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antrim, antrim, Ireland
Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Keeping my eye to business!

Image from here.

Hello my dear readers and followers, so sorry for my long absence. I have been a busy bee, baking for 50th birthday celebrations and joint boy/girl christenings. I have been TRYING to set up a website and facebook  page, and wrestle with a new camera and computer.My head is about to explode with knowledge and learning!

I have been forming a friendship with the owner of a local giftshop and tea room and together we have been brainstorming and planning new and exciting things, that will add something to our town..I can't really say too much at the moment, but I will most certainly keep you all posted. I have also been offered some space in her shop , to sell plants and flowers and handmade goodies.As you can imagine, I am giddy as a goose, trying to stay calm and focused.

I have never been one for routine, but realise that I am not being fair to you,my loyal readers, by posting spasmodically, so I plan to post every Monday from now on. Thank you for continuing to visit me and leave your lovely comments, they mean a lot. Wishing you all a happy week ahead, love Linda x

This could be me soon!!! Image from here.


  1. Sounds very exciting! Good luck.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. I completely understand about not posting for a long time, I've posted for the first time this week for the first time in 8 months, but exams are all passed, so I'm back!! You're plans sound really exciting and I look forward to hearing all about it xx. Good luck xx

  3. oooh, sounds really exciting! Good luck! Lovely new blog header. Abby x

  4. Vous avait trouvee des jolie images j aime bien !!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

  5. Such exciting new things in the pipeline for you, Linda! Lots of wonderful opportunities for your creativity. Good luck with all your new plans and I look forward to seeing what you do :)
    Helen x

  6. Wow this all sounds so exciting for you! I wish you the best of luck in your new venture, and can't wait to see what you'll be creating!
    Love your new "blues" header too!
    Gill xx

  7. Dear "sibling" I have been absent too for a while:-) But a pleasure as usual visiting your blog! kisses

  8. How exciting for you - I can't wait to see images and hear more about your new venture..... I hope spring is putting in an appearance for you too!
    Karen xx

  9. That all sounds really exciting...I follow your blog for some time now. But I discover just now that we "bump into each other" while on Pinterest....It's a small world ;-) Good luck on your new venture ! Anita x

  10. Congratulations Linda! I think that I may know the business you are talking about from a previous post!
    I am so excited for you! I will be watching for you on Mondays!
    My best to you always, dear friend!

  11. Hello Linda! It all sounds very, very EXCITING! It must be so nice having a project, something which is going to be work, but also fun... creative fun, to look forward to.

    What can I say? Good luck Linda! Do keep us posted. We want pics ASAP!




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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  13. Hello Linda

    How exciting life is for you with lots of promise and creativity. Looking forward to hearing all about it when the timing is right for you


    Helen xx

  14. Hello Linda - thank you for your sweet words. I would like to think I'll get back to blogging again - I've simply loved the creativity and kindred spirit I've found in the Blog world. Change is often good for us. Although I've met with some difficulties, I've learned much about many things. Once I've finished with the pure upheaval of another international move, I'm sure I'll feel ready to start again......
    Meanwhile I'll continue to enjoy the creativity of people such as yourself

  15. Dear Linda,

    Such exciting news to have part of the shop for your flowers! I hope it will be a great success! Please share some photo's on your blog when you start work?

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  16. I wish you a great success with this new project!I'm looking forward to see how it works...Hugs

  17. Hello Linda,
    Wishing you all good luck for your exciting new venture. Right, I better write my next piece, I keep getting tempted to read all my favoutite blogger's posts instead of writing my own... Jane xx

  18. Hello Linda, thank you for your kind words. I am still in total shock at the sudden death of my husband two months ago, and now I have lost a dear mailfriend too.
    I am dealing with a lot of grief and sadness....

  19. Thank you for your lovely comment Linda xx
    How are your plans coming on, they sound really exciting
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  20. Hi Linda--I lok forward to hearing about your new venture/adventure.
    Beautiful pictures--I'd like to work in the first one.

  21. Dear Linda, I am so EXCITED for you! This would be something I would wholeheartedly throw myself into, such as you are doing....oh my, your own space with all your lovely things! How could it not be an asset to your town!
    I had the same feeling of euphoria when I opened my shop...I wish you all the best in this, dear Linda, I know you will be a huge success! I love your visits and appreciate your kind comments, N.xo

  22. Welcome back Linda.. Even I was away.. Beautiful pic of flowers and bouquets.. Loved it..! :) xoxo

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