Mother Nature

The Story of a Seamstress & Her Family Who Live The Traditional American Homesteading Dream


About two years ago, not long before this blog was born, I was curled up in bed reading the book to my favourite film, ‘Gone With The Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. Intrigued by the hooped skirts and corseted dresses, along with the old-style Southern etiquette and chivalry I love so well, I turned to Pinterest for a few more pictures. Little did I know that I would stumble upon this fascinating lady and her family – Atlanta Goodwin, husband Jordan and little ones Marian, Alan and Elsie. (more…)

Cornwall’s Coast and Hidden Coves on Christmas Eve


I was thinking about what would make me feel better whilst nursing a slight  (HUGE) hangover, as I’m sure a few of you are doing too, this being the first day of the New Year! And I decided that taking you on a trip to where I spent Christmas this year with my family would do the trick. Get ready for some stunning coast line, picturesque villages and the best holiday hideaway in England (at least, we think so)!


Walking in Yorkshire Woods on a Frosty Winter’s Day


There is nothing quite like walking in the woods alone, in winter. I love the stillness, as though your breath is the only thing moving. Tang of dying leaves and soft sunlight. Clean footsteps and crisp cold air. (more…)

Thoughts on Aries


Just a quick post on Aries, my star sign. I’ve been reading loads of inspiring quotes recently from @Zodiacfact and @Illuminati who both have great Twitter accounts for positive thoughts and zodiac followers. I decided to post some of the quotes that came up on my feed today because they were really, really accurate! (more…)

I give myself very good advice…


For too long I’ve pretty much been feeling like the above, writing down all my life lessons for myself and then never remembering them until I’m inebriated on the tube and scrolling through my phone thinking how wise I am! So I’ve decided to write them down here and dedicate a page to it so that they can help me and, hopefully, a lot of other people too who might need a little pick me up! (more…)

Battersea Park Wonders


My chiropractor told me recently that they film a lot of ‘Made in Chelsea’ in Battersea Park…I wouldn’t know, but their locations team has a good taste in scenery! (more…)

My Essex Travels


A well-stocked goldfish pond beside the Castle Museum.

I’ve never been to Essex before and I have to say, after my little excursion last weekend, I’m so glad I did! I took a trip to Colchester and the town (and the weather!) were beautiful. (more…)

My Photos from Around the City – l’automne 2015

Click on the photo and read the captions to find out where to see all these amazing birds!