Belated Learnings from January

This January, I ran away and joined the circus. I got out of breath playing tag in our warm up sessions and could barely hoist myself up on the swings, things I used do with ease and so fearlessly as a kid. I started with no upper body strength and felt some progress as the […]

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London at Christmas Time

Six days until Christmas decorations start going up across cities all around the UK. “It’s only November! We’ve barely finished with Halloween!” some folks will complain. Don’t you pay one jot of notice to them. Even Scrooge and the Grinch came around eventually. The world feels like a better place at Christmas time and that […]

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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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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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