In this month’s issue of Somerset Life magazine, which you can read online here, I meet four very different green businesses who are each making a positive environmental impact.
Exeter’s Jenny Cahill lives by an impressive mantra of Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot and is getting continuously closer to a zero waste lifestyle. She’s become affectionately known as a ‘real life womble’ – I interviewed her for Exeter Life magazine recently and found her to be truly inspiring. If you’re looking for ways to reduce the waste you create, Jenny shares lots of advice with me in the feature below.
I love Somerset even though I now live in Devon (which I also love!) so I was delighted to be asked to write the Autumn cover feature for Somerset Life Magazine (read the whole magazine online here for free). In this piece I share my secrets for a perfect Autumn in the county – from walks in the sunshine and fossil hunting to a trip around the solar system…
I recently headed to Torquay’s newly opened yoga studio, Yoga Torquay, and met owner Alice Chapman, champion of yoga for women’s health. My piece explores Alice’s journey as a yoga teacher and why pregnancy and mother and baby yoga has become her speciality.
“The class we observe is a real joy – bouncing babies and happy mothers bonding but Alice admits sometimes the classes can be a little chaotic. “I used to feel daunted by that but I have the tricks in my toolbox now to stay calm and in control. Teaching yoga requires responsiveness and attention to your students, when you’re teaching mum’s and babies yoga, that’s the big league, you have to be super responsive to the mood and changing emotions of the mothers and the babies and react accordingly. It’s an awesome challenge and I love it,” she explains.”
You can read the full article, published in the Summer Issue of Devon Life magazine here.
Fancy a day out (or several) in Somerset this summer? Then take a look at my 20 Days Out feature, published in the July issue of Somerset Life magazine.
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.
I’ve been monumentally lax in keeping my website up to date and I’m blaming the utter gorgeousness of my baby boy, Dylan. I’ve been a little better in keeping up with my work life though, thank goodness. Today, I’d like to share a feature I’ve got published in the April Issue of Devon Life Magazine – an interview with artist Lin Blackman, who takes fragments of family life and turns them into gallery-worthy works of art.
I have had great hair in the run up to my maternity leave (Baby Sharpe is due very soon) – partly thanks to all the good pregnancy hormones and partly thanks to all the technology reviews I’ve been doing for T3.com! If you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, curler, straightening brush or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a shaver – please do read my reviews – links below.
I thought I’d share some of my recent craft features from my ongoing series in Dog’s Monthly Magazine. I hope any pet parents out there feel inspired to get crafty!
Earlier this year I interviewed eco-activist and up-and-coming jewellery and accessories designer Emma Aitchison.
Emma launched her contemporary jewellery and accessories brand when she became frustrated that she could not find jewellery and accessories that suited her style and taste that were made with a conscious, sustainable mind. With the admirable ethos that jewellery should not be a contributing factor in harming the planet or humans, she hopes her planet conscious, sustainable jewellery brand, will inspire others to join this movement. It was a pleasure to interview Emma and view her stunning collection.
My piece was published in Somerset Life magazine and can be seen here.