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Welcome to my blog. I write about my life with my family, renovating our cottage and trying to lead a more creative life.

Life begins at...... Ivy Cottage

Life begins at...... Ivy Cottage

 

Hello, my name is Rebecca and my blog is about my attempt to change my life; as I approach 40 I become more and more aware of it's quality.  I value the importance of not only family time but time for myself.  I have worked in education for 15 years and love where I work and what I do but I want to carve a career working more to my rules and to rebalance work life.  As a child I loved to draw, constantly sending pictures to The Gallery on Hartbeat.  I would spend hours in the Art room at college and knew that I was happiest when I was creating.  The years after university, whilst striving to have a 'proper' career, I forgot about the happiness and excitement that being creative made me.  Now I enter a new life-stage I need to bring that love back into my life.  It puts a spring in my step, fire in my belly and makes me feel whole. 

I live in a lovely little cottage in the West Midlands called Ivy Cottage with my husband and son.  We love living in our community ; cycling to the park; working on the allotment; and frequenting our local cafes ( my son looks forward to their special children's white hot chocolate complete with fairy dust) .  I love being a mom.  It is the most rewarding thing ever.  It can be hard at times and I am always learning but I have learnt a lot along the way. 

This blog is about my life, family, interests, and tips for other women like me who are trying to re-find themselves.  I would love to hear from any other women and how you manage to make sure you stay true to yourself when life gets busy and fast.

 

Family Festi-Values: a beginner's guide

Family Festi-Values: a beginner's guide