Perfect imperfection

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Do you ever get the feeling some of our role models are a little unattainable? Are we only instructed to focus on the perfect aspects of these exemplar human beings? Every day we… Continue reading

Collecting the world

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“To collect photographs is to collect the world” – Susan Sontag, On Photography What is it that makes you pull your camera or phone out and take a photo of something? My husband… Continue reading

Lessons in Resting

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Here are some things that I’ve learned in the last few years. 1 I enjoy being busy, though complain about it all the time. So often I answer the question ‘How are you?’… Continue reading

Into the wild

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Last Monday morning I dragged myself out of bed, mindlessly drank a cup of coffee and managed to shove my hair into something almost resembling a topknot. I probably didn’t bother to look in the mirror before… Continue reading

It’s not about the broccoli

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In case it’s not already highlighted in your diaries as the focal point of your month, 23rd March is Broccoli Appreciation Day (according to a highly official diary I was given several years… Continue reading

The Power of Silence in a Deafening World

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It was a welcome respite to be honest. Waking up and seeing headlines about the wrong film being read out at the Oscars was a lot more pleasant than most news stories of… Continue reading

United by…?

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We can throw the word ‘unity’ around like confetti. It sounds good, it’s got wholesome vibes. I don’t know about you, but even though it’s a word I happily use, I’ve never really stopped… Continue reading

Making sense of the world

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When you start to read a book for the first time, it can take a while to orient yourself in a new fictional world. You need to work out the rules and patterns… Continue reading

Rebellions are Built on Hope

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As we welcome in a new year, we inevitably think about new beginnings. Resolutions, goals, fresh starts, hopes for the year to come. You might even say…new hopes. Yes, it’s a post about Star… Continue reading

Hostess with the mostess

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My childhood fantasy world didn’t involve dressing up in toilet roll and staging make-believe weddings or playing with dolls, pretending they were babies. That never really appealed to me. The one game that always made… Continue reading