Blog, Simplicity, Words

What do I have?

What do I have here? This girl, armed with a pen and a notebook, defiance and vulnerability, an idea and a song. What do I have, when all else is stripped away – shaving down piles of consumerism, trinkets and toys. A layer, as I sit, surrounds me in an orbit of products, collections, the… Read More What do I have?

Blog, Simplicity, Words

Niches aren’t for everyone

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve read blogging advice posts. Free downloads of ‘how to build your blog’, filled with audience targets, email capture, guest posting and most of all, defining your niche. A niche is a focus, a subject that your blog will be based around. Sports, for example. Fashion. Cooking. Er,… Read More Niches aren’t for everyone

Blog, Minimalism, Simplicity

The Life Energy Experiment – value in different terms

The Life Energy Experiment – value in different terms  Recently, Catherine at The Midlands Minimalist wrote an amazing post that really got me thinking. When we purchase an item, we think in terms of money, of expense. But what is easily overlooked is the inherent value of the item in real terms. What really interested… Read More The Life Energy Experiment – value in different terms

Blog, Simplicity

Ethical Beauty Products – Minimalist Make-Up

Since following a more natural lifestyle, it’s become more important to me to use natural beauty products. Over time I’ve managed to replace my make-up with natural alternatives. It’s hard to find a product that’s cruelty-free and natural, a lot are either one or the other! Here are my current favourites. I’d love to hear… Read More Ethical Beauty Products – Minimalist Make-Up

Blog, Simplicity, Words

Ouch

Ouch  I pulled my glutes. At first it was kinda funny that I pulled my bum and all, but after making it worse by trying to carry on, I’m not really laughing any more. I tried to stand up last night, muscles ripping tears from my eyes in pain and frustration. Seizing up, shutting down.… Read More Ouch

Blog, Simplicity

Lemon Tea and Many Thoughts

  Lemon Tea and Many Thoughts  I start with the intention of tea. My body craves acidity, craves pureness, tang, taste. Outside, a crisp blue sky is waiting, a welcome change from the endless days of rain, fog and cloud that have been the past few months in the UK. I eschew the teabag, leaving… Read More Lemon Tea and Many Thoughts

Blog, Self Discovery, Simplicity

Letting go of early mornings

Letting go of early mornings Oh I’ve tried. I’ve tried to become a morning person. I’ve read blogs about increasing productivity, about gradually waking earlier to enjoy the silence of the day, about using the extra hours to meditate, to write, to walk and be in nature. I’ve tried setting my alarm gradually earlier, I’ve… Read More Letting go of early mornings

Blog, Outdoors, Simplicity

Raindrops

  Raindrops. A grey sky stretches on endlessly, fat drops of moisture falling, as if for ever. The vibrant shades of the valley are muted, leaves covered with a wet sheen that serves to reflect back the many colours of grey. The sound is soft, comforting. The constant splodge of hundreds of fat droplets into… Read More Raindrops

Blog, Simplicity

Cocoon

  Cocoon.  It’s around this time of year that I frequently find myself in a coffee shop, in an oversized hoodie that hangs down to my knees, strong, black coffee curling steam into the air. I often find a spot beneath heaters and breathe in bread and beans, conversation and laughter, food and flour. October… Read More Cocoon

Blog, Minimalism, Self Discovery, Simplicity

Pursuit

  Some people are surprised when they enter my house. Living the minimalist label conveys a certain image of how your home should look. Shiny, spick and span. No clutter. No storage for clutter. Clean, empty surfaces, an uncomfortable designer chair or two, some ludicrous artwork. My house does not look like that. What I… Read More Pursuit