Foraged Plum Crumble Recipe

Aren't these late summer evenings just magical? Last week I enjoyed an alfresco dinner in the garden, finished off with a foraged plum crumble as the evening drew into a pink sunset - perfect.

After moving to our house in the spring I was really surprised and happy to find a plum tree on one of our dog walking routes, which is currently heavily laden with  perfectly ripe plums.

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Being Productive Doesn't Mean Being Busy - What I've Learned From my Struggle with Anxiety

This post is really close to my heart, I felt really emotional writing it because it took me back to those struggles I first encountered from dealing with anxiety. If for some reason you’re feeling less productive than you usually are, I really hope this post offers some tips to help you stay productive while you're working through a tricky time.

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MAKE IT HAPPENJosephine Brooks
Autumn Rituals - Make Your Own Soy Wax and Essential Oil Scented Candles

Autumn feels like a time for rituals. Lighting the fire, cosy evenings in, hearty meals and of course lighting candles. Not only do I love to burn candles in the evening when I’m hunkered down next to the fire in an oversized blanket but I also love to have a candle burning as I work. 

 Having that lit candle on my desk seems to help me focus. I don’t know whether it’s the warm amber glow or the scent, perhaps a mixture of both. But it’s now become a work-day ritual of mine.

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How to Break your Projects Down into Appetising Chunks

You know those big, exciting projects that you have in mind for your business that you never start because they just look ginormous? The ones that would make a huge impact on your business but they just feel too big and you don't know where to start. Well, you can achieve those big dreams and goals, it's just a case of breaking down your projects into appetising chunks.

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MAKE A PLANJosephine Brooks
Foraged Blackberry Jam Recipe

I made some foraged blackberry jam this weekend and gave them some pretty floral toppers, perfect for last minute thank you gifts or just prettying-up your home - it makes them a treat to open.

This recipe is super simple and I love that you can easily find blackberries in hedge rows along country lane and footpaths during August and September

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My Tips on Recharging Your Batteries This Summer

Back at the beginning of July I mentioned on Instagram that I was feeling super burned out. I’d done my quarterly planning and worked out all of the projects I was going to work on in June and then, on a whim I decided I’d move my website over to Squarespace and give myself a couple of weeks to do it. That was on top of all of the other projects I was working on oh and plus working part time.

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Easy Dog Treats Recipe

This one won’t get you wanting to lick the spoon but you will gain a new four legged best friend! My mum's dog goes mad for these doggy treats, they’re clearly super tasty. Here’s my easy dog treats recipe which will get you into the good books of many a pooch.

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How to Organise Your Computer Files & Clear Your Desktop

A lot of the creatives that I know find organising their computer files a complete nightmare. In my podcast episode with Victoria Jowett, she said that her desktop was like a virtual brain dump. We’ve all been there right? The desktop area seems like a natural dumping ground. You save something there because you might need it soon but it soon gathers virtual dust there alongside a load of other files you thought you might need to find quickly.

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