The In-Between

Bright green,with a scent – sweet in the warm air of this summer evening –I pause,inhaling the welcoming smell of the clearing,hearing birdsong in every direction,occasionally joined by the sound of a train, or plane,the bark of a dog,or chatter of friends whose words float towards me as I sit. I am restless and still…

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Small creative things to help you feel like yourself…

When you’re a mum and you’re dealing with children (especially little ones), it can be really easy to lose sight of your creative self. Whether that’s because you just don’t have time, or because you are no longer working in the field you used to, where you got your creative outlet – there are often…

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Outside, Inside, & Stillness

How often do you just sit outside in the garden, assuming you have one that is, and just listen to the birds? How often do you simply watch your children play? Sometimes I can get so caught up in the busyness of my day-to-day – even though my general day’s are not exceptionally busy, I…

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5 Tips On Encouragement

We all need encouragement. Encouragement is so important for growth and development, and for building confidence and mastery, especially when you’re a mum and you get no real feedback. Anyone who worries that too much encouragement makes for arrogance and big-headedness is missing the point, and living with a a fear of scarcity. So here…

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The Temptation of ‘Out There’

I used to imagine my dream home – what it would look like, the kind of building it would be, the number and purpose and colours of the rooms. I planned the furniture, the clothes and equipment I would have, and envisioned where it would all go. And I imagined that once I had it…

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Rose

Long stemmed and pink, Perfect, With petals like kisses which make you blush – So deep and tender and full – You look away embarrassed As if caught prying into something private, Intimate. So many folds and twists are Enticing, Soft velvet touch – Comforting As though she has a maternal instinct To shelter and…

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