Massive radio silence from me so far this week, mostly because it’s been so manic I’ve not had chance to sit down and pour all of the thoughts into a post before I either fell asleep or needed to get up to do something else!
As most of you who read this through Instagram will know I’ve had the most exciting week! I took part in the Style at Home Magazine Christmas tree challenge. This was an absolutely amazing experience that involved being treated like a star guest along with six other lucky and lovely ladies. We had so much fun, got to style and decorate a Christmas tree, mine with George Home from Asda decorations which are absolutely stunning, I cannot wait to get some in store, had make up done by a pro, got a training session in how to wrap the perfect present and make embellishments, got to have photos taken by a professional photographer with my tree, met all the amazing ladies from the magazine, got treated to a hotel stay (Citizen M Bankside, if you haven’t been, go it’s so good!) a gorgeous dinner with fizz at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, think twinkly fairy lights, history and gourmet food, it was gorgeous! Then a day around London being a tourist, enjoying the sights and all topped off with first class train travel!
I realise I am a very lucky girl and I can’t wait for everyone to see the finished pictures. Style at Home is such a wonderful magazine and all about their readers. What a pleasure!
I also met some lovely like minded people who like myself read the magazine. These women both new friends and the team of amazing people I met have inspired me a bit this week. They were all elegant, brave, dynamic and doing things they love but also that scare them a bit. Some were mums, some undergoing huge renovating projects in their homes, some working as well as starting up a new business, some starting a new business from scratch. It really made me think that I should do more of what scares me.
This moves on to some other exciting and scary news, I have pitched an idea to the editor of the local Whitstable Times and Canterbury Times newspaper who also runs the local news website. He liked the idea and is going to give me a chance to write a monthly column! It will be very similar to my blog and mostly focusing on my life as a local mum with kids. I would love it if you could read it and I will of course share the link when it becomes available.
So….. The big question is, are you going to do anything this week that scares you?