Author Archives: The Magpie at Midnight

About The Magpie at Midnight

Social scientist, writer, film maker, collagist, maker of things...

Art and cats

So this has been my afternoon. Art and snoozing cats. Not too shabby huh. I also make art. You can things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat yourself if you wanted to. Just saying.

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Reasons to be greatful: a morning of rain

It’s been so hot this week and it turns out that it’s quite difficult to cool down our flat when the sun is out. I really struggle in warm weather as I get light headed a lot and find it … Continue reading

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Paper cut kitty: Weekend work in progress

I’ve been working on a fun piece based on one of my cats. I’m about halfway there. Here are a few pics. I also make art. You can things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat … Continue reading

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New story board attempt.

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to sit down and draw. After we moved and adopted the cats it’s taken a bit of time to settle in to doing creative things with paper. I’ve now been through a … Continue reading

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Taking public transport in East London

A few months ago myself and my partner moved from Kent into East London to be closer to work. The plan was to cut down on our commuting time and take that time back for other things. I thought I … Continue reading

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I think my cat may be a vampire…

I have been a bit quiet lately, despite saying I would be getting back to blogging. I’m knee deep in an IVF cycle at the moment and I’ve been really tired. I hope to be more functional soon. In the … Continue reading

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More thoughts on mental health in the theatre – point me in the direction of better stories.

Just so you know chaps, Spoilers ahead… Two weekends ago I went to see the play Equus with a friend of mine. I don’t want to turn this blog into a ‘review of psychological plays’ blog, or indeed give the … Continue reading

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