I’ve always loved nature, birds, trees and being outdoors. But the love I had during my childhood was abandoned slightly over my teenage years...Read More
A tiny, fragile milk-flower clustered resolutely in the bitter and frosted winter’s soil - bringer of hope to some yet loathed by so many. Believed by some to have been brought to England by monks, the humble Snowdrop hails from the mountainous Alpine regions where the world is much colder and winters much harsher.Read More
Nicola: I’d love for you to start by telling us about the work you do and your journey to where you are today?
Rhiannon: I make my living as a poet in the Welsh borders. My first book, The Other City, was published by Seren Books about a year ago, and was recently shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award.Read More
At the end of last year, we made the move from the Lancashire Pennines to the Inner Hebrides: the Isle of Skye, in fact. I grew up in the Pennines, in a valley of mill towns and stone villages surrounded by moorland. It’s a place I know intimately: the topography, the quiet places, the history and the people.Read More
Nicola: Can you start by telling us about the Simpson Sisters? We’d love to know what you do and how your business came about?
Vanessa: The Simpson Sisters began as a way for me to utilise my skills and experiences in a way I enjoy. I had many different jobs over the years, but often felt trapped by the constraints of office life. So about 18 months ago I took the plunge and decided to work for myself.Read More
Visits to famous gardens in the winter never fail to get me outside cutting and digging in my own patch. I've already cleared a small bed in my front garden just 2 x 3 metres, ready for switch and spangle grasses...Read More
If you are planning an outdoor adventure whether with family, friends or on your own, and you want to make sure you’ve leave with beautiful shots you can proudly show off on your social media accounts, we have some tips no matter your level of photography...Read More
It’s strange, but the notion of truly ‘being present’, has almost become a counterculture behaviour. A valid description, its status as such heralds a stark warning on how intrinsically linked we are becoming to digital...Read More
I have always had an interest in art, and my undergraduate degree was in Illustration: Visual Communication. Photography has been a natural progression...Read More
I can't quite believe it's taken me over three weeks to formulate the words to tell you about the very first Creative Countryside Winter Gathering...Read More
At this time of year when the grey and moody language of winter sets the tone for the month of January, I find myself in need of a little nurturing for the soul...Read More
Not every fairytale has a fairy godmother, altruistic and giving, always on hand to grant a wish and wave a magic wand to set everything right for the downtrodden hero or heroine of the story...Read More