I'm delighted to be teaming up with Barton Art in Nature and the Barton GP Surgery, Oxfordshire, to launch 'Growing Together' a new 12 week wellbeing gardening programme at the newly built Barton Wellbeing Garden.Connecting men in the community who are struggling with their mental health and coming together to chat and grow 💚 Places … Continue reading Growing Together – Oxfordshire 12 week programme
Would you like to learn how to design or improve your garden with the aim that your outside space helps enhance your wellbeing as much as possible? I'm super excited to launch our new upcoming Wellbeing Garden Design workshop! The 1.5hr session will cover: - Exploring what you need in your garden, both physically and … Continue reading Wellbeing Garden Design Workshop
Happy New Year everyone! We're back open after a much needed rest and are super excited for the growing season to start. Whilst we can stay open at our therapy sites, we are limiting our face to face services for January and would like to extend our support to those not nearby or would prefer … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing online workshop – interested?!
Hi! Writing a blog on here feels weird now and I don't know why, perhaps it is because what I would usually be putting on here is now going on social media, in my email newsletter and/or in Kitchen Garden magazine, so it means I don't want to duplicate things in case of annoying you. … Continue reading Hi in July!
I loved recently writing this special blog for Collins4Parents, the education publishers, within HarperCollins. So much so that I thought, I would share it here too, especially as it's Mental Health Awareness Week. Helping kids find mindfulness at home through gardening Finding mindfulness can be tricky right now, even more so when the term ‘mindfulness’ … Continue reading Five ways that gardening can be good for children’s mental wellbeing.
Nearly everyone I know loves cherry tomatoes, especially when they are homegrown and eaten straight off the vine midway through a morning on the plot or in the garden. Are you the same? The first cherry tomatoes of the season always feel and taste particularly special to me, so I need to get sowing asap. … Continue reading Sweet Cherry Tomatoes – Sow, Grow and Eat
The Tête-á-Tête's are flowering and the tulip bulbs are popping up through the soil... it can only mean one thing. Spring is here...finally! During winter I worry that the towpath container garden doesn't look that aesthetically pleasing to passers by and more like just a mass collection of totally random pots in some kind of … Continue reading Spring is HERE!!!
Give me two seconds to let that blog title sink in. Nope...2, 5, or 100 seconds isn't enough! I still can't believe it even after all the writing, editing, sending it off to print and now seeing it available to pre-order pretty much every where online. But yes, I have written a children's interactive grow … Continue reading I’M A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!
Asking for help has always been a weakness of mine, but I'm finally learning and what a difference it has made! I have accepted business support, advertised volunteer roles, asked brilliant brands for help and held a few working parties at the therapy site now. Every time I'm always nervous whether people will connect with … Continue reading Volunteers change lives!
As 2019 comes to a close and planning for 2020 is fully underway, I wanted to have a little look back at the first amazing year of support from industry. In particular, from the wonderful team at Empathy who chose to fully commit to Life at No.27 and help make a difference. I can't thank … Continue reading EMPATHY – A YEAR IN REVIEW
Happy birthday to me and my first baby! I was just sat here by the narrow boat window with the log burner blazing, thinking I'm not sure what I am going to write this year compared to last. Then I read the 3rd birthday blog, total face palm moment....loads has happened!! The downfall to living … Continue reading Happy 4th Birthday!!
Well didn't that come round quick, or is it just me? How do you feel about Autumn? Sad due to fewer daylight hours and less edibles growing? Or excited for cosy jumpers, hot drinks and kicking your feet in crisp fallen leaves? Let me know! I personally love Autumn - I don't burn within 10 … Continue reading Hello Autumn!
I am beyond delighted to announce that Life at No.27 is an official partner to GLEE 2019 and I will be an expert speaker at the show every day. As a successful professional gardener, wellbeing therapist and freelance writer with many years of senior marketing experience and consultancy, I can't wait to provide knowledge and … Continue reading GLEE 2019 – OFFICIAL PARTNER
Oh hey there.... I feel like it's been a while, that's probably cause it has been. You may have seen that it's been a little bit busy in my life, all for good reason though....now isn't that a change in itself. It's amazing the difference that can happen when you have a happy mind and … Continue reading Journey to the Towpath
What's body image got to do with gardening, allotments and growing your own? Quite a lot in my view! Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place this week, Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Body Image