Tuesday, 16 July 2013

It's been a while...

Hello poor, neglected little blog. I still love you! You can’t tell, but I’m making an apologetic face right now.  It looks a bit like this :( But I’ve been a bit busy and so I’m hoping to resume normal service towards the end of August when things might calm down a bit.  Because until they do, while I love have TONS to scrap about, I have no actual scrapping time.

I know.  Shocking.

So I present unto the internet gods at the little alter of blogging, this page about the Tea Potter 2013.  It's only taken 3 months.

Journalling reads...

The tea potter is now a tradition.  I think three years qualifies as traditional. In fact, I should probably look to expand to other annual celebrations and locations.  But for this year, we hit YumChaa, the first London tea place I discovered and an old favourite largely because they permit you to inhale vast quantities of tea leaves before settling on which variety you want swimming around in your pot.  And because vanilla scones are yummy. And so is lemon drizzle cake, and chocolate cake.  And because they give you so much tea paraphernalia and have such a shabby chic look that you can set up really arty (ie pretentious) photos.  We pottered to another couple of places too, because let’s face it, without that it aint no tea potter.  But Yum Chaa will always be up there. Even though their wifi totally sucks!

Kisses xxx

P.S. One of my new year’s resolutions was to say yes to more things.  To this end, I am currently trying to balance my job, Guides, being the County International Advisor (purely because the acronym is CIA!) and leading a GOLD project with Girlguiding to Cambodia.  And as fun is important too, I’ve been making more of an effort to see my friends, and a another new year’s resolution - to find Mr Second Date – has turned out to occupy quite a chunk of my time over the last few months (and I hope he continues to do so :D)  I know we’re all busy and hey, I like it that way, but I think a good New Academic Year's Resolution will be to realise that sometimes saying 'No' is OK too.

P.P.S. I'm still dropping in on blogs when I get the chance (although still pouting over the Google Reader demise).


  1. Fab to 'see' you back, and with a really lovely page. I am trying to introduce more white pages into my work but struggle with not wanting lots of patterned paper and 3 photos - which rather crowds the white and spoils the look.


  2. So happy to see your little blog popping into my reader! And I can see that you have not lost your touch! Fab page for an event I would love to be part of, it sounds so girly and delicious :) Good luck with all your resolutions!
    Hope to see another one pop up sometime... before the end of the year ;)

  3. What a gorgeous page. The details you include are just so stunning. It is obvious that you take great care to have each little piece in just the right place.

    I'm glad to see you back! I am a new reader, but enjoy your writing (and podcast) tremendously!

  4. love the journaling great layout.

  5. Lovely to see you back again! I guessed that your work would be taking a lot of time and effort this period of the year, but had been hoping there was nothing amiss. Beautifully put together page as always: I so admire your artful/ artless (if you see what I mean) mix of white space and colour and interestingly clustered bits... Hoping for joy on the Mr Second Date for you :).

  6. Hi Kirsty, great to see your blog pop up again! I love this page (as always), the details and the journalling are just perfect! Good luck with all your projects :D xxx

  7. Hooray so good to see you back! I love the layout and feel I definitely need to drop in on that tea place!

  8. Phew! I was a bit worried about you there! Glad to see you blogging again and love the tea potter page but nothing wrong with living life!

  9. I'm glad to see you back! I have been following you for a while now :) I am also looking into skin lightening and was wondering if you had any opinion on it? TIA