Monthly Archives: May 2020

Finding stillness, living in the present, and looking after a baby

Here in the UK we’ve been in ‘lock down’ for nine weeks (I think, I have lost count). In the Magpie household we entered lock down with a two and a bit week old baby to look after, and little … Continue reading

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‘I’ll fix that later’: things that help when trying to write and look after a baby.

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Toe beans

We have two black cats who are difficult to take a photo of at the best of times. Since we moved into the new house however they do seem a little more relaxed. Recently the more irritable of the two … Continue reading

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Late night research and the Hidden Life of Trees

Followers of this blog may know that I’ve been working on a novel for some time (like ten years worth of time). I think it’s taken so long because it took me a while to work out what kind of … Continue reading

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Lockdown projects

We moved into our house just before Christmas and have become some of the lucky people to be able to spend time in the garden during lockdown. Sometimes I find it difficult to get over how lucky our timing was. … Continue reading

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My cat is nailing social distancing

In the UK we have been ‘social distancing’ for eight weeks now. I don’t think it has come that easily to many humans. People like to hug each other, even in socially uptight England. Social distancing prevents that for many … Continue reading

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Mothers day design – USA moms

Quite some time ago I posted this post in which I showed you a design I had created as a┬ávalentines day card for Mr Magpie when I was heavily pregnant with my first baby. A few people here, and else … Continue reading

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