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Feeling A Bit Sh*t? This Could (Possibly) Help!

Shin Noguchi

Good morning champs! It’s time for this week’s episode of the bolstering, good news filled Feeling A Bit Sh*t. It’s the cheer up you didn’t ask for, and may not have even needed, courtesy of moi. No need to thank me.

1. Queen guitarist Brian May is documenting the rehabilitation of a hedgehog he found – via a brilliant Instagram account. You read that right. The hedgehog is now named Phil. “Phil is really healthy in every way except his badly damaged leg is not healing,” Brian says as he takes us on a journey into the fixing-up of his cute new pal. More here.

2. The best thing I saw on Facebook this year was this. (link) Found via Beci.

CRY-ing!!! So good!via Beci x

Posted by Pip Lincolne on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

3. A pet fish found its way back home after this week’s Sydney storm. Her name is Jasmyn and she had a will to live like no other. Practically a real life Nemo, don’t you think? More here at the ABC.

4. A brilliant (old) story that deserves its current revival and reminds us we all have so much to learn from each other and that kindness is the only way forward. (Link)

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A…

Posted by Berlin ArtParasites on Wednesday, 18 November 2015


5. This amazing 1800’s quilt. “Mrs. M. Baker, of Lone Tree, has just finished a silk quilt which she has been seven years in making. It has the solar system worked in completely and accurately. The lady went to Chicago to view the comet and sun spots through the telescope that she might be very accurate. Then she devised a lecture in astronomy from it,” The New York Times reported in 1883. Read more at The National Museum of American History.

Ellen Harding Baker's "Solar System" Quilt

Japanese photographer Shin Noguchi’s series One Two Three

6. Beautiful photograph/s alert. The One Two Three series by Japanese photographer Shin Noguchi’s gorgeously (is too a word!) follows the adventures of his three little girls – nine-year-old Yumeji, four-year-old Kotoyo, and two-year-old Hikono. Read more at Ignant.

7. Molly from My Name Is Yeh shared the recipe for these delicious-looking latke and they’re on my list to cook this weekend.

Molly's latkes

8. This mum displayed the correct response when her daughter’s new (male) bestie asked to be part of a sleepover. So good. Read about it here.

9. Myf and Zan unpacked the Lena Dunham interview this week on Bang On and I loved hearing that because I had THOUGHTS but no where to put them. Listening to them chat about it was semi-like chatting to some friends about it.  (They also discussed Knickers the Cow who I look up to a lot.) More good stuff in their show notes, too.

10. Of course you would like to know about Fluffy Mary, right?

11. ABC Life published a piece by Grace Jennings-Edquist about how – despite what we sometimes think – technology is helping plenty of folk connect and stave off lonely days. Read it here.

12. Brilliant photos of dogs mid-treat-catch. It’s as good as it sounds. See those here.

13. Elena Ferrante’s books are being brought to life (My Brilliant Friend screening now in Australia on Foxtel) and this pasta-companion piece at my fave Food52 celebrates the fact.



14. In case you missed this. (link)

15. The Guardian published a piece by Rachel Roddy on ‘Why Jane Grigson is a cook’s best friend‘. (I have lots of her books and I love them too, RACH!)

Phew. I think that will do for this week. I hope you find something you like in there and I hope your weekend is as peachy as possible. Love to you!

your pal, Pip


Listening to Robyn (link) and also Missy Higgins.

  • Yvette
    December 5, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    May we all be blessed with a dusting of powdered sugar from new found friends… beautiful Pip, thanks for sharing xx

  • Em
    December 1, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    Thank you so much Pip! I just ADORE your posts and appreciate all the work that goes into them. They make my head sit up straight and forward, lickety split, when sometimes I’ve been lolling in the fog and going a bit downwards and backwards and not at all forwards. xxxx

    • Pip
      December 1, 2018 at 2:39 PM

      Thank you for reading, Em! Your comment makes me INCREDIBLY happy! So GLAD that you like these posts. xx

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