Falling Forward

Télégramme Magazine – Issue 5

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Telegramme Magazine Issue 5 Out Now!

Has it really been six months already? Issue 4 was published just before the wedding (yes, I know, I’m mad) so I guess it must be time for Issue 5 now, crikey. Featuring fantastic photos and illustrations from Agustina Lapenda, Leni Kauffman, Cassoday Harder, Emily Coghlan and Sarah Anne Wharton Kuhn this one really is a great one so I hope you’ll take a look.

This next bit might be deemed a little cheeky but my blog my rules:

Télégramme will always be a free venture. I don’t accept advertising so I make zero money and couldn’t care less, it’s all about showcasing these fantastic artists. Which is fine, money isn’t an issue and it costs very little to create. However, since I don’t accept advertising I rely on word of mouth to let people know about each new issue, which isn’t always the easiest thing to procure.

So, what I’m asking is that if you like this issue that you please considering sharing it. Tweet it (@telegrammemag), post it on Facebook (FB page here), write a blog post about it – whatever you feel like doing is a-okay by me. Many thanks in advance from this grateful redhead.

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Friday Thanks

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Dear Ice Skating,

Thanks for being a sport that I’m actually okay at. Also thanks for being one of the only things I’m better at than Q – it’s nice to be graceful for a change ;) I loved you so much I bought my own skates and they never fail to make me smile – you’re the sport that keeps on giving! Don’t ever change.



See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.


Grace in Small Things

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  • The sound of rain falling on an umbrella
  • Big, warm, snuggly jumpers
  • Tape dispensers
  • Sending surprise post
  • Clearing out clutter

See the whole list here


Friday Thanks

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Dear Frozen Raspberries

Thanks for being delicious to eat straight from the freezer. Also, you’re cheaper than your fresh counterparts and are just as tasty in a smoothie. I appreciate the dedication.


See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.


What is ‘Grace in Small Things’?

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Alternatively titled: Why do you write so many damn lists all the time?

Grace in Small Things started when Jackie started posting a list once a week. Five small things from her week that made her smile; simple really. She in turn got the idea from someone else but Jackie no longer blogs and I’ve forgotten who her original inspiration was, oops.

It was nice to see a little positive message popping up every week, and interesting to see just how small some of her items were. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’ve had battles with depression in the past – it happens to so many people and I had a lot of trouble when I was at university and after with maintaining a sense of calm, purpose and happiness. Even when things were stable or good in my life I struggled with keeping myself on an even keel emotionally, it was fairly exhausting and made me feel worse – a self perpetuated circle of shame and loathing. Fun!

I started writing my own Grace in Small Things lists to help myself focus on the good. I wanted to become less of a negative person, and starting on something small was less intimidating than pretending I was strong enough to just change my personality overnight. (Real talk: can you do that? If you can please teach me how).

I’ve written almost 300 items on my list (so far!) and I like it so much that Q and I made it into a Sunday morning routine. I make him a cup of tea and we each write down 3 small things that we found grace in that week. The best part of this whole thing for me? I now notice these things all the time. Everywhere, no matter what I’m doing there’s always something small that’s making me smile.

So! There you go. I write lists all the damn time because it helped me with my depression and it makes me a sunnier person* :)

I’d honestly recommend it to everyone – even if you don’t want to write them publicly, just write them. It really, really does help to put things in perspective and that’s never a bad thing – right?

*I cannot imagine how many of my friends are laughing their asses off at that but trust me, I was much worse before ;)