The Rising Phoenix

The Rising Phoenix

I'm a married mama of a 4 year old girl and an under 1 year old boy living life and learning along the way. Doing our best to live in unison with our heart, mind & spirit. Sharing our adventures & everyday moments in the New Forest, UK

Your Arrival

Your Arrival

I cannot believe that in a few days time you will be five months old, these past few months have felt a bit like a dream, the days seem to flow into each other with such extraordinary speed and I have been so conscious of the passing of time wanting at times for everything to stop and slow down and at other times wishing the days away. I’ve been wanting to write about your birth story for a long time but I wasn’t ready to do so until now…

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The Travelling Mustard Dress

The Travelling Mustard Dress

I am so excited to be a part of a really wonderful and fun collaboration with 44 other British artists and one mustard dress. Being 35 weeks pregnant, I had already decided that I was going to use this as an opportunity to create some pregnancy self-portraits, and living in the New Forest I wanted to create them using both the water and earth elements as the sea & the forest are truly my tonic, the places I go to heal or soothe my mind, body and spirit and they are also the places where I just feel the most at home…

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Camping, pregnancy and transformations!

Camping, pregnancy and transformations!

It’s been ages since I’ve written for my blog but my inspiration to do so has finally returned.  we've been back just over a week now from an incredible few days camping at our home away from home, Holland's Wood. It's been a crazy few months with so many changes & transformations taking place!…

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Day in my life - Week 19 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 19 Year 2

Wow. What an incredible day we had! We decided to have a day trip to the Isle of Wight and it was a day full of the most beautiful human moments. There's nothing better than experiencing a place for the first time and we had such an incredible little hike to Freshwater Bay where we spent hours exploring the rock pools before it was time to head back to catch the ferry back home…

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Day in my life - Week 18 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 18 Year 2

It was one of those days that was spent mostly indoors cleaning and tidying with a little bit of creativity thrown in here and there along with a gorgeous evening walk by the sea…

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Day in my life - Week 17 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 17 Year 2

It happened to be the hottest day of the year and we had a great one! We went to our beach, had a swim in the sea, you flew a kite for the first time then we headed to the woods and played in the streams and came home and roasted marshmallows. We might have overdone it but it was worth it, it was the perfect day full of memory making…

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