…and so it begins

Blog Jan 2014

photo by David Bellemére via Marie Claire Italia

Happy New Year.

I hope that it is a wonderful one for you all.

I have recently stumbled upon a writer and her work resonates massively with me. Her name is Victoria Erickson and much of her work can be found here. I maybe late to the party (no change there then), but her work is really inspiring. I pinned this quote below and it has become my most pinned pin on my Pinterest Board “Write This Down”. I hope that some of them inspire you, and give you some inspiration for the coming year.

I don’t know what it is with words, text, lyrics and poetry. They move me…big time. Maybe because it’s a skill I don’t have.

victoria erikson

Victoria Erikson

Tomorrow I’m going to the beach, to get a dose of more magic. Have a great weekend.


Moving On Up


I have sat down to write this post at various times over the past two years ten months and there has never seemed a right time. I have always written from the heart and have lost my voice ( make that chosen not to write) a lot over the past couple of years.

In February of this year I got divorced.

There …said it.

It’s been a difficult time, and that’s all I’ll really say on the matter, but I felt like I wanted to get it off my chest. It’s had a huge impact on my life and is part of my story.

In a few weeks I will be moving out of the home where I have lived for the past sixteen years, and into a new house.

New beginnings…new stories to tell.

I’m in the midst of sorting through my belongings at the moment, and it’s taking ages to wade through all my junk. My artwork alone is a huge task. I am trying to be ruthless, but felt inspired by some little scraps which I found and they are the beginnings of a new piece of art. It began with this tag which I made a while ago…

Creating something will help me I think, and I wanted to celebrate all the lovely positives in my life, and the amazing friends I have around me.

Onwards and upwards!


“The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best of a good man’s life” Wordsworth