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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

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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

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Morning Brew, 21.9.2019

Brew #3. I woke before the alarm today, something that happens very very rarely in my life! I spent an hour snuggled in the duvet, slowly coming round and being sat on by the cat. She found a comfy spot between my arm and head somehow, and proceeded to curl into a purring circle. So… Read More Morning Brew, 21.9.2019

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Division

Deep in my Facebook bubble, I lounge in the echo chamber of my opinions. The occasional news items that pop up reinforce my leftie politics, lulling me into a false sense of hope. My blocked word list on Twitter grows longer by the day, cushioning my interactions and filling my timeline instead with nature, flowers… Read More Division

Blog, Outdoors

Above

Humans are a rum old species. In the last few hundred years we seem to have entirely removed ourselves from the natural world in the name of progress – this progress, being, of course, entirely defined in human terms. Anything seen only through our eyes is debatable at best. How can we know true nature… Read More Above

Blog, Self Discovery

Thirds, acceptance and truth

Birds swirl high on thermals above, sky-free, wind-soaring. I watch and relax my eyes, following one, then another, and drifting in my thoughts as those carefree wings circle on feathers lighter than air. I’m drawn back to a theme that’s been running at the back of my mind on a loop for a while. The… Read More Thirds, acceptance and truth

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Sphere

The world turns, as washed-out light reflects from sparkling seas, As the winds howl, salt against skin, rocks beneath bare feet tick away infinite time. The world turns, as sand grains move in sheets, as seaweeds become brittle in the breeze, The shoreline ebbs and falls in endless breaths, dark slate clouds rip angrily across… Read More Sphere

Blog, Simplicity

How to declutter your mind

Many people are attracted to minimalism as a way not only to get rid of too many physical objects, accumulated over years, but to clear their mind, to give themselves more space to find what truly matters, and to quiet the whirling thoughts that so many of us experience nowadays in this hectic, 24/7 world.… Read More How to declutter your mind