Grace Selous Bull

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Grace is a Royal Air Force wife and has been for nearly 8 years. She is mama to two fiery girls and one paw pad, and is undeniably British!’ Creative by nature, creative in life she and her family are a consciously creative household. With her background in the arts, before marriage she worked in the London art scene, both at an international auction house as well as for an international art consultancy. Leaving this behind her passion for creativity, art education and the arts didn’t fade but spilled over into her family life. This led her to become an author of a children’s art educational book, Potty About Pots: arts and crafts for home and school and start up her own website, The Rainbow Tree: making creativity accessible. She also began to write for companies like Super Simple. After a particularly difficult deployment last year she has become a strong advocate for creative mindfulness after watching her eldest struggle with anxiety throughout. Using creativity as a tool to get through, she saw her daughter more able to deal with day to day life. Grace believes that creativity is an innate gift every human has and that using it every day allows us to maintain a healthy well being. This is is especially important for children who benefit developmentally, socially, emotionally and mentally in being creative day to day.
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If You Were a Cocktail, What Would You Be?

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The story of Martini Fridays started a year ago... Sometime at the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, when the days began to blur together and none of us knew up from down,...
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I Wrote in Pen, But The Military Had Other Plans

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I wrote in pen. I should never have written in that diary with pen. "There is strong, there is Army strong. And then there is Army Wife Strong." - Aditi Mather Kumar  They say it takes...
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The Ritual Of Drinking Tea, The British Way

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The Importance of Doing Life Together

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There is a famous African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. Well for many of us, that is going to be a problem. Military families flit from place to place every...
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I’m Done Having Children, But Is It Really That Simple?

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This is part of a series of perspectives from our contributors on a subject that no one quite has the answer to: when is your family complete? Read an earlier article from another mother...
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6 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

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Friday Favourites – Grace’s Top Natural Beauty Swaps

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Time, the Elusive Commodity

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Making Female Superheroes Mainstream

Making Female Superheroes Mainstream

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Making Female Superheroes Mainstream  Have you heard this riddle before?  A boy and his father are driving down the road and crash. The father dies. The boy is rushed to hospital and when the surgeon walks...
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How To Embrace Hygge During This Pandemic Winter

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‘Hygge is about enjoying the simple pleasures in life and can be achieved on a shoestring budget’, Meik Wiking           Hygge. The concept everyone needs during Covid-19 autumn and winter. We are all fed up and...
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The Third-Culture Kid: What Is It And Are Your Kids A Part Of It?

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What is a Third-Culture Kid? Are your kids a part of this? In 1950, American sociologist Ruth Useem coined the term third-culture kid. This described expatriate children who spent their most formative years living overseas...
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Tell (And Show) Your Daughters How To Love Their Bodies

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The photo you see here looks like any other photo you might have on your camera or phone. But to me, as I sit down and put pen to paper, this is momentous. This photo,...