Author Archives: The Magpie at Midnight

About The Magpie at Midnight

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

Swimming the distance: mental health as a endurance pursuit

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may (or may not!) know that I’m currently training for a long distance swim in June. I’ll be swimming 5K, which is just over 3 miles (not an insubstantial distance … Continue reading

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Objects with Meaning #9 – Assorted Corks

This is a part of a series of photos of objects that have meaning to me. Want to know a little more about the origin of this project? Have a read here. Fellow magpies, what objects have meaning for you? … Continue reading

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Quote Challenge – day 3

Day 3 of the quote challenge. I was nominated by the fab Laurie from the great blog Meditations in Motion, where she writes very thoughtful on a range of subjects. When I started this challenge I wasn’t sure that I … Continue reading

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Quote Challenge – Day 2

OK day 2 of the quote challenge. I was nominated by the lovely Laurie from the lovely blog Meditations in Motion. As well as blogging brilliantly about range of things, including running, she also wrote this lovely post about her … Continue reading

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Objects with meaning from Blue Velvet Jacket

Some how I completely missed this, which is really rubbish of me, but a few weeks ago Blue Velvet Jacket published this lovely post telling the story of a pair of pearl earrings. For anyone following the ‘objects with meaning’ … Continue reading

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Quote of the day Challenge – Day 1

I have been nominated by the lovely Laurie of the blog Meditations in Motion to take part in the Quote a day challenge. I have been reading Laurie’s blog for a little time now and really like how she writes … Continue reading

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Objects with Meaning #8 – Glass Lantern

This is a part of a series of photos of objects that have meaning to me. Want to know a little more about the origin of this project? Have a read here. Fellow magpies, what objects have meaning for you? … Continue reading

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