A Fun Little 21 Day Challenge

A Fun Little 21 Day Challenge

A few days ago I set myself a fun little challenge to do whilst I am spending time in the Netherlands over Christmas and New Year. If you didn’t already know, I was born and brought up in the Netherlands, and my parents, who are…

Reflecting On Happiness

Reflecting On Happiness

How do we really know what we want and what makes us happy until we experience it? How can we know what we love, what works for us, what we need? We can make lists upon lists of what we like and don’t like, the…

Beauty In The Ordinary

Beauty In The Ordinary

Over the last few months I have been immersed in my creative work, in particular in my art practice. I have been observing and recording ordinary birds, such as gulls and pigeons. Some people have questioned – out of interest and curiosity – why I…

Questioning Creativity: Journey Vs Destination

Questioning Creativity: Journey Vs Destination

On Saturday I was honoured and thrilled to have been invited to take part in a new series of panel discussions, called Questioning Creativity. Set up by Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) and Sandbox, four intimate and informal panel discussions took place over two evenings…

Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters

Recently, I was talking with a friend who was thinking about setting up and writing a blog. She wondered whether there was any point since there are so many blogs already ‘out there’. I told her I was writing a post about whether our voices…

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Last week I had a few days off and enjoyed Easter at my Mum and Dad’s place in The Netherlands. It’s where I was born and brought up, though my parents are English and are long-term expats there. So far, in total, I’ve lived about…

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

A while ago I decided to do some volunteering. I wanted to get involved with a project that would inspire me and give me a chance to give back somehow. There were the obvious choices for me – since I love wildlife and nature, I…

Are You The Director Of Your Life?

Are You The Director Of Your Life?

Editor’s note: I shared this post about being the Director of your life in my latest newsletter and I also wanted to post it on my blog for my regular readers as I feel it might help someone – especially if you’re thinking about your…

The Importance Of Play

The Importance Of Play

Editor’s note: I’m sharing what I wrote in my latest newsletter since it sparked a couple of conversations, and I didn’t want the lovely readers of my blog to miss out! What’s more, I came across another thought-provoking article about play and creativity and thought…

Is Your Definition Of Success Working For You?

Is Your Definition Of Success Working For You?

How do you define success? What do you see as a successful outcome? Is success for you the amount of money you make, the type of car you get to drive, or having the big house you’ve always dreamed of? Or is it more intangible…