The Community Independent Christmas Gift Guide

I’m doing something a little different with my independent Christmas gift guide this year. 2017 has been an incredible and life-changing year for me, and that has been down in no small part to the people I’ve met and connected with online (and sometimes real life!) this year. I’ve been inspired, encouraged and supported by

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What Happens When Your Hobby Becomes Your Work

This post title could just have easily had a question mark on the end, because I am nowhere near figuring this out. In fact, I’ve only just realised turning my blog into my business constitutes as such a thing, and has subsequently left a free-time activity vacuum in my life. The realisation came a few weeks

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A Hooray For Blanket Season

I’ve always felt that one of the great downsides of summer is the distinct lack of blankets. There’s something erroneous (not to mention sweaty) about layering up with great woollen textiles when it’s 22 degrees and baking sun outside. But (dare I say thankfully?!) in the last few weeks it’s turned cold. Really cold. The

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Reclaiming Selfishness

Selfish is a dirty word. We learn as children that selfish is just about the worst thing we can be – when someone takes our toy it’s us that are scolded for being selfish and not sharing; when we do things that make us feel good we’re told we’re selfish, that we should show more

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On Long Drives and Finding White Space

Since moving up here, I’ve gotten into driving. I’ve never been the driver – Dan is the one who drives us to holiday destinations and restaurants, while I’ve always kept my journeys to an hour max. Not that I’m a nervous driver, we’ve just always lived in places where everything I need is on the

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