Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Pass the Parcel

Something about un-wrapping a parcel always brings surprise and joy. I’m incredibly lucky to have made some amazing friendships through blogging and I always appreciate it when I receive a little gesture of goodwill unexpectedly through the post.

Whilst I took a little break away from the online community, I was overjoyed and touched to receive these lovely packages. Thank you for brightening up my day.

The lovely Sophie was designated as my swap partner in Lakota’s Jubilee swap. I couldn’t have chosen a better match. I love the fact she picked all the items that she knew I would like and be able to put to good use. My package included some beautiful V&A tea towels, floral gardening gloves, Union Jack notepad, Sally Beauman book, and some handmade writing paper.

Jazmine knows my love for Beatrix Potter, and sent me The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, one of my most treasured tales.

I was thrilled to win the most fabulous and funky shoes in Sammy’s giveaway. I literally felt like I was walking on rainbows when I first tried these on, every little girl dreams of rainbow coloured shoes.

And finally when a mystery parcel popped through my letterbox I was overjoyed to discover a Ladybird book to add to my collection and a selection of adorable postcards and stickers from Gem.

What I have realised today is that blogging is a wonderful hobby, one that captivates and intrigues us. But without the friendships we form, and people we interact with, it would be a very dull and lonely place.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always inspiring me.


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Dream Catcher

When you take a break from one of your greatest passions, it will always find its way back to you.

I’ve had one of the greatest years of my life, full of life-changing moments which I will treasure forever, but it has not all been easy, and I have had to face up to some very tough realities. Sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to have it all?

When I wrote my last blog post I had just got a heart-breaking rejection from Cath Kidston, a job which I so desperately hoped and dreamed of for many years, but a job that sadly, was not meant to be mine.

Rejection is such a difficult path to go down, and one that drains the part of you that hopes, wishes and still believes. I stand by the thought that whatever life throws at you, however many times you get knocked down, you have to find the strength to carry on. I’ve taken a little time away to work towards a brighter future, and I hope this marks the start of a new chapter.

I’ve really missed you.

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