Here’s some accounts I’m big in to right now and turn to for inspiration, education and a whole lot of goodness.

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We’re all about meals that are speedy to throw together but pack a nutritious punch too and this super simple roasted aubergine dish is a great one to have up your sleeve for balmy summer nights. Best served with a nice cold glass of wine, water or kombucha!

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

You can buy self care planners and self care temporary tattoos ; the whole self care industry is worth a whopping $11 billion dollars and there are 30million #selfcare posts on Instagram. The reality is though, the term ‘self care’ is a loaded one; it looks different for everyone, depending on circumstances, personality and overall health. It might come in the form of a single downward dog or a warm cup of tea whilst bathing the kids; a minute to stretch your neck and shoulders out after a particularly long feed, or some deep breaths while you’re hanging out the washing. One thing it isn’t necessarily is expensive or time-consuming.

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Maybe I’m getting old but it seems the more years that go by, the more I enjoy celebrating people and moments. Celebrations bring joy, connection and ritual, and help us raise up those that we love and allow us to see them for one whole day. It’s a special thing. And I know, I know. Birthdays can equal stress and stuff and bulging black bin bags and unwanted gifts and leftover stale sandwiches but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.

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I crave curry NON STOP – the spicier the better – and unlike take away or ready made curry, this one is free from salt, sugar and contains very little oil so you actually feel GOOD after eating it.

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Robert D Bullard, the ‘father of environmental justice’ in the US. Illustration: Richard A Chance

It’s been two weeks since the latest horrific killing of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis by a white police officer. It has upended the world, prompted global protests and started many of us white folk on a long overdue journey in to understanding racism and awakening from what Layla F. Saad describes as ‘the comfortable slumber of white privilege’. It’s of course not an overnight job – and I at least wanted to take the last week to mute my voice online, listen to the black community and spend time reading, watching, researching, and talking to as many people as I could about the matter.

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I’ve been cutting my own fringe for yonks (cheaper, easier, you’re in control and more fun 😜) so here’s all my top tips in one 5 min video – grab a cuppa and your sharpest pair of scissors*, have a watch and go for it. Good luck and let me know how you get on !

Watch the video here

Emma xxx

P.S Could You Buy No New Clothes for a Year?

*a comb helps too, but I couldn’t find mine anywhere so 🤷🏻‍♀️

The other night, as I was tucking Sonny into bed just after we’d read about teeth in one of our favourite books, ‘How Will I Grow?‘ – adults have thirty-two, in case you were wondering – we started discussing the difference between baby teeth and grown up teeth. Sonny promptly launched into an anecdote about why baby ones are “cooler” than “grown up” ones (note to self: how the heck does our 3 year old know the word “cool”?) and how he’s convinced that he’s lost a tooth (he definitely hasn’t). Anyway, I was instinctively triggered in that moment to ask him one of my all time favourite questions, and it goes something like this:

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