Sunday, 25 January 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015

Welcome to anyone coming here for the party and lots of love and thanks to Vicki at 2 Bags Full and her little helpers for being hostesses with the mostest!
This is the second year that I've joined in and I just loved last year as I really expanded my blog reading horizons and found so many lovely bloggers. I will be doing a giveaway and will announce it soon. This is not to encourage you to make a second visit but because I am a bit scatty at the moment!

Grab a glass of fizzy apple juice as I tell you a little about my blogs.
I am from Glasgow, Scotland
and have two blogs, this one all for me and over at pepsimaxaddict is all about my nutty cats and my life in their service
Originally the blog started off with jewellery making (and rescue from sneaky predators doing bite tests)
 Right angle weave heart key ring
 Paracord bracelet
Angel keyring
As time has gone on I've diversified in to other crafts such as crochet, knitting, decorative glasswork and wrangling a sewing machine.

even the Christmas tree got the crafty twist this year

I also love taking you along with me on virtual trips and days out
Wallace Monument, Stirling 
Luss, Loch Lomond
 Rob Roy MacGregor
 Girl on a Suitcase Gourock
 Start of the West Highland Way Milngavie
Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond 
I love sharing my love of reading and listening to audiobooks
I also blog about random items, things that I have on my mind and certainly in the last year I've blogged about events such as the Scottish Referendum. However, my interest in politics and world affairs is very limited so these were probably one off events!
 I have a few relatives I've been considering recycling!  
 Irn-Bru's very apt Commonwealth Games campaign 
George Square, Glasgow on the eve of the Referendum 

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope this has given you a little flavour of what my blog is all about. Please feel free to leave a comment if you'd like and enjoy the rest of the party.

With love,

Saturday, 17 January 2015

2015: Going Forward

2014 definitely wasn't the improvement I'd hoped for...
 ...and, for the first year that I can remember, I did not sit and have some personal reflective time at Christmas to review my year before moving onwards.
There have been some lovely things that have happened and most importantly it has been blessed by the most wonderful friends and colleagues in real life and through the personal conversations and support that have come through being part of the amazing blogosphere.
2015 is heralded by a number of challenges, which I have little to no ability to alter, right from the outset. I can't even contemplate how any of it it is going to pan out or where I am going to be at the end of the journey.
However, as I cannot trade in this life for one I'd prefer, which would be totally organised with no stray piles of ironing hiding behind the cat, then I think I am just going to have to face whatever arrives.
Last year's experience would suggest the best thing to do is just try to live in the moment and decide accordingly.
 This sounds a bit like an anti-plan but it's a pragmatic solution that might be a lesson in itself to learn how to go with the flow, and see the wider picture.
They say that life is all about the journey..., here's to all of us, travelling on our personal journeys, and the blessing of good companionship to see us through.
Happy, wonderful 2015 to everyone.