Dry January and Hot Crisps

So I’m attempting a Dry January. Which is easy cos, you know, I still have snacks…

I’ve just discovered these bad boys in my local Tesco.

Fairfields Farm Crisps 'Heat & Eat'

Heat and Eat crisps, you say? What dark magic is this?

I blame Laura and Robert Strathern of Fairfields Farm Crisps. They’re not your typical potato farmers. When they invented the first ever microwaveable crisps with dip on their family farm in Essex, people thought they were mad.

Until they tried them that is. The freshly-cooked taste and extra crunch makes it easy to see why when Robert turned-up at Tesco head office with a microwave oven under one arm and a bag of hand cooked crisps in the other last February, the concept of hot crisps with dip was born.

I predict ‘Heat and Eat’ will be just as popular as Fairfield’s other crisps. In 2016 they were voted East of England Co-operative’s best producer-supplier and scooped more great taste awards than any other crisp maker in Great Britain.

Heat and Eat are perfect for sharing with family, friends or as a tasty snack for the kids on movie night. And cos they’re gluten free and made using hand-cooked British potatoes in ovens using solely renewable energy, the feel good factor goes on and on.

Available in two flavours; Sea Salted with Tomato Salsa Dip and Cheese & Chive with Caramelised Onion Dip, each bag contains 125g of hand-cooked crisps and a 50g dip. Find your nearest stockist here – cos I’m not sharing mine.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this




This poem is called Peacekeeper – it’s inspired by a quote by Rainer Maria Rilke, which urges couples to be the guardians of each other’s solitude.

‘The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries… a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude…’

I never really got this until I had kids, but now it feels really on point. When I’ve had 2 kids all over me all day, the most loving thing my husband can do when he comes in is to give me time to myself. Know what I mean?

I’m sharing this poem on my wedding anniversary as a thank you to my lovely husband for all the times he’s given me the space to find some sanity after a day of making like a climbing frame.


Seeds and Switches – a spoken word poem about moving at the speed of nature

Hello! Anyone out there? I’ve been off radar for so long, working on new things and moving in a new direction. Here’s a quick preview of what I’ve been up to.

This is spoken word poem inspired by a podcast by Rob Bell called Seeds and Switches. It’s about slowing down and taking life at the speed nature intended.

I feel like modern life moves so quickly, we’ve come to expect instant gratification on every level – even when it comes to our emotions, dreams and souls. Sometimes I think we’d be more content if we could be more patient with ourselves.

This is a new direction for me and Dreamcatching blog. I just felt like exploring new ways of talking about the things on my mind. But I won’t be offended if it’s not your thing, honest. But if you did enjoy the poem, please share it with anyone you think might be interested and stay tuned for more!

Thanks! It’s good to be back!

Jude xxx