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Spreading the Hand-Made Love

It has been far too long. 32 days to be exact, since I last posted on the blog. And it feels like longer. The play (Glorious, possibly the most wonderful, awesome, hilarious production I’ve ever been a part of) finished three weeks ago and I seem to have lost my flow rather since I took a… Continue reading Spreading the Hand-Made Love

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Happiness by Design: Now, Do It Now!

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” ― Leonardo da Vinci January has flown by just like I knew it would. My first performance of the play “Glorious!” is tonight and it hasn’t quite sunk in that we’re going to have an audience of 100+ people sat watching us. I’m excited, scared and… Continue reading Happiness by Design: Now, Do It Now!

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Parenting Success: A Workshop in Positive Discipline

Parenting Success  Positive Discipline Workshop  A couple of months ago I was approached by local mother and blogger Rachel Manktelow; asking if I wanted to have a chat about her Parenting Success workshops.  We had a lovely chat and she invited me to attend one of her workshops on Positive Discipline. I knew I would… Continue reading Parenting Success: A Workshop in Positive Discipline

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Happiness by Design: ME-TIME

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola Somehow, during this jam-packed week of nursery drop-offs, play rehearsals and general Mummy duties; I actually managed to squeeze in a few minutes of ME-TIME.  What occurs during me-time… Continue reading Happiness by Design: ME-TIME

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Confessions of a Single Mother: The Dairy Cow

After nearly a month of feeling poorly; a non-stop mild fever, a cold, cough and passing sore throat, it finally clicked: I HAVE MASTITIS.  The thought had occurred to me weeks ago – a few days after I weaned Maia for good, and I was starting to feel a bit feverish – but I thought no,… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: The Dairy Cow

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Confessions of a Single Mother: Messy and Inconvenient

So it’s the New Year, I have my resolutions/goals blue-tacked to the side of a chest of drawers at the foot of my bed, I’ve made lists of the books and plays I want to read over the next few weeks, I’ve begun researching workout guides…and what happens; I GET ILL.  My body stops me… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Messy and Inconvenient

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Happiness by Design: RENT the Musical

“…To hand-crafted beers Made in local breweries To yoga, to yogurt, to rice and beans and cheese To leather, to dildos, to curry vindaloo To Huevos Rancheros and Maya Angelou…” – La Vie Boheme, RENT Today was just one of those awesome days that you want to repeat over and over. Aimy and I fulfilled… Continue reading Happiness by Design: RENT the Musical