I’m writing this super early in the morning, listening through the open window to the birds chatting away to each other in the garden and watching the sun come up. When I’m awake for it, I’m always reminded how magic this part of the day is and how much I love that little bit of quiet bonus time before the world wakes up and we feel we have to start doing rather than just being.

The weekend just gone was my penultimate yoga teacher training weekend so it was a full one, and my brain feels a little bit bamboozled, but I just found out I passed my anatomy and philosophy exams! So it’s just the practical actually teaching yoga exam left next month and then I’m a fully qualified yoga teacher. I can’t quite believe how quickly the last 9 months have gone, and how much I’ve loved it!

It’s changed my perspective on life far more than I had anticipated (I thought yoga was mostly about what happens on the mat and it’s been quite the adventure learning that that’s only the tip of the yoga iceberg!), and it’s made me think a lot about the business, what it means to me and what I want it to mean to others. With that in mind, we’re working away on a brand new biscuit range that feels like it’s connecting me right back to the very heart of what I set The Kitsch Hen up to do. We’ll be launching it later on this month. It’s given me a spring in my step that’s been missing for a little while and it feels really lovely. I can’t wait to share it with you – you’ll be the first to know of course.

Right, onto biscuits!!

You might have seen on our social media that our 2022 Fathers Day biscuit collection is now live!

As always you can get yourself organised and pre-order your biscuit gifts from tomorrow and we’ll bake, stamp and ship them out to arrive a couple of days before Father’s Day on June 19th.

Dads are so tricky to buy for but gifting a delicious, thoughtful and personalised treat will always bring a smile and make dads feel special, plus there are plenty of biscuits in a box for sharing too!

In the bakery this week…

We’ve just added this Jubilee Celebration Biscuit box to the website. Perfect if you’re having a party, or want to send a treat to someone to mark the Platinum Jubilee next month.

We also have the option of having them individually wrapped so if you’re planning an event they’re a great ‘take home’ gift idea too. Just pop us an email if you’d like to have a chat about your ideas.

Right, I’d better get myself up and out and making the most of the sunshine before I head to the bakery for the day!

With love as always.

This week I’m…

Watching…  Freeze The Fear with Wim Hof. Oh I am loving this BBC programme. I think it’s been out for a few weeks but I’ve just got into it and it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m already a cold shower and cold water swimming convert simply because it makes me feel good, but I’m loving learning a bit more about the science behind it all too!

Listening to… How To Do The Work on Audible. A newish book by Nicole LaPera after a friend recommended it and I’m really enjoying it. It’s had pretty mixed reviews and I’m only a third or so in but it’s been really insightful for me so far.

Reading… my lovely insta friend @maps_and_me sent me a new book in the post last week, Heavily Meditated by Caitlin Cady and although I’ve only skimmed through it so far, I think it’s going to be great. Over the last few months I’ve begun meditating regularly and I think it’s changing my life a little bit. I’m eager to read all I can on the subject at the moment so this came at such a perfect time and I can’t wait to get stuck in.