Creativity, Photos

My First time painting an abstract landscape

As you may know by now I am entering Create Longridge this year, an art competition based in the Ribble Valley. In the run up to the competition I thought I'd try my hand at a few different styles of painting. Recently I have been admiring a lot of abstract art, this is not something… Continue reading My First time painting an abstract landscape

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Creativity, Self

What is Mindfulness? #RRandJmindfulness #mindfulness #healing

What is Mindfulness? I, like a lot of people, have had to find various ways of coping and thriving in a world that can seem full of anxiety, sadness, fear and threat. Many times when we are the victims of trauma, or even just when we are taken in with the busyness of everyday life… Continue reading What is Mindfulness? #RRandJmindfulness #mindfulness #healing

Creativity, Self

Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood #ReadingChallenge book 3

Hello everyone, here we are at book three of my reading challenge. This week I read "Hag-seed" by Margaret Atwood. One of my favourite books in the world is "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood, I studied it for my GCSE English Literature class and it was the "handmaids Tale" that made me begin to… Continue reading Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood #ReadingChallenge book 3

Cystic Fibrosis, Family, Photos, Self

Joseph Graduates Nursery

The day has finally arrived, Joseph's last day at nursery school. We have the six weeks summer holiday and then my little baby boy is going to "big boy" school. I didn't know how I was going to feel on this day. Although in general Joseph has enjoyed his time at nursery we've had our… Continue reading Joseph Graduates Nursery

Pumpkin Pie with meringue topping
Food

Pumpkin Recipes

My grandad is a keen gardener and has an allotment where he grows all sorts of different vegetables. Last year he gave me a glut of marrow and liking a challenge I decided to use this not much used vegetable to make something delicious, so I made THIS chocolate marrow cake. This year he has… Continue reading Pumpkin Recipes

salted caramel chocolate birthday cake recipe
Cystic Fibrosis, Family

Joseph’s 2nd Birthday

This week we have had great fun celebrating Joe's 2nd Birthday! We just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has helped to make Joe's birthday special with well wishes, cards, presents and their presence! On his actual birthday Joe was taken into the living room to do his usual physio and… Continue reading Joseph’s 2nd Birthday

Creativity, Cystic Fibrosis

Buy a pom pom product and help raise money for the CF Trust!

Hi everyone, I have a new item up for sale in my Etsy store! For those of you who don't know I'm selling pom pom wreaths, animals, decorations and other pom pom oddities at my etsy shop which you can access at the link at the top of the home page or by pressing here.… Continue reading Buy a pom pom product and help raise money for the CF Trust!

Creativity, Cystic Fibrosis

New item in Etsy shop- help raise money for the cystic fibrosis trust!

Hi everyone, there is a new item for sale in my etsy shop- 10% of all proceeds from the store got to the cystic fibrosis trust! here is a link to my shop and to the wreath itself here. It's a decorative handmade Peacock themed, teal and purple coloured Pom Pom Wreath with real peacock feather… Continue reading New item in Etsy shop- help raise money for the cystic fibrosis trust!

Creativity, Family

Joes Playroom

We moved house a few weeks ago to a lovely 3 bedroomed place near to Robins family. Unfortunately we had grown to really dislike our old house because of the noisy neighbours- we were getting very little sleep and on edge all the time. When they got a puppy to add to the noise we… Continue reading Joes Playroom