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 30 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 30 Year 2

I jumped out of bed and went downstairs so that we could begin our dinosaur egg hatching. You love baby dinosaurs more than anything and were so excited, you loved guessing which dinosaur it was going to be to hatch. Then you would carefully place them into their bowl nest to rest while some of the other babies helped the others hatch…

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Day in my life - Week 29 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 29 Year 2

From the moment you (Nixie) wake up you are still in full force all about dinosaurs and talking about carnivores and herbivores, talking about how birds don't have teeth and how the triceratops take care of it's babies and a million other things, you are absolutely fascinated by dinosaurs, it's all you're interested in talking about!…

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Day in my life - Week 28 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 28 Year 2

What a glorious day we had! We have some of our favourite people visiting from London for the week and this was our first morning together. You (Forrest) and I got up first and headed downstairs only to find Kayleigh, Rex and Zach already in the lounge, turned out they didn't have the best first night and sweet little Rex couldn't sleep so they all ended up sleeping downstairs!…

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