I often get asked why I started Sisterhood Camp. Where did my inspiration come from? Well to be honest it was started with an innocent need to connect with like minded women. To bring together all those creative women I had ‘met’ over the internet. A camp in North Devon – a chance for us to switch off from work. The majority of women I knew were in the blogging / artistic community who I had met through blogging and
This coming summer it will be Sisterhood’s 3rd birthday. Sisterhood started out as a dream to bring like-minded women together, to create, support and nourish each other…. my personal dream of connection has now grown. In these past three years, Sisterhood has held four retreats and one supper, with countless creative workshops, mindful talks and experiences and a bringing together of over 200 women. Sisterhood has grown beyond that seedling of a dream in late 2014… into a beautiful tree.
This Christmas Eve, we are celebrating with a few of our dear friends. A chance to chat over a special meal, drink a cocktail or two and swap gifts. Christmas Eve needs to be a special affair, but a light one, nothing too heavy to digest as we have a huge feast coming up the following day. A couple of our friends are vegetarian, so this means forgoing our usual fish pie for supper, so in search of something suitable
Oh Christmas tree Oh Christmas tree How beautiful are your branches… It goes something like that, I think. Anyway, yes I know it’s early but I couldn’t wait to share with you my Christmas tree for this year. This season we have gone for a monochrome look with white and glass baubles, white stars and white feathers. With a little touch of gold with gold dipped white feathers and gold chocolate mice.
Gifting season is upon us! I’m busy curating my annual gift guides full of thoughtful gifts from our favourite makers and indie shops, plus a handful of cool tech gifts from larger brands. But I thought I would start off this festive season with my a gift wrapping post. To me Christmas gift wrap doesn’t need to be all about traditional colours of red or gold, but instead use what you have and have fun. This year I have chosen
This year time has slipped away from me :( and I haven’t been able to make the boys an Advent Calendar. But I’m not going to sweat it, my boys have lots of great things lined up in the next month, so not having a ‘handmade’ advent calendar isn’t going to be a disaster. In fact, letting that pressure off myself has made me feel so much better. Honestly, as a woman and a mother we have enough bloody guilt
Shortly after Lou returned from Sweden, we took a trip to the Southbank centre, and enjoyed a Nordic Feast. The food was cooked on open fires, and prepared with authentic regional ingredients. Scandinavian chefs were joined by London chefs who had been on a foreign exchange-style visit to learn new skills, and discover a new ethos. The expansive canvas tent was dimly lit, and there were two gloriously large fire pits dominating the space.
It was one of those days. Dan and I had back to back client meetings in Gloucestershire. We were busy and focused on what our client needed from us, and was looking forward to a quiet evening at home, when suddenly a text comes through from Rufus’ school. The text was reminding us to send him to school the next day with a packed lunch and snacks for a trip to London. I had completely forgotten. Sometimes the balls drop,