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Illustrator, Flora Waycott, at home in her light filled dining room with a tea and a bowl of porridge

At home with artist and illustrator Flora Waycott

Flora welcomes us into her home to share how she's been taking comfort in simple pleasures and rediscovering old hobbies, like knitting the sage pullover she wears in this photo #soimpressed
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Table set with beautiful handmade serving dishes and an autumn menu

A seasonal menu for your autumn gatherings

It’s the end of autumn here, so pears, figs and pomegranates are abundant and mushrooms are hearty and flavourful, see how you can enjoy them too in my autumn-inspired menu.
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Slow Living in the time of Coronavirus

Slow Living in the time of Coronavirus

Here in Perth, we’re luckier than most. Our remoteness gives us an advantage over controlling the pandemic compared to other major cities around the world. After a few short weeks of life grinding to a standstill, we’re...
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Meatballs with soba noodle soup

Bowl food – beef meatballs & soba noodle soup

As we’re retreating indoors to the safety and sanctuary of our own homes for self-isolation, here in Australia the weather is also cooling down. Nurture yourself with our favourite hearty bowl food recipes.
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Chicken and soba noodle soup in a handmade ceramic bowl with bok choy

Chicken and soba noodle soup – to nourish you at home

A week into home quarantine and the thing I miss the most is hugs from my friends. Greeting the people I love, I instinctively wrap my arms around them in an embrace, I hadn’t realised how much it filled my cup to share this...
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Tactile calm, the Winterwares pottery studio

Tactile calm, the Winterwares pottery studio

Leigh-Ann Gemson is an interior designer with a passion for creating and finding spaces that enhance well-being through conscious design. She came to visit the Winterwares studio and chat with me about my story and how my space informs...
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How to cope when life throws you challenges

How to cope when life throws you challenges

Resilience is surviving (and thriving) in the face of challenges, big and small. The good news is – it’s a skill we can learn. You build resilience by taking control of your thoughts and filling your tank – well before it gets empty....
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles freshly baked on a vintage wire cooling rack

Sweet and spicy pumpkin cookies with cinnamon

Over the summer while my kids are on school holidays I’ve weeks on end at home. Missing the creative outlet of my studio I gravitate to my kitchen. Baking gives me the same feeling I get when I’m working with clay....
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Bircher muesli with toasted walnuts, figs and chia seeds

Bircher muesli with toasted walnuts, figs and chia seeds

Bircher muesli is so simple to make and gives you that feeling of love in a bowl. It’s delicious with whatever fruit is in season, right now it’s figs, but you could top it with stone fruits, pears or apples. Made with...
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Drinking a latté from a handmade cup and reading a book

Conversations: How can we slow down in a fast paced world?

Do you feel like slowing down is a luxury that you just don’t have time for? I did. A few years ago I had all the signs that I needed to slow down, I kept telling myself it’s normal to feel run down. Life is busy –...
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Rosemary cookies on a handmade ceramic platter

Twelve days of Simple Pleasures – an antidote to festive season stress

We slow down enough, we notice the delight in ordinary days. As an antidote to the stress of the silly season I’ve created these mindfulness prompts for you, the 12 days of Simple Pleasures....
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A broken jug, a sake bar and a life lesson

A broken jug, a sake bar and a life lesson

As I stood in the rain, staring down at the broken porcelain jug shattered in pieces on the pavement, I thought, I know there’s a lesson is this, but right now I’m not in the mood to learn it. 
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