Life Stories

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 6: Worldschooling in Nicaragua

Lisa has spent almost a decade juggling her career as a television producer with single motherhood, she is now taking a year out to go backpacking around Latin America with her nine-year-old daughter, Lily. You can…

8 min

Times with my dad: Life, death and values

Dementia Awareness Week

A few weeks ago, I went to a driving range with my dad, he turns 78 this year – just him and me hanging out for a few hours on a Friday morning, doing something fun. It…

10 min

Thank You, Love

When love is the way

On 19th May I watched Doria Ragland eyes fill with tears as she sat alone in St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle. I felt so moved, I wanted to reach out and give her a warm…

5 min

The Homeschool Diaries, Part 1: A Typical Day

A six part mini-series highlighting key aspects of homeschooling a young teen

Since the publication of the feature I wrote explaining why I decided to homeschool one of my daughters, I have been asked a number of times about various aspects of homeschooling; What do you do each…

5 min

Amsterfam: A Woman Like Me

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

The six year old has upgraded into the seven year old. The reboot features roller-skates, a birthday brunch and a cake to share with her classmates from a Dutch recipe book that could have been dictated…

6 min

Who is Looking After New Mums?

Learning to prioritise self-care after a baby

I had a bad year in 2016; my second son was just a year old and both physically and mentally, I felt like I’d dragged myself through that first year of his life. I was looking…

11 min

Being Unashamedly Yourself

How Whitby Goth Weekend sets a wonderful standard for acceptance and weirdness

This past weekend was ‘Goth Weekend’ in Whitby, one of two equally titled events organised by the same people that take place in Spring and Autumn (usually Halloween weekend) in Whitby each year. As I live…

4 min

The Kindness of Strangers

Simple acts make all the difference

I live in Kendal, South Lake District within a community that is mourning the loss of a talented chef and marathon runner. I did not know Matt Campbell personally, but I know many people who did….

4 min

My Journey with Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Mental Health Awareness

The beginning I can’t remember exactly when I first noticed that I had a tendency to feel anxious and depressed. By writing this I am taking a mental journey back in time – this is what…

15 min

Be More Danish, Part 5: You’ve Got a Friend

The life important therapy of spending time with friends

Why hello there, Ducklings – aren’t you looking all kinds of gorgeous today. Spring has arrived in Denmark, hurrah! It’s sunny, the trees are showing signs of coming out of hibernation, the Marina is full of…

6 min