About

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Hello hello! I’m Adele Jarrett-Kerr and you’ve come to my little corner of the internet where I chat about family life, homeschooling, a friendly home and anything else that feels like it fits.

I live in Bristol, UK, with my husband Laurence (who blogs at Chasing Wilderness) and our daughters, Talitha (born in June 2011) and Ophelia (born in February 2014). We have a third baby due in July 2016.

Talitha would have started school in September 2015 but instead we’ve embarked on our home educating adventure.

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I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. Ten years ago, I moved to Brighton to study (I hold a Masters degree that I only use to get abusive with 17th-century documentaries). In my final year, I met Laurence at a church meeting in a pub and the rest is history. I got stuck in this cold country.

Five years ago, we moved to Bristol, from one cool city to another. It’s starting to feel like home.

This blog has been known for years as Circus Queen but I recently decided to change the name to Beautiful Tribe because the former name never really fit. I see this as a place where a “tribe” of likeminded people, especially parents, can support and encourage one another. I’m also always reflecting on what raising my own little “tribe” really means.

Photos by Annie Crossman Photography