Don't know where to start really…..
I'm Rosa, short for Rosina, I'm 33 and mama to 5 lovely children, Rowan, 16, Iris, 13, Joe, 10, Bobby, 4 and Jaya, 18 months. I live in the Shropshire hills, about 10 miles from Ludlow with my partner Rich, 28. We're quite bohemian in the traditional, non-trendy context of the word I suppose. Rich is a blacksmith and coppersmith, creating beautiful art from mixed metals, and I make my living any way I can, as long as it doesn't compromise my values. Recently I've worked as a artist's model, muralist, designer/maker, milliner, corset maker, costume designer, set designer, masseuse, birth companion, gardener, and supplier of wholefood/vegan cakes to the village shop. My kids are unschooled at home, and I don't think they'd have it any other way.
Our home is the most important place to me now. It's a cornucopia of vintage and antique textiles and china, jars of paintbrushes, tubes of paint, skeins of wool and plants, baskets of fruit and vegetables and cats on the tables. A mash-up of textures and colours and patterns, rarely immaculately clean and tidy, but always busy. Friends come and go, some will come for a night and not leave for months, and our evenings always culminate in dinners round the table, mismatched china and candles. Glasses of wine and laughter.
We share our lives and space with 6 chickens, 3 cats, fish, 3 mice and a Volkswagen bus.
I don't know what my 'green' credentials would be really. We live in a way where to create has more worth than to buy, and a tight budget lends us naturally to frugality and a kind of self sufficiency. I wouldn't say I have 'hobbies' as such. I don't do things I don't enjoy, although occasionally enough peace and quiet to absorb into a book, or a quiet cup of tea and half an hour with my knitting with no disturbance would be good. Thats an impossible dream though, I'm beginning to think!
And I guess thats a little glimpse into my world!
love skye xx