Thursday, 16 December 2010

228/365 Mr. Robin, some coasters and my Out Tray

Mr. Robin perched on my front fence, all puffed up to try to keep himself warm.

Rog and I went to Salisbury this morning, so I'm a little bit behind with my deskwork today, I haven't done my December Elves listing in my Folksy shop yet, but this is what it will be, a set of hand crocheted coasters.

This my out tray the other morning, with lots of goodies wending their way to the Post Office and then onwards out into the big wide world. I love the "dots and spots" tape, I kept the Merry Christmas one for myself, but you can see some of the rest of the range in my Groovycart shop. There are 5 designs listed, but if you would like to see more, please PM me.

And finally Reverb10 for today
December 16 – Friendship How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst? (Author: Martha Mihalick)

Not one friend, but many. Just over two years ago we downsized and left busy, noisy Outer London/Surrey for Wiltshire, in order to slow down a gear or two and take life at a more leisurely pace. Its not easy, at age 62, to move to a new area and make new friends - when you are younger, and especially if you have children, there are endless opportunities, school gates, PTAs, Cubs/Brownies, work etc. but at my age, with an empty nest, and particularly because I'm not political and dont do Women's Institute and stuff like that, its a different matter. After the first couple of months my cousin invited me to join Facebook, which I did, and from there over a period of time I discovered the opportunity to sell online and to blog. This was a real eye opener for me, at first I thought you could only be friends with people you knew in real life, but I have since learned that its really a wonderful thing to befriend others, even if you will never meet them. There are so many wonderful people out there in cyber/blog land, some with the same likes and hobbies, some the same age but with completely different hobbies, and others with whom you dont actually have a lot in common at all, but who are still nice people. All of my new friends, and some of my old ones too, have taught me during the course of 2010 that it is not possible to have too many friends, there are always other people out there who are able to offer an alternative perspective on almost anything, advice on anything you care to ask about, a shoulder to cry on if you need one, wonderful humour, and unqualified friendship. Thank you all (again).

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

Well said Joy and I agree wholeheartedly xxx