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.
I’ve recently been working with OPEN MINDS UK, an early intervention service that supports the emotional wellbeing and development of young people, helping to promote their new family activity book, Easy Tiger!
Easy Tiger! is a fun activity book for children, which helps them become more aware of their feelings and learn strategies to calm down and develop their own tools for managing tricky times.
Using the OPEN MINDS UK approach, Easy Tiger! uses mindfulness and positive psychology to help build stronger pathways in the brain, helping children to manage big feelings, which in turn develops their self-confidence and resilience – it’s a great book. Check it out here.
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 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.
I love a bit of tech writing and reviewing so it was a pleasure to do some more review work for T3.com. In this piece I highlight the best NAS drives (Network Attached Storage) on the market. These beauties do a lot more than store files like a traditional hard drive – they are a personal cloud service and media server. Take a look here.
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…