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On not writing

Annie Dillard rightly says in her book ‘The Writing Life’ How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives Obvious isn’t it? If someone were to analyse my life what would it look like my priorities were? I do a lot of different things, I love learning and trying new things. […]

Living well Simplicity

Small kindesses

One of the things which has turned me away from the minimalist movement (and thinking more about simplicity instead) is how cold I found it to be – for me at any rate. I got rid of so many things, many I now regret, and I think it made my life a little less enjoyable. […]

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Wondering

Oh, I struggle with this site, and once again the domain name is up for renewal and I wonder if I should bother paying out the £30 odd a year it takes to keep it up and running. There is a part of me that would like to say ‘sod it’ and do all of […]

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On not following your passion

There has long been the idea of following your passion or your bliss will lead you to your vocation, your truth… I’ve always struggled with it, I want to do so many things! More recently Elizabeth Gilbert talks about following your curiousity as being a much more gentle way of working. Jessica Abel talks about […]

Living well Photography

Snaps as small pleasures

July last year I had a photography exhibition, received artist mentoring and ran community photography workshops. I decided to focus in on my Instagram and develop that as a way to grow my photography business. My photography business has grown a little, I’ve just finished going into best practice schools for a very large and […]

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Don’t be so silly

Recently I have started to become aware of the fact that I quite often say to myself: Don’t be so silly And that’s the kind version, there are other versions which can be quite nasty. I suspect that I am only catching the odd slap-down here and there, there are probably more. What that sentence […]

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Changing tastes

I have always loved dark, twisted books and TV. But there seems to be something happening to my tastes, they are changing quite considerably. I’ve written before about how I can’t watch Game of Thrones, and this same thing is affecting all the TV I watch and even the books I read. I don’t want […]