REVIEW – BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIBING BEYOND FEAR BY ElIZABETH GILBERT

REVIEW – BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIBING BEYOND FEAR BY ElIZABETH GILBERT

Literature | Review Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert                                                                 Gilbert’s Big Magic is undoubtedly a self help book, in fact, she states that fact clearly. Its message is cast in a light of positivity at all times; can this be annoying at times? Sure it does but after all, it is a self help book and an interesting one which develops momentum as you follow

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THE IMPORTANCE OF REWILDING & REVIEW OF 30 DAYS OF REWILDING BY LUCY AITKENREAD’

THE IMPORTANCE OF REWILDING & REVIEW OF 30 DAYS OF REWILDING BY  LUCY AITKENREAD’

I’ve returned. Returned from a magical holiday in Sussex where we stayed on a little farm with an orchard, twenty minutes away from two seaside locations and I have to tell you, it has reignited a great wildness in my heart. Every evening after our dinner as the farmers packed up their day’s labour Ayla asked for “orchard” never had red ruby spheres brought such joy to her as she pointed out the cooking apples from the eating ones and crunched on apples she had picked herself. As sheep grazed then scattered from beneath the trees, the sun would slowly

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WOW FESTIVAL , SOCIAL MEDIA & A DASH OF LIFE

WOW I have so much to write, yet I am unsure as to how coherently I am able to put it down. I want to begin with a few words on the WOW festival which my sister and I went to last month and I have to say it was an eye opener and I certainly plan on going next year. One of my favourite talks was called Who Owns Your Body in which an array of subjects from public breastfeeding (not allowed in America- what the hell) S&M, 50 shades of grey to the portrayal of women in music videos

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REVIEW : H IS FOR HAWK BY HELEN MACDONALD

Literature | Review H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald                                                                  Macdonald’s H is for Hawk is without a doubt “nature writing” at its finest. It’s the winner of the Samuel Johnson prize as well as the Costa biography award. Its beautifully written prose is poetic, sharp and mesmerizing all at once. Since childhood, Macdonald a writer and historian had a love for falconry. Knowledge that it belonged to a Victorian history made up of the male upper class didn’t seem to faze her in the slightest. When MacDonald’s father dies, she finds herself dealing with her grief by focusing

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MOTHERHOOD & CREATIVITY SERIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTEMIS RUSSELL

Interview | Artemis Russell                                           Motherhood & Creativity                                                            Artemis Russell is the incredible talent behind the popular Junkaholique blog and the other half of Rust jewellery which she runs with her husband. She makes clothes for her daughter; soft toys, house furnishings and more. Here she discusses the fine juggling act of motherhood and work as well as tiredness and creativity. Has your creativity level changed since becoming a mother? Is

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AN ORDINARY SUNDAY, AT THE FARM

What a sublime nose dripping, finger numbing, eyes streaming, chilly day.  Each sense was opened and each used breath could be traced out of the nostril and mouth in a plume of vapour. The day was filled the mother toddler song, ” please put your bobble hat on, it’s collllllld” and in reply was “no pleaaase” and sometimes she did, sometimes she didn’t. We moved our feet through thick mud with enjoyment, something I never grew out of. In one moment there was rain, the next exhilarating cold then a flash of sunshine. Once our fingers were beyond numb and

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LUCY AITKENREAD: MOTHERHOOD, CHILDREN’S RIGHT, YURT LIVING & WRITING

Interview | Lucy AitkenRead She’s an advocator of children’s rights; attachment and gentle parenting,  feminist awareness, eco responsibilitscreenall things important in the world. Her blog and message is always full of hope and is unavoidably infectious. Any first time parent with wobbly thoughts should be pointed in the direction of her blog and allow that positivity to seep through. Her blog is one of the most influential, authentic reads I have happened across online and couldn’t go without sharing it with you. Lucy was kind enough to spare me some time to answer a few questions on parenting style, writing

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LATELY

Happy New Year! Or is that old already!? Doesn’t matter, I still wish you it. I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday and managed to spend some quality time with loved ones as that’s what it’s all about even though my entire family except Ayla thankfully, came down with this god awful bug doing it’s rounds, we were all ill within loving company! probably how it passed through to each other. As you can see. I’m not a regular blogger, I find it impossible to find the time to keep it up the way I did before Ayla came along,

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CURRENT READS

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald  & We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

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CURRENT READ: THIRST BY KERRY HUDSON

published by Chatto & Windus

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