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INSPIRATIONAL MUM OF TWO, WORLD RENOWNED BECKY ADLINGTON, ON LIFE BUILDING HER BUSINESSES, WHILST JUGGLING HER BROOD!

REBECCA ADLINGTON OBE | IMAGES BY TOM PITFIELD | INTERVIEW BY LOLO STUBBS | BROOD MAGAZINE © “WHY SHOULDN'T I WORK FULL TIME, WHEN I LOVE MY JOB?” Rebecca Adlington OBE is undoubtedly the greatest female swimmer that Great Britain has ever produced, and one of the...

SIMON WOOD’s WEEKEND FAKE-AWAY: Naantastic’ Rarebit with Bombay Taters & Curry Sauces

SIMON WOOD'S FAKEAWAYBY SIMON WOOD OF WOOD MANCHESTER AND WoodKraft Cheltenham. IMAGES © TOM PITPIELD FOR BROOD MAGAZINEThere’s no harm in having a little bit of a treat now and then, what’s that saying? ‘Everything in Moderation, including moderation.’ Well, I’m no...

SUPER MUM OF 6 ON TAKING HER BUSINESS FROM HER KITCHEN TABLE TO DRAGON’S DEN

KATE BALL, FOUNDER OF MINI FIRST AID WITH 4 of HER 6 CHILDREN © TOM PITFIELD FOR BROOD MAGAZINEInspirational Mum of 6, Kate Ball, started her award winning business, Mini First Aid in 2014, right from her kitchen table. She quickly saw the potential for growth and...

GROWING A BRAND AND A BABY | WITH MASTER DISTILLER AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE SPIRIT OF MANCHESTER, SEB HEELEY

SEB HEELEY, SPIRIT OF MANCHESTER & ADRIAN ADAIR FOR MORSON. IMAGES © BROOD MAGAZINEIn this feature, I catch up with master distiller and co-founder of The Spirit of Manchester, Seb Heeley. Jen Wiggins and Seb Heeley started distilling gin in the dining room of...

CHRISTMAS DAY RECIPES – SIMON WOOD

The Turkey Ingredients Carrots  Celery  Garlic 4 Large Potato’s 2 Large Onions Clementine Streaky Bacon Sage, Rosemary & Thyme The Method If you have stuffed the Turkey you will need to remember to Weigh it again and calculate the cooking time (about 20 minutes...

BLUEBERRY DUMP CAKE & FIZZY FESTIVE FRUIT COCKTAIL CUBES BY KATE DEVINE

instagramI love everything about this time of year. The preparing, the celebrating, the socialising, the woolly jumpers, the cosy nights in watching ‘I’m a celebrity’ religiously for 3 whole weeks! What’s not to love?! Talking of preparing, this the week I’ve been...

HOW TO CO-PARENT AT CHRISTMAS

HOW TO CO-PARENT A HAPPY CHRISTMASI love Christmas as much as my children do.  When I was younger I used to get so excited on Christmas Eve I used to give myself stomach ache and my mum would get cross with me and have to calm me down. Now I’m a parent myself I don’t...

‘SELL IT DON’T SKIP IT’ ECO-TECHPRENEUR AND DAD ON SITE WITH FOUNDER OF THE SUSTAINABILITY YARD APP NIGEL EASTHAM.

NIGEL EASTHAM OF SUSTAINABILITYYARD & ADRIAN ADAIR FOR MORSON. IMAGES © BROOD MAGAZINEIn this feature for BROOD, I chat with Nigel Eastham, founder of SustainabilityYard, the app that is tackling construction waste head-on. The free, self-service app enables users...

KELVIN AND LIZ FLETCHER ON CAREERS, PARENTHOOD, AND LIFE ON THE FARM.

KELVIN AND LIZ FLETCHER | IMAGES BY TOM PITFIELD FOR BROOD MAGAZINE ©. | INTERVIEW BY LOLO STUBBS “I’ve not got a fear of failure, I’ve got a fear of regret.” Parents to four children under six years old, Kelvin and Liz Fletcher, are a humble yet extremely impressive...

HEALTHY HALLOWEEN PLATTER AND OCTOBER WELLNESS BY KATE DEVINE

instagramHealthy Halloween platter and October Wellness  October, the month of spookiness and seasonal changes. I can’t tell you how many time I’ve discussed the weather with clients over the past month. A strange sentence to begin with, I know, but bear with… There’s...

Helen Skelton on her career, motherhood and changing the narrative

© BROOD MAGAZINE. HELEN SKELTON AND TWO OF HER CHILDREN “...things happen in life and then you get put on a different path” Inspirational Mum of three, Helen Skelton, is one of Britain’s best-loved Television presenters. Helen started her presenting career at...

DIARY OF A DADPRENEUR BY OLI DUNN

Oli DunnThe Diary Of A Dadpreneur...By Oli The Choc... Time Flies, but I’m not complaining! We’re just so bloody lucky to be here in the first place! The year flies by quick, but time flies when you’re having fun, even quicker when you have...

INSPIRATIONAL MUM ON A MISSION: ANNA KENNEDY OBE

© BROOD MAGAZINE. ANNA KENNEDY OBE  “We re-mortgaged our home and set up a school!” Inspirational Mum of two, Anna Kennedy OBE has been a trailblazer for Autism Awareness since the 1990’s; when her two boys, Patrick and Angelo, and were diagnosed with Autism. When...

I never expected to be a dad: The path to adoption with Adrian Adair

“...Honestly, I never thought I'd be a dad” For many, the path to parenthood is not made from perfectly shaped, life stepping stones. Keen to explore the diverse routes to, and experiences of, becoming a parent I reached out to one of our Morson executive managers who...

AN ICON. OUR QUEEN. A MOTHER.

AN ICON. OUR QUEEN. A MOTHER. The devastating loss of our Queen has been felt not just throughout our country, the commonwealth but across the whole world. She was the heartbeat of the nation during so many of our country’s ups and downs, often providing poignant...

Oli’s Dadpreneur Diary

Oli & Kim Dunn and thier Daughter Romy for BROOD MAGAZINE © TOM Pitfield Photography  “Becoming a Dad has inspired me.” Hi I’m Oli, you might know me as Oli The Choc, I’ve been a chocolatier for 20 years, growing up in the family business Simon Dunn Chocolatier I...

Cath Tyldesley & Tom Pitfield share the news of Cath’s incredible career opportunity overseas that will leave Tom ‘holding the baby’.

© BROOD MAGAZINE. OUR CO-FOUNDER TOM PITFIELD, HIS WIFE, ACTRESS CATHERINE TYLDESLEY & THEIR SON ALFIE & DAUGHTER IRIS  “Mum guilt never gets any easier!” Only last week our co-founder Tom Pitfield, and his wife, a successful and widely respected actress,...

How children can enrich your spiritual path

How children can enrich your spiritual path.The beginning of my spiritual journey was one spent in solitude, I loved creating my own temple space within my living room, I meditated within the forest at the back of my home, I travelled globally...

What others think of us is actually none of our business…

What others think of us is actually none of our business…This is something that I continually remind myself and my clients of. We can spend so much of our time and energy on worrying about other peoples opinions, as well as the general opinions and expectations of...

SIMON WOOD’S FAMILY BBQ: VIMTO SWEET & SOUR HANGER STEAK KEBABS

VIMTO SWEET & SOUR HANGER STEAK KEBABSBY SIMON WOOD OF WOOD MANCHESTER AND WoodKraft Cheltenham. IMAGES © BROOD MAGAZINE “It is important, so very important that we eat, cook and relax as a family. Despite life trying its best to get in the way. Once a week we...
HOW TO CO-PARENT AT CHRISTMAS

HOW TO CO-PARENT AT CHRISTMAS

HOW TO CO-PARENT A HAPPY CHRISTMASI love Christmas as much as my children do.  When I was younger I used to get so excited on Christmas Eve I used to give myself stomach ache and my mum would get cross with me and have to calm me down. Now I’m a parent myself I don’t...