Steampunk Your Princess

Life Design Action: Steampunk Your Princess

Requires; Originality

Does not require: Anything pink

On Friday 13th I delivered the 2nd part of the Gorgeousness Programme to a group of teenage girls. This involved 1-1 sessions, during which I began to observe the extent to which young people today are controlled by their looks. Every girl – irrespective of their attractiveness – was internally tortured by what they perceived as their own physical imperfections and was on a desperate quest to overcome these imperfections. For each young woman their desire for physical self improvement was massively limiting their potential.

As parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and siblings, how can we help our little ladies grow into amazing women who are destined to play BIG in this world? How can we steer them away from the media-sold ideal of becoming another pore-less princesses with tattooed eyebrows who is mute on every level bar the visual?

Rethinking the Christmas gifts we give them is a pretty good start.


Tramezzini At Night

Last Friday something sensational happened.

Ads and his biz partner launched their evening dining experience. Up until now Tramezzini has been open six days a week. It sells mouth watering cakes, quiches, sandwiches (these aren’t normal sandwiches) and light lunches.

Quite simply, it is the best place to eat.

In the world.

5am Garden Meditation

(You don’t have to do this at 5am but aim to practise in the early morning when it is just you and the birds awake). For a long timeĀ I used the birdcage as a symbol in my writing and illustrative work. To me it represented the primitive, wild nature of humanity becoming free of restrictive […]

Spraying People Gold and Other Ideas

I believe that our lives are enriched or depleted by the quality of ideas that we let into our mind.

For example.

Naughty N told me today (and I know she won’t mind me sharing this) that Spouser should most certainly be treating her like an utter princess. After all they have been married for over twelve years (I think?) and she hath bore him a tribe of sprogs. So she told him her idea.

Spouser said, “give me some ideas on how this can be achieved.”

So we made a list for him