Well hi there.
I took a little bit of a blog break.
Apparently you’re not supposed to do that.
Well I did and it was great :)
I spent the lead up to the end of 2015 working my butt off, too much time online, reading far too many websites & blogs, bookmarking everything to read later, because I didn’t have the capacity to take it all in then, until my bookmarks bar looked like a shopping list for a year! And I started to feel a little bit overwhelmed and needed to unplug a few things.
Information overload was taking over and that’s part of the reason I’d decided to go solo at the beginning of 2015, so feeling frazzled made me realise I needed to take a break earlier than expected.
It’s nice to do that every now and then and to be able to do so.
When your work requires you to be online almost all the time, it’s hard to pull away. I was even reading articles which told people they should not leave their blogs dormant, readers needed stuff to read all the time and you should have scheduled loads of stuff for them to read. Well phooey, that just does not suit me and I bucked the ‘rules’.
This blog is my happy place where I share stuff that I love, which I think you will love. And in 2016, it will stay that way. There’ll be no set days that I post, nor a set number of posts, but I assure you that it will always be real and it will always be written in my own voice, from my perspective, after I have actually been somewhere, or tried something first hand, or recommend because I love it.
So if at any point you can only see dark clouds and just a glimmer of light, unplug! Refresh your mind and recharge your batteries – it did me the world of good. Wishing all of you an amazing 2016.
You can catch up with me on instagram and facebook too, I find it easier to take a pic and share what I’ve discovered or done over there sometimes. I shared a few of the DIY jobs we did around our home over the break – would love to know what you think!
So here’s to another year of food, decor, DIY, Durban, travel, markets, supporting the makers, loving local and making memories – 2016 is a big year for me, I hope it is for you too x