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Adventures & Tea Parties Blog


This week the theme of work, business and life has mostly been, plate spinning and building up to an almighty cold and virus. Thank you body, thank you, on a Friday as well. I had nice plans this weekend. Me-thinks too much plate spinning is the cause. So, having worked on a rather wonderful wedding order today (now all packed up and ready to send), I'm planning to go and put my pyjamas on (rock 'n roll!), put a fire in and curl up by it like a poorly puppy. But before I collapse (melodramatic, me?) and because I like to end the working week on a positive note, as usual I'm going to write down the good things that happened and share a bit of music with you too.

Ok, so positive things this week:

- Received a wonderful personalised wedding order from a customer who wrote to tell me how happy she was that I added three more colours in the Love Heart Hanky design because she could then choose one of each for her bridesmaids, Mum and Mum in-law. Yay!

- Found some chocolates under a cushion. They're in a sealed box and I think left over from Christmas. Really, I kid you not. I was delighted, even with my non sweet tooth and immediately opened them and ate three in a row. Nice surprise.

- Started Onetenzeroseven's #HaveFunBeSilly Instagram challenge and kick started it with Smiley Spoon doing a dance. He's one crazy spoon!

- Received a custom design request for days of the week hankies, with alternative phrases for someone who refuses to retire. I can't wait to start making them!

- Won the lottery and jetted off to a remote island....oh,  no wait, that was a dream.

- Got started on my re-brand with the lovely Cat from Twin Pines :) Trying to not get completely over excited about this project but I already am, ha-ha!

- Finished this stunning book by Ali Smith called, Autumn. For those who like a little bit politics woven into a beautiful poetic story, with heart-warming characters, then I'd recommend picking up a copy.

- Discovered this Shoe Shop. I want to buy ALL THE SHOES but when would I wear them? I need a lovely reason to get dressed up.

- I kickstarted the week with a wonderful surprise gift request for a certain Border Terrier called, Jack. It was posted directly to Jack because he's a super special dog like that. And the week ended with a lovely photo being sent to me of Jack wearing his neckerchief. Doesn't he look so smart! My urge to get a little dog like Jack or Pedro is getting slightly ridiculous now!

Sir Jack Spratticus


So, lots of good stuff! :) And now for a spot of music. 

One track stood out for me this week. It gave me that rush of happiness and high emotion that only music can do. I heard it on my favourite station, 6 Music and well, you just have to listen to it. It's available on Spotify and looks like you can download it too:

- Sekstur from Vendsyssel; The Peat Dance by Trad. & Danish String Quartet

Look it up and listen, it's glorious!

Now, I'm off to collapse. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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