Something for the weekend

Really honoured to have an article in the spring issue of Somerset Life (with my name on the cover, no less — a first! My journalism tutors would be so proud :)

Mmmm… brocollini salad | a simple lunch | simple bircher muesli

Read this now: Why the world needs more ambitious women

Also: Girls are smarter than boys, so what goes wrong in maths and science?

Love is letting him win even though you know you could slaughter him

It’s time to drop the apologies

Famous celebrities and their cameras

I can’t promise to do this every week, but I made another mixtape for you:

Opening. from Photobird on 8tracks.

In fact, I made two. If at any point this weekend you feel discouraged, down or plain bummed out, plug this mix in (download the 8 Tracks app) and go for a fast 20 minute walk. I’ve been doing this every morning and it makes my legs ache, my pulse race and my heart so much lighter. Try it.

Just bought Paul’s new book: Eat Awesome

It’s hard being two (via Joanna)

Currently reading: Jeanette Winterson’s memoir

The essential Adrienne Rich (also: Bentlily’s new Instapoem Facebook app)

7 ways you’re giving away your power

25 self-care tips for body & soul (via Amanda)

I’m thinking micro gardens are the way forward, non?

And finally, the photo of the week xo

Something for the weekend

Reclaiming the wisdom of your belly

Can’t seem to get enough of Anne Lamott this week: here | here | here

Judging books by their covers: USA vs UK

Aiming for: Paul & Joanne

Tara’s new book is now available for pre-order (and so is Holly’s!)

Blown away by: Ernestine Shepherd

Photo of the week

Brinja’s photos of her sweet daughter make this auntie happy (Vilja’s the same age as Noah)

I made another mixtape for you:

Ventricles. from Photobird on 8tracks.

Current favourite Pinterest board

Have you seen the beautiful guest poems over on Bentlily?

Polaroids in Afghanistan

Want to read this book — whether I’ll understand all of it is another matter ;-)

Cheeky art by Brock Davis

The 101 most useful websites on the internet

Go check out Randi’s first post for Roots of She — she’s a special gal, that one

And finally, the spring session of Unravelling has sold out, but if you’d like to join me for an adventure in photography this April, there are still a few places left for Photo Meditations. xo

Something for the weekend


Went into Topshop yesterday, something i haven’t done in a long time, and it was like stepping back into my 80s teenage. Pleased to report that the jewellery is still rad. (Ring from Topshop; bracelets from Adesso and Wright & Teague)

[video] Loved Brene Brown’s new TED talk on shame — a must-watch

40 secret iPhone features & shortcuts

Loving these minimalist LEGO ads (via Hanne)

Incredible impermanent sand paintings

[video] This is epic: Flight of the Frenchies

The 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world (via Helen)

Can’t stop listening to: this song | this song | this song | this song here’s a mixtape:

I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen. from Photobird on 8tracks.

(and omfg this!)

Why the world needs introverts

I have very few crafty skillz and zero desire to learn how to knit, but once in a while a project catches my eye and I think I could make that for Noah

Photograph of the week

How to find your purpose and do what you love

Apologies for the vanity, but this might be my most fave photo of me ever

And finally, adoring everything by Katie Turner, including her Boyfriend Criteria illo: — no. 7 pretty much sums it up, really:

Something for the weekend

Man, even the trailer made me cry #hormones

She’s sold 800 million books (also: six tips on writing from John Steinbeck)

The ten, make that nine, habits of very organized people. Make that ten.

Loving these iPad sleeves

100 best first lines from novels (via Heidi)

[video] Imagination should be the center of your life.

Loving Andrea’s fifty suns

Important: Twitter’s tales of sexism (and the site she made)

How to find the original source of an image on Pinterest

Currently have a huge crush on Ben Howard

This will be me when I’m 80. FACT.

The mathematical impossiblity of universal delight

Have you seen Taproot magazine?

[video] The Power of Introverts

New to me, but not her thousands of fans: Amalah.com

And finally, it’s all happening tomorrow! xo