Thought for the Day: it takes time 

Drawing inspiration from William Wilberforce, Rosa Parks and the Suffragettes, here are some thoughts on progress… Listen here. 

Know Thyself; on running your race and taking dodgy personality tests 

We decided to walk the length of Portstewart Strand and found that with each step, the beach bustle became quieter – as we passed the Windbreaker-in-any-Weather families, the enthusiastic games of “beach volleyball” (quotation marks intended), the romantic wanderers and the new puppies, the sand looked more vast and more ‘ours’. We got to theContinue reading “Know Thyself; on running your race and taking dodgy personality tests “

Ode to Margin

Restez hors des marges! (Stay out of the margins!) The eternal call of the school swimming teacher as he watched our little bodies squiggingly attempt a world record number of laps, or at least more than the new girl who seemed to have never before seen water in all of her entire little life.  PullContinue reading “Ode to Margin”

A morning with Bluebird

When I was younger, my friend Noemie used to come to my house everyday at 7.25AM (with the absolute precision that only Swiss people are capable of) so that we could walk to school together. We were hardcore school buddies, choosing to sit next to each other whenever we got the chance and dilly-dallying ourContinue reading “A morning with Bluebird”

DIY Christmas: Honeycomb Fudge

And we’re back! So glad to hear you enjoyed the honeycomb recipe on Tuesday. I’m still munching & crunching myself! Hopefully you’ve saved some, though, because today I’m going to show you how to make honeycomb fudge. You will need: 1 tin of condensed milk 80 grams of butter 150 soft brown sugar Vanilla essenceContinue reading “DIY Christmas: Honeycomb Fudge”

DIY CHRISTMAS: Honeycomb

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m back with another DIY Christmas tutorial today – and it’s a TWO PART WONDER! I embarked upon the journey of making honeycomb fudge…and in the process, discovered that honeycomb is also totally delicious on its own. So, on Saturday, I’ll share my fudge recipe with you. But today, the honeycomb. I wasContinue reading “DIY CHRISTMAS: Honeycomb”

Happy DIY Christmas: Sugar Body Scrub

Happy 1st of December! Oh my goodness. I can’t believe it’s here already and I’m super excited to be kicking it off with the first part of a trilogy of DIY Christmas Crafts! I find that creating is something I just kind of have to do: whether it’s creating a nutritious meal or solution to aContinue reading “Happy DIY Christmas: Sugar Body Scrub”

On the turning of the seasons; or letting go.

I watch the seasons as they dance onto centre-stage like clockwork, when their names are called. As each hears its melody, it performs with its own light and shadows and palette of colours to embolden, bringing to life its charge. Sometimes a season may linger like a lover’s scent, other time it wipes the slate cleanContinue reading “On the turning of the seasons; or letting go.”

Thoughts before the Big Adventure

It’s the night before our Big Adventure and it feels like Christmas Eve, and also like we’re about to jump into the absolute unknown. Wow. I remember a conversation Dan and I had a few months ago. We quiz each other, every now and then, on our dreams, on where we’re going, on what weContinue reading “Thoughts before the Big Adventure”

Creativity, rest and “inhaling good air” in Carlingford

Hey friends! Another Monday is here: hope yours is going well! We have just under two weeks before our great adventure so we’re making lists, finishing up work projects, making sure nothing will blow up when we’re away, etc… It was nice to change the pace yesterday afternoon for a wee road trip. I’d neverContinue reading “Creativity, rest and “inhaling good air” in Carlingford”