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Guest post: Hannah Dixon, Sundogs and Diamond Dust

This week I'm really excited to share a guest post from super-creative and multi-talented tea-blender, lampshade designer and sing-songwriter Hannah Dixon. Hannah has been working on a project which is a departure from her usual song-writing genre, and shares her inspiration and process below. The track - which you can listen to below - is awesome: I've always loved Hannah's voice (Kate Bush, anyone?) Plus, any synth track using seal samples is alright by me. Here's what Hannah says:   "So, after your New Year's post about creative projects, I have got to an almost finished stage of this track, and wanted to share it with you.  I know you understand the creative process of writing as well how nerve racking it can be showing off your work... It's a move away from my folksy stuff, the result of an immersive project spanning the whole of last winter. I did this…

Nutrition for… distracted writers

So delighted to have a contribution from a guest blogger - the very wonderful nutritionist and writer Belle Amatt.  Find out more about Belle here. "I am familiar with self-distraction, very familiar. It is 10.28 am. My plan was to start writing this at 9.15. In the meantime I have made coffee with meticulous measuring of the grains, sweeping away of the powdery remains. I have put out damp washing, uncharacteristically pegging the socks into pairs, lining up PJ bottoms with PJ tops. Further atypical behaviour, I’m ashamed to say I indulged in some mindless eating. That handful of nuts and the dried cranberry chaser, consumed whilst standing indeed, goes against one of my most closely held nutrition principles: be mindful of every bite. Does this scene of conscious distraction for the task in hand sound familiar? It is not that I don’t relish the idea of writing this post. Indeed,…