I’m Vanessa and I’m never entirely sure quite how I should begin to describe myself, and nowhere does it feel more difficult than on this page. Daughter, sister, wife, mother. Creative, curious, sociable, restless. Country lover, city dweller.
I have spent the majority of my adult life living overseas bringing up our daughters while my husband forged a career, constantly on the search for something to ease my restlessness and help me feel a sense of calm.
I don’t have any answers yet, but now living in England again I am indulging myself in exploring the things that intrigue me.
What began here as a personal blog to document the renovation of a barn in a very special part of the world to me (see my first blog post here) is gently becoming a small business which I am thoroughly enjoying as I nurture it along, learning as I go.
I have surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying the process of writing and the challenges of photography and very much hope that others might enjoy what I publish here. I take great pleasure in sharing my home while watching people discover how learning something new in a relaxed friendly environment can leave them feeling fulfilled and content.
I look forward to getting to know you, either online or in a workshop, so do follow along on social media or comment on my blog posts. I’d really love to know what you think and feel and would welcome your company!