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Reading Lists | Fiona Barrows
S3/E6: Sarah Layton on making space for yourself

S3/E6: Sarah Layton on making space for yourself

  This week's conversation is with Sarah Layton from Growthfully. Sarah helps women create joyful gardens that support their mental wellbeing through one-on-one garden coaching and design. She is also the host of the My Garden, My Life podcast in which she talks with...

S3/E5: Becky Avery on building a business your own way

S3/E5: Becky Avery on building a business your own way

  This week I'm chatting to my friend, and candle-maker, Becky Avery from Hazel & Blue. Over the last few years Becky has grown Hazel and Blue from selling in local markets while working for the NHS full-time, to being a Not On The High street partner and sold in many...

S3/E4: Nicola Slawson on being single

S3/E4: Nicola Slawson on being single

  Nicola Slawson is the founder of one of my very favourite newsletters - The Single Supplement. It's a weekly newsletter exploring the experience of being single in a very nuanced and relatable way. We had a conversation about the upsides, and downsides, of being...

S3/E3: Jane Lindsey on disrupting the retail status quo

S3/E3: Jane Lindsey on disrupting the retail status quo

  Jane Lindsey is the founder of Snapdragon Life, a part shop, part membership community that encourages people to find joy in the small things, and to bring the seasons into their daily lives. A few years ago she decided to rebel against traditional business models,...

S3/E2: Syreeta Challinger on the healing power of creativity

S3/E2: Syreeta Challinger on the healing power of creativity

  Syreeta met her now husband Rob while they were both living in Hong Kong. Their life was hectic and moved at a pace, until, in September 2014, Rob suffered a brain haemorrhage and stroke while they were on holiday in Sydney. It turned both of their worlds upside...

S3/E1: Sarah Mason on the feeling of home

S3/E1: Sarah Mason on the feeling of home

  Sarah Mason is a filmmaker and photographer, living in Yorkshire with her wife and business partner Suzi, and daughter Olive. They've been clients of mine for a little while now, and I'm constantly amazed by how consistently creative and explorative Sarah is. Over a...

The Allotment Diaries: January

The Allotment Diaries: January

  I've recently set up a new Instagram feed just for my allotment! It's @allotmentfourteen so please do follow me over there if you are interested. ***** January, it turns out, is a rather frustrating month to be an allotment owner. I popped over to my plot almost as...

The Allotment Diaries: 2019

The Allotment Diaries: 2019

  This is the first in a monthly series I’m planning on writing this year. I'll be recording what's been happening on my little patch of earth in Somerset, what's worked and what hasn't, what I've planted and what I've harvested, and the lessons I'm learning along the...

S2/E11: Huma Qureshi on telling our own stories

S2/E11: Huma Qureshi on telling our own stories

  This week I chat to author and writer, Huma Qureshi. We talked about how and why she gave up full-time journalism, being put in boxes, and why we need to tell the stories we want to tell. We also spoke about why she started Our Storytime, blogging, and challenging...