Tag Archives: gratitude

Finding stillness, living in the present, and looking after a baby

Here in the UK we’ve been in ‘lock down’ for nine weeks (I think, I have lost count). In the Magpie household we entered lock down with a two and a bit week old baby to look after, and little … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Reasons to be grateful #9 – misty winter sunsets like these

I’m at home with my parents this weekend. We headed out for a walk in the woods rather later than I would have preferred today due to various reasons and for the first few moments of the walk I was … Continue reading

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Reasons to be greatful #8 – autumn sunshine

It’s been a bit quiet over here recently. I’ve been trying to manage some pretty rubbish fatigue, which I think may be linked to my on going efforts to try to balance out my hormones and manage my PCOS through … Continue reading

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Reasons to be grateful #6 – swimming with my sister

There hasn’t been a huge amount of activity on this blog for a week or more as I’m a bit exhausted and taking a bit of down time. However, Laurie from the lovely blog Meditations in Motion posted this post … Continue reading

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Objects with Meaning #21 – Birthday nail varnish

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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