SHARING MY STORIES
‘The Simpson Sisters’ was a name I chose very simply because it was my maiden name, I have three sisters and I thought it had a nice ring to it. In no way did I anticipate that my desire to work for myself would lead to what I now envisage; I imagine telling stories in the future of all the wonderful friendships and collaborations formed at Oak Tree Barn. I love the idea of keeping in touch with those who spend time here and following their futures, watching to see how they might have benefitted from the experience they shared with others and the things they learnt.
One morning this week I was awoken very early by the sound of our doorbell (which it transpired I had dreamed!) and rather than go back to sleep, listen to the news or begin my day I simply let my thoughts meander and followed each one with curiosity. Once the mundane...read more
Holidaying with four teenagers, two of them not our own, was liable to be challenging. Amongst them their various dietary intolerances dictated that our catering excluded gluten, dairy, onion, garlic, eggs & avocado, so I have to confess that much as I was looking...read more
I sort of wish I could write a post about ‘5 easy ways to find friendship as an adult’ or ‘How to make friends as a grown up’, but in my experience it’s just not always that simple. Finding your tribe as you get older is challenging I think. I don’t regret any of our...read more
I never planned to be a ‘list’ sort of a blogger, and I suspect I’m writing this list of simple pleasures as a reminder to myself as much as in the hope that anyone else will read and enjoy it. I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts this week, tired, full of self doubt...read more
I, like 800 million other people around the world, really like using Instagram. But I won’t tell you I ‘love’ it, for love is reserved for more important things. I have spent much time and hard earned money on courses that promise to teach you how to become successful...read more
I’ve mentioned before that improving my photography is something I’m determined to do. I have always been a pretty visual person, and can see in my mind exactly the type of images that I want to share in order to communicate what I do, what I love and what I offer at...read more