The A Playful Day podcast makes visible those moments in every day life that define and shape us. In each fortnightly episode, I feature conversations with special guests that reflect on their passions, motivations and identity. From the very start, A Playful Day has been somewhere to collect thoughts and document things that bring us inspiration and strength. If we could sit and share coffee for an hour together, this is what it might sound like. 

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(Think of this as a virtual coffee fund to keep me recording stories for you xx)

Previous Episodes:

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Shannon Downey

This episode I’m in conversation with Shannon Downey, known in her business and online as Bad Ass Cross Stitch. Shannon is an artist, craftivist, community builder, and general instigator which is a word I love and we explore pretty early on.

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Ysolda Teague

This episode, I'm in conversation with Ysolda Teague, knitwear designer, business owner and co-parent to my little girl. Ysolda was first on the show 3 years ago and so we are settling in for a conversation about putting you personality into your brand, speaking your truth and visibility. 

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Megan Jayne Crabbe

This week on the A Playful Day podcast, my guest is Megan aka Bodyposipanda. Megan is a writer and advocate for Body Positivity. She uses social media, her blog, You Tube and real life events to help others unpack their feelings about their body image. Her book Body Positive Power is a game changer and I cannot recommend it enough.

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Tara Beth Robertson

My guest today is Tara Beth who runs a wedding photography business, Tara Beth Photography. Tara specialises in LGBTQIA and destination weddings and her passion for love and acceptance show. Tara also hosts a visibility project that she is calling ‘The Q Project’, aimed at busting stereotypes of the queer community.

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Vicky Haynes and Lottie Storey

Vicky Haynes and Lottie Storey are both freelancers and mothers of children with diagnoses of autism. Both are so brave in today's podcast interview that I've let it run a little long because I felt it deserved the time.

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Bridey Davies & Eilidh Weir

For the A Playul Day podcast this month, I’m sharing two conversations about work life balance and staying true to your identity. In this first conversation, we’re dispelling the myth of ‘having it all’. You’re going to hear 3 mother’s discussing the conflict of career, identity and their evolving role as carers. 

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Rachael Lucas

In today's podcast interview, I’m in conversation with Rachael Lucas, an established author, mother and champion for Autism awareness.

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Jonna Hietala and Sini Ellen

Today’s podcast guests are Jonna and Sini, the co-founders of Laine Magazine. Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine that celebrates natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and beautiful, simple things in life.This is a magazine that inspires knitters but also contains lifestyle pieces like city guides, delicious recipes and feature interviews. Laine Magazine is enriched with all of Jonna and Sini's passions as photographers, story tellers and knitters. 

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Kristabel Plummer

This month's podcast guest is Kristabel Plummer, the writer and creator behind  the fashion, travel & lifestyle blog iwantyoutoknow.

“It’s ok to be figuring stuff out. It’s ok to be a bit awkward. It’s ok to not know what you’re doing” - Kristabel Plummer

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Alexandra Cameron

Today, I’m sharing a conversation with Alexandra Cameron, a photographer based here in the UK whose work I discovered in 2017 and instantly fell in love with. She shares beautiful images but also powerful captions that explore issues really central to the experience of feeling like a woman and being a woman. I was hooked.

The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Ani Lee

In this first interview since the relaunch of the podcast, I'm sharing a conversation with teacher and podcaster, Ani Lee. You can find Ani online as Close Knit, a catch all term that she uses to encompass her teaching and creative pursuits. In this conversation we touch on body image, shame, privilege, using creative pursuits to process emotions, intersectionality, activism vs self care, and how Ani is trying to navigate her way between noticing struggles that need to be fought whilst not being paralysed by it. 

The APD Podcast: The Return

Today's show is something of a preview. I'm breaking down my intentions, making them clear and putting my hopes out there into the universe. I want to switch the microphone on and make this last for a long time, if we can.