Welcome to the Free From Farmhouse!
Our home is full of fun, laughter, a Labrador and two food allergic children. We are a travel loving, country dwelling family – you will usually find us covered in flour or mud! We share our lives – the adventures, the struggles and the strategies – to help you survive and thrive as a food allergy family.
I am currenty writing a book ‘Living With Allergies: Practical Tips For All The Family’ which will be published by Pen & Sword in 2018.
I have also launched AllergyTravels the first global review and information site to help people with allergies travel more safely and confidently.
Recipes: All our recipes are free from milk, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and garlic. They use readily available ingredients that you can find in your local supermarket and are made with family life in mind.
Allergy advice:I am always happy to help anyone who is looking for advice, support or guidance. I am not a medical expert though and can only share our personal experiences of allergies.
I am a former national features journalist and work as a professional writing trainer. I love to travel and have visited 50 countries across 6 continents. I have worked on cruise ships, lived in New York, volunteered in Peru and even been on a reality TV show!
J is a gorgeous, cheeky 4 year old who loves cars and splashing in puddles.
He also has life-threatening food allergies.
As a baby J had severe eczema and started showing immediate reactions to food when we were weaning him. He was diagnosed with allergies to milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, sesame, cod and garlic at 9 months old and had his first anaphylactic reaction to milk at 15 months. He also suffers from bad Asthma.
About Miss A
Miss A is a bright and beautiful toddler.
She made a dramatic entrance into the world but has completed our family. She loves watching her big brother and Mia the dog. She suffered food triggered eczema since birth and had her first serious allergic reaction at 5 months old. She is allergic to milk, egg, sesame, chilli and cumin.
My writing and cooking have been shortlisted for a number of awards:
*Britmums MAD Blog Awards 2013
*House Beautiful’s Home Cook of the Year 2012
*Guardian International Development Journalism Award 2010 & 2008