Well let me introduce myself properly, my name is Jessica and I live on the tiny British island of Guernsey with my husband and two sweet girls, known on here as Blossom and Bubbles.

I’m a recovering perfectionist and self confessed neat freak. An ISFJ for those of you who speak Myers Briggs; the outgoing introvert, loyal and organised, the girl that gets stuff done. My background is in health and social care and I’ll likely return to this area of work one day but for now I’m happy at home with my girls.

I’m passionate about living simply, exploring the world, fostering and adoption, and of course, my faith and family.

I chose the name The Open Home as a tribute to an inspirational dutch family that remind me to open my home with love and my heart with courage. Something I think we all need reminding of from time to time.

I write to maintain an open heart, to record my story and to simply enjoy the journey.

I hope you’ll stick around.

Jessica x

(Photo by Sarah Garrard Photography)