This month’s recipe from Jessica of Arran + Asquith will have you licking your fingers wishing you’d made a double batch. Super quick and tasty - the perfect recipe for busy mum’s - this summery speedy greek lamb with flatbreads recipe will remind you of holidays all year round!Read More
We are delighted to announce that Rebecca @ivypipandrose and us at Firain are opening our very first pop-up shop in our hometown of Criccieth!
Between Friday August 30th and Monday September 2nd, Rebecca and I will become #independentshopkeepers, sharing seasonal bouquets, floral design tips, gifts, homeware, locally roasted coffee and perhaps a glimpse of Ted, Rebecca’s adorable cockapoo…Read More
Do you remember back in the day using Blogspot, Polyvore and Tumblr?
In this mix was Pinterest, an online scrapbook that meant I could stop sticking magazine cuttings into notepads and instead travel down the most exciting visual rabbit-holes and blow my imagination with interiors, travel photos, tips, recipes and more. Each time I have moved, I have created boards for my new location with recipes, travel tips and language cheat-sheets. I have connected with friends and found some of the most moving quotes.
I still get excited about Pinterest…Read More
Here at Firain HQ, we take our food very seriously. I am an average cook, but Ben is fantastic so the deal is that I search for recipes, do the chopping, do the piles of washing up and he creates the magic in the middle.
New mum, personal trainer and new business owner, Jessica also takes her food very seriously. I’ve known Jess for years and along with her mum and sister, they create the most mouth-watering food with, they say, little effort. Now that she is a busy mum with little Kyan, Jess looks for quick and easy recipes that will suit the whole family.
When Jess kindly offered to share her recipes with us here on the Firain Journal, I jumped at the chance to get a glimpse into her processes!Read More
For the first time in my life, I am self-employed. I run Firain and I work as a freelance writer amongst other things. I am juggling like I have never juggled before and overall I love it.
In reality, the juggle can easily tip into feeling overwhelmed.
For me the question isn’t about my commitment to being self-employed; I actually can’t imagine being employed now. Instead, my research is around how to keep the balance in this new-ish life of mine. If you are thinking of being self-employed, you might find some practical suggestions here. If you are already self-employed, let me know in the comments what you do to stay in control. I have included my own tips toward the end, and I would love to know your thoughts.Read More