Hoverfly Dreams

Hoverfly dreams

When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. Iā€™m serious. Husband runs off with a politician ā€” make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor ā€” make good art. IRS on your trail ā€” make…

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When Walking becomes Nostalgia

There is an old lane nearby. Halfway along, next to a lay-by, stands a middle-aged oak, probably only about 80-100 years old. When I first passed this tree, many years ago, I could feel the sense of times passed along the route. Who else had…

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Digital Minimalism - book review & notes

I recently read Cal Newport's latest book Digital Minimalism - On Living Better with Less Technology after being one of the volunteers who agreed to provide him with feedback from a 30 day digital detox. As somebody who is already in alignment with a lot…

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2020 - A Year of Less

During the Christmas and New Year holiday of 2019 I did what I often do and reflected on the passing year and what I would like to focus on in the new one. 2019 felt emotionally and physically busy. I felt that I there had…

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Tea

Strong, slightly milky, is how I currently like my mug of tea. Tea has been a constant companion of mine for over forty years now. Growing up with grandparents who hardly drank alcohol and where soft drinks were a special treat, tea was the go-to…

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To Do: The Alastair Method

To Do: The Alastair Method

How do you use your Bullet Journal to manage complex todo lists? I have to admit, I have struggled sometimes. The reason for this being that whilst simply listing all of my thoughts, actions and tasks on a single page allows me to see everything…

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Getting Things Done via Push-Ups

I want to introduce you to a productivity tool that I have found effective in helping you knock off items from your todo list, energise you in Pomodoro breaks and help you to think more creatively. This is a picture of my 100 press-up challenge…

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