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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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Pouring tea into a handmade cup

Ten habits to simplify your life and make time for what matters

Do you ever have a feeling of overwhelm from doing too much, having demands, distractions and notifications? Simplifying your life is about letting go of things that drain you to have time for the things that make you more content. If...
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Lise Walsh decorating her tea cake with vanilla cream icing and cherry syrup on her Winterwares handmade cake stand

Conversations with Lise Walsh on finding your happy place

Lise Walsh is a self-taught cook and entrepreneur who creates the delicious, wholesome meals for my workshops. I love her fresh, seasonal, local approach to food. Lise describes cooking as her happy place. “It’s a mixture of so many...
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Upside down citrus, rosemary, olive oil and almond cake

Upside down citrus, rosemary, olive oil and almond cake

I’ve dabbled in eating more healthily on and off for a couple of years. This year I drew a line in the sand and decided, no more dabbling! If I want to live the best version of my life, I’m going to have to pay attention to...
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Making matcha at Ippodo tea house in Kyoto

Three things we can learn about living well from Japan

I’m by no means an expert, I’ve only had one trip to Japan, but it was enough to leave a lasting impression on me. Observing the culture, even briefly, gave me ideas on how to live with more consideration at home. There were three...
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Winter pea and mint soup, sprinkled with pepitas in a stoneware handmade bowl

Green pea, leek & mint soup with spicy pepitas

Last winter, I was sitting with a friend, chatting and drinking spicy chai by the fireplace. I was feeling content but also a bit flat and a little bit quiet and I couldn’t muster the same sparkly enthusiasm she had that day. I...
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Living Lagom – the Swedish mantra for moderation

Living Lagom – the Swedish mantra for moderation

In our modern Western world, we often experience an intense struggle between feeling like we don’t have enough and feeling overwhelmed by excess. We can swing between these two extremes, struggling to find balance. We desire bigger...
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4 simple ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

4 simple ways to stop doing things that don’t matter

To stop doing things that don’t matter seems like an obvious one, but in actual fact, it’s not. What you think you prioritise and what you actually prioritise are two different things. Most of us have common priorities on the list,...
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