'If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.' Thomas Edison

09 November 2010


Geranium Rose Soap - ready 6th December 2010
Thank you so much for your replies to my previous post, they helped me hugely. Since writing that all down and getting it off my chest, the effects of the weekend away have been huge for me.
Firstly, this is the first time I have ever been away (other than through pregnancy/births) from my husband! I missed him, of course, but the confidence I gained was massive (plus the knowledge that he pined for me the whole weekend was particularly heartwarming as it is usually me doing the pining). Secondly, seeing people that I can actually relate to, rather than feeling like the weirdo, was a very re-assuring and calming experience. One particular family was amazing to watch - a team for sure. Thirdly, I have realised that I don't need to be on the computer to catch anything I might miss because the most important things, ie my family, are right with me now, and I don't want to miss that. Lastly, and most importantly, I have not shouted once since we got home :o).

Right, it was my 2 year blog-iversary over the weekend so I think we need a little give-away to celebrate. If you leave your name in the comments section and I will draw a winner on Sunday 14th November. You can choose any 2 bars of soap you would like. I've just made geranium rose and plain lavender which will be ready on 6th/7th December respectively which I shall also include in the give-away (you'll just have to wait until they are ready though, if you would like either of those).


Dawn said...

Lovely to read what a positive impact the weekend has had on you after some thinking time, family first every time.

Happy blog-iversary, although please omit my name from the giveaway - not that I wouldn't love your handmade loveliness, but I did win on your giveaway last year, would prefer to see someone else receive your gift this year. I may just have to buy some from your shop though ... mmmm lavender.


Roof said...

Oooh, please count me in on your givaway - I often lust after your soaps.
(I'll pp the airmail if I win!) xx

Claire said...

I often feel like that after the meet up. Suddenly spending much less time online and cherishing my real life all the more! Some would argue I could do with such a meet up a bit more frequently, if that's the effect it has on me!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

So glad you are feeling better :-)

Oohh please pop my name into your giveaway, how exciting :-)

Sharon said...

Happy bloggy birthday - love to read your inspiring posts, would love some soaps so fingers crossed. x

Jacqui said...

Well done on your 2 years of inspiring creative blogging Shell. Glad you fell better about things and don't stop showing us your wonderful makes. your soap is gorgeous and lasts for ages! xxx

Jenevieve said...

Please count me in on the giveaway, you're soaps looks fantastic! Glad you're feeling better about things (I've only just read your last post) and it's good that you've gained confidence now. :) x

GreenWhisper said...

Oooo just in time.. gonna be visiting your shop soon to stock up anyway, but please add my name to your giveaway too :o) we lurve your soaps dear lady.

so nice to hear your feeling good after your time away too.. xx

Becks said...

So pleased you are feeling a little more at peace with yourself.
Can you reserve some of the lavender soap for me please if we're not lucky in your lovely draw?

arianwen said...

Happy blog birthday! Could my name be popped into the giveaway too please! xx