Thursday, May 21, 2009

miscellaneous



First:
today's Theme for Thursday is "vacation", so here are a few pics. of a favourite and frequent vacation destination - Jersey, Channel Islands.







We'll be heading there again this August and I really cannot WAIT to be there, switch off and kick back, walk on the beach, go to car boot sales, listen to the sea....


Second:
I seem to be regularly apologising here for my unreliable and erratic blogging this year. So this is NOT an apology, because I do know that I don't really need to apologise.

A Big Change is coming (soon!) in my life in relation to work, ie. employment and income - my head and heart are shifting gears and I am in the process of taking control and preparing to step out of a situation of unacceptable stress, mismanagement, pressure and deteriorating work conditions.  Life is too short and the cost is too high to stay where I am.

Change is good and I'm (more often than not) looking forward to it.

Deep breath.



Third:
as well as sorting out and working through the variables of the Big Change, I have also been busy, between times, with a charity project.

This is a preview - I will be posting a full-colour double page spread about this at some point. Soon. And I will be asking if you can help us to advertise on your blogs and elsewhere.

But if you want to take a look now, you'll find information about this new venture here.

We are welcoming any feedback, suggestions etcetc....

24 comments:

Coffee Messiah said...

What a beautiful place to visit.

I can C Y U can't wait to go ; )

The venture looks interesting and I hope all works well with your change.

Seems like a lot of us are doing the same, thanks to the economy.

Brian Miller said...

how very cool. the pics are great. love the one looking off the boardwalk.

work: congrats on the change, hope all goes well.

charity: off to chase the link....

Squirrel said...

Hey, I am guessing you know Jersey pretty well by now. Its good to be on familiar ground on vacation. Very relaxing.

As for changes, I know you'll roll with them.

You can advertise on my blog anytime! Send me a photo /artwork for the link picture--how you;d like me to do it.

The Clever Pup said...

I'd like to see Jersey someday. Have you been to the Durrell zoo?
My dog's called Jersey.

I would be happy to post a link to your charity on my blog. I await the two page spread.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

breathtaking pictures, I so want to visit jersey!

one day.

change is good...and congrats on taking the step out of a stressful, bad place

looking forward to coming back when I have more time to check out the craft4aid site, first peek - it is BEAUTIFUL.

hugs....

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ps will definitely do a linky do for c4a on the mouse!!!! I love links!!

Steve said...

Wow, so much excitement! I'm glad you're making a change. Life is too short to be unhappy and stressed.

The charity project looks interesting, though I'm afraid to look at the site because I might start buying stuff! LOL!

Sandra Leigh said...

Jersey is on our to-do list. It does look peaceful and perfect for walks. Have a lovely time there, and good luck with the new venture.

giulia said...

Hello. Lovely blog. I was sent here by the cleverest of Pups. Esp. re: the new venture. I have a blog re: such matters & will contact you via email. Thank you so much for your work. (wish I were going to Jersey...alas...)

Greetings from Washington, DC.

mar azul said...

Beautiful pics.
Here's to your new ventures. Best wishes to you.

Akelamalu said...

Jersey is somewhere I've always wanted to go but never quite made it. Your photos make me want to see it even more now.

Quite often a change is exactly what one needs, I hope yours is. :)

Ronda Laveen said...

The pics are stunning! What is a car boot sale? Yes, breathe!

Lynne said...

I just love that second photo! I had to study it to be sure of what I was seeing. At first my eyes saw square shaped clouds reflected in water... very cool image!

Looks a bit different than "my" Jersey!

Glad things are looking up with the job situation.

The charity project looks great! What a wonderful idea! And you are so talented that I'm certain you'll come up with wonderful handmade goodies to sell.
Keep us posted!

XXOO

Leah said...

Those pics are amazing--literally flooded with light!

The Silver Fox said...

"
A Big Change is coming (soon!) in my life in relation to work, ie. employment and income - my head and heart are shifting gears and I am in the process of taking control and preparing to step out of a situation of unacceptable stress, mismanagement, pressure and deteriorating work conditions. Life is too short and the cost is too high to stay where I am."

Wow. That was exactly how I felt 15 months ago. I HATED my Crappy Day Job -- every day I walked into that place I said "This is NOT what I want to do when I grow up!" -- and threw away financial security (so-called) to become a full-time writer. Everybody said, "In this economy? You're NUTS!"

And I'll be honest. It's been a struggle, and has caused all sorts of NEW stress, but it's all mine.

Even at my most miserable I'd do it again, in a heartbeat!

Hope your upcoming change works out for you.

natural attrill said...

What lovely photo's, I especially like the 2nd and 3rd.

Just had a look at made4aid website, the banner looks great! thanks for using Toby's jewellery and adding the credit link, I will show him later. It will also remind him that he was going to send somthing for auction, I think he had forgotten!

Good luck with the changes you are making.
Penny.
x

Barbara said...

I'm happy for your new work opportunity. Sometimes change is just what we need.

Your new venture looks like a win-win for everyone!

Megan said...

I know a gal from Jersey. She's one of the most relaxed women I know, even though she lives in Orange County now!

I will investigate the linkage...

joyce said...

what a beautiful webpage you have set up. Very impressive. I am so encouraged, and excited to see where this will go.

xo and peace to you with all your upcoming changes.

Gary said...

wow, seems like this is an exciting, positive time of change for you and I am thrilled. Moving away from the bad and into the good in any situation is cause for celebration. Sometimes it is hard to make the move but congratulations on doing just that.

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Shammickite said...

I'm glad you are seriously planning to make changes. Life is far too short to be lived under unwanted pressure. I think pressure is necessary but it should be on your own terms. Good luck with your new direction, I admire you for making the decision to make changes. It's far too easy to just carry on and keep on complaining. So much harder to actually take the initiative and do something about it.
Jersy... never been there and probably never will, but it looks wonderful, calm, peaceful, everything a special heart place should be.

Shammickite said...

oooops I obviously can't spell Jersey!