Wednesday, 11 March 2015

It's my birthday - what's all the fuss about?

Tomorrow, i am 40.
That is what all this fuss is about.
I am so relieved to be passing through, what feels like a gateway of sorts. 
I am grateful for all the experiences i have had. They have built me into the person i am today. And i think i am a pretty good person as it happens. 
This is what '40' has done for me. I am unapologetically happy with who i am. 
I feel i have now earned the right to a few things i have waited so long for:
- to stop hurting about the past
- to stop apologising for who i am
- to stop trying to be 'better' 
 - to accept that i am loved and to return that love tenfold.
I am a Strong woman - strong physically, strong in integrity and character and opinion!
I care about my life - i care about me... for the first time EVER! I care about who i am and what i have to offer. It makes me teary in a way but i have stopped grieving for that young lady who hated herself so much. I have often wished i could go back to the younger me - as i am now - and tell her... "You are more than enough"
But i am 40! and i am now leaving that in my past and giving thanks to the fact that i am here. Because there have been so many occasions i never thought that i would be or that i deserved to be.
So, how did i get to 40? Other than generally reminding myself to breath in and breath out every single second, of every single day?
** L O V E **
If i am to pick one thing that i am most grateful about and the 'thing' that has saved me over and over and over again - it is love. 
The greatest gift that i have been given is the utterly unshakeable foundation of a family who love me.
No. Matter. What.
My family and my closest friends are who define me completely.
Because we are all Fuck-Ups, in our own ways and at different times. 
None of us are perfect and we all make stupid mistakes.
It's just that, when you are in a Team... it's easier to tidy up. It's easier to see those mistakes and then go back and try fixing them. Because having people on MY SIDE is what gives me my true strength.
And when you feel and know that you are loved - it makes you feel brave!!
And that bravery helps me go on and be a better person. A woman with truly good things to share with the rest of the world. 
So, yes, 40 really matters to me.
Happy Birthday to me.
Wonderful, Happy, Strong, Loving, Lov-able me!!!!

Monday, 9 March 2015

A Scottie Dog won Crufts!!

This is the day we bought our Scottie home from the Rescue Centre!
He was so nervous and did not want to come too close to anyone.
We gave him a safe place under a unit and left him to find his own place in our crazy little family.
Who would have thought i would own a Scottie Dog!?
i was always keen for a big dog that i could go running with. Having had a Labrador previous i was used to a whole different dog :)))
Anyways - Scottie's have had good press of late...
Walking out the athletes at the Commonwealth Games...
AND 2015 - a lady Scottie Doggy won CRUFTS! Best in Show!!
That is so fun. And now they will probably increase in popularity...
But that worries me as these are very particular dogs with quite sensitive needs.
I hope this doesn't lead to more of these babies abandoned in Shelters hoping for a Rescue family.

We've had a great deal of fun over the years. We have been on many holidays and walked and walked and walked in many fresh and exciting places. It is a privilege to be the human to a Scottie Baby (indeed to any domestic creature)
 AND i even manage to go running with him!!
We think he was waiting for us at The Dogs Trust. He was always destined for us.
He completes us!!
And a Scottie Dog won Crufts 2015!!? well, we are not in the least surprised.

Friday, 6 March 2015

New Stock in... getting busy... loving the sunshine!!

Just spent the day unpacking various new orders.
Inevitably they are wrong and not quite right and a little bit sideways but we are all trying to do our best in business, from the manufacturers up to the consumers! 
I have replace the GIANT aqua button with a darker / more greeny teal... NOT that you'd know it form the photography. They all look wildly different to reality, despite my best attempts at photo editing.

And a new *Limited Edition*
Jewel Wool Felt pack - larger A4 sheets x7 heathered / natural looking jewel colours. These are just lush and go so well together. I am happy to offer you these!

And the Sunshine has been just wonderful, so happy to see it, making all my running and walking all the more enjoyable. I have been on lots of sporty adventures and have some really long 40 - 60 mile walks coming up so i am extremely excited about that.
So much to do though still, where do i find the time?
I don't know - but i will! i always do :)
The studio is a very relaxing place to work, listening to my playlists and watching the garden unfold for Spring.
i am 40 - yes FORTY!! next week so i may feel compelled to post a Blog special for y'all.
Read it or not! Tis up to you, but i am here, if you want me xxx