How much fun can you have..?

(This is a re-post as I just re-read it and it makes me smile!!) Or asked another way, how much fun do you allow yourself to have? I’m a hard working kind of girl and often get teased by my beloved for being too serious. A ‘World on My Shoulders‘ kind of  thing has been […] Read more...

My mosaic studio…

For the last 7 years, this has been my creative haven, my workplace, a learning space for hundreds of students, a refuge of relaxation away from daily stresses and demands, and a wonderful room where the children and I craft together. It has gone through so many changes, adapting this small space to make it […] Read more...

Our beautiful allotment in full bloom…

It’s been a labour of love for the last 3 years, but oh so worth it. This little patch of land has given us so much – amazing fruit and veg, open space, relaxation, exercise and connection to the soil. People ask how I manage it all on top of running a mosaic business, art […] Read more...

The other love of my life…

Sweet children and dear husband aside, my love of mosaic walks hand in hand with my love of the soil – and for the last few weeks I have been digging, preparing seed beds, sowing and planting every spare minute. We are so fortunate to have two small plots to grow things in. They allow […] Read more...

Frolicks in hay bales and glens..

Yes, that has been us in the last two weeks! We started off on the southern most tip of the UK, amongst the hay bales of the beautiful Eweleaze campsite on the Dorset coast and ending up in Scotland, dipping in the North Sea (brrr….!), baking bananas on the beach with the driftwood we gathered […] Read more...

Camping with children – the pros and cons explored…

For those of you new to Glittering Shards, this site explores mosaics, art and soulful, creative living. My blog posts are categorized in this way (see column on the right) and I write them from the heart because these are things that motivate me.   Its true to say that ‘Mosaic Loving’ has featured the most […] Read more...

Waiting, waiting…

  …for spring to come. This week, we have all been struck  by nasty viruses. It is the part of parenthood that nothing can prepare you for – tending to sick children night after night and then getting ill yourselves. It will pass, as sure as spring will come (and funnily, we always get most […] Read more...

Being absurdly delighted…

A quick little pit stop to say hello as we are in the midst of washing piles of laundry after a beautiful week camping on the Norfolk coast… and getting ready to go to the Greenbelt Arts festival.   We have been relishing beaches, waves, woodland walks and some of the traditions of a British […] Read more...

Summer in the City

This week, being a tourist in our beloved London. Houses of Parliament from the Abbey Gardens (free to enter, very quiet and peaceful place) Despite recent events just up the road from us, scary and unnerving, we keep …our eyes locked on the overwhelmingly bigger amount of good (see here and here and here) ..our […] Read more...