Stock take day!

Stock take day!

Day three on the trot. I really should have started on 1 November, shouldn't I?! Today has proudly been a no-spend day, and also a whole day in my unicorn onesie - I put it on as soon as I was showered and haven't yet taken it off. The two things may or may not be...

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Calligraphing

Calligraphing

That's definitely a word! Today Mum and I went to Mistley to learn calligraphy - my birthday present to Mum that we only got round to booking last month! No photo because wordpress is sulking, but here's my Insta pics:...

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An attempt to recapture my blogging mojo

Hey! I'm still here šŸ™‚ The last few months have been mad - wonderful, and I love the freedom & flexibility of my new self employed life, but also weird, and sad - I am still battling grief & the reality of Dad being gone, and there has been some other...

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August so far: time, grief, cats and heat

August so far: time, grief, cats and heat

So here I am, just over a week into my new life, and as ever, my instinct is to write it all out... on the internet. Because a fourteen year habit is hard to break! I have been bullet journalling and proper journalling, but nothing quite hits the spot like a blog...

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On the precipice of a(nother) new life

On the precipice of a(nother) new life

Five and a half years ago, I wrote about leaving London for a new kind of life. More time, more space, no commuting... apologies if the link won't work, my redirects are misbehaving and it's much too sunny a day to sit and fix code! And now here I am on the precipice...

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Down the rabbit hole: Gifford’s Circus

Down the rabbit hole: Gifford’s Circus

You know when you read something, and it triggers you to look up something else, and then you find a video about it, and then you're off, down the internet rabbit hole, finding knowledge you didn't know you were missing, and discovering endless wonders? Well, today...

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Speedy update!

Speedy update!

Oh hai! It's been a while...Ā 2018 is turning out to be the weirdest year of my life so far, I think. Up, down, sideways - you name it, I've felt it. And it's only April! Though also nearly May, which has utterly confused me as in my head it's still last June. And if...

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2017 – the year I’m not reviewing

2017 – the year I’m not reviewing

For the first time in the 13 year history of this blog, I'm not doing a roundup post - I can't face it. Nice things have happened this year, but the balance is eclipsed by the loss of Dad. I have just come home from a week with Mum (Luna & Clover came too) and it...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

With bittersweet, very mixed feelings, I'm approaching the end of Christmas Eve, the first one without Dad. We went to his pub for a drink on Friday afternoon, and they'd put both his plaques up in his indoor & outdoor spots - he'd be SO pleased by this, I can't...

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Into autumn

Into autumn

I can't get my head around the fact that it's October. October! With the falling of the leaves and the crispness of the mornings, it couldn't really be any other month - but I was still surprised to see leaves on the ground when I walked into work the other day. So...

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I'm Carla, a quirky thirtysomething with a penchant for unicorns and glitter. I believe in magic and make-believe, and the gorgeous rebellion of making your life absolutely your own. And I'm a proud multipod!

I am a photographer and catalyst for small business owners, and a real life mermaid. I photograph people as they truly are, help women see and step into their brightest and best selves, add a sprinkling of magic to the mundane, and am a happy ambassador for stationery and slow living.

Proud to be both girly and geeky, when Iā€™m not writing, photographing or daydreaming, you can find me dancing burlesque, riding my bicycle Bluebell, growing herbs and collecting typewriters.

2018-19 Things

Things I want to do in 2018 & 2019. I only got round to updating this in November 2018 so it's covering both years šŸ˜‰ From my Daydreams To Do list and also from my general goals for the year.

~ Draigcon and/or Wizardry School ~ Steampunk events ~ experiment with film cameras ~ walk more ~ explore Colchester ~ beach time ~ kitty portraits ~ western riding ~ spa days ~ kayaking ~ learn to make bath bombs ~ recreate Lush's Angel's Delight soap fragrance ~ slow reading club ~ craft gatherings ~ work in sterling silver ~ build a catio ~ handwritten letters ~ photobook of the house project ~ print my own photos ~ explore

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