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I've been blogging for 11 years and making creative content for my entire working life. I work with brands on rewarding and original content creation, both on my channels and theirs and I'm a stock photographer for Getty Images. On this blog I share stories of creative family living as well as my photography and videos. If you'd like to get in touch, please email me. (link at top of page)

DIY Countdown to Christmas board

I thought I’d share a little festive DIY that I produced for the team at Pinty Plus UK. It’s a very satisfying quick upcycle which I really enjoyed putting together and which I’m pretty confident will become a memorable part of our family Christmas routine. To make this countdown to Christmas blackboard you need the…

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HomeLife Project – December (shooting mirrorless)

In last month’s Home Life Project post you may remember me saying that I was without my DSLR as it had been in for repair for a month, well I did get it back for a couple of days and then it went straight back in for repair again! So this month not only was…

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From Epic Fail… to Cupcake Master with the Kenwood Chef XL

Last year we started a new tradition for Theo. He has an August birthday, so misses out on taking treats in to school for his classmates, so instead, as he was born in Scotland, he celebrates St Andrews Day with Saltire themed cupcakes. This seemed like a great idea in principle, but last year’s baking…

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Our epic half tonne pizza oven installation saga

Over the summer Jim turned forty and I decided to treat him to something he’s wanted for nearly decade… a brick outdoor oven. We first started looking at ovens like this when we lived in Cyprus in 2009 where they were known as Kleftiko ovens, but living in a military quarter meant they weren’t a…

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Home Life Project – November (without a DSLR!!)

It was not a happy start to this month’s Home Life Project weekend! On the day of the last Home Life Project I took my DSLR to the beach, got a grain of sand in it and the autofocus stopped working. I took it to be repaired three weeks ago and though I am expecting…

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