Category: family life

Keep on reading, if you want to write

Learn how reading regularly can really help you with your own writing journey and quest to get published

Savouring the Summer slow-down and a little reflection

This week I’ve realised that despite being on school summer holidays, I’m still managing to carve out some creative time and find moments of inspiration too, in-between the shouts of ‘Mum, what’s for lunch?! and Mum, what are we doing today and Mum can…

Wanted! – Your Curious Adventures Captured

New photography project announcement! Hi Everyone, well it’s been the craziest of Summers so far weather-wise hasn’t it?! In the last week I watched a lightening show at 3am dance across our hall landing, on Thursday, the hotest day of the year in the…

How Photography can lead to creative joy

  Last week I dared myself to enter the BBC Countryfile photo competition, partly just to try but also to make me look for the unusual a little bit more when I’m taking my photographs every day. Whilst on that mission, it made me…

Who’s cheering you on? And are you backing them too?

  This week it’s Holmfirth Art Week, a huge festival locally that has raised almost £1Million in funds for Macmillan Cancer and has been going since 1967. It attracts 400 exhibiting artists, over 2000 pieces of artwork and approximately 10,000 visitors and spreads out…

Create the opportunities for your kids to grow and shine

Hi everyone, I can’t believe we are now into July!! It’s going so fast! This week I’m slightly exhausted but buzzing from helping out and then watching the fantastic Rebel show this weekend at Lawrence Batley Theatre. Both our children performed, and watching almost…

Focusing on the good stuff!

Hello! This is a bit of a strange subject this week but it’s on the back of a pretty horrendous week to be honest and quite frankly my head’s a shed so instead of trying to delve into a theme when my brain’s not…

What’s wowed you lately?

This week I have to talk about last week, which was pretty amazing in many ways. It was a week of extremes, fresh back from holiday, we had a lot on straight away; the kids back to school, I went to see Take That…

Sometimes, doing nothing, is just what you need…

Hi everyone, I’m back from a really relaxing week away with the family where my only thoughts were pretty much; Which book do I read? Which cocktail shall I order? and I should probably apply more sun-cream which was just what I needed after…

Guiding word of the year – How is yours going so far?

  It’s my 20th blog post today! I can’t believe I’m already 20 posts in, this year is going so fast already – I know it’s a sign of my age that years are seeming to fly by and that scares me, I’m already…