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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.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

To Post or not to Post.




I have been struggling for quite a while now about whether to post in my blog or not. Because it is linked with my business and my business is not going in the direction I had planned, I would feel phoney or fake posting that every thing in the garden is rosy.

Now I know I have been foolish, my business does not define me, I am still a creative person, I still count, I can still participate.Life is NOT perfect, for me, or for anyone else, but it is how we deal with challenges, changes, difficulties, that make us interesting people with tales to tell.

I have a loving family, a comfortable home, a pretty garden, good friends and I can turn my hand to most things, so surely I can find something to post about? So it's time to 'get real' and get on with it!

 Sorry I have been away for so long. I do hope the lovely friends I have made since I started blogging will hang in there with me. I so enjoy, their comments, input and support. I also love to see how you all tackle your lives and am blown away by how clever, creative, funny, moving and charming you all can be. I never really 'blogged' for business, but because I enjoyed how it made me feel, particularly when kind readers responded, so here's to the beginning of a new chapter! Much love, Linda xx

18 comments:

  1. Hi Linda. Nice to meet you. I am a new follower. I love real, you're so right. You are still creative and all those things. Looking forward to getting to know you...(one suggestion your font colour is extremely light I found it rather hard to see. ) Happy Sunday...Lucy~

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    1. Lucy, lovely to meet you too! I appreciate the tip about the font colour will darken it,thanks!

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  2. It is always a pleasure to read your posts, Linda, and I hope you do keep blogging! You are a very creative person, whatever way you use those talents....... Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  3. Helen, I do so appreciate your comments, thank you. xx

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  4. I had been wondering where you were so lovely to see you are back again. Do keep us posted - it's always good to share and life rarely goes according to any plan - it has it's own rhythm and it's often only years later that you can begin to see what that is.

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    1. Thank you Marianne, I am sure you are right! x

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  5. I agree with all you said. Blogging does not define us and we have very interesting and busy lives without blogging. But that said, we have enjoyed our blogger friends and the diversity we find in blogland to stimulate us. I have also been on a long blogging break and have been so busy I didn't miss posting only my blogging friends. I am struggling to decide what I will do about blogging too. I do enjoy it but do not want to feel the pressure to perform.
    Linda, you are very talented. I love your bridesmaids bouquets. Lovely lovely arrangements. I've always enjoyed your blog. Your creative energy inspires. I will always enjoy a visit from you and viewing your posts whatever and whenever they come. Hoping your week will be a special one. In south Alabama we will still have hot weather for a while. We have some storms brewing south of us and not sure what direction they will go for the next few days that could bring rain. Blessings to you.

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    1. Bonnie, thank you so much for your lovely words.I hope you do decide to keep blogging, because I love the elegance and Southern charm that just oozes out of your pages. I hope those storms keep away, and that you can enjoy the rest of the warm weather. Much love, Linda x

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  6. Hello Linda,
    Lovely to see you post again. All the reasons you mention are very good reason to be grateful for your life and gift of blogging. I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

    Helen xx

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    1. Helen, you are quite right, I have a lot to be grateful for, including your visits and lovely comments. Much love, Linda x

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  7. Hi Linda Its lovely to read a post that touches my heart like this one of yours. I think it is so hard to be everything....facebook instagram pinterest blogging...what do we choose sometimes its so hard. We all have so many friends within our glass pages we want to share and talk to them and we are all spread around this social media either thinly or thickly... I love your pins, and can tell they are yours, as I love your posts too. Your gifts of creativity shine through you however you choose to show them.. I'm just glad you are around, whichever media I find you in Linda your a joy xxx

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    1. Lynn, you have just given me a big shot in the arm, thank you so very much. Linda xx

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  8. Hi Linda. It was funny to read this post, as I wrote a new post today, after 15 months away! Like so many of us, we seem to have been too busy for blogging. Also, I found previously that blogging itself was putting pressure on me, trying to keep up with everyone. I will certainly not let that happen again! Anyway, lovely to see you again 😊

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    1. Lovely to see you here Diane! I know it is so difficult to keep up with everything, and as you say sometimes it feels pressured, and then it's no fun. Hopefully we are older and wiser this time?? Much love to you, Linda xx

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  9. Linda.

    First . . . HUGS!

    When I started blogging, I was immersed in all of the creativity and decor. I began getting stressed out! Who can keep up with a constant rotation of the same restyled rooms? . . . or one's new this and new that . . . unlimited spending?
    or . . . annoyed by ads so prolific that you can't read a post without fighting through pop ups or catching a virus.

    Woven between all of the commercialism friends like you emerged, and friendships grew. This phenomenon the true gift of blogging.

    I have cut way back on my posts. The past few months, I have had personal and family commitments that have prevailed before my blog.

    I did jump on the Instagram bandwagon, last year. It is less time consuming, inspirational, and a way to say a quick hello when time does not permit blogging. It diminishes the worry you feel when you cannot respond in a timely manner.

    Linda, you took a step that many of us have wished to do. The business world is tough to navigate. But you did it. You inspired so many of us along your journey.

    Seek some of the self care bloggers out there.
    Let us hold you, and let yourself reflect.

    Your home looks beautiful, by the way. It's been far too long since our last peek at your sweet place.

    Thank you for your visits and your encouraging words for me and my "mum" ( as you would call her.)
    ~Lynne
    w/L

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