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Re-imagining Cinderella for just one scene.

Fairy tales have more importance than people give them credit for. They teach their lessons of morality and ethics, of innocence and corruption and of humanity in an extraordinary world. Fairy tales, as beloved, living things of childhood memory and storytelling tend to have a rather high bar set … Read More >>

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Can ‘the selfie’ be art?…

This week, The Guardian ran a story about Prince Harry saying no to a Selfie with a young fan. To hear the story the way they told it, it was a morally righteous act and a signalling of the end of the … Read More >>

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Mediocrity and greatness (you only need one line)…

I was watching Salinger last night, which was an interesting but hugely conflicted documentary. It seemed torn between the artist and the monster. And while vaguely aware that Salinger wished the … Read More >>

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The girl without a bedroom {how to create more…

This is an advertorial for Super Amart. When we moved a year ago, we hadn't been overly fussy as to the rental property. I had thought of it as a more temporary move, anyway. Thinking that we would … Read More >>

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Letting go of being a precious creative flower…

For years I resisted the idea of writing in a block. You know that thing where you sit down for a few hours and write about four or five articles? THAT. Because I'm too creative for batch writing. I … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 13 | Euphoria…

Some things will always surprise you about running. Like the fact that I've already had a pep talk from someone I've only met once and it's only 6am. Firsts are exciting. Tomorrow is my first 50km. … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 12 | Pleasure…

My favourite thing? Finding transcendent pieces of beauty in things you walk past every day and don't even notice. You can read all about the December Creative Challenge here. … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 11 | Fear…

Today I stumbled across this piece by the hilarious Julieanne Smolinski, which then led me to twitter and this tweet. It's a rabbit hole. It happens. Preferred Forms of Contact (In Order): 1) Email … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 10 | Uncertainty…

There are so many varied reasons why I run. Far too many to go into. But if someone asked me to give them just one and only one, I would pick this. The human body is an amazing, resilient and … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 9 | Mischievous…

Are youngest children just born with the most mischievous faces imaginable? Yes. I know. It makes no logical sense. Genetics. Science. Blah, blah, blah. And yet there it is. Most mischievous little … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 8 | Confusion…

In times of confusion, I am eternally grateful for children and their endless supply of hugs and giggles and kittens. Because kittens. Combined I'm pretty sure they have a superpower of some … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 7 | Horror…

This happens every now and then. That's a lie. It happens all day, every day. Most days I can work hard enough to pass. To pass for what a normal person would do or would look like. Sometimes it fails … Read More >>

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December Creative Challenge | Day 6 | Elation…

I like to celebrate most things with chocolate and deep fried carbs. I'm only human. When that is churros and chocolate with coffee, even better! It really doesn't take much encouragement to get me up … Read More >>