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    The Seat that Chose Me… Inspiration Island

    On a recent trip to Edinburgh from my friend Jemma’s book launch, I found myself in a familiar part of town. Familiar to me, because I’m sure I’ve stayed near here before, familiar to every tourist in Edinburgh because it’s…

  • Money Talks – The Elephant in the Room

    It’s can be seen as a little ‘gross’ to talk about what you earn.   The thing is if we don’t talk about it, how can we hope to know what is possible? I personally feel it’s important and the picture…

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    The Lost Dances of Northumberland, England

    Did you know that there are hundreds if not thousands of social dances that are possibly forever lost?   Did you know that some of the dances that are lost, in their heyday took over a year to learn with…

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    Sunday Sanctuary Series – Blog 1 – What Summer Means to Me…

    Fellow blogger Bethanie from Northumberland Family Diaries decided we would set up a little blog series and publish each week over the summer holidays.   We both adore a Northumberland Summer.  There’s a definite change here in summer… ours days are…

  • Now there is… a dead frog

    Inspired by artist Katie Patterson’s First there is a Mountain project taking place nationally, I am managing a piece of engagement work in Northumberland with Ceramic Artist Judith Davies. Judith and I had out first session in a school today…

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