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Lessons from our children


Last Friday evening, my daughter Elvia and I were invited along to a fans screening for a new film that is just about to be released.  The screening took place at a fancy hotel in London, and as we walked to the train station, I had a moment of self-doubt and said to Elvia that I hoped everyone else wouldn’t be dressed up. Her response was a pleasant surprise, “You’re Emma Harris, you can do whatever you want”!  As someone who has always suffered from low self-confidence, inside, I was thrilled, my demons haven’t been passed along the family line, and one of the life lessons I have tried to teach was obviously sinking in.  You know the kind of lesson I’m talking about; it doesn’t matter what other people think of you, you can be whoever you want to be, and do whatever you want in this life, who cares if you’re dressed differently from other people, it’s good to be unique. The sort of things, we struggle to believe ourselves but desperately want our children to.


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Flowers / Home / My Favourite Flower

My Favourite Flower – Bea Andrews


Before I start, a little apology for being away so long.  No excuse, other than I have been incredibly busy, the school summer holidays left me with some very tight deadlines at the beginning of this month, and a shocking amount of unanswered emails.  Things are slowly returning to normal, but it is taking longer than I had hoped.  Saying that, I am not complaining one iota, a few weeks in the sun with the girls is worth the payoff.  But back to today’s post.

Before the heady days of summer really began, I paid a visit to a very lovely local florist, Bea Andrews, founder of Botanika, to talk about her favourite flower.


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#aquietstyle / Home / Photography



First, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has joined in this month with the newly themed #aquietstyle.  There have been over 1000 entries, which is pretty impressive.  As you can imagine given the subject, there were a lot of beautiful entries, but after much deliberation, I choose this beautiful image by @lucytheflowerhunter.  The flowers, the composition, the light, what more do I need to say.

Please get in touch Lucy with your email address so I can send it on to Organic Surge, in order that they can send out your lovely prize of a trio of organic skincare products.


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