Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beautiful things, lovely friends, and the start of the Silly Season…

Selena is all set for her first Christmas

Okay, okay, so string me up. I haven’t posted in ages, I know. I have had a jam-packed editorial schedule, met some lovely new authors, and have managed to book in some big names for edits in the New Year. That has been keeping me super busy, which is how I like it. But it does mean this little blog of mine is suffering from neglect.

Today will be no different, I’m afraid, dear subscribers. I know I’ve promised you more posts on grammar, punctuation and style; they are coming. I’m hoping to steal a few days just for writing up some content over the Christmas break. But for now, I just wanted to share with you some things that put a smile on my face. I have VERY talented friends. Not withstanding all of you clever writer types, I know several excellent photographers, many wonderful designers, and even a few film-makers who do wonderful things. My sister and her friends are also extremely crafty (in a good way) and constantly making hand-made goodies.

Now I know this blog is usually lacking in sweetness (I’m more of a savoury—or unsavoury if you like—gal myself), but it’s the season for giving gifts, indulging and making pressies for friends, if you are so inclined, so … caring’s sharing!

Yesterday, my friend and former colleague Fanni shared with me a beautiful new online magazine she has started with friends. It’s a little bit of sunshine in a gloomy day and I couldn’t help but share it with you. If you want to check it out, you can see it here

Another friend, Elise, designs the most gorgeous party tables and printable, and makes cakes and cupcakes so divine I’d be several sizes larger if I had more time to pop over. You can drool over them here.

Yet more friends, Mike and Ilze, run Moa and sell hand-crafted and specialty furnishings in London, you can have a look at their wares here

And if none of that floats your boat, well, just look at the kitties for a little while here  and welcome to the Silly Season!

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Posted by on December 2, 2011 in Uncategorized