Something for the weekend

Not much makes me wish I was a man (read: nothing) but this just might (also: the world’s best father)

My favourite animal in the world (well, and giraffes. I fed one in Kenya — converted me to giraffism for life)

Shit my spirit says

[video] Thank you for sucking at loving me (sweary, so don’t watch at work)

Celebrating six pioneering women in science

Lisa and Sarah have just visited Iceland (more here and here), convincing me I NEED to go there next year (also this and this)

Famous writers’ writing sheds

Are you positively addicted?

Instant: The Story of Polaroid (yay Christopher!)

Kale salad with roasted squash | quinoa & kale patties | peanut butter & honey milkshake

If you’re in the UK, please consider signing this petition. Because this is the 21st century and enough is enough

Finding peace with uncertainty

Have you met Tanya? She’s the real deal. I may have even mentioned that before (because she really is). Check out her pay-what-you-can day to celebrate turning 40 (be joining you in 127 days, babe!)

And finally, this has happened to me too ;-)

Happy weekend, everybody! x

Something for the weekend

* Instagrammed detail of ‘I and the Village’ by Chagall in the MoMA, NYC. I stood into front of it for a whole 20 minutes with tears in my eyes. I’m such an art sap.

[Video] Watch this now: My friend Maia (via Heidi)

Gorgeousness, as always, from Julie: Celebrate & radiate the feminine, without apology

Calling all manifestation junkies: How to deal with things that suck

Tammy has inspired me this week — check out this and this. I don’t think I could live in such a tiny space BUT it’s making me feel better about downsizing into the new London flat. Smaller kitchen and bedroom? Bring it on!

How a woman can write to change the world

There are foodcarts in London! It’s like being in Portland ;-)

I was interviewed over on Sassyology this week

Nutty quinoa energy bites | pesto deviled eggs | vegetarian coconut curry | blackened greenbean & quinoa salad

The ultimate guide to drinking absinthe and avoiding death

I’ve signed up for Hannah’s Spirits of Joy

Useful: Which password manager is the most secure?

Loving Statigram for viewing my Instagram feed online

Writers on the meaning of lifeSusan Sontag on love

[video] beautiful a cappella singing from Clare Bowditch (via Leonie)

And finally the winners of the book giveaway are Lynn, Debbie and Raychel — congrats, ladies! Email on its way to you xo

Something for the weekend

Lessons learned from writing love letters to strangers

Loving Project Wild Thing (via Jo)

Downloaded: Sourced Cities on my iPad

When why-ning works

Your Instagram horoscope

How to make a vision board 1 | How to make a vision board 2 (via Cheryl)

have you seen Jen’s gorgeous jewellery emporium?

You know I backed this: the Impossible Instant Lab!

How to run your own race

Pumpkin spice creme brulee | coffee: a chemex method | Nutella, brown butter & sea salt cookies

Okay that’s it: I want to move to Iceland

Currently reading: this | this | this

Six steps to making friends after college

50+ better questions to ask than how to be more productive

Happy weekend, everybody!

Something for the weekend

Building the Statue of Liberty in Paris

Addicted to incense from here, especially White Sage and Douglas Fir (UK peeps: i bought mine from Toast)

[video] Shawn Achor on the Happiness Advantage

The world’s simplest meditation

Sesame banana bread | sugar-free granola | fish soup with kale

Life lessons from a 40th birthday (I adore Justine. And I turn 40 in February — eep!)

“You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing.” Anais Nin, via Brain Pickings

The extreme importance of letting yourself be occasionally ugly

The new economics of photojournalism: the rise of Instagram

The very lovely Paul Jarvis shares what he used to self-publish his book

The internet map (via Swiss Miss)

Loving Angie’s beautifully subtle Photoshop actions (and they’re free!)

[video] Mad Men perform Rick Astley (this is genius — thank you, Sas)

[video] This also REALLY made me laugh :)

Have a great weekend, everybody! xo