Blog, Mental Health, Words

Together, apart

Together, apart.  After the memes. After the shouting, the knee-jerk buying, the panic, the refusal to accept. After the swarming of national parks. After the threats, the beating heart of community, the pleas on deaf ears. After the news, the updates, the endless, endless statistics. After it all. A slow acceptance of the trembling fear… Read More Together, apart

Blog, Books

3 Books 3 Points: March 2020

3 Books 3 Points: March 2020  Reviewing 3 books in 3 bullet points Hello all! It’s been a while, and I’m back with a book review that I’ve had on the go since January. I’ve started university again and it seems to have taken up all my brain space. Things seem to be settling down… Read More 3 Books 3 Points: March 2020

Blog, Living

Whimsical Bedroom Makeover with Photowall

Whimsical Bedroom Makeover with Photowall We moved in to our 1860’s cottage seven years ago and immediately painted everything white. If we were feeling so inclined, we managed a quick ‘feature wall’ in a neutral colour, just to add a bit of interest. Emergency decoration done, we relaxed into our new home, and over the… Read More Whimsical Bedroom Makeover with Photowall

Blog, Minimalism

Mellow Minimalism

Mellow Minimalism – Reflections   My last big ‘minimalism’ push was a few years ago now, when I spent a couple of years buying nothing. Since then I haven’t really posted that much about minimalism. I wanted to write a little about what I’ve been doing in that time, the effect it had on my life,… Read More Mellow Minimalism

Blog, Small Changes

Small Changes: Reusable Period Products

Small Changes: Reusable Period Products  One of my favourite small changes that I’ve made is to switch to reusable period products. I actually made the switch a few years ago now and I thought I’d write about why I’ve really enjoyed making the change. I grew up in a ‘don’t talk about periods’ house and… Read More Small Changes: Reusable Period Products

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Morning Brew, 6.1.2020

Morning Afternoon Brew, 6.1.2020 It’s actually the afternoon as I sit and sip scalding hot aeropress coffee and munch through a few lebkuchen left over from Christmas. The wind is blustering through bare trees outside, with rain coming in waves – battering the windows then retreating as clouds scud across wild skies. I managed to… Read More Morning Brew, 6.1.2020

Blog, Mental Health, Self Discovery

Ten Years On

It’s the day before New Year’s eve and it’s the end of a decade. I feel like I’ve missed something, missed out on years of time flashing past me before I noticed. I feel as though the years between 26 and 36 have been a blur. So much has happened, yet here I still am.… Read More Ten Years On

Blog, Books

3 Books, 3 points: December 2019

3 Books, 3 points: December 2019 Hello everyone, and welcome to December’s book review! It’s settling down into what I like to call ‘reading season’ – where you can stay immersed under a blanket with a good book as it’s dark and cold outside – perfect! Have you read any great books recently? I’ve been… Read More 3 Books, 3 points: December 2019

Blog, Self Discovery, Simplicity, Small Changes

Small changes: Natural deodorant by Norfolk Natural Living

Trying out a natural deodorant from Norfolk Natural Living. I’ve switched back and forth between deodorants for a few years now, always meaning to buy a natural version. I used a natural tin deodorant for a while, which worked, however I found my underarms getting irritated the longer I used it. After some research I… Read More Small changes: Natural deodorant by Norfolk Natural Living

Blog, Simplicity

Meet the cacti part 4: Introducing Benjamin

This little heap of prickles is Benjamin. He arrived as a present, a tiny, tiny little sphere covered in glassy spikes of rage. Benjamin lived in a tiny little pot, which was fine, as he was a tiny little cactus. He has a long name for such a little prickle. When Benjamin was small he… Read More Meet the cacti part 4: Introducing Benjamin