It’s always lovely to interview a fellow working mother and especially so in the case of illustrator, Anna Platts. My feature, published in the November issue of Exeter Life delves into Anna’s impressive creative business, which she juggles with a young family. Click on the pages above to read.
A KINDER WAY OF TRADING
I recently wrote a piece for Devon Life on Sidmouth’s Crane & Kind – a destination shop with a difference. Have a read and discover a kinder way of trading.
Clothing with compassion
How amazingly positive is Exeter Life’s cover this month? I’m proud to write for them. This month I have a feature on ethical and sustainable children’s clothes store, The Thrifty Stork, published – please have a read here. Stay safe everyone X
Mother’s marathon effort
In this month’s Exeter Life magazine I have an interview published with fellow Exeter mum, Emma Royle. Emma opens up to me about the horror of discovering her baby had cancer and how she’s running the London Marathon to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. It’s one of the most touching interviews I’ve done for a while – Emma is an inspiration in truest sense of the word and I hope the piece works to generate extra vital funds for CLIC Sargent, who help families when they need it most.
One Mile Bakery
At the end of last year, I was lucky enough to spend a morning at Boudicca Woodland’s micro bakery, One Mile Bakery Exeter, where I discovered the most personable loaf imaginable. This was a commissioned piece for Exeter Life magazine, which you can read here.
WARNING: You’ll want focaccia bread!
Exeter’s Hidden Gems workshop is a project that is transforming lives and I’m honoured to have written about it for the January 2020 issue of Exeter Life. Have a read here.
Exeter Craft Hub
One of the features I have in the January 2020 edition of Exeter Life is a piece on the newly opened Exeter Craft Hub, where I discover the communal creative craft space the city has been missing. Read my article here.
Living with 21 Apacas…
In the October issue of Somerset Life magazine, which you can read here for free, I talk to Kim Williams about here life in rural Somerset with a herd of 21 alpacas…
Journey of Discovery
Every so often I meet someone who floors me. Emily Monk, of Forage and Find Me is one of those people. I met her on a gloriously sunny day on Exmouth beach to find out about her funky eco jewellery, made from foraged materials. I soon discovered we weren’t going to spend the whole afternoon discussing making techniques and environmental impact, rather her mental health and how her new businesses literally saved her, following a suicide attempt. Her story is very poignant, especially for any women who may have suffered from Post Natal Depression. It wasn’t a happy story to tell but it has a strong ending with a bright future and it’s very real. My feature was published in the August Issue of Exeter Living magazine – you can read it below.
Hanging around in style
I had my first feature published in Exeter Life last month, where I met an inspirational mother from Exeter who is championing luxe interiors that don’t cost the earth – have a read below. As a side note, I was thrilled to see my photograph of Faye breastfeeding her son while working was used as a whole page – fantastic that Exeter Living are doing their bit to help normalise breastfeeding.