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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

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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

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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

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Meet the cacti part 3: Introducing Theodore

This is Theodore. He is a tall lil dude, with many prickly fingers. He might be a succulent, but he’s never told me so I don’t like to ask. Theodore came into my life from my mum, who had been given him as a present. He was rather dehydrated, and lived in a very tall… Read More Meet the cacti part 3: Introducing Theodore

Blog, Outdoors, Self Discovery, Small Changes

Positive Impact

In recent years, it’s become increasingly important to me to live ever more softly on the land. I’ve been consumed by big thoughts, deep, soul-searching questions about my place on this little blue dot we call Earth. I wonder how I can best make an impact on the life around me. What can I do… Read More Positive Impact

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Morning Brew 12.11.2019

Brew #5 More thoughts on social media¬† Good morning! I’m wrapping my hands around a warm mug of tea this chilly November morning. I’ve a few free days, and am toying with the idea of having an intense freshen-up of my social media. I’m not sure what has spurred me on, but after closing accounts… Read More Morning Brew 12.11.2019

Blog, Mental Health, Outdoors

“Go for a walk”

I know I said this post would be my last about my experiences with mental health – but I had some thoughts I wanted to share! Over recent months, discussion of the mental health crisis has become increasingly visible in the media. Mental ill health is the largest single-source of burden of disease in the… Read More “Go for a walk”

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Small Changes: A Project

The year is drawing to a close ( I like to get ahead and think of the end of October as my starting point. Samhuinn and all that) and instead of resolutions, I’ve been using loose themes for the last few years. This last year I wanted to be more honest with myself and with… Read More Small Changes: A Project

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3 books, 3 points: October 2019

3 books, 3 points – October 2019¬† I’ve been a bit slack with the book reviews in recent months – I found myself in a little world where I just wanted to hunker down and read through a big pile of books, instead letting my thoughts mellow over time, swirling the words around in my… Read More 3 books, 3 points: October 2019

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Morning Brew, 28th October 2019

Brew #4 It’s the first frost of the year this morning; dusting the rooftops and windshields, beginning to glint as the light finds its way lazily over the hills. The clocks stayed an hour this weekend, and now autumn is arrived, inevitably, surely. It comforts me, in this time of upheaval, that each and every… Read More Morning Brew, 28th October 2019