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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…

    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…

    November 24, 2017
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    Recent Loves: A Playlist For October

    Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s been there in the background, running through the best and worst times of my life, and everywhere…

    October 29, 2017
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    We’re more than a few weeks past your second birthday; a whole month has gone by and I’m doing a terrible job of keeping track of the things I know I’ll want to remember.…

    October 1, 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…

    July 24, 2017
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    Our Weekend Wanders: Reawick beach

    Living somewhere like Shetland can be difficult. Having grown up here, I never thought I would settle at home. It felt too small, too parochial, the weather and long dark winters drove me insane…

    July 7, 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