When I was 17, I stopped reading magazines. It was an easy decision, really – not paying £6 a month for a glossy, floppy book of generic advertising and thinly-veiled criticism. In many ways it was too late; the damage …

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So grateful to call this amazing home ours for a lifetime. A few of my favourite reasons… the front If you have eyes you should be able to see why. Our front door has a big rough-cut old key and …

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Have you discovered Steller yet? I’m a bit obsessed… It’s a storytelling app that feels like a total game changer for all social media. Who wants a blog post when you can have a beautiful, photo heavy, swipeable mini book? …

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Picking up a real camera again after a long, long time is fairly daunting. It’s been a lifetime really – if you’re Orla, anyway. But when Samsung offered to send me a lovely white NX300 to play around with, I …

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A little ode to babywearing – one of the few parenting tips I offer to any new/expectant parents I meet. Not that I know all the answers, but because the stretchy sling I bought before Orla was born was possibly …

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The twilight season. In the city I’ve always grumbled that the autumn & winter months are full of fraud; acrylic knitwear for too-hot homes, flame-effect fires, plastic evergreens & grey slushy snow. Out here it’s different. I swear, it’s not …

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Sometimes I catch little bits of stories on the wind & don’t know who they belong to. So, I scribble them down in the back of notebooks or save them to my phone, then forget all about them. So, I’ve …

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Not the ubiquitous ‘what’s in my bag’ post (crushed baby crisps, used tissues & the same novel I’ve been reading for the last 7 months), but Orla’s bag, a snapshot of her little life, right now. ‘Ba’!’ she exclaims, dragging …

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