• bump in the night

    This whole house speaks. It creaks and yawns around me as I move, tiptoeing across the floor from the softly curled apostrophe of my daughter’s sleeping form. A comma, a pause, she never quite hits full stop. The doors sing on their hinges, need slamming into their frames. Three floors of ancient pipes clunk and

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  • morning scenes

    Mornings are sort of my favourite. I say sort of, because I’m really quite terrible at getting up: pulling myself out of bed every morning is like leaving the womb again on a daily basis. But once I’m finally free from the duvet’s embrace, I honestly do love the morning: the clean light, the smell

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  • a room with a view

    I was the kind of child who lived in a perpetual daydream; the cars were boats, the roads canals, and the clouds on the horizon, above the houses, were definitely snow covered hills. Some days I’d stare at them so long & hard I couldn’t even be sure any more; were there mountains there? Had

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  • embrace spring

    ten ways I am embracing spring (in February, but whatevs) planting flowering bulbs in the frost-thawed soil lounging (& snoozing) in soft patches of sunlight skipping about in these pastel pink shoes stuffing daffodils into old milk bottles on sunny windowsills reading these poems by the wonderful Mary Oliver washing the windows so the light

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  • a simple christmas

    I really like Christmas. It’s sentimental, I know, but I just really like it… It’s nearly here. I’m snatching quiet moments here & there, listening to my favourite Christmas songs, doing the simple creative things that make me feel connected to this new home. Weaving wreaths & garlands from foraged evergreens, baking spiced snowflakes and

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