Weeknotes: Plant nerds unite, whilst writers write

42 hours and 45 minutes of writing so far in July. Way to go LiLi! Plant nerdery achieved to new heights this week. And I reconnected with my love of sketching plants whilst hanging out with fellow enthusiasts, exploring botanical colonialism and queer ecology. What a week, basically. And now Black Botanists’ Week 2021 is […]

Weeknotes: Lots of writing, reading and routines – yay!

Exploring further the weekly routines that give shape to my week and help lift me out of down cycles. Started a weekly walk after therapy and trying out walking in the mornings around 10am, after an hour of writing (8 am) and an hour of working on external projects or admin (9 am). I’ve been […]

Weeknotes: Shape of this week for this writer – wavy

Ups and downs this week, deeply filled with purpose and despair, variously. Writing and trees are threads that sustain me through it, much of the time. But sometimes, all there is to do is curl up with ice cream and tv, or take a nap. Extremely thankful for the weekly routines that give shape to […]

Weeknotes: 7 swifts sweep sky & usher in hope for Q3

Seven swifts sweep sky, several swifts swoop by… Walking / being outside / nature Really enjoy savouring food & drink that affirms that it’s summer, like mango ice lollies and elderflower fizz and a sour cherry straight from the tree. Wondering how the tastes of summer will slip away with climate change. Today (Thursday, 1st […]

Weeknotes: Happy Pride! Full of feels, friendship & summer peonies

Writing So, I wrote on Monday & Tuesday this week, which meant I got to a streak of 6 days before I took a break from writing on Wednesday. Mondays – Wednesdays are my heaviest days when it comes to working with/for other people, so this is great going. Thursdays are days off for decompressing, […]

Weeknotes: How to create nourishing writing environments & freelance responsibly

On the joy of autonomy & the responsibility of freelancing Enjoying writing Right now, it’s 23:09 on Thursday, 17 June 2021. I’m blasting music in my bedroom and singing along. Sitting up in bed and chair dancing. An hour ago, I started working on the second issue of my Tree Tales series – creative non-fiction […]

Weeknotes: 7 rest types & livetweeting Short Fiction Festival Weekend

Taking care of myself My favourite things that happened this week When the child I tutor asked what I’ve been doing, and I said: – I’m writing a collection of poetry about trees. – Does that mean I’ll be able to go to the library and see your book there? – *Stunned & so touched* […]

Weeknotes: How to be creative as a writer and entrepreneur

2-for-1 on weeknotes today, since I skipped last week for some reason. Mostly about writing and trees, for a change… 😉 How to be creative Just do something. Anything. Take action I listened to this episode Taking Action on Your Ideas with Noah Kagan of the YNAB podcast at the end of May. Loved the […]

Weeknotes: Befriending and valuing trees beyond money, being embodied

I have some really exciting nature writing news that I can’t share yet. I’ll tell you in a couple of weeks. Cliffhanger…! Urban Tree Festival highlights, some of my fave bits 9 days of glorious tree nerdery. I participated in 27 hours of the Urban Tree Festival, including 2.5 hours of tree meditations (15 minutes […]

Weeknotes: Heavenly intersection between trees and writing, pure delight

Nerding out about trees The Urban Tree Festival came at just the right time. 9 days of intensely pleasurable tree nerdery when I have a schedule that’s flexible enough to take full advantage of it. I don’t want the Urban Tree Festival to end. But it will. When it does, I’m intending to nerd out […]