November 23, 2018

I absolutely love making things, and for the past 10 years have tried so many different crafts. Some of the stuff that I made at the start of my crafting journey was admittedly totally rubbish, and was only kept by the truly kind-hearted relatives that it was foisted u...

November 12, 2018

So Christmas...I don't know about everyone else, but for the last couple of years for me it has become an almost steady stream of Amazon deliveries arriving at my door in the run up to the big day. It just seems convenient, and I get to avoid the horrible traffic, mass...

October 20, 2018

A few people have asked where we got the mirror that is hanging up in the Barn, so we thought it would be a good idea to share details on how we made it.

 We are trying to reuse and upcycle as much of the furniture and fittings as possible, so when we were looking for a...

July 27, 2018

With 6 kids between us, varying in age from 18 months to 11 years old there isn’t much Caroline or I haven’t tried or been dragged into doing over the Summer Holidays with our families.

There are also some great local bloggers and websites who have compiled brilliant li...

July 15, 2018

The last couple of weeks have been incredibly busy. I have spent a few days working at Hampton Court Flower Show, spent a lot of time in The Barn getting everything ready for our launch event on Thursday, managed the lives of 3 children - 2 of whom are starting new sch...

June 30, 2018

This week has been bananas busy, so I'm only getting around to writing this now, and it won't be a long post!

This week Holly spoke about toxins and free radicals and how they can impact your health and how to lower your exposure to them through changes in your diet and...

June 22, 2018

After the dramatic change in my body composition last week, I had a small hope that that type of weight loss could happen every week, but not so! Although truthfully, losing 2kgs every 7 days probably wouldn't be very healthy.

Last week I mostly kept to the higher prote...

June 12, 2018

During the week since starting Holly's nutrition course, I have made a few small changes to my diet. I have made a conscious effort to increase how much protein I eat as part of each meal and reduce the carbohydrates. Because I am eating less rice, pasta and bread, I h...

June 6, 2018

As I am feeling very enthusiastic about improving my body composition after Holly’s talk on Monday, I have decided to write about my experience on this nutrition course to document the difference it makes to my physical (and possibly mental) health.

Stepping on the Tani...

June 6, 2018

When the word blog first came into our conversations it wasn’t with much enthusiasm!  With a total of 6 kids between us, 2 existing businesses (one in PR – Spire PR and one in flower growing – The Hidden Gate Blooms), pets, messy homes, allotments and all the general s...

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