Category: getting outdoors

How to motivate yourself back into creative action, with a little kindness…

I know that some people are finding it really hard to motivate themselves in their creative work, so in the week of mental health awareness, I think we need to practice some kindness to ourselves, others and access the wonderful creative support out there at the moment. Hopefully it will give you the boost that you need…

When plates are spinning, you can’t always be an octopus

Sometimes all you can do is try your best and ride the waves of life…..I never was great on boats though so this week I’m seeking calmer waters…

A little poetry practice, to soothe the soul…

A little poetry practice to soothe the soul…some simple tips to get you started and enjoy a little creative time, plus my very own poetic take on keeping a watchful eye on the seasons…

That New Term feeling, on to the next mountain…

Do you have that new term feeling but not quite sure how to get back on track after a busy family Summer? Here are some tips to help.

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… Continue Reading “Wanted! – Your Curious Adventures Captured”

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… Continue Reading “How Photography can lead to creative joy”

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… Continue Reading “Create the opportunities for your kids to grow and shine”

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… Continue Reading “Focusing on the good stuff!”

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… Continue Reading “What’s wowed you lately?”

Why creativity is crucial for mental health

Hi everyone, I just thought that this was an important subject to talk about in the wake of National Mental Health Week and following just one of those tricky weeks for me – see I told you it wasn’t always sunshine and roses!. So I’ll… Continue Reading “Why creativity is crucial for mental health”