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How To Organise Your Autumn & Winter To Be Read Pile

I may not be one of those people that sails through autumn and winter without a lull in their mood but I do appreciate the excellent reading conditions that the seasons afford. I'm all for reasons to wrap myself up in my blanket burrito. 

Since I've spent the past week or so trying to determ…

Autumn & Winter Manifesto 2017

this autumn and winter, i will:
take poppy to the woods  not lose my head
take an obligatory feet-in-leaves photograph  read a handful of cosy reads
light the seasonal candles  finish what I've started 
create a seasonal playlist for the evenings make the house more of a home
make a new recipe or two 

How To Get Out Of A Writing Slump

I was walking Poppy this morning, pj's on and parka zipped right up to my nose, when my brain got to thinking about the current creative fog that I find myself in and the possible ways that I could troubleshoot myself out of it. A few years ago, I shared advice on how to get out of a reading sl…

Things That Make Me Happy 75

family games of charades cruel summer playing in the sunshine michael scott, always  sweet honey  peppermint
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I have been sharing things that make me happy lists for years. If you'd like to read some more, you can scroll through the archive.

My Favourite Things 9

September flew by in the blink of an eye. It brought with it celebratory floor picnics, a second surgery for Poppy, a couple of little trips out and waving Cub off for her last year of university. 

September was a challenging month for me regarding my mental health. I reached out for help to find it…