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The Seasonal Swap

My very, very favourite month is almost upon us, and although September has a terribly special place in my heart, there is no doubt that the shift into any new season whether it be Autumn or Spring, has its own challenges in terms of necessary changes in mindset, self-care, domesticity, food, routine and ritual. And so today I want to encourage you to set aside some time to really consider what the coming season will bring and what preparations are needed if you are to drift from season to season as seamlessly as can be. There is much to think about you see[...]

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Moving Forward

Recently, in an interview with Instyle, Cameron Diaz, who is the same age as me, said something that really struck a chord and captured exactly how I want to feel in the work I choose now...  I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now to re-organize and choose how I want to come back into the world. If I decide to... Right now I’m looking at the landscape of wellness and all that. But whatever I do, it has to be something I’m passionate about — something that just feels effortless. Effortless. Yes. That. Not something that has me feel[...]

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DOMESTIC DEPRESSION

The house is booming with anxiety. Booming I tell you. Finley is about to jet off to Paris and he is having absolute horrors about the entire matter. There is much to worry about. His first trip on an aeroplane after a lifetime of panic attacks at the very idea. The fright of the noise at take-off. His Dad's imaginary lack of organisational skills (though Mark has the entire trip planned with military detail: even down to the number of pairs socks I am to insist Finn pack and NOT A SOCK MORE!), French trains, French policeman with guns, French food secretly stuff[...]

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Domestic Situation

Domestic Situation Maybe you’ve heard about this. Maybe not.A man came home and chucked his girlfriend’s catIn the wood chipper. This really happened.Dinner wasn’t ready on time. A lotOf other little things went wrong. He spatOn her father, who came out when he learnedAbout it. He also broke her pinky,Stole her checks, and got her sister pregnant.But she stood by him, stood strong, through it all,Because she loved him. She loved him, you see.She actually said that, and then she wentAnd married him. She felt some unique call.Don’t try to understand what[...]

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The Pink Caravan Lady

I am stalking a lady with auburn hair. Not literally. I'm not prowling around her garden or trailing her around the supermarket. I'm not that weird. I'm simply stalking her in my head because she is fabulous and I want to be her. Or marry her. Or insist she be my best friend so a bit of her fabulousity could rub off on me. I fell in love with her house first. A huge Victorian villa on a road lined with them. Most elegant and lovely but none with a bright pink caravan in the front garden. For she of the auburn pin curls has a pink caravan in the garden, preside[...]

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