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…

Shamanic Retreat

I had planned to have have this post on much sooner, but truth be told I have struggled to find the words…. I was going to be attending The Shamans Path at Lendrick Lodge. It is described as a weekend of ancient rituals and ecstatic transformation…… I was full of trepidation going into this, as…

Our Lake District Adventure

I spoke in my last post about my New Year Intentions. One of the most important ones for me was adventure. To be precise, more of them! It really does spark joy within me to find myself in new places, exploring new landscapes….especially with the promise of a little magic thrown in. This month the…

Enchanted Escapes

One of our main priorities as a family for 2019 is connection and adventures. One of my favourite feelings in the whole world, is grabbing a bag, throwing a few essentials into it and heading off into nature. This year I am making sure that happens as much as possible. As a family we will…

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…

Arthur’s Christmas List.

I thought I would write a little blog to show you what we have bought Arthur this year for Christmas. He will be three in two months time and I think these gifts are very age appropriate. 1. A Kitchen. Arthur’s main present is a wooden kitchen. He has been playing with a basket full…

Samhain Magic

I thought I’d share with you some simple activities to share with your children to celebrate Halloween/Samhain. I absolutely love Halloween, I love the pumpkins, the crafts and especially the magic in the air. Regardless of your beliefs, these are lovely little ways to bring a bit of meaning and magic to a somewhat commercialised…

Into the Forest I go….

It’s been a funny old week here this week…. A while ago I wrote a blog on self care and the steps essential to looking after myself. This week is the perfect example of how that goes tits up, haha! I’ve had the holiday blues for a start. Now I hate having holiday blues…I like…

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…

My Top 1st Birthday Toys.

What are the best wooden toys for a 1st Birthday? This is something I get asked a lot! Even more recently when my my sister asked for help choosing my Nephews Lenny’s 1st Birthday Presents… With me being toy obsessed and all, she gave me full responsibly, and Β£80 to choose goodies for him! So…