Life

A hoarder considers: is physical clutter sapping my headspace?

Purely in the interests of gift giving, I used to really lament people who don’t like ‘stuff’. What are you supposed to give them as gifts, I would think. Why don’t they want candles or scarves or vases or another pair of earrings? Why don’t they delight in trinkets or accessories or homeware so you can pick out something… Continue reading A hoarder considers: is physical clutter sapping my headspace?

Food, Travel

All the best places I ate vegan food in Lisbon

I no longer feel much in the way of worry that I won’t be able to find good vegan food when travelling, and certainly not in European cities, where I’ve eaten some really amazing plant based stuff. Lisbon was no different, with the food turning out to be a real highlight of the trip. I… Continue reading All the best places I ate vegan food in Lisbon

Life

Twenty Twenty: a look ahead

Well, THIS has come around a little sooner than I anticipated. One moment I was eating sausage rolls for breakfast, downing quince gin liquer (found myself with three bottles of the stuff, don’t ask) and indiscriminately scoffing chocolates at any time of day or night, and the next I was awoken at 6am by a cuckoo (that’s… Continue reading Twenty Twenty: a look ahead

Fashion, Life

Three things that have happened since I stopped shopping

There are three weeks left of my three month ban on buying new clothes, shoes and accessories. You can read about Slow Fashion Season and why I decided to do it here, and I will be doing a more comprehensive post about what I’ve learnt and how I move forward when it’s officially over. For… Continue reading Three things that have happened since I stopped shopping

Travel

Three nights in Trinidad, Cuba | Travel Diary

After nearly two weeks in Cuba and by this point feeling more well-versed in the idiosyncrasies of the country, we arrived at our final stop; colourful, vibrant Trinidad. Supposedly a Spanish colonial settlement but potentially in fact a rainbow masquerading as a town, this little gem of a place is full of life and rhythms,… Continue reading Three nights in Trinidad, Cuba | Travel Diary