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 37 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 37 Year 2

Then we all had fun watching you (Forrest) practise your walking. You are getting better and better at it everyday and today you managed a whole twelve steps in a row! You really love it and have such an excited look on your face & Nixie kept getting you to laugh and you loved walking towards her outstretched arms and she's overflowing with such pride!…

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Day in my life - Week 36 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 36 Year 2

It's our 4th proper Wednesday together and I am really loving this one on one time with you. And it's also really great for me too, to be able to have some me time during the day while you sleep. I have even been able to breathe new life into my meditation practice. It's not every day like it used to be before I became a mother but at least I get to do it consistently once a week…

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Day in my life - Week 35 Year 2

Day in my life - Week 35 Year 2

You my little Forrest just love being amongst nature where you can explore with your little fingers and put basically everything into your mouth.. I couldn't take my eyes off you for a second before you'd stuff your mouth full of old rotting acorns.. And you still love to eat moss…

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