Author Archives: The Magpie at Midnight

About The Magpie at Midnight

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

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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My cat doesn’t think I should be working…

I’m trying to work at home today. My cat thinks this means I’m available all day for cuddles, and is not impressed with the laptop.

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Reasons to be grateful: being able to change my living situation.

It’s been a while since I’ve been here on the blog. After a lot of disruption we’ve finally managed to move into a new area in London and have even unpacked some of the boxes. ┬áThere were a few months … Continue reading

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