Beautiful Blog Award

Thank you to Claire for my Beautiful Blog Award a few weeks back! Apologies that it’s taken me this long to accept it :-(    So I’m supposed to pass it on to other blogs that inspire, delight, excite, motivate me… here’s my list! Beautiful You Vie Boheme Jen Lemen Magpie Girl  ShaktiMama Away With The Fairies  Home Baked 

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List 6: Yearnings of my heart

nights snuggled by the fire, rain pounding on the windows the courage to say what i want and need the ability to love myself a beautiful kitchen like this, full of laughter, love and dreams forgivness the gift of friendship  being loved, for who i am

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finding my way back to me

source do you know who you are??? truly are, deep within your soul? none of us are just one thing, we all have different roles that form our identity. sometimes these blend into one another, sometimes they are kept separate. i seem to have spent most of my life searching for who i am. and i’m still no closer to knowing. from a very early age, i’ve felt like an outsider, i felt that i wasn’t real and i didn’t matter. things happened when i was little, things that made me shut a part of me off, self preservation i guess. i believed the things i was told. that it was my fault… that i wasn’t good enough… that what i thought and felt weren’t important.. and because i believed it i searched out more of the same… people who would validate the way i’d come to think of myself. my teens were a difficult time… an abusive relationship… a difficult relationship with my folks…. putting myself in situations because i didn’t think i deserved any better… self harm… drink… drugs… eating disorders… all because i’d been taught to hate myself and i did with a vengeance. the law of…

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A weekend in Kent

one of the things on my 29 Things list was to take the train down to my sisters in Kent. i’d always put it off before thinking that it would be too expensive, and too difficult a journey to attempt on my own with 3 girls. however, when i looked at the booking site, train tickets were only going to cost me £30 return, the journey meant 4 changes, and i could walk between stations in london thus avoiding the underground. so i booked! by the time it came to actually go i was wondering what i’d gotten myself into… the thought of the long train journey was a little daunting… and i wasn’t sure i could do it. but did it i did! the journey both ways passed without a hitch, we made all of our connections no problem, found our way across london without getting lost, and had a great weekend! my girls loved playing with their cousins, Baya especially loved seeing the chickens in their garden. we had a lovely chilled weekend catching up, it’d been a whole year since we’d seen them, with baya just being a teeny baby at the time. kent was great, beautiful…

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