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Can We Get World Book Day Back On Track?

Can We Get World Book Day Back On Track?

World Book Day has, for many, become a cynical ploy for Supermarkets to sell cheaply made, bad quality plastic costumes intended for single use. Is the focus on dressing up really the right thing for children, their families, and the planet? So, it’s World Book […]

Animal Crossing: The Most Important Videogame In The World

Animal Crossing: The Most Important Videogame In The World

Videogames are not usually what I would write about, but as I am having trouble finding words for the other facets of myself at the moment, I thought I’d write about something so happy and pure that it really has made a huge difference to […]

In Defence Of Cake

In Defence Of Cake

Every year for Darwin’s birthday I have asked him what birthday cake he would like. He needed a bit of guidance the first couple of years, so I gave him a few of his favourite CeeBeebies characters to choose from. This year his imagination and […]

Ravelry, Politics, And Me

Ravelry, Politics, And Me

If you are a member of the fibre arts community you’d be hard pressed to remain unaware of a decision that has created a strong reaction in the community this week. I’m writing this piece as I know I have a lot of followers who […]

The Burden Of Finding Happiness

The Burden Of Finding Happiness

Friends, I have been unhappy. That is putting a rather soft-focus filter on it. I have been depressed for six months. Did I choose unhappiness? No. No, I am going to put my foot down and say that I did not choose to be unhappy. […]

Glamourless Self Care

Glamourless Self Care

I wanted to write a little about the other, perhaps more important side of self-care that is not being covered in glossy magazine articles about trendy coffee bars and fancy spa retreats, and the kind of self-care that is accessible to people like me in […]