Hello, my name is Anja ffrench.

I've recently moved to Bristol with my partner and two young boys, after being in London for many years. I’m currently studying an RHS horticulture course via distance learning and I’m practicing things I’ve learnt with my kids, which I aim to blog about and share on this site.

I'm passionate about nature and gardening is one of my hobbies. I believe strongly that the majority of us, and especially children need to be more connected to the natural world. This is important for our mental and physical health and also for our planet, as studies show that if you have a connection with nature you're more likely to look after the environment.

I spent the past 16 years working in the charity sector, however I resigned from my full time job last summer to spend more time with my children.

If you have any tips and thoughts on gardening with kids or on children's nature activities you'd like to share, I’d love to hear from you! Please drop me an email at hello@mudandbloom.com.