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Let’s talk about it.

Let’s talk about it.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. What do you do if the smoke alarm goes off in your home? It’s alerting you to the risk of a fire, right? If you’re in our kitchen when it starts beeping, you open all the doors and windows and start waving tea towels around vigorously to expel the smoke! But that’s usually because the smoke in question is a direct result of my culinary skills! I think that anxiety is like an inner…

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The Vikings are Found!

The Vikings are Found!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Our friend Gina – she who found the little ginger Toms we adopted – sent me a photo this morning, with a message: Happy Found Day to the Vikings! Yep. Ragnar and Erik were found a year ago today, abandoned and frightened. I remember seeing Gina’s post on Facebook. She was looking for a home for them. After speaking to Dave, I reached out to her. “Can we have them, please?” And the rest…

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This too shall pass…

This too shall pass…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How are you? How am I? Or perhaps the question we should be asking is WHO are you? And WHO am I? I seem to wake up most mornings wondering what the hell is going on in England, in Europe, in the world. And I often catch myself wondering what I am supposed to be doing, and which role I should be playing in response to the world we live in now. Which brings…

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Back in the Saddle…

Back in the Saddle…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Having a good day? Having a growing day? I don’t know whether you recall, but a few months ago, I spoke of a dear friend whose husband died suddenly, and without warning. Every day I think of that friend, and her ongoing nightmare rightsizes absolutely ANYTHING going on in my own life. In deference to that friend, I didn’t divulge her identity – because firstly, it’s not my story to tell, and secondly, she…

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The Learning Curve…

The Learning Curve…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Glorious, sunny day again here in the south east. What are you up to? I was having a little lazy half hour in bed this morning, with a cup of tea, thinking about the day ahead, deciding what to do, what to make. Clarity work is always there, but that’s what it is. Work. It may be arty, lovely work – but to me it is work nonetheless. And everybody needs a day off…

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Maybe it’s a Sign…

Maybe it’s a Sign…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. The Internet is so painfully slow here. Maybe it’s a sign. Maybe it’s the Universe telling me TO SLOW DOWN. All the time I’m zipping around, am I actually present? Am I actually where I am? Maybe I just have to go with the flow, accept that it is what it is – and take it from there. Rather than go into a frenzy, because I’ve only got half an hour to complete this…

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London here we come!

London here we come!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Had a great weekend in London, although it’s taken me until today to catch my breath and stop aching! 20,000 steps each day?!? Now wonder my leg calves were like lead on Monday! On Saturday, Grace and I went up ahead of the team, and hooked up with a very special lady and dear friend: Sam Crowe. She’s been off the radar for a while, so it was just great to give her a…

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Cards, Cake and Flowers!

Cards, Cake and Flowers!

. Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went AWOL for a day yesterday. Sat in the garden, cuddled a cat, got my hair cut off, went for a walk on the Ashdown Forest, and caught a beautiful sunset. I think it’s called a day off… But I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you for making our 28th Birthday Celebrations on The Craft Store this weekend such a success – and so special. Cards, Cake and flowers –…

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What a haul !

What a haul !

Hi there Thanks for popping in. So many events all over the country on this Bank Holiday Monday in England ! Anything near you? We drove past the Edenbridge and Oxted Country Fair AND the Flower Show in Withyam on the way back from a few hours at work this morning. (There was some catching up and a lot of planning ahead to be done – so we took advantage of the quiet time at Clarity Towers). But I was…

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If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. This every day blogging seems to be a challenge at the moment, so bear with me while I get back in my stride. The head is all over the place at the moment. Proper full on spin cycle. But to lighten the mood, let me take you back to Friday afternoon, when we ventured up to the 100 acre woods on the Ashdown Forest, to visit Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh’s old haunts….

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