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Alfresco

al fresco/al ˈfrɛskəʊ/ adverbIn the open air. The planet has turned a full 365 days since the UK was plunged into lockdown. A term that, prior to 2020, was something from the script of a low budget, dystopian, action thriller. Lockdown. Similarly, our return to the ‘new normal’ feels like some what of a cliché […]

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Ego

ego/ˈiːɡəʊ,ˈɛːɡəʊ/nounyour idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability. You’re a child, you want show your friends how much higher then them you can jump, how many more easter eggs you received this year and how many more super heros you can name. Then suddenly your an adult wearing […]

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Architecture

Architecture /ˈɑːkɪtɛktʃə/nounthe complex or carefully designed structure of something. In ancient civilisations and throughout history we have built our biggest buildings to reflect what is most important to society at that given time. Mayan Temples, Egyptian Pyramids, Roman Colosseums. Incredible and ancient architectural wonders.  And for the most part of our British human history religion […]

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Self-Talk

We have a constant inner narrative running through our minds that we barely even consider, let alone hold accountable. Our inner voice babbles away constantly repeating things to us that we have been taught through our formative years by everyone from our parents to religious leaders to academic teachers and beyond. One of the scariest […]

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Why

Why/wʌɪ/adverbadverb: why1. for what reason or purpose. Finding the reason why I was working towards a given goal was one of the biggest and most unpredictable life lessons I have learned. When someone asked me that question it hit me like a bus. In 30 years of hard graft and what i’m not afraid to […]

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Authenticity

authenticity/ɔːˈθɛntɪkadjectiveadjective: authentic1. of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine. This is a subject that I find really difficult to personally reconcile. We were all born unique, genuine. Of undisputed origin. We were all born a total, one of a kind piece of art. So what happened between arriving in the world as a divine miracle […]

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Home

home/həʊm/1 1.relating to the place where one lives, resides.1 2.return by instinct to its territory after leaving it. I recently attended an interior design event where each speaker was asked the question ‘what is home to you?’. I find this a really interesting question and what I would call a ‘slow burner’ because it’s multi-levelled […]

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Reconnect

We live our lives in ways that even our grandparents couldn’t have predicted, let alone our ancestors. We eat foods derived from the same molecular make up as plastic, we consume incredible amounts of unhealthy online content whilst driving our fossil-fuel-burning boxes of carbon fibre to meet with people that rely on drugs to make […]

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