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 25 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 25 Year 2

It was a crazy long day! We headed to London so I could collect my passport & then followed by a trip to the Natural History Museum so that you could get your Dino fix and where I had one of the scariest moments of my life where I thought I had lost you! And on the way home we had car problems and spent a lot of time at service stations which made it so that we didn't get home until close to 1am!…

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Day in my life - Week 24 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 24 Year 2

Once we had everything ready for our day out we all piled into our car. It was another heat wave day and a bank holiday weekend so as predicted we got stuck in traffic. We were on our way first to corfe castle and it should have taken an hour and a half but instead took over two hours. You were singing the yellow submarine by the Beatles over and over…

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Day in my life - Week 23 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 23 Year 2

It wasn’t a very nice day out, very dark, wet and gloomy so we ended up having a relaxing day at home being creative and playing. You (Nixie) come up with the coolest things and I absolutely love hearing the thoughts you have, for instance one of the random thoughts you shared with me was how we should make blood juice for mosquitoes…

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