This summer I met Brendan Rawlings of Zen Wood Design and discovered his astonishing driftwood art. Below is the finished piece, published in Exeter Life.
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!
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.
Real Life Womble
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.
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…
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.
Magical Toadstool Makes for LandLove Magazine
Who doesn’t love stumbling upon mushrooms on a woodland walk? In this six-page craft feature, for the September issue of LandLove magazine, I use the fabulous fungi as inspiration for colour crafts.
Craft Project Series
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!