It has been so refreshing this year in the run up to Christmas to see so many messages and support encouraging supporting small businesses over the big brands. Never is this message more important than around Black Friday, which can be a slightly disheartening display of mass consumerism for small businesses. That is why I … Continue reading Indie Friday Shopping Guide
I’ll admit: when I daydreamed about the days when I would be running Wildflower Illustration Co. full-time, I envisaged whole uninterrupted evenings of writing – a blog post a week, plenty of time to faff, style photographs and sketch aimlessly. Time will flow freely I thought- after all, I will have an extra nine or … Continue reading Through the windscreen – North Coast 500 & beyond.
A few weekends ago we went to the Brecon Beacons with Millie & Jo of Millie Benbow Photography for our engagement shoot. I had decided fairly early on that I did wanted to have one, partly because I knew it would help Karl and I feel more comfortable in front of the camera on the … Continue reading The Brecon Beacons
Somehow, in the blink of an eye, it has been six months since Karl proposed. A lot has happened since then. We welcomed Martha, a springer spaniel cross whippet, from an accidental litter nearby (we call her our ‘sprippet’!) into our little family. We’ve more or less planned the wedding – which is going ahead … Continue reading Watergate Bay Hotel
I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a very long time, but perhaps it’s good that I’ve had nearly three months to reflect on it all. Three months to think about what we did right, and what we might have done differently; where we were right to plan or not to plan, to … Continue reading One Year of Travel – How We Did it
We reached the yoga farm after a long day of sticky buses and our bags digging into our shoulders. Clutching a scrap paper of scribbled instructions from the website, we struggled up a steep dusty hill with the setting sun behind us still propelling it’s heat deep into our bodies. And whilst this goes … Continue reading The Yoga Farm
Costa Rica is the twelfth country in our round the world trip. This means that we are extremely well acquainted with hotels, hostels and guesthouses. We have had some amazing ones, a lot of mediocre and a few which have brought me close to tears. We appreciate the simple things: cleanliness, genuine + friendly … Continue reading Monteverde Rustic Lodge + How We Choose Where To Stay