Slow walk home

Every so often I take the time to go at the pace of my littlest. It’s not easy. I think I found it easier with my first, but ten years into my mama journey I feel rather more out of patience and rather more full of so many other things that need doing. Finlay is often having … More Slow walk home

Whispers of wisdom

A pause, this morning. A gaze upwards to the forest canopy, green leaves, tangled branches, an open space with clouds passing overhead. And one high twisted old leafless tree. I have heard it said that dead trees should be left as much as possible, to weave their own journey towards the Earth. Extra nutrients activated … More Whispers of wisdom

Birthday Boy x

Our littlest one turned three today. It’s been a busy day, with lots of extra stuff going on. So good to have time together this morning to acknowledge him and welcome his being three – and to share with grandparents later too. He awoke to the singing of his brother and sister, then followed a … More Birthday Boy x


“In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had outgrown. … More Beginnings

The other side

  We are so blessed to walk to school every day through the woods. To hear the bird song, sense the breeze in the branches, gaze up into the forest canopy. However there are mornings when I fail to walk in wonder and connection; far too often I am hurrying my dear ones along, particularly our … More The other side


“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth .. When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music .. Work is love made visible.” Kahlil Gibran So we were talking late last night about our life’s work. And I … More Heart

Packing …

Had a bit of time this weekend sorting, packing, boxing up – a challenge to come face to face with our stuff, with the amount we carry around with us and hoard. Recycling a LOT and then there’s a huge box – actually two of them – of loads and loads of bits, broken toys, … More Packing …


Two years on from the launch of The Barefoot Diaries, on Midsummers Day 2013. What a journey we’ve been on since that day. We’ve had the privilege of getting to know some amazing, inspiring people across the UK and beyond; we’ve found ourselves growing in deeper connection with the land that surrounds us here as … More Midsummer