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Snowfall and Firelight

Snowfall and Firelight. So another week passes by in this endless lockdown. I’m at the point where all time is blurring into one. What day is it? Who knows. But this week at least brought some change in the form of snow – a good few inches here in Yorkshire. Standing at the doorway, watching… Read More Snowfall and Firelight

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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

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Simple things

Wrapping my hands around my mug of hot tea, I looked through the steam to the window beyond. Time stands still in the shed; a place to contemplate, observe. A chair, and a blanket, and a tiny spider spinning webs in the corner. It’s cold today. I make dragon-breath with my exhalations, pulling my hood… Read More Simple things

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Time to change

  The leaves of the silver birch rustle delicately in a lukewarm breeze, rippling shadows onto the grass, rippling sea song to my ears. My eyes take in translucent stream lazily curling from a patterned mug, dark strong coffee cooling slowly from rosebuds and clay. A juvenile robin explores under the blackcurrant bush, a ball of… Read More Time to change

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Simple Beauty – minimal face and body oil

We buy shower gels and soaps that dry our skin. We buy moisturisers to replenish this lost moisture. We buy concoctions of god knows what to cover our lines and wrinkles and fill in pores and glide over spots. We work our hands to the bone then buy creams and products to make our nails… Read More Simple Beauty – minimal face and body oil

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The application of minimalism

Applying minimalism. Let’s face it. Minimalism is sexy. Shiny. Aspirational…. …unachievable? Minimalism to me isn’t always about giving all your stuff away. In fact, it might not ever be about giving all your stuff away. To me, the meaning of minimalism is simplifying, only using and owning what is necessary, focusing on important things rather… Read More The application of minimalism