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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

  • Of witches and wise women

    At this time of witches, wizards, goblins and ghosties, I was reflecting on what I would dress up as. I always dress up as a witch. You know the rigmarole: black dress, pointy hat, big nose, ugly facial warts and a broomstick. And this year I […]

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  • Blogoversary Giveaway!

    I am celebrating one year of the Dreaming Aloud blog!  Oh what a journey it has been! And oh how wonderful it has been to share it with you all. I couldn’t have guessed how much brighter and fuller my would become as a blogger. I […]

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  • Christmas…already????

    Yup! Over at Thrifty Christmas, it’s Christmas already. This wonderful site has a hundred and one ideas for Christmas craft and cooking for thrifty women… and as creative mamas know you have to start early if you’re making a handmade Christmas. Today’s guest post is […]

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  • The poo doula

    Today I have been a doula. For a constipated three-year-old. We tried breathing, and laughing, and distraction, and pushing, and screaming, and squeezing hands, and talking about how mummy pushed babies out of her yoni. We tried good cop, bad cop. We tried patience and […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Sharing my week’s delights and gratitudes So many new blog followers – welcome one and all – please know that your presence is deeply appreciated *** Homemade pistachio macaroons – life doesn’t get much better than that *** Mr Dreaming Aloud’s beautiful photographs – such […]

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  • What do we do now?

    Walking down the road with my three and one-year-old girls they are oblivious to this international turmoil. The only winds of change which blow are the chill autumn breezes of this moment. I look at them and wonder how the world will be when they […]

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  • The thought birds

    Sometimes we get our knickers in a knot about our thoughts. They seem to fly round and around. We are told to control them by the self help movement. They’re only thoughts, so stop thinking them. But what if you can’t? Because what if YOU […]

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  • For the times they are a-changin’

    Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again And don’t speak too soon For the wheel’s still in spin And there’s no tellin’ who That it’s namin’ For the loser now Will be later […]

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  • Happy days: celebrating autumn

    I LOVE autumn – the changing colours, the bright berries, the bite in the air, the mellow afternoon light. Walking the country lanes and popping blackberries into our mouths. Another day, another warning, (for our first blackberry warnings see here!) This time, rats! Back off […]

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  • Buried treasure: Cooking with love

    Mindfulness is not just a practice for our yoga mats or meditation cushions. It is something we can cultivate during our daily lives. Where better to start than whilst we are preparing food for ourselves and those we love? This is a favourite post from […]

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