Search Results for: live with less

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 27: Brand styling the psychology of colour, with The Brand Stylist

“it helps you make meaningful, intentional decision that should last a lot longer than fashion” Fiona Humberstone empowers entrepreneurs to create powerful brands. A bestselling author and fearless entrepreneur, we met, somewhat randomly, on a ship in the Thames earlier this summer, where I was struck by her insight,  enthusiasm and warmth. I called her

self belief & the hideous sundress

When I was aged 7 or 8, I fell in love with a hideous sundress.  It was in this store my mother dragged us around on a weekly basis – an outlet for cheaply-priced factory seconds and unsold stock from larger highstreet chains. We didn’t have a lot of money and my Mum had 3

Podcast 23: How to stop playing small, with Tara Mohr

“A lot of us have some sort of sinking, subtle awareness that we’re playing small – even if we don’t know exactly what we mean by that. We have this feeling – I’m hiding, I’m holding back, I’m not using my gifts, I’m not really trusting my ideas.” Tara’s website | blog | Instagram | Twitter  Sound familiar?

Our Wedding

Oh hey, remember that time I got married? It was a year ago, to be precise – and if you’d asked me then I’d never have believed it would take me a whole 12 months to get around to writing about it. Even now, I’m not sure why it did. Because I wanted to hold it