Category Archives: amthinking

Blinking In the Sunlight

A year ago, almost to the day, I pretty much disappeared from the web. I hid my blog; I deleted my Twitter account, and I closed 1000words. The reason? One of my children became unwell, and I knew that I … Continue reading

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All Work and No Play

When I was young, I loved to draw, paint, cut, stick, glitter, build, mould, splat, scrunch, fold, print, sew, write, doodle, smear, cook, read, knit, dig etc., but somewhere along the line, I grew-up, stopped playing and started working, and … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays

I learned several years ago that there is no point in me trying to write stories when the kids are home for the holidays. The constant threat of interruption that comes with having two little people hurtling around the house … Continue reading

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#Mindfulness and #Photography

Last Friday, I spent the day with my sister on a Garden Photography Workshop run by Emma Davies at Uppark House. I booked our tickets weeks ago with no idea that I’d be on a journey into mindfulness by the … Continue reading

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My Journey Into #Mindfulness – Part 3

I love food. I love the way it tastes. I love the way it smells. I love the way it looks. I love the way it makes me feel inside. I love eating food alone. I love eating food with … Continue reading

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My Journey Into #Mindfulness – Part 2

And so, my quest for a more mindful life has begun. I’ve read two books, numerous blog posts and am at the beginning of a 40-day study guide. Mindfulness, it seems, is both simple and difficult. It is simple in … Continue reading

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My Journey Into #Mindfulness – Part 1

It’s funny how things come together. A couple of weeks ago, I organised an HBC Photographers trip to Froxfield. One of our members has an aunt who lives in half an acre of woodland there, and she kindly invited us … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Loud: Getting My Head Straight

Waffle Warning: This post is going to be a bit all over the place. I’m just thinking out loud here. I’ve been looking forward to today for a few weeks. Lately, my writing time has been consumed with a variety … Continue reading

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I’m Not Shy

The weight loss programme my doctor referred me to last year, involved several sessions with a Motivation and Change Therapist, and during one of those sessions, we talked about how I often find social situations difficult. I said to her, … Continue reading

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Deep Breaths

Today is the last proper day of the Easter Holidays. Tomorrow, Matt goes back to work, and Sam goes back to school. It’ll be just Sophie and me until she goes back on Wednesday. The temperature in our house is … Continue reading

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