Hello. I’m Charlotte.
Anknel and Burblets are my childhood fairies – and we grew up together in the wonderful paradise that was New Zealand in the Seventies.
I remember the first time I met them; it was raining and thundering outside and I was watching my mother sew. I was not yet three at the time and they just appeared next to her sewing machine, saying hello, smiling and waving.
Since then I’ve joined them on many an adventure; planting our first yellow snapdragons under my bedroom window when we lived by the beach, writing poetry in the rain under the trees, running away from home with a chilli-bin full of grapefruit, climbing tall Norfolk Pine trees and taking aerial photos of our house, concocting luke-warm parsley soup for my grandmother, building a highway up in the trees for our cat Bodha, and making a nice milkshake for my brother out of plaster board scraps and weeds.
They showed me how to pat bumblebees, find magic in rain drops and talk to the trees and flowers.
Together, we moved to London in 1998 to begin a new adventure.
My career has seen me working in some of London’s best agencies as a Designer, Art Director and most recently as a User Experience Architect. I also trained as an aromatherapist with ITHMA at Regent’s College in London in 2005.
Currently I am taking the time to enjoy a year in the English countryside. Our days are spent in the garden, visiting local villages, making good food, celebrating the seasonal festivals and going for walks in the woods or around our farm. Occasionally we will travel further afield and stay somewhere suitably beautiful.
You will find my blog updated at least once each week.
Comments and questions are most welcome – I love hearing from you.
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