Author Archives: The Magpie at Midnight

About The Magpie at Midnight

Artist, writer, film maker, social scientist and mental health reasearcher, maker of things...

Love in the time of coronovius

There is a quote about history which goes something along the lines of ‘the past is a different country, things are different there’. It’s been over a month since my baby was born and I am beginning to feel something … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and difficult times

As I write the I’m sitting in bed with the baby asleep on my chest and I’m managing to sip luke warm tea without dripping it on his little white best. I’m not sure what parental skill level that is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Radical Kindness: Why writers and artists should practice it (Part 3)

[This is part 3 of a series of blogs about kindness. Please see parts 1 and 2 here] When I began writing these posts I kind of thought this would have been one of my ‘here are my random thoughts … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Radical Kindness as a Daily Practice: Part 2

[This blog is Part 2 of a series blogs – see Part 1 here.] When I started writing this blog series I just wanted to express a general thought about kindness; that posting nice quotes or stories is not enough. … Continue reading

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Reasons to be grateful – the NHS

The only place to be at 5 o’clock in the morning. I had an emergency C section 2 days ago on the NHS after a pretty long, fairly painful. Many of the careful and skilled hands that looked after me … Continue reading

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Design for Mothers Day – UK mums

A while ago I posted this post in which I showed you a design I had created as a¬†valentines day card for Mr Magpie when I was heavily pregnant. A few people here, and else where said that they liked … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Radical Kindness as a Daily Practice: Part 1.

It’s almost ten years since Amy Winehouse died. I really liked her music and was lucky enough to see her perform twice during her first album. She was a wonderful, funny, forceful presence on stage. In later years I saw … Continue reading

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