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A Tiny Adventure

Last week, the husband and I went on a tiny adventure: five days in Ireland. It ended up containing almost all of our favourite things: yoga and geeking out, permaculture and earth politics, faeries and standing stones, prehistoric sites, epic landscapes, road trips, old friends and new, and a lot of laughter. Oh, and a […]

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Cat People

As you might expect, returning to academic life has resulted in some quite serious blog posts recently. Here’s a little light relief, and a change from your usual social justice/yoga/paganism/knitting output. Phil and I have been together for very nearly 15 years now, which is almost enough time to raise a child. Instead of doing

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Fragments of Family

I’ve spent most of this week writing a 3,000 word submission to Patheos’ upcoming ‘Pagan Consent Culture’ anthology, and now it’s time for another blog post. I also have a space now on the OU site for my own little blog presence as a ‘junior researcher’, so in future some of these posts might appear

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Life Lived Wide

We are all so many people. So many hidden stories. Such large lives lived behind the quiet of the everyday. Daily we ask each other: ‘how are you?’ and everyone just accepts that there is never time for a true answer. How am I today? …today I was up a little late, and ran fierce

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Simnel Cakes

On my mother’s side, I come from a long line of little, curvy, smily kind of women. On my father’s side you find the stronger, more serious, taller and darker women. At least, that’s how I remember them. My mother’s mother grew to the dizzy heights of 4’11”, and her husband escaped a life in

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