continue reading Sewing is Powerful Stuff

Juliette of the Herbs

This is one of my all-time favourite documentaries that I first watched a number of years ago... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6SX4699rcA Juliette was a true inspiration in herbal medicine and since discovering her, her book 'Natures Children' has become my bible when raising my daughter. I always have it packed in my bag when I'm wandering and it… Continue reading Juliette of the Herbs

Apennine Mountains: Italy

It’s peaceful up here in the mountains. I didn’t realise how it would actually feel to be up here, but it’s just that. Silent. Quiet. So all-consuming that I haven’t even been able to muster the energy to write because I am able only to be. Of course, settling into the new routines of a… Continue reading Apennine Mountains: Italy