The underrated pleasure of aspiration-free hobbies

Recently, inspired by the gorgeous work of people like Pen Friend, Charabia Letters, Jasmine Dowling and The Writing I started having a play with hand-lettering. This kind of stuff: When Mia goes to bed at 7pm, Jaden sets up his paints and while he paints, I sit there and experiment with Continue Reading

What every child needs from their parents

I mentioned in Tuesday’s post how I suggested this exercise to my Facebook community last week … and then thought I would do it myself out of interest. Today I’d like to share with you what my mum wrote. Initially it will seem like I’m blowing smoke up my own arse, but trust me, there’s a Continue Reading

The stories we tell ourselves

“I’ve figured out why I’m not looking forward to Perth Upmarket” I said. “All those people, all that interacting – it’s exhausting for me. Once I’ve done this one I won’t do any more stuff like that. It’s just a bad energy thing for me.” Monologue over, I looked proudly at my therapist. I was Continue Reading