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That time I almost wrote a book…

That time I almost wrote a book…

I was looking for something in a folder on my laptop this morning and I came across the below. It's the prologue I wrote for a book that I started working on when I was pregnant with my second son, Artie. I got 10 chapters in and then, at 9 months pregnant, I...

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Artist Leila Fanner on why ‘Creativity takes Courage.’

Artist Leila Fanner on why ‘Creativity takes Courage.’

Every once in a while I come across an artist whose work literally takes my breath away and Leila Fanner is one such artist. I loved her paintings so much I reached out to her to find out more about her creative journey. In this interview Leila offers some wonderful...

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When Life Gives You Lemsip!

When Life Gives You Lemsip!

How to reconnect with your creative work when it’s the last thing you feel like doing! The season of lurgy is upon us, and in the last week, son number one has been floored by the flu, the baby is a snotty, coughing, crusty-eyed little dumpling and I sound like I...

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Creativity And Mental Health

Creativity And Mental Health

October 11th was World Mental Health Day and, as I scrolled through my Facebook feed and read posts from some of my friends and acquaintances brave enough to reflect on their struggles with mental health, it got me thinking about my own, and the crucial role that...

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How To Defeat The Procrastination Monkey

How To Defeat The Procrastination Monkey

Here’s an interesting thing I’ve noticed about myself – when it comes to getting shit done, I am binary. I will either plough through the to-do list, gleefully ticking things off and high fiving myself for my efficiency and dedication to the project at hand, or I will...

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Why We Need Festivals – Now More Than Ever

Why We Need Festivals – Now More Than Ever

Having landed back down to earth with a resounding bump after a magical few days at Bestival last weekend, I’ve been mulling over something that Oli Sim of The XX said during their beautiful set on the Castle Stage last Saturday night. As thousands of fans gathered...

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