Our July WOW list - What we loved in May, including Pinterest tips, favourite podcasts and reads by Curly Carrot

For July we’re sharing our discoveries to help you slowdown for summer. It’s time to recharge and unwind 👐

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How To Slow Down For Summer And Be Productive

Most businesses see a major slow-down during the summer months. Clients and customers go on holiday and new projects and purchases are usually delayed until after the holidays. Use the summer to recharge, relax and recover from the first half of the year. It’s time to unwind and clear your mind. We’ve found the best business ideas come to mind when you are away from it all.
Also just because orders aren’t rolling in doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive (some of the time) Summer is a great time to catch up on projects that you’ve been neglecting or work ahead for the coming months.
Here are our ideas that will help you stay productive while also balancing the extra time with your family.

Book

Seeking Slow: Reclaim Moments of Calm in Your Day ~ Melanie Barnes

Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings—while finding joy in doing so.

Pre-order now,  released on September 24, 2019.

Pre-orders really count. Booksellers look to them to gauge interest in a book and use them to place orders. So the more pre-orders, the more orders, and the more orders, the more books in the store. The more books in the store, the more likely people are to see and buy the book. You are also guaranteed the lowest price!

Podcast

Long car..train..plane journeys need a good audiobook. Check out BBC SOUNDS for some brilliant free audibles available this summer.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Paradise: True Crime. Peta and Chris are in paradise – they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston?
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams: the debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams, a darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world.
Good Omens: Adaptation of the 1990 fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. An angel and a demon try to save the world from an apocalypse

Workshop 

Pop-up Bristol Kinship Gatherings – by Kinship Creative Design Consultancy

A Pop-Up Kinship Gatherings in Bristol at beautiful botanical venue FED303 . Wed, 21 August 2019 19:00 – 22:00

Come and gather with like-minded folk to chat all things creative, find ways to collaborate and enjoy a mini-workshop with talented local Maker Victoria from 19 Gather and Create.

This sounds so up our street! We really hope they’ll be a Kinship Gathering in Sussex soon! We’ll be in Bristol for a Pinterest workshop in October. It will be our first time visiting Bristol..we can’t wait!

Mailing List 

‘Five Good Things’ ~ Charlie Budd (aka @thetallphotographer)
Every week we receive an email called ‘Five Good Things’.
It’s a mixture of good news, amazing people, brilliant and thoughtful TV or audio programmes, the odd book, and there’s often something Charlie has been up to which he thinks is good, like a new exhibition or a video I’ve produced.
Amusing, thoughtful, heart-warming, or a little challenging – in a good way.
There’s enough bad news in the media, but there’s good stuff happening all around us – and Five Good Things is all about finding it. SIGN UP HERE! 

Creative

Feather and Wild – Victoria, a Cumbrian Artist, whose beautiful work is inspired by nature and being outdoors amongst the mountains, trees and the ocean. Victoria works from her small home studio and happily spends hours reflecting on her time in the Highlands and in her homeland the Lake District to sketch past adventures and dream of new ones. We love her work!

Pinterest Account 

The Wildwood Moth – Alice Tatham, photographer, stylist and cafe owner, enjoys a slower pace of life by the coast in Dorset, UK. Her lovely Pinterest account is inspired by nature and seasonal changes. Make sure you pop into The Lyme Bay, Café & Bar if you’re in Lyme Regis!

Pinterest Board

Best Summer Reads – Inspiring summer reads for your holidays and weekends away, beautiful photography of books and people reading, and inspiring quotes from books and about reading.

Our July GIVEAWAY winner

Congratulations Pip Wilcox Ceramics our first winner!

You too could ….

WIN A FREE PLACE ON OUR ONLINE COURSE: ‘GROW YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS WITH PINTEREST’
If you haven’t enroled yet but think you should then why not enter our new giveaway.
At the end of each month, we randomly pick from all the sign-ups that month and announce the winner on our ‘WOW’ list.
The winner will receive an email with their unique coupon code to enrol on the course….it could be you!

We’d love to hear what’s WOW’d you this month! 

We hope you enjoy our recommendations and we’d love to hear yours.
If you missed our June ‘WOW’ list have a peek here

Please let us know on Twitter or Instagram what you’ve been reading, listening to and learning! 

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