A Stitch in Time

I woke up far earlier than anyone should wake up on a Sunday to work on my sewing skills at The Stitchery this weekend. Result: I’m a goddamn awful seamstress. 😂 I have ordered a sewing machine of my own, though, and plan on plenty of practice. I’ve been on a quest to learn more about how the […]

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Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington Statue

Oh, the poor old Duke of Wellington. I’m sure he would have loved a world where visitors to Glasgow flock to photograph his statue. I’m less sure he would been thrilled at the reason for his statue’s iconic status: An orange traffic cone that pranksters place upon his head. It’s thought that it was a […]

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Hang Fire!

In 2012, Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn road tripped around the American South on a quest to learn the secrets of good BBQ (and to meet Dolly Parton). That journey eventually led to the opening of the Hang Fire Smokehouse Kitchen in my home town of Barry. 🙂 There are so many parts to the Hang […]

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Making Time

I feel so uplifted when I’m doing yoga and have a great sense of fulfilment after completing a practice, yet I have all the excuses in the world for regularly skipping practices. This week, I spent thirty minutes doing yoga for three days in a row and those thirty minutes had a greatly positive impact […]

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The Uses of Sorrow

The Uses of Sorrow by Mary Oliver: (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.

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