About Me

Me with hair in a ponytail wearing a blue cardigan and jeans and black sunglasses kneeling on the grass hugging my black labrador puppy with a ball in his mouth and wearing a red harness

To me an adventure is an exciting journey, which perfectly describes my life at the moment. As a first time mummy and entrepreneur I am always learning as I go – trying new things, making mistakes, meeting new people, hoping to make sense of what is happening around me and most importantly I am loving every minute of it. I left my teaching career after J was born to both find a career that I love and one that works around family time maximising all the time I can spend with J. I plan on making the most of every minute as J and I continue to learn about each other and the world around us. In the last few years I have found that I love to write, I love to help others, I love to travel and explore and I am passionate about education. So I have set up two business – my blog, which is my space to write and be creative and The Teaching Compass, which sells inspiring, creative and adventurous curriculum and resources to home educators. I look forward to continue to grow them both and hope you will join me along the way.


Me sitting on bed with blue t-shirt and jeans, hair tied up holding a prosecco and orange juice cocktail.


For J, ever since he entered the world in 2014 he has been living an adventure as he explores every thing around him. From discovering his fingers to flying on a plane. For J everything is new and fascinating whether it is the grains of sand on his skin or the pebbles beneath his feet; the cars that drive along the road and the planes that fly in the sky; tasting and smelling spices and watching twinkling lights. He is an inquisitive child who loves to explore and learn. He is intrigued by how things work and loves anything that moves and all animals. He is increasing in confidence when he meets new people and loves to talk to them; he loves to make mess with all his cars spread around the house and loves splashing water but he is excellent at tidying up; he loves to cuddle up and read book after book after book; J enjoys looking at photos and can already take them on my phone and has started to use the camera already; he loves singing nursery rhymes and playing instruments especially, to my husbands horror, drums!  J started walking early and never wants to stop, but is a very late eater who still has a very limited enjoyment of eating food.


J riding his white balance bike with green wheel spokes. Wearing a blue helmet. Side on shot

I am loving seeing the world through his fresh eyes as we continue our adventure together and I look forward to sharing it with you.