Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Baaaack!!

After a rather extended break I am back! Wow, what I thought would be a break for a little over a month while I moved, turned into a little over two months!

So ..... what have I been up to? During this time I managed to move twice, and holiday once. Moving twice was a necessary nightmare - as some of you may recall we sold our house much sooner than we thought, and had to move to temporary accommodation until the tenants moved out of our new house. So for six weeks we lived in a little house with about a quarter of our possessions (which I must say made me question why we have sooo much stuff!!??). Then, about four weeks ago we moved into our beautiful new home (not far from our old one) .... I think we will be very happy here, and (according to my husband) the best thing about it is that we don't need to renovate ........ ahhh yes, boredom may set in for me but we'll see!!

It also took a little longer to settle our 5 year old into year 1. Last year for prep she didn't have a worry in the world, loved everyday, and certainly looked forward to going. Suddenly this year is very scary for her and for the first couple of weeks she cried everyday ..... things are getting better now but she still has a little panic every morning that she "won't be able to do something" or "will get something wrong". Unfortunately I see the perfectionist in her that is well - ME!!! Isn't it frightening when you see one of your worst traits in your child? Anyway I am slowly putting together an action plan to combat this 'perfectionism', but I must admit it is just baby steps at the moment. It just breaks my heart that she is so nervous about school when I know she can do all the work - any advice my fellow bloggers would be greatly appreciated.

If you are still with me and haven't nodded off to sleep - thanks for dropping by!!!
I have now reopened my stores and am looking forward to creating some new stock for 2012.
I'm also looking forward to visiting all your lovely blogs and catching up on all your news!



  1. Gosh you have been busy, I'm exhausted just reading about your 2 moves and first time schooling. Welcome back, put your feet up and make yourself a cuppa I think you deserve it :)

  2. Unfortunately I suffer from the same trait but I'm sure you'll come up with a way to help your little girl. I think it is not always bad to be a perfectionist; there is nothing wrong with attention to detail and hard work, but you also need to learn when you are doing enough! Good luck :)

  3. Gosh that sounds really hard work, moving twice, and settling into school. Welcome back! Must be nice to be settled in again

  4. Welcome back. Moving is a nightmare, let alone doing it twice. So many people on the move, including me... still knee deep in boxes and stuff but I'll get there. Enjoy the new home and hope your little girl gets over those hurdles soon.

  5. Glad your back, I just found you on another blog roll, so lucky am I. I am so excited to find and follow new special places. I have no doubt I will enjoy engaging and supporting this wonderful space you have created. Thank you for sharing, I am so glad to meet you. I hope you will find some time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  6. YAY!! Welcome back.....WOW your life has been incredibly hectic. I hope your little one relaxes into school soon. My youngest has just started "big school" & thankfully hasnt skipped a beat, it breaks your heart to see them anxious or upset. Hang in there!!

  7. Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Welcome back! And lucky you not having a house to renovate. Hope your daughter settles into school again - the new curriculum has spooked a lot of the little ones. xx


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