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Seeker of like minded souls

Welcome, I’m so glad you found me!

It is a well researched and documented fact that human beings need social connection to thrive, but it’s easy for our busy lives to get in the way of meeting the very people who will help us create and live the lives we dream of. Those who understand why we strive to live creatively and thoughtfully, seeking our real purpose and taking pleasure in fulfilling it. It’s taken me a while to find my way here, but now that I am I really hope you’ll join me.

Vanessa x




It’s been a Dry January

It’s been a Dry January

As you read this I will be patting myself on the back for having resisted the lure of an alcoholic drink for the entire month of January. I have often considered joining the masses who,full of good intentions, embark upon the #dryjanuary challenge, and have even...

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Lisbon Love

Lisbon Love

Our weekend in Lisbon did not begin quite as planned. Snow resulted in the inevitable airport chaos and while I happily accept that circumstances dictate these type of events it left me wondering why it is that communication so quickly fails? A simple, friendly...

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Like to run your own workshop at Oak Tree Barn?

I’d be delighted to host you…


“Working with Vanessa was the most pain-free experience of all the workshops I’ve done – nothing was too much trouble and she was so on top of everything. The icing on the cake is just what a wonderful space the barn is to be in – light, calming and full of little touches that make it truly unique.”

KAYTE FERRIS @simpleandseason