All Things Creative


Overcoming writer’s block

Do you suffer from writer’s block? I do.  I suffer from writer’s block frequently. Particularly when there are lots of things happening in my life and my brain is on information overload. Creating downtime, practising meditation, tai chi, and yoga, and walking, are all things I aim to build into my days to help empty […]

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Things that make me smile…

In my last post I made a list of things that I would do as a focus for my ‘writing plan’, and to keep me on track for ‘being creative’.  One of those things is to write a post every 2 weeks about the things that make me smile.  It’s been a busy month, and […]

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Writing my way home

Last year I took Jeff Brown’s ‘Writing your Way Home’ course.  It was an online course over 6 weeks. Due to other commitments at the time I just about managed to cover the one hour long audio session each week.  And I wrote one or two pieces  a week that I submitted to our online […]

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Happy Christmas – and Happy Trees!

Someone else has a passion for Trees Trees are very much on my mind again.  Not just Christmas Trees (or my freelance tree).  I’ve discovered that someone famous has the same passion for Trees as I do.  Judi Dench.  Did anyone else see her on TV talking about Her Passion for Trees? Lucky her.  She […]

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Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller

I saw this ‘Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller’ sign in a shop window on my recent visit to Thessaloniki, Greece. And it got me thinking.  Is there really a difference between tourists and travellers?  I suppose we’ve all been tourists at times and we’ve all been travellers.  And some of us seek out […]

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Creativity. What is it?

Q: What is creativity?   A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration.  I read this quote today.  It stands alone at the front of a book called Big Magic.  Written by Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic explores our relationship with creativity.  Something I find fascinating. Back in 2007 I started writing blog posts […]

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SEO – keep calm and SEO on

Search engine optimisation Let’s face it.  All websites need SEO.  If a website isn’t optimised then new customers can’t ‘see’ it.  And if your prospective customers can’t ‘see’ your site in their Google searches, then what’s the point of investing in a website? Many of my prospective clients who contact me needing web content are confused […]

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Glamping equals creative camping

I went glamping for the first time last weekend, and loved it. Truly, madly, deeply.  As I write this post, I’m asking myself, how can I tie-in this glamping experience in to my ‘All Things Creative’ articles? Well, that’s not difficult.  Everything about my glamping experience exploded in creativity. From the sleekly curved luxury wooden glamping […]

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