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Stay Home Photo Challenge – In Your Hands

Our little challenge made the news this week! UK news site The Metro and Dutch newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws both shared details of what we’ve been doing alongside some of the creations from the community. Big congratulations to those whose photos were featured. The creativity in all the responses continued to completely blow me away!

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#StayHome Photo Challenge – On The Table

How will you remember this time? ​ I’ve been cataloguing my life in photos since before Orla was born and somehow, they seem to hold memories better than words. Each scroll of my camera roll is like uncorking bottles from the past: the strong black tea I drank with a tiny baby Orla asleep on

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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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