Our Wild Northumbrian Adventure

I’m snuggled upon a bed fit for a princess…the most magical four poster bed, with posts made from the trunks of silver birch, wrapped in twinkling fairy lights….Arthur is sleeping soundly beside me, Dan is laid across the bottom of the bed, engrossed in a book, Ollie is sleeping on the floor, beside the fire….the…

2018 Reflections.

This post began with the title New Year Intentions and ended up the title 2018 reflections, although ramblings may be more apt! It has been a funny old year, 2018. It seems like not much has changed looking from the outside, but looks can be deceiving. This year has seen many changes for me on…

Autumn Cleaning

It doesn’t really have the same ring as spring cleaning does it?! I have spent the last month on a serious decluttering mission. A while back I looked around our flat and there was so much that annoyed me, and it annoyed me immensely all at once. Some examples…. We have (had) a chair in…

Our Adventures in Wales

I though I’d share a little about our adventures in wales. It was the first time we had visited Wales and also the first time we had been on a family holiday, just the four of us for…well, ever!!! In the past we have always went with Dan’s parents or we have taken one of…

My Top 2nd Birthday Toys.

This one is quite easy as Arthur turned 2 this year. This is definitely the age when our little ones get more, well everything….More independence, imaginative and definitely more spirited! If you haven’t already saw there is a blog post up for 1st Birthday Toys, which may be relevant too. A couple of toys I’m…

Zero Waste Hair Care

I’m pretty excited about this…. I have finally perfected my hair care routine. Now don’t get too excited, it’s quite minimal and I am low maintenance! I have been using shampoo bars for a while. My last bar was Hydrophil and I really loved this. My current one is Lamazuna and it is also great….

Our Magical Life.

I thought I would do a bit of an introduction to tell you a bit more about me and my family…..I realise this is a bit late and I probably should have done this first. LOL! Better later than never though! So I’m Amy, I’m married to Dan, we have been together for 14 years…

My Plastic Free Period

This may be a too much information blog post, so if you don’t wanna talk periods you may want to leave now! I purchased a new menstural cup in July and I have 100% changed my period for the better! About 5 years ago, before Arthur came along and we just had Ollie, my husband…

Mindful Mama

I struggle with taking time for myself, doesn’t every mother? I love being out in nature, that is how I revive myself. A few moments in the garden after Arthur has gone to bed keeps me sane. I will often end up collecting bits and pieces, beautiful coloured leaves, petals and pinecones to name a…

The Magic of Play

Since my first blog post I have been thinking about my love affair with natural handmade toys and why I love them so much. We home educate our eldest boy and have always done this in a waldorf inspired way. I say inspired as we have never followed the Steiner education strictly…. I believe strongly…