A Defence of Mess

I’ve been messy my whole life. To my mother’s (and Dan’s) chagrin, I’ve always been happy to step over a pile of washing or work around an obstacle course of bits and pieces I haven’t put away. This extends into the way I work – despite choosing a small desk precisely because of my messiness,

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Rethinking Slow Living

I’ve been rethinking slow living. I’d fallen off the wagon for a little while in the tumultuous period when we were moving, but I also feel like I’ve never really known what “slow living” actually is. Which I realise sounds ludicrous from a self-styled slow living blogger. I thought that by writing about it I’d figure

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How To Set Goals That Encourage Action

We all have goals, even if they’re so loose they’re more or less just dreams. Goal setting is something I struggled with for a while; I had a blurry, imaginary vision of what I wanted my life to look like, but just couldn’t find a way to connect the dots and set firm goals to

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The Power of ‘Not Yet’

A quick word before we start: We’ve been talking a lot about slow marketing and developing our businesses over here, and I hope that there have been some transferable nuggets for those of you not in the business of business. This blog started as a slow living blog, and, while I’ve been justifying the marketing

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How To Get Inspired – from the Instagram Community

I quite often ask big open-ended questions in my Instagram captions. I love seeing how different people’s brains work, how differently we all see the world, but also how many threads of similarity bind us together. Of nothing is this more true than creative inspiration. From the conversations I have almost daily with Insta pals,

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Health, Happiness and Hustle

Any mention of ‘self care’ gets a bit of an eye roll from me, to be honest. Aside from the odd bubble bath it’s never something I’ve gone in for, using stress and Lucozade to get me sleeplessly through deadlines, exams and web builds. While I understand its importance for the chronically ill, the ‘hashtagification

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