Why return to blogging after an absence of three years you may ask? It’s a good question, and the simple answer is that it just feels right. I’ve always been a bit of a social animal, and so blogging always held an appeal for me as it combined several of my favourite things – writing, photography, styling and chattering on about the world of interior design and country living, but quite frankly, the move to rural isolation and suddenly not having work colleagues to ‘bounce’ ideas off on a daily basis meant that I eventually lost my ‘voice’ for a while. My children had settled into their new surroundings with perfect ease, my husband was busy commuting to London, and my friends and family only required the occasional chat and visit once the initial novelty of our ‘Big Move’ had worn off. Suddenly, I needed to swap sitting at a computer and ‘chatting’ into the ether, for actually ‘getting out there’, meeting people and actually doing stuff that stopped me becoming a hermit!
And so, in the past three years, I have started an interior design course at KLC School of Design; I’ve rented a unit at a local ‘Shabby chic to Antique’ emporium where I sell painted furniture along with vintage and decorative items; I’ve plotted and planned various ideas for an on-line business (more of which soon) and I’ve discovered Instagram – which I absolutely ADORE – and where I have ‘met’ some of the most wonderfully supportive and like minded people who have given me the confidence – and the ‘voice’ – to start blogging again. So here I am – full circle – and I am incredibly excited to get nattering on again – be warned!