Hello there, I'm Ruth.  Welcome to Gathered Cheer!

Gathered Cheer is a space where I can write about all the things that capture my heart. It's about finding joy in the everyday - whether it's in a gorgeous view, freshly picked flowers, a new treat for the home or in the hug from a friend. It's about life lived together with friends and loved ones. And, it's about making time to lead a creative life. 

I believe we're so much better off when we cheer each other on in all aspects of our lives, and it's this desire to collaborate with others that has led me to launch this site. Events will follow later in 2015, which I hope will capture your imagination and bring you alongside other likeminded friends, entrepreneurs and creatives.

In case you want to know a little more about me, I live in London with my husband, B. I'm a freelance writer and social media consultant. {You can find out more about my work here.} My life as a Londoner will undoubtedly mean that these pages are frequented with tales of life in the city, as we seek to discover more about the place we call home. With a heart for God and for family and friends, my hope is that this space will always be uplifting and cheerful, even in the midst of everyday challenges.

I hope you enjoy my chatter over on the blog. Do leave me a comment there to say hello, or pop along to chat to me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - I'd love to hear from you! 

Ruth x

{Image by Maxeen Kim}



Please note, this is a for-profit blog. That means that from time to time I may write sponsored posts, use affiliate links or receive products for free in exchange for a review. All that said, all opinions about products, places and services are all my own, and I will always be super honest about them. I'll also make it clear in the posts themselves when products have been given, or if payment has been received. 

All original material on this blog, including graphics, layouts and photographs belong to Gathered Cheer, unless stated otherwise. The site was designed and built in Squarespace by The Lovely Drawer & UDFØRE, so if you want something similar do give them a shout. They are ace. Any other content I use will be always be credited to the best of my ability. If you spot something that hasn't been properly credited, or if there's an image you'd like to be removed please contact me and I will be happy to do this. In the same way, please link with love and ensure any images from Gathered Cheer are fully credited and linked back to their original page. Thanks so much, friends!