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cardboard toys

Newest obsession: toys made from cardboard. Because they’re simple, beautiful, storable and disposable. Recyclable, even! We’re trying hard to live with less, but it’s a struggle to let go – especially when it comes to things Orla has loved. Cardboard has its own in-built limited lifespan, removing the obligation to keep anything forever. Plus, before

Notes for my Daughter

  Not sure it’s really possible to fast-track wisdom, but in case it is, & in case I get hit by a bus, etc, an ongoing list:   Read! It doesn’t matter what – it will make your thoughts clearer, your mood lighter & your spelling better. Everyone thinks they are a good driver. Most

Hello 2014

Goodbye 2013, with a quiet NYE; no champagne, no spangly dresses. Instead, the lights from the tree, a glass of something stronger, a sleeping infant in the darkness upstairs.   2014 will be better. We promised ourselves this last year, too, but now, a year wiser, I see that we did nothing to make that

Podcast 21: Staying true to your own creative voice, with Helen Stephens

“Your brain goes off in nice creative tangents when you’re not thinking too hard.” Helen’s Instagram | twitter | website | shop (coming soon!)  Shop all of Helen’s books I know I seem to say this every week, but author and illustrator Helen Stephens is truly one of my very best friends. She’s also brilliantly

10 reasons why I’m voting Labour this week

Just a heads up before you read on – I’m getting political here, which is not something I do very often on this blog. If that’s not for you, I totally understand – feel free to skip this post, and normal service will resume tomorrow :).  1. The NHS. I worked for the NHS under

Some comments on Instagram Comment Pods

Comment pods sprung up around a year ago via one of the company’s advocating (and usually also selling) botting growth techniques. The premise is fairly simple: a group of Instagram users join together in DMs and agree to like and comment on one another’s posts. The idea is generally to do this quite promptly – ideally

Outfits from my 20s

I’ve always blogged in some capacity of another.  First there was livejournal – oh, livejournal – and then throughout my 20s a blog called From Wonderland with Love. (It’s long gone now, but there are still a few posts out there on the wayback machine, for those of you curious enough to look.) I didn’t have much