Are you going to a Summer Festival this year? I am no Glastonbury-girl but I am now super-comfortable at one that we return to year on year with our children. This is my list of 10 essentials that make for a brilliant weekend away.
Do we use our children & family commitments as a shield? A handy cover-up when called to places we aren’t in the mood for - or perhaps to hide behind when socialising? What happens as they grow up and we aren’t needed so much? Step in the dogs...
Yesterday, utter stupidity dictated that I pour £30 of petrol into my diesel engined car. Not very bright, but crap happens. What came out of it though, was an interesting social experiment and a good lesson in customer service.
If I were a dog, I’d want to lie, sniff, possibly dig, jump, rest and play on the ground in the sunshine and likely in the rain too. My four paws wouldn’t want too much in the way of small gravel and I’d need some purchase from the ground I play on!
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This morning I took my dog for a walk over Suffolk Heath, a place close to my heart. After school holidays and winter bugs have dictated life indoors for a number of weeks, getting outside ALONE is precious. This post is all about the benefits of downing tools and getting outside for 30 mins.
If your next-door neighbours are converting their basement into a cinema room, I imagine this has a horrible effect on you - but leaving the extremes of the digger - what’s your regular listen as you work?Golden silence, whistling, heavy metal or spoken word?
On our recent jaunts around the country to visit friends, we went by train. Super cheap, no arguments about what music on the stereo and no stops at the service stations that set me back at least a tenner per pee (via visits to the shop). What really got me thinking though, was the amount of dogs I saw on the trains, I didn’t even know this was a thing!
Comparison, we all fall. Today I listened to a superb podcast episode by Kayte Ferris of Simple & Seaon, who has a new podcast called 'Grow With Soul'. Today she interviewed the very talented Kara Leigh Ford a ceramicist from Somerset and maker of some beautiful works. One of the subjects they covered was the brilliantly termed 'Comparisonitis'. (wish I'd thought of that name first).
When working at Latitude Festival a couple of weeks ago, I found a stall called ‘Simon Says Fork Out’. His is a business that hits all my buttons, creative upcycling, making something beautiful from things discarded, in this case Silver Cutlery. Occasionally, I happen upon something that stops me in my tracks, when was the last time this happened for you? I’d love to know.
Much of my learning about blogging has lead to my embarking on oodles of necessary reading. I’ve been researching well-written blogs, not so much the ‘How to’ variety, more finding and spending time on various websites and perhaps engaging with those that run blogs alongside their businesses. I’ve met some really interesting people along the way…