About

In some ways I am your typical modern hippy. I am a cosleepingbabywearing, breastfeeding mama with a nappy free baby,  my parenting probably belongs in a cave with a tribe.

I am in love with the earth, trees and flowers and wild swimming and that, and want to live  in a way that loves it. Which has kind of meant I have stopped washing my hair and am creating a home out of recycled leftovers. I am addicted to jumble with a stubbornness that means I can’t buy anything new and RELISH revealing my latest thrifted swag. I love to craft; I think making stuff puts you in touch with your soul and generally feel that being eco-thrifty (as opposed to pound shop thrifty) is a beautiful, subversive political act. I have had hate mail, accusing me of communism. I was proud. Like a coming of age.  I am a ranty liberal, bicarbonate of soda loving, organic- obsessed telly-spurning, sometimes a leetle bit too dirty, hippy. (I hope none of this sounds smug? You can’t be smug when confessing to being a bit dirty can you?)

But. Alas.

It’s my eyeballs, you see.

THEY LOVE TO BE PLEASED.

They like style. They enjoy the absurdities of fashion. They want the whole world to look like the Mad Men set. They are 1950′s eyeballs embedded in a 1982 body.

I spend way too long combing my quiff, toying with clothes, admiring interiors. These blinking eyeballs really don’t like earthy. Browns, greens, a hempy vibe just won’t satisfy them.

I really think I COULD live in a yurt, I really do, but only with my Midwinter Crockery and some stylishly framed tea towels.

So, sorry, world. You only get hippy with a twist, a shaky hippy, one prone to wobble when faced with another unnecessary vintage dress.

And unless I cast out these rapscallision eyeballs of mine, it will simply have to do. 

My daughter, Ramona, on the other hand, now SHE is The Business  Proper bonafide hippy. Check her out in her knitted technicolour dreamcoat.

PS I am also in the thralls of the internets, way, way, waaaaay to much. Gosh darn you Twitter, tarnishing my hippydom some more.

23 Responses to About

  1. leenie says:

    Love your blog!

  2. Valerie says:

    Just found your blog – I look forward to reading more!! Love what I’ve seen so far. :D

  3. Kendle says:

    Where do live? I feel as if your in the Northwest. Portland for hippy loving example!

  4. Kate says:

    Lucy I am being a complete cucumber – how do I ‘follow’ this blog via wordpress? I just started a blog *squeel* and I want to make sure people can see I follow you and therefore be able to access your blog. Help!

  5. Kate says:

    This isn’t a wordpress site THAT’s why…hummm….I’d still love to have a link to it somehow?
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  6. Gemma says:

    Hi, do you have a Youtube channel please?
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  7. Gemma says:

    Thanks. I have already found them so thought you might have a Youtube of your own :-).
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  8. Janice says:

    Great blog! Currently I am not in a relationship but motherhood is definitely in the cards for me in the next couple of years.

  9. Melanie says:

    Hi, just stumbled across your blog when I was researching if bicarb of soda was the same as baking soda to wash my hair cos they all seem to be american ‘no-poo’ recipes lol
    Anyway, just read your about page, I’m 19, not a mother, however its great to know there are others like me! I’m a modern, vegan, animal and earth loving hippy trying to get back to nature as much as possible. Thanks for your blog xxx Peace&Love

  10. JessieD says:

    Oh dear oh dear. This is the first blog I’ve ever read one paragraph of and signed up to immediately. I think this may be the start of something very lovely. xxx

  11. Olatz says:

    Just found your blog. Although parenting doesn’t come to what I need, the other stuff is pretty helpful and, anyway, I must say I believe you are bringing up a beautiful family in the best way possible and, though you don’t even know me, I thank you for educating your children the way you are doing. I feel a little bit of more hope for this world (don’t know if it’s said that way, English is not my first language)

  12. Do you know, I come back and read this every so often because I love it so much.

    Keep being awesome.
    xox tkr
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  13. Emma says:

    Just found your blog today and love it. You have made me laugh and smile. I’m a boho creative soul who loves drawing and painting, style, and the beauty of the small things in life. I also love twinkly things and spend my life distracted by glitter. So glad to have found you. Em
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  14. Great blog. Love the modern day hippie thing mixed with technology. Kinda of where our recipe blog is coming from….Anna :)

  15. Ben says:

    A friend pushed me to have a look at your website but…

    It’s not for me.

    I’ve groaned a lot today. I see way too many mums like this where I live and its just horrible; all this stuff has just become a grim cliché to me now; Look! My little baby starchild is such an individual, AS AM I! Um, no, they’re the same as all the others really and actually are now being used as some sort of pawns in a weird little middle-class boho game of one-upmanship that the mums are competing in. There’s a good market in it though.

    Sorry. I tried it but I just don’t like it.

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