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Shop Independent: A Christmas Gift Guide

I love Christmas. There, I’ve said it. I love it. The music, the tatty, fusty tinsel that coms out year after year, the twinkly lights, the cheesy films; the promise of that perfect Christmas day.…

December 4, 2017
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Working from home: some tips

When I was employed full time, in my pre-baby days, I dreamt of working from home. I imagined sitting in my stylish, tidy home office area, sipping a soy flat white out of a lovely mug, or maybe a trendy cafe, feeling pretty darned…

November 24, 2017
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7 things I’ve loved lately

When I started this blog, I had a lot of stuff going on my head that I wanted to get down.  Ideas about motherhood, what I was feeling; and I started writing without much of an idea of what I wanted to have a…

July 24, 2017
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Perfectionism: it’s overrated

As a trait, perfectionism is often framed as a great thing to aspire to. It means we care, that we’re willing to work and, that we won’t stop until everything is just so, right?…

June 28, 2017
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Creative blocks and dealing with pressure

There are lots of blog posts I want to write. Lots of creative ideas are buzzing around my head, sparked off from other bits of things I’ve heard or read lately.…

April 14, 2017
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On opinions

This has been a strange week, as national politics go. “Strange” doesn’t really cut it, I know, but I can’t find any other word.…

March 31, 2017
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Life hacks

TIME. When did it become such a precious commodity? I don’t know what is happening in my life right now (ok, a toddler is happening in my life right now) but I just feel as though I never have any time to do anything.…

March 16, 2017
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On gratitude

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcel Proust Calendars. I spend a lot of time looking at them. As wife-to-be to a touring musician, I’ve gotten used to having to know what’s coming up in a…

February 15, 2017