Hello there again folks! Recently I have become a bit of a social media recluse but on the upside I have been trying my best to reclaim my social life and its been working! Well it was until I realized that I had to work 3 weeks with only 1 day off, eeeeeek! The joys of Care work. But hey ho it’s Christmas soon.
So since I last saw you I have participated in North East Open Studios or NEOS, which was awesome! And I met some really cool people and saw some really cool things oh and I sold some of my merchandise, which was pretty fun :).
I’ve also been on a wee holiday down to England.
Finally seen the light and become an ‘Apple’ Persona and got myself an iPhone (don’t judge me! I’m weak!) And I bought a dress that’s covered in pretty things like shoes and unicorns. I have amassed a small army of rubber animals, something that every girl needs, mostly curtacy of my awesome friend Lucy who's moved all the way to Manchester! :(
Made volcanos erupt using vinegar and baking powder and been on a steam train!
Oh and my favorite and (luckily) only little sister has moved down to Aberystwyth in Wales to be an Au Pair for a very lucky family. Wohoo! Peace and quiet! Just kidding Charli J
Right after NEOS I joined my family for a good old-fashioned family holiday down in Kent. It has been some years since I last braved a family holiday and that dreaded long journey in a cramped car with my nearest and dearest and I can honestly say that I now know why.
I love my family (and I'm not just saying this because some of them might read this... no honestly I’m not) but I’d be lying if I were to say that I wasn't very relieved and slightly surprised that everyone made it home alive.
I absolutely loved Kent; it’s the first place I've been to in England that I would actually like to live.
We were staying in a place called Broadstairs, which was a stunning seaside town. And had some rather interesting wee shops. I bought people way too many presents so I have converted some f them into Christmas presents. I also got to explore a series of underground tunnels that were dug during the second world war and saved hundreds of lives during air raids and became home to many who where made homeless, which was pretty amazing but the highlight was finally getting to meet my Great Aunt Sally, who lives in Tunbridge Wells.
If you read my blog then you may know that, at the start of the year, I lost my favorite person in the world, My Granda. Sally is Granda's sister and I grew up hearing all these wonderful stories and as she introduced my Gran and Granda to each other when she and Gran where art students together during the second world war, she played quite a large part in my existence and I have always wanted to meet her.
Sally is an extremely talented artist and an exceptionally kind person; she used to send me her how-to illustration books when I was a kid along with little pictures and letters of encouragement. Granda frequently told me that I was like his much loved sister, which always made us both smile.
Meeting Sally was brilliant, we shared memories of my Grand and Great Grandparents and she gave us a portrait of my Grandfather that my Grandmother had painted almost 70 years ago. I can honestly say she is exactly what I was expecting and more and meeting her made a great holiday amazing.
Sorry for this one being so long! I promise the next will be shorter and with less of a wait!