• Resources for calm, growth and self-reflection during isolation

    Right now, the current situation looks different for many people, with some people completely self-isolating (…

  • What makes a good life?

    One of the podcasts I particularly enjoy is The Good Life Unravelled by Elizabeth Dhokia.  …

  • Eat: Outside-In Food Court, Portsmouth

    Going out for dinner, or even ordering take-away inevitably results in a stand-off between Liam …

  • Why can’t I relax and do nothing?

    I remember some years ago a work colleague mentioned to me that she had gone …

  • Stay: A weekend in Somerset
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    Stay: A weekend in Somerset

    A few weekends back Liam and I hopped in the car (packed full of snacks, wellie boots and cardigans) and headed off for a relaxing weekend in Crewkerne in Somerset. I love Somerset – it’s only a couple of hours…

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    Autumn details
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    Autumn details

    For me, the joy of Autumn is found in the details.  The smooth shine of the conker hidden in my coat pocket and the way it feels when I turn it over in my hand whilst walking the dog.  The…

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    Autumn intentions and inspiration
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    Autumn intentions and inspiration

    Today is the Autumn equinox – the official first day of Autumn for us in the Northern Hemisphere.  From now on the days will start drawing in until the winter solstice on the 22 December (which seems so long away…

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    Victorious Festival Highlights 2019
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    Victorious Festival Highlights 2019

    It already feels like a long, long time since I was standing in a field in Portsmouth with my brother, gripping a pint of vaguely warm beer and yelling along to James Bay – “lonely water, won’t youuu, let us…

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    Tips for a doggy staycation
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    Tips for a doggy staycation

    As many of you who have been reading this blog for some time will know, Bodhi the dog tends to come along for most of my adventures – whether big (spending several weeks in France) or small (walking to the…

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