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Things That Make Me Happy 89

workspaces plastered in things to inspire  when the sky takes on different gradients
when pitching to clients pays off
southern oak trees 
a tidy house

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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 …

100 Christmas Gift Ideas

This blog post is part of a Debenhams Christmas Wishlist campaign. 

It's that time of the year again, pals!

It's time to see what set of lights packed up at the end of last year and how you can possibly elevate last year's gourmet festive sandwich filling.

In the spirit of giving, I'…

Things That Make Me Happy 88

sorting through the recycling, weirdly enough?!  scooping up the crispy bits of fries left at the bottom of the bag   when I realise that something is easier than I thought it'd be being wrapped up warm but still feeling the sea air hit my face 
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I have been sharing things that make m…

Six Months of Patreon (ft. brand new rewards!)

It has been six months since I launched my Patreon page and it has been one of the best things I've ever done and I once spent a whole summer eating lasagne sandwiches for lunch.

I most definitely underestimated just how much the experience would change me not only as a creator but as a person…

Things That Make Me Happy 87

waking up to find poppy snuggled into me  being cooked for   the fact that i'm beginning to realise my potential after years of doubting myself  randomly dropping myself into google maps and exploring the place i've landed...
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autumn & winter manifesto 2018

This autumn and winter, I will:
up my biz game (need help with words?) and my patreon game (join us?) keep up with my admin   and file my first tax return  head to devon for a family adventure and share a blog post about it  make some new comforting meals get better at insta stories buy some prints…

Independent Bookshop: Book Barn International, Somerset

Book Barn International, a bookish haunt that I'm particularly fond of, held a kilo sale over the bank holiday weekend where you could fill a box with secondhand books for just £2.

As a strong believer in the idea that you can never own too many books, I decided to drag my family along for a br…

Things That Make Me Happy 86

therapy calls that illuminate rather than frustrate  being the first to the pastries so I can pick the one with the most icing  nurturing my rational voice  the last day of holidays where you actually feel excited to go home and put plans in place as opposed to miserable that it is coming to an end

(ph…

FREE Downloadable Creative Prompts Guide!

It has been nearly twelve months since I last shared some creative prompts to help kick-start your creativity so I decided to sit down and create a free downloadable guide comprised of 50 of them to make up for it.

The apologetic blogger equivalent of a bouquet of garage forecourt flowers! 

The gui…

Book Haul feat. Celeste Ng

It has been a little while, huh?! Let's just skip the traditional blogger apology, where I fill you in on all of the things I've been up to outside of this blog, and get to the most important part...I have new books!

If you've read any of the following, or end up adding any of them to yo…