Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be 

Well, I can’t quite believe it: I’m just weeks away from meeting my BABY! I’ve come to know so many lovely expectant and new mums over the last while, and our chats inspired me to put together a gift guide for pregnant mums and those in the newborn bubble who might just need a treat!Continue reading “Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be “

Rebellions are built on hope. 

I find myself sitting in the dark, my mind spinning almost as fast as the pictures on the screen. Christmas parties and Santa hats, beautiful carols and rolls of ribbon interlaced with the sound of grandmothers wailing, last goodbyes, emergency appeals and photos of frozen children too shocking for publication. This week we launched anContinue reading “Rebellions are built on hope. “

3 Ways We Can End Slavery…Now.

It was our first night in southern India. Akil, our instant and forever friend, picked us up at the busy airport and navigated through four hours of bumpy roads, stray dogs, and impossible turns. The smell of condensed milk mixed with spices filled with air, unfamiliar music – no, musics – played all at the same time, and I knew this wasContinue reading “3 Ways We Can End Slavery…Now.”

On the longest night of the year

On the longest night of the year for a friend As you hold your vigil in the wee hours, as you mourn the loss of day, let the tears roll down your cheeks. See them, acknowledge them, set them free. They may become the fertile soil the poets once praised, or they may simply soak yourContinue reading “On the longest night of the year”

DIY Christmas: Hot Chocolate Spoons

Monday 21st December…here we are! Hope you had a great weekend filled with Christmas cheer (and maybe some fudge making?!) Thank you for your welcome of my Advent piece about when Christmas is hard. I’ve been stunned at the honesty and courage in your response. I’m back with the last of my DIY Christmas tutorials, justContinue reading “DIY Christmas: Hot Chocolate Spoons”

DIY Christmas: Honeycomb Fudge

And we’re back! So glad to hear you enjoyed the honeycomb recipe on Tuesday. I’m still munching & crunching myself! Hopefully you’ve saved some, though, because today I’m going to show you how to make honeycomb fudge. You will need: 1 tin of condensed milk 80 grams of butter 150 soft brown sugar Vanilla essenceContinue reading “DIY Christmas: Honeycomb Fudge”

An Advent Reflection: Home

I sat on the bathroom floor, hoping the cold tiles would relieve the warmth I felt in my tears that were erasing the effort I had made to at least look sparkly in the absence of feeling even remotely joyous. It was my first Christmas in Northern Ireland since I was two. We had justContinue reading “An Advent Reflection: Home”

DIY CHRISTMAS: Honeycomb

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m back with another DIY Christmas tutorial today – and it’s a TWO PART WONDER! I embarked upon the journey of making honeycomb fudge…and in the process, discovered that honeycomb is also totally delicious on its own. So, on Saturday, I’ll share my fudge recipe with you. But today, the honeycomb. I wasContinue reading “DIY CHRISTMAS: Honeycomb”

Faces of India & a chance to help

Dan and I were hugely honoured to be able to visit an area of Tamil Nadu in India this summer. It was a dream come true. I am still processing all that we saw and heard (and tasted!) on our trip. We were there to film and photograph the many projects run by a localContinue reading “Faces of India & a chance to help”

Love Languages at Christmas

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO! Are you all set for Christmas? One of the funnest things about the season is, I think, picking out gifts for people. And this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the different kinds of gifts we give. Ready to get creative? Here we go… I first became awareContinue reading “Love Languages at Christmas”