As the winter sets in, there is nothing better than cosy days curled up with a book, a blanket and a mug of something warm. It’s time to share some of the books I’ve enjoyed this year! Books are THE thing that I have kept for myself through the demands of family and working life….

Lost and Found

More and more, I am a reader of novels. Avid to the point of addiction. I am obsessed with the way stories can connect us so much with our own truths and the truths of others. It so happens that the last two books I have read have both been stories of adoption. They are…

All you need is LOVE

What does balance look like for you? This is the question Fearne Cotton asks in her wise, engaging pep-talk of a book, Happy.‘ I’ve been trying to give myself the pep-talk for a while now. You know, the whole self love, self care, self respect kind of pep-talk. (It’s not about being selfish, by the…

Books for Tough Times

We all go through difficult times and when I do, books are often part of my therapy, offering escapism, wisdom, connection and hope. Here are some of the books that have helped me most in harder seasons: 1. A Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp This book completely changed me. It’s essentially about gratitude, but not…


It’s June, and as you’ll have read in my previous post, that means I’m sticking to my tradition of celebrating ’30 Days Wild’, along with many others. Since having children, one of my favourite places to go is RHS Rosemoor. In every season, this place is beautiful and fragrant, full of flowers, herbs and trees….

My Year in Books

Books are my thing. They keep me company all year round, helping to ground me and lead me, shape me and encourage me. I’m pretty sure that it’s not just me, this book thing, so I do take the liberty of sharing my favourites with you here every now and then. This year, with the…

5 Books to Enter the New Year With

Books are my thing, and it has become my habit in recent years to put at least a few on my Christmas list, so as to enter the new year well stocked. There is a magic about books, in that they always seem to find their way into my hands at just the right time….