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To all the dads
And why it's better to do it wrong, than not do it at all.
Today is Father’s Day. When I think about all the dads in my life, I feel love and admiration. Love for their devotion to their families. Love for the way a little face beams when they look up to their grandfather. Love for the big bear hug embrace. Admiration for their ability to appear cool, calm and collected - even when they are not. And admiration for their desire to do more, give more and be more.
To all the dads and father figures - today I toast my Sunday morning cuppa to you, the world is a better place because you’re in it.
If today is hard for you, I hope you can find a sweet memory to make you smile. Sending you strength and support.
There’s a change happening. Warm air. Pollen. Whirlywinds. The days are getting longer and creatures, great and small, are seeking respite under a shady tree when the sun is high in the sky. And so signals the start of a new month, and with it, a new season. Welcome to September. Thea x
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For your ears
Ann Thomson in her 90th year on Talking with Painters and why it’s okay “to do it wrong” than not do it at all.
I would have never put kindness and economics in the same sentence, but Kindness Economics with Candice Mama sheds a whole new light for me.
With our homes more important now than ever, how can we ensure that they are kinder – both to us living inside them, and also the people and planet surrounding them? Listen to The Kindness Economy with Frieda Gormley, House of Hackney.
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This list of things to read
Matrescence is a new word in our vocabulary, but this article, ‘Understanding Matrescence’, takes example of how European countries are taking the brain changes that occur during pregnancy and early childhood seriously, and removing the capitalist motivation that currently drives motherhood: that a mother should care for her child unpaid and undervalued.
If you’re looking for a more elevated scroll here is ‘4 Stylish Women on the Instagram Accounts They Love’.
I write like a teacher. My husband on the other hand scratches like a doctor with a fencepost. ‘How Handwriting Lost Its Personality’ and how the digital age closed a window to our souls.
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