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#StayHome Photo Challenge – The Rainbow

What an amazing and heartwarming response to last week’s prompt! Within minutes of the email landing I was being tagged in creations on Instagram. No two are the same, all crammed full of narrative and real life and our beautiful humanness. As Lindsay said in her comment on the last challenge, “so many are looking

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#StayHome Photo Challenge – The Windowsill

In stressful times I have a few default coping mechanisms: shopping, creativity and community. Given the first one is not especially available in the current climate, I wanted to offer us all a small way to create and connect in the coming weeks of social isolation, and document our days from a shared perspective. This

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How to keep going when your idea feels too big

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to take something from the idea stage to an actual reality. We like to think it’s simple – make a plan, follow the steps, achieve the imagined result. And in practical terms that’s pretty much true. The problem is, much to capitalism’s dismay, we’re not

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Recipe: Festive Mulled Cider

I don’t really like mulled wine. I mean, in theory it’s wonderful – warm, festive and alcoholic – but in reality it’s always a bit sharp, a bit too sweet, a bit like somebody scraped up the dust at the bottom of their spice cupboard and mixed it with the cheapest wine in ALDI. Mulled

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The Big Planner Post – choosing the best diary for 2020

I bloody love planners. I love the possibility of them; all those neat, orderly lines and boxes waiting to be filled. But I also have commitment issues. Like choosing a wedding dress, you only really get to have one. Thankfully, unlike most weddings, planners come with the potential for a do-over every December. I asked

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iPhone camera vs the Olympus PEN {AD}

“The best camera is always the one that’s with you.” An adage for an Instagram generation, where we photograph everything and anything and make our daily lives the subject in our work. It’s a style that was born directly out of smartphone photography – the shots people took when they left the heavy weight of

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