Sunday, 20 December 2009

✱ 100+counting ✱

I've been snowed in and's been upside down, inside out crazy here behind the hedge and now a calm has settled on us like the snow,  home has never felt kinder and never tasted sweeter. I am grateful for warm beds and fires and to all the kind wishes and thoughts I have received recently via seasonal greetings. 
We had a great snowfall, the light has been a magical blue and I've had a rotten stinking cold, it always happens after the busiest times, 
guard down, germs in. 
But now, presents are wrapped, food is bought, orders are completed and it's time to enjoy a few days with my precious people until I fly to the sun and mystical magical India. This blog is going to come with me & I hope you'll join me on my travels and adventures, power cuts withstanding I should be able to keep my online diary which has been a life saver more than you'll know. This is my 100th post and while I feel like it should have trapeze artists and balloons and tumbling clowns it's just me saying thank you. 
Thanks for your encouragement and friendship and all the reaching out and connecting that goes beyond this page. It can be lonely working as a lone ranger and the blog really helps me work things out sometimes. A letter off of steam and a place to rant. So thanks for keep dropping by, I love to see you all, the kettle is always on.
I want to wish you and your loved ones a magical winter party, a celebration to drive away the demons and ghosts.
Let the love in... It's Christmas! Yay! 

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

⁂ gimme five ⁂

I would like to say that I am serenely floating through the festive preparations like a floating focused goddess but that is so far from the truth I want to curl up and sleep for a few days. I've been working, decorating and shopping like a whirling dervish. I finally got to print my seasonal greetings cards late last night filling the house with the heady smell of flouro ink (circa 1980). It was a lovely few hours of production and I dreamed that I could do that all the time in a little cottage by the sea with only the wind and rain for company and a few squealing seagulls, a radio and a pot of finest printer's tea. Note how my dreams are of escape and isolation?
My co-designer has gone a.w.o.l so I can't offer to send her some of the cards so if any of my dearly beloved readers would like a card from me then just email me your address and I will send you one with love.
I hope you are all feeling organised, rested and heading towards the holidays with gusto.
I've a while to go yet.