About me? I’m Clare. I’m on the wrong side of 40 with 3 crazy kids a husband and chickens! We live in rural Nottinghamshire with regular trips to the big smoke to fuel my need to see more than five people in a bar at once and to watch the big world,  as opposed to the occasional tractor, go by.

I have an unnerving inability to say no to anything which means I’m always three times busier than I have physical and mental energy for and regularly meet myself coming the other way! I run a house, three kids, two businesses, am a governor at our tiny rural primary school and can wield a drill as well as the next woman!

I love being a mama, cooking and drinking good wine (or whatever is on the best offer). We try, and regularly fail, to eat healthily and to leave a gentle footprint upon the earth. We recycle religiously, try to buy fair-trade, free range and local and choose ethical wherever possible.

My fantastic kids are 5 (and three quarters don’t you know), 9, and 11-going-on-21 so we are currently battling 11 year old girl hormones, the relentless and overwhelming energy of a crazy 9 year old boy and a 5 year old daughter who is trying to outclass them both at every turn. My kids are crazy, brilliant, fascinating and infuriating. They are the reason I get out of bed in the morning and the reason I pass out in a heap on the sofa at night.

I am doing my best to navigate the treacherous journey of motherhood and build two businesses whilst maintaining my sanity and staying healthy.

I hope to share some of our adventures and mishaps, our successes and epic fails, our projects and overall journey as well as the odd recipe!

Wish me luck x


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