The Year of Fun #14: Ice Cream at the Seaside

Another Year of Fun – another thing or two I’ve learned about FUN! Firstly, I have a confession to make.     I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately… nothing serious, just a bit of apathy that I know will pass. What’s weird is that things that might have excited me and challenged […]

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The Feeling Triad

EN02: The Feeling Triad

Last week I introduced this series which is all about the Enneagram: a system for describing nine personality types. Like I said, I see this as just one more way of learning about yourself, and it’s a fun tool to geek out on. Today we’re going to be looking at three of the nine types, […]

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The Year of Fun #13: Make a Collage

Here we are – the 13th week of Fun in the year. Since we last spoke I had a birthday, exited my twenties – with some trepidation, some relief.   I was planning to use my birthday as the subject of this week’s podcast but if I’m honest, there was little to say other than, […]

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EN01: What is the Enneagram?

People are weird. Right? l don’t know about you but understanding myself is hard enough, let alone the behaviour of others. This is one of the reasons I’m a self-confessed junkie of personality type testing. If you listened to any of the Self Knowledge Series – the 10 part series that l published at the […]

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CIP053: Ben the Illustrator on Isolation + Illustration

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Ben O’Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator.) Ben likely needs no introduction especially if you’re a fellow illustrator – and even if you’re not – there’s a good chance you’ve seen his work, whether it was in the Guardian, GQ or for one of […]

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The Year of Fun #10: Go to a Museum

  If you read the title, you’ll know already that I did not uphold my planned fun activity this week which was to go to a car boot sale. Unfortunately the British springtime weather just didn’t seem appropriate for a wander around parked cars on the 9th floor of a car park. So I did […]

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CIP051: Joe Moran on Shyness

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Joe Moran, historian of the everyday, about his book on shyness, ‘Shrinking Violets.’ I was a bit surprised to find this is nothing like the self-help books I normally find myself reading, and more of a history/biography/celebration of shyness and I found myself […]

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The Year of Fun #9: The Orchestra

By far the classiest, most cultured edition of the Year of Fun so far – I went to see (and hear) the orchestra! I’ve only been to the orchestra once before: the result of a spare ticket needing a taker, and I took it. Honestly, the first time: I wasn’t super excited. I like live […]

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