Posts in Making
5 Ways You Can Stay Sane This Christmas

Other working titles for this blog post have included:  "How not to lose your mind and your money this Christmas", "The Mel Wiggins Guide to keeping it together and not wanting to kill people during the Christmas season" and '"OH LORD. CHRISTMAS CAN BE DRAINING".  Catchy, right? This time of the year.  Oh the merriment, the excitement!  The parties, the presents, the rituals and traditions.  

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Assembly Autumn Gathering

A fortnight ago, in the twilight of a mild October evening, 20 creative women gathered to share food, conversation and a little creativity. The idea of what is now Assembly Gatherings is something that mulled around my head for quite some time.  I love the creative community that social media, particularly Instagram has provided me with, but for me there is nothing like properly meeting people in the flesh, and hearing their voices and stories.  I hoped that I wasn't alone in that desire, in needing that creative community to be propelled into real life so I thought it might be good to trial getting a small gathering of people together for an evening of simple pleasures like eating, making and chatting.

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