Author Archives: The Magpie at Midnight

About The Magpie at Midnight

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

2019: Thinking about Now or Never Times (part two)

In my last blog I wrote a bit about what I had been doing last year, which apart from being pregnant and moving house twice, turned out not to amount to much. However in this past year, where I’ve been … Continue reading

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2019: Thinking about Now or Never Times (Part one)

Lots of people over the last few days have done a kind of ’round up’ of 2019 in which they talk about highlights and low lights. I didn’t actually blog for the majority of 2019, taking an unplanned break due … Continue reading

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Baby Magpie

It’s been a little while since I last blogged, and quite a while since I blogged a proper update. There have been a few reasons for that. For those who follow the blog you will know that I had IVF … Continue reading

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Reasons to be greatful: lazy afternoons in the park

It’s been really hot in London the last few days. I’m not great with the heat and tend to really struggle. This morning I swam with my sister and then my partner met me at the park with a picknick. … Continue reading

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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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