Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Weekend Pages #4

This edition of The Weekend Pages is devoted to one thing —The VELOBerlin Film Award, which combines two of my favourite things —film and bicycles, so we’ve spent a lot of this week watching all the short films and then … Read More

Book Review: Glaciers

After tearing through a handful of roller-coaster fantasy novels, including the Mur Lafferty one I wrote about recently and the first Terry Pratchett novel I’ve read in years I felt in need of something a touch calmer. A moment of … Read More

Three Good Things #13

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Three Good Things! One. I’ve wanted to try a yoga class for such a long time but never plucked up the courage to take myself to a class, until I discovered Yoga … Read More

The Leeds Minimalist Group.

On October 21st, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus aka The Minimalists, will be arriving in Leeds as part of their international ‘Everything That Remains’  book tour, and in anticipation of that, a local group has been established to welcome … Read More

How to make friends.

On my recent blogging course, during a discussion about networking, the discussion turned to making friends. In that context, we were talking about making friends with other bloggers —I’m going to write about that next week, but I’m also interested … Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (author of The Little Prince) ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Margot and Barbara is changing! I’d really appreciate your feedback. Click HERE to take part. … Read More

George & Joseph cheesemongers, Leeds.

It’s safe to say that avoiding supermarkets is a lot easier if you have brilliant local alternatives. Specialist shops might mean that you need to go from place to place rather than buying everything from under one roof, but the … Read More

Margot and Barbara is changing!

Margot and Barbara turns three in May. As well as planning a party, I’m also planning lots of changes.  Narrowing the field of subjects I cover and creating a new logo for a start. Moving to a self-hosted site and … Read More

Living Naturally Soapnut shampoo bar.

In an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic we use, I’ve been reviewing all my toiletries. I know already that I’ll decide not to replace some things; I’m very attached to my favourite beauty products!  Because of this, I’ve … Read More

How to be an expert.

I’ve been mulling this subject over in my mind for a while now. On the cusp of changes at work, and possibly to my career, I’ve been trying to work out what, if anything, I’m expert in. Being expert doesn’t … Read More

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