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Autumn & Anticipation

Autumn has slipped beneath the doorways and settled on every surface, like a layer of dust. The first rumbles of Autumn called to me like a reprieve, following a Summer where the world seemed ready to be rid of us. Autumn swept in to douse the flames and press moisture into the earth, and coax…… Continue reading Autumn & Anticipation

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Now Time for the Weather

Two weeks ago was hot, like a summertime inferno. One week ago was cold, like deep and despairing wintertime. And today it is warm. Cardigan weather, perhaps. It’s the time of year where the seasons flex their muscles and battle for dominance. It’s a tug of war that shifts the weather faster than I switch…… Continue reading Now Time for the Weather

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The Extravaganza, and Home

My footprints are all over the globe, as I’ve trekked and trawled and slipped and stumbled in snow and rain and cyclonic winds. But also blue skies; bitterly cold, but blue. I’ve seen land locks and mountains and oceans, sailed canals and lakes, bathed in history, and seen four countries in one day. Tonight I’m…… Continue reading The Extravaganza, and Home

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Finding Joy, Greeting Spring.

In life, you make joy or you find joy or you’re given joy, and when you discover a source of joy, you have to seize it. These joyful things slip away and reappear, or sprout  from somewhere unexpected, and that’s okay. Just make sure that your arms are always open to receiving joy, and your…… Continue reading Finding Joy, Greeting Spring.

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Rosie Chai

It’s warm inside which is lucky because it’s cold outside, because the sky’s realised it isn’t summer anymore and maybe it’s sorry for that heatwave which lasted for weeks. There’s smoke in the sky because all the fires are burning and one day we’ll be sorry for that pollution which lasted for centuries. But I…… Continue reading Rosie Chai

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Dear, 365 Days

Write yourself a letter and post some perspective. Write to yourself in a year’s time, and don’t look at it again until that time. Share your thoughts and ideas, and you’ll be able to reflect on that progress or lack thereof. Most of all, I recommend mentioning what’s stressing you now. More than likely, in…… Continue reading Dear, 365 Days

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To Do: Bucket Edition

I have a mental bucket list, scrawled down somewhere in the back of my mind. A bucket list’s greatest shortcoming is that there’s no known time frame; you can put off each item to ‘another year’, and you never really know when your opportunities will end. So 20 things to do before 20 is a…… Continue reading To Do: Bucket Edition