Category: Learning.

Holstee Lifecycle: a manifesto for life

Monday mornings can be the most challenging time of the week. I invite you to be cheered, find a bit of time to reflect and just enjoy this; the Holstee Lifecycle, based on their well-loved Manifesto but with bikes…   … Read More

Best iPhone Apps.

As someone who is trying to approach a more minimalist lifestyle, I’m trying to cull many the things that I don’t really need and make better use of those that I do. This week’s plan is to apply that logic … Read More

Editorial Calendars: do they work?

Trying to wrestle my blogging timetable into some kind of manageable shape has long been a battle of mine. I’m continually torn between wanting to create good quality content, which takes time, and trying to ensure that I write enough … Read More

My Shiny New Blogging Timetable

New year, new blogging schedule! I know, we’ve been here before, but I’m spending the month of January doing the Rosalilium Big Blogging Bootcamp and it’s fired up my enthusiasm for Margot & Barbara and so I have huge, ambitious … Read More

2014 Resolutions

Happy new year everyone! As we’re a week into 2014, I’m firmly closing the door on the Christmas and New Year festivities (which I’ve totally loved this year) and getting back into the swing of everyday life. The start of … Read More

Happy Christmas!

Well, 2013 has been an interesting year, to say the least. I’ve gone through huge life changes, only some of which I’ve shared here. Life today is pretty good. I’m writing this in a fairy-lit sitting room, while my children … Read More

Photo of my Week.

I took this photo in the Alpine House in RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate, where I visited last weekend on my bike. I’ve made the decision this week to re-start my horticulture study with a view to taking my RHS … Read More

Becoming a cyclist.

Last Sunday, I did my first ‘proper’ bike ride on my new road bike. I’ve done shorter bits of riding around Leeds before, but nothing above about 20 miles. On Sunday, we did 35. And most of them seemed to … Read More

Photo of my Week

Brene Brown’s TED talk is one of my all time favourites, and one of the most widely watched TED talks of all time. This book is a fascinating and thought provoking read which I’m loving.

A Month without Supermarkets: end of month review.

Well, our first month without supermarkets is over and generally speaking it was a great success. We have loved getting our weekly food delivery from Abel and Cole. We’ve really enjoyed searching out alternative suppliers, local specialists and great independent … Read More

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