Category Archives: Creativity

Do you work for free?

I’m not talking about volunteering here, I do plenty of volunteering.  @athriftymrsuk posted this tweet today “‘I thought since you trained in journalism and enjoy it you might do these two for free.’ is an actual quote from an email … Continue reading

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Masterchef and Hannibal Lecter

Finley has just joined Beavers, it’s brilliant, he’s loving it, though why they have to call it Beavers I’ll never understand.  Anyhow, they seem to be working towards some kind of cooking badge – I’m being intentionally vague here because … Continue reading

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Creativity, Art and 4 year olds

I’m big into creativity and allowing the kids freedom to express themselves.  

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Into the Zone – writing with NLP

There are heaps of NLP techniques which help me as a writer and one of the most useful things is the ability to change your state…. for example, every day I have a very short “no kids” window

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‘Tis the season to Knit

This week is National Knitting Week so here’s a short post with my favourite knitting pattern.  I’m not really a knitter and generally can’t follow a pattern;  I’ve managed a few bizarre abstract jumpers made out of a couple of … Continue reading

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Out of the box thinking – Lego Golf

It’s the holidays and the weather is not behaving terribly well despite the best efforts of myself and Vicky Richards on Twitter to get the sun to shine  (@vickyrichards #sosmumssundance).  So today the kids demanded that I roll up newspaper … Continue reading

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Out of the box thinking – Neoteny

Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I’m a big fan of us adults learning from kids, and this post is about one of the most obvious things we can learn from them…. how to play.  Some of … Continue reading

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Out of the box thinking – being creative

“Thinking out of the box” and “creative thinking” are buzz words which I seem to hear the whole time, particularly with respect to education. When I watch my kids I become more and more convinced that our education system is … Continue reading

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Taking Imagination Seriously

Imagination is a very serious business when you’re 3, 4, 5, 6…… It’s real, it’s important, it forms your reality and it is one of the most fundamental life skills we can develop in this day and age when the … Continue reading

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