So, it has been a while (to say the least) since I last blogged (for a variety of reasons) but I feel that it is the time to get back to one of the things I love: writing online. I’m an over-thinker (yoga helps though) and I do like to plan a blog post for… Continue reading Finally back blogging with the art of furoshiki (also known as environmentally-friendly gift wrap)
I think that kindness comes in many forms (I’ve blogged about being kind to yourself before), I also think that it isn’t always easy to be kind (whether it is to yourself or otherwise). Sometimes what seems kind to one person can actually seem like a poke in the eye to another. But that doesn’t… Continue reading Random(ish) acts of kindness: a Valentine’s (or anti-Valentine’s) special
I was very tempted to start this post with the classic ‘you would have to have been living under a rock to not have noticed…’ but I decided against it (while I do love brackets and the odd pun I think steering clear of classic cliches is a resolution for 2017 (potentially)). Anyway, getting back… Continue reading Be kind to yourself. Self gift and chase away the January Blues
Luckily ruby wedding anniversaries don’t crop up that often (an average of 40 years if the couple make it that far) so this isn’t one I need to think of the unusual, bespoke gift for on a regular basis. However they are kind of a big deal. 40 years is a long time to be… Continue reading What to gift for a ruby wedding anniversary (especially for those people who are a bit awkward to buy for)?
The wife (who again I should point out is married to a man) was picking my brains on wrapping presents that didn’t result in a lot of waste (or mess). Now, I’m not 100% sure that I can help on the mess front but I do have a few ideas (based on my constant need… Continue reading Keeping it green this Christmas with environmentally friendly gift wrap
I love discovering new places for gifts through any means possible. If I go to a craft fair my handbag can become a collection of business cards and flyers of places where I need to buy gifts from (sometimes I do buy but sometimes they do get a second look and end up in the… Continue reading The gift of feel-good gift giving (if that’s not a tongue twister I don’t know what is)