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It’s been a while

Oh, hey! And Happy 2019 to you. As you might have noticed, it’s been pretty quiet on the blog/podcast/Instagram front lately. I’ve wanted to write and explain a little bit about why in case it helps anyone else in the same boat, and also…

January 2, 2019
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Our Weekend Wanders: Kergord Woods

Some of my favourite things in life include good pals and an explore outside. And food, especially if the explore has taken you for a good walk and you’ve worked up an appetite. Or even if not, let’s be honest.…

May 7, 2018
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Some thoughts on a name, and putting yourself out there

Earlier this year, I changed my Instagram name to match that of my blog. In lists of Important Things In My Life it’s unlikely to feature highly, but it made me think about a wider conversation about how we are perceived, how we perceive…

February 14, 2018
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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