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 32 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 32 Year 2

It's been a tiring few days. We've had a house full of poorly people. Forrest, you ended up getting hand foot and mouth disease, and then the spots started appearing the next day and even though you are much better, your blisters look really angry and on sat night, you, Nixie came down with a high fever that's been coming and going since…

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Day in my life - Week 31 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 31 Year 2

We all woke up just before 6:00 and that included daddy because he's working from home today. But before starting work he needs to get to brockenhurst to wait for the RAC guy to come and have a look at our car. On his way home last night it wouldn't start…

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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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