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    A Pebble for Your Pocket

    What is it with stones? Perhaps you share my strange habit… of picking up pebbles and popping them in your pocket as you walk along a beach or beside a river. Every time I’m feeling overwhelmed, angry, in need of inspiration… I go down to […]

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  • Weaving Summer Magic

    I have been weaving summer magic in myriad ways. Connecting with the season through creativity. Touching its spirit. After a couple of weeks away. A rocky transition in to the summer holidays. And my own ups and downs, I have been feeling the need to […]

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  • Through the ice window

    It has been bitterly cold outside here, spring may have sprung, and the flowers are up, but yesterday the polar wind was howling right down from the north, and so we snuggled up warm in front of the fire with a movie, and watched the […]

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  • Finding Form: a meditative guide to creating Random Acts of Beauty

    I went into the woods, wanting to make something. And blanked. Fancy images from Andy Goldsworthy flashed before my eyes. But here I was, a mama, with a helpful nearly-three-year-old on foot and a fractious teething, just-turned-one-year-old in a buggy. And half an hour to spare before […]

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  • Random acts of beauty

    Most have heard of the concept of random acts of kindness. It is a popular one. But, Oliver Burkeman in his book Help! (which I am really enjoying at the moment) reflects that random acts of kindness can often freak strangers out – our immediate response […]

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  • Today’s random acts of beauty

    “Eye of the storm”Made in magnolia blossom snow around a lonely daisy. “I hold you in my heart”Made from growing daisies. Join me in making random acts of beauty. Grab my button (look right!)And add a link in the comments box below to your own […]

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  • Happy days

    Another sunshine day… Children playing in a room full of patchwork quilts… There is a gorgeous exhibition at the Grain Store where our playgroup is. Washing on the line… Spring flowers nodding in the sun… A walk in the Cookery School gardens… A picnic on […]

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  • A Wishing Day

    Today has been a sunny wishing day. Timmy has been home from school for the past two days, awaiting spots, which never arrived! I have enjoyed our couple of home-schooling days. Since we can’t formally flexi-school, then we are freestyling it. We take a day out of […]

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  • If You go Down to the Woods Today…

    If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise! We were there first! Weaving our magic. We made a sun web out of catkins… And rearranged fire stones to make a heart … A home waiting for fairy folk to […]

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  • Walking Labyrinths of Sand

    Today was a celebration. Of women’s circles. More than 20 groups throughout the UK and Ireland gathered. To celebrate… Creativity, Togetherness, Nature, Love, Peace, Being alive, Being Women, In honour of 100 years of International Women’s Day. At 12 noon,  The Flare groups connected in spirit. We […]

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