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Journal | Field Notes
A Different Black Friday

Earlier this year on a snowy evening in January, I got a phone call from my Mum. I knew immediately something was wrong. Her lovely voice sounded strange and slurred. She was having a stroke. And a pretty bad one too, as it turned out.

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Journal | Fieldnotes

  1. No fancy shop flowers for us

    No fancy shop flowers for us

    I've never really been a buy-me-a-bunch-of-roses girl. Just give me a bunch of wild weeds and flowers and I'm happy. Cheap date! And in April everything just smells so fresh, green and lush … is it any wonder I'm powerless to walk past?
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  2. The world is slowly opening...

    The world is slowly opening...

    It's the news we've all been waiting for. Shops, hairdressers and car washes are opening. I think we are more excited about the car wash than anything. Working in the depths in the countryside, mucky cars are par for the course, but we seriously can't wait to be rid of the dirt for a few days...
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  3. When the world doesn't make sense

    When the world doesn't make sense

    This picture's quote is close to our hearts at FieldDay. Rumi was right; fresh air and fields are good for the soul. Nature is a great leveller when events in the world are outside of our control. And of course, candles help too!
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  4. What does Easter smell like?

    What does Easter smell like?

    Every Easter Monday, rain hail or shine, we head to the fields at the cottage. We collect wood, build a bonfire and cook sausages on the fire. It's been a family tradition since we were kids, when Aunts, Uncles, Grannies and cousins gathered to celebrate Easter.
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  5. Our hard working little heroes

    Our hard working little heroes

    They may be small but they pack a punch. Let these little packs of joy evoke freshness and enhance the aroma of your laundry cupboards, knicker drawers and teenage bedrooms!
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  6. Oh the love of soap...

    Oh the love of soap...

    When I was seven, I got a special tin of soap for my birthday (it was the 1980's!) Inside the round tin was a ball of creamy dreamy soap wrapped in tissue paper. I was obsessed...
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