Sunday, 13 September 2015

Bohemian Rhapsody

BOO! I am back! Although you may have felt that I had fallen off the face of the blogosphere. I have been here, just pottering round the back for a bit. I have been busy getting house things sorted and enjoying our new garden over the summer. Plus, changing my own personal style. Oh, and setting up my own business. You know, simple things.

House wise, it seems to be an ever changing beast. Things are put in one place and then are changed around again a week or so later. Mean while, things that I pop on the side to get them out of the way seem to take root and stay there for months. I go through phases of loving and loathing our accumulated clutter. That said, I am on the verge of a bin bag raid. I get like this every so often, where I sweep the rooms shoving things into the sack, never to be seen again. At some point soon, the local charity shops are going to have a whole new load of stock.

One of the first things to go recently was a whole bunch of dresses. Dresses that I have known and loved. Some I have bought and forgotten about. They all had to go. I am still very much in love with all things history - I am just not in the throes of the Forties any more. 

I appreciate that may make some of you take me off your read lists -  and that is totally cool. Thank you so much for stopping by and coming with me on that part of my journey.  All the past retro posts will stay put (especially all the hair tutorial ones - wink.) So many things would not be in my life were it not for my style shift 5 or so years ago. 

I am eternally grateful for all of it. 

But, as I evolve and change, so will the content of this little patch of web. I  am not saying that I will never dress full on retro ever again -  but its not for me for now. I am more about the boho and less about the home front. I am sure that many of you get it. We all change. We are ever evolving. I hope you shall stick around to see where I am headed next. I am so enjoying developing a new look for myself, although a lot of it does feel familiar to me. I used to be a full time-crystal-loving-leaf-reading-long skirt-wearing-one and she is back in my life with a hearty "hello.." and "..where the fack have you been?" 

Well, I am back now, Rabbit, with a few editions. Some vestiges of vintage will never leave me. Like, ragging my hair and wearing red lipstick. I am having fun meshing all the things I love together into a different version of me.

Moving to a new area has made me welcome change in all areas of my life. When we upped sticks and settled here, we had a vague plan. I was going to go into care work of either the elderly or the young. The doors were open and I just had to chose a path. I did not expect that path to be filled with hand made wares for sale. But, that is where I now find myself -  making things all the time for the launch of my own website in October. I never knew something like that could light me up so much -  but that is exactly what has happened. So -  I am going to bask in it for a while. 

Whilst I am busy getting ready to launch -  you can still catch me on Instagram 
which will have sneak-peeks of items that I am working on.

Ta-ra for now, loves

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Settled In

A~hoy there! It has taken me a while -  all the way since this post in Feb - but I have finally committed some photos of our new home to camera. We are inherently cluttersome people and this is what passes for spick-n-span round these parts. Everything has it's place, but is more than likely not in it. Ever.

But -  we are relaxed and fairly settled here now. There are still plenty of things to be unpacked, but those boxes are, I have convinced myself, hibernating for the summer and it would be unwise to wake them. Foolish in fact. I shall let them be.

Bit's and pieces need to be tweeked and turned slightly to fit our lives, but we are feeling like this is our home now. We have redecorated parts of the house -  the wall in the hallway being the last bit to be tackled. I do love green -  but even that tone is a little too much for me. I have been able to do things that I have long dreamed of -  such as using books for wallpaper. Aaaah. I was unsure about the look of it at first -  but now I am in love with our readable wall. Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night's Dream, to be precise. Yes, I like it a lot.

There is a routine forming, things are becoming more familiar and ideas are being nurtured. Oh! So many ideas.

But, for now, we are content to just breathe in this big change in our lives.

Friday, 5 June 2015

End of the road ~ turn left

Although we have been in our new home for 4 months now, we are still busy exploring and discovering so many things about where we now find ourselves. It seems dazzling to us to actually be here. To be able to walk down to the local shops for everything we need, for people to smile and say "hello" in the street, to be able to water plants in our garden and not be worried about the neighbour whinging about the water going on her balcony. To have an actual garden and not a balcony at all.

I do miss the views from our old abode, strange as that may sound. I loved the expanse of sky, watching the clouds change and those amazing sunsets we used to spy.

But, all of that aside, we are so happy here. There are more changes afoot, with The Beard starting a whole new role that shall be home based and me finally feeling more settled with him home for more than 2 nights a week. The separation, with him working down South and me being here alone, has been harder to bare for the both of us than we thought possible.

But the end is in sight. Hurrah.

When we picked our new market town and the house we now own, we literally inspected the street. We were in such a flurry of excitement, of viewing other houses -  all the while knowing this was really the one -  we never thought to go out of this street and turn left. Until a few weekends back. 

And, boy, are we thankful we did.

Past some beautiful houses and down a hedgerow lined road, we found ourselves in a glorious working fields and woodland wonderlands. We walked for a good couple of hours -  our original route blocked by some curious Piebald horses meaning we had to double back on ourselves (The Beard being a bit wary of their big ol' toofs and kicky hooves)  -  taking it all in, exclaiming how we "never knew this was here."

Before Spring had sprung proper, there were the stirrings of things to come. Birds chattering away, making themselves known to the others and looking for love. Young buds and leaves reaching for the sun, stretching, stretching, streeeetchiiiing.

We are so happy that, not only do we now have our own front door and a step to go with it, but that all this beauty is right on that step too. It's perfect for a saunter, for a gather, for a gander. I can't wait to go back and see the seasons taking shape.


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