Welcome to the Geoffrey and Grace Blog.

Melanie Barnes is the writer and photographer behind the Geoffrey and Grace blog – a home for slow, wholehearted and creative living.

Well-being is at the heart of everything I do. I have always been guided by my body and what feels good to me. Here on Geoffrey and Grace I share my slow living rituals and well-being lessons to help you reclaim those precious moments of calm in your day.

In order to truly slow down and experience those wonderfully wholehearted moments we need to first reconnect to our bodies. Having spent the last 15 years studying various forms of yoga, movement and meditation, I am always looking for ways to be present and truly connected.

This blog space celebrates imperfections and cherishes vulnerability, making time for and placing importance on creativity – in its many forms – and how it enriches our lives. It provides an opportunity to explore my creative potential, to create, express and share my experiences with others, in the hope of bringing a little bit of light and loveliness into your day.

We live in a small market town by the sea, here in England, and as a family we are always trying to simplify our lives. Nature is great inspiration to me and you will mostly find us outside; We are often noodling around by the sea and we love to go and explore up on The Downs.

We are currently restoring our Victorian (1890s) family home, and are consciously doing this slowly. It’s hard work, but a privilege to be uncovering the bare beauty of such an old house.

I love to support independent makers, and companies who have heart. It is important to me that things are made ethically. My family is vegetarian and where possible we are conscious about what we buy and the footprint we are leaving on earth.

keep it simple – love your home – run with nature – be authentic – follow love and kindness

If you would like to contact me, and I would so love to hear from you, please say hello here.


Work with Geoffrey & Grace…

If you would like to collaborate with the Geoffrey & Grace blog please see here for further details.

You can see where Geoffrey & Grace has been featured here.

You can see example of my published written work here.

You can see example of my published photography and styling work here.

Please email me at geoffreyandgrace@gmail.com or contact me here.


All the pictures you see are original and taken by me, unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any content or images without written permission, and please link with love.