Better late than never

Well hello there 2018! I’m a little late to the party, I had so many good intentions to blog Christmas and put up a review of 2017 (still might do this!) but time has just got away from me and here I am middle of Jan just getting chance to blog. I’ve been doing lot’s…

November at Nicky Nook

Have you been to Nicky Nook at Scorton? If not you should go, it’s beautiful! It’s a firm favourite of ours, especially when there’s cakes at The Barn afterwards (hint, go and eat in The Barn it’s much nicer than the little cafe within the gift shop) The walk itself is really gorgeous at this…

Autumn time days

I’ve been busy with lot’s of work lately, a writing project called Once. (view that here) and courses and marketing plans with my businessΒ Essie MediaΒ  Luckily I’ve had some time to get out and about, especially when the weather has been sunny. Autumn light is BEAUTIFUL don’t you agree? ^^ You might have spotted this…

Reading challenge: October

Oh my goodness October reads have been amazing!!!! I think that’s why I’ve finished my 3 reads this month with a week to spare, honestly they were all so good! The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Just WOW, this BOOK! I’m not usually in to fantasy but after reading Bone…

Autumnal Buttermere

Phew Buttermere is a long blooming drive away!! Worth it though. We spent a lovely Sunday meandering around the Lake, looking at sheep and eating ice cream… ^^ we had to have an ice cream because she fell in a stinking puddle of mud!

Reading challenge: September

Get in!! I did 3 books again September (although I’m still disappointed by the measly 2 in August!) and they were good ones! Rooftoppers by Katherin Rundell I LOVE a good kids book and this 8-12 age range really has some brilliant books! Rooftoppers was amazing AND the illustrations are beautiful. The story in this…

Essie Media: Courses October

Some more courses coming your way for October! September’s courses booked up FAST so if you’re interested please drop me an email at sophie@essiemedia.co.uk SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED ARTIST: OCTOBER 25TH 10am – 12pm SOCIAL MEDIA & BLOGGING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS: OCTOBER 18TH 10am – 12pm CONTENT MARKETING FOR YOUR CRAFT BUSINESS…

1 year of happiness

Can you believe it’s been a whole YEAR since me and Monkey man said ‘I do?’ I never shared any snippets of the wedding with you because it was all a bit rushed and I was poorly for a few weeks after the wedding. On Sunday, which was our anniversary, we had a lovely day…

Tromping delight

Ivy got her first pair of wellies!! This a momentous occasion for me because as you know I LOVE my wellies, and I love mud and water and fields and tromping. Turns out so does she (thank god!) here’s a few snaps from some tromping days we’ve had recently. This ^^ is at Levens Deer…

The last of the summer: Italy

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, I’ve been having a little detox from the online world, Ivy is so fully on now that I barely get a second to draw breath never mind take any photos! Anyway here’s a few snaps from our recent trip to Italy! We stayed very close to Pisa, we’ve stayed near…

Reading challenge: August

I am GUTTED that I was unable to read 3 books in August! I only got through two, which I’m so disappointed about…I sort of feel like it’s ruined the entire challenge! Anyway here’s the two I read this month. Both good, both very different from one another. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby This was…

Climbing and cats

It seems like forever seen I did a post about climbing (and my cats for that matter!) but we just don’t get to climb as much together these days…and Ivy is a bit of a danger to herself at a crag as you can imagine! Last week we managed to get some bouldering in after…