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A time for a breather..


I have been thinking about a breather for a while and I alluded to things I’d felt I had left behind in a short tweet/fb status the other day and online and realworld friends added some words too. Why is it so hard to stop and breath, sometimes I think I have forgotten to relax, there is always a stack of admin, things to manage, deadlines to meet. I become involved in projects, support other people (and am supported by my friends too) so in this post I want to shout out to some of the people who replied to me that day.

Here is an amalgamation of words that were used:

Really identify with this one,It’s hard to keep everything bobbing along…I think I’m starting to drown; I know I’m really struggling to keep above the surface which is a shame because I have some wonderful ideas but far too little time, working, earning, being a mum, making, designing, keeping house, just keeping up is hard, big love to everyone else in the working-too-hard camp. i pulled two all-nighters in the past fortnight. crazy times, and i don’t bounce back from these 36 hr stints like i used to! Yes I too can relate to this sentiment. Knitting, stained glass windows, allotment, swimming, painting, have all fallen by the wayside due to work, commuting, band things (tho this is of course good), eating, sleeping, trying to stop the house turning into a zoo…..etc. It’s a whirlwind of activity!

So after a month of school holidays where we’ve been working festivals every weekend, planning for the next year, writing reports and then doing the everyday work and home stuff too, I just want to step back a little and have a cup of virtual tea with these guys:

Alicia: fellow etsy knitter, online mate (alone with Alona) who inspires me to keep on trying to do the stuff, writer, mother of super genius Charlie. Here’s her blog and her etsy shop

Felix: sound maker, storer, knitter, collector, creator, originator and almost done on her PHD, her blog is inspiring

Sarah: makes me smile, her dress sense, work, musicality, creativity, her sounds (I must really like sounds more than I thought), you can see one of her bands here, Dolly and The Clothes Pegs and a short movie we made about Dolly and The Clothes Pegs the other weekend.


Lisa-Marie: she always manages to email/ text at the right time, like a perfect spirit, maker and keeper of gorgeous things, gives so much of her time, see her things here and read about her beautiful life more here

The Outcasts: they keep me on the straight and narrow, they listen, take part, give advice, share the load, make me laugh and smile, are a bunch of maniacs who survive on a couple of fig rolls, go on mad trips in cars full of yarn, knit phallic looking objects because I say it’s the right things to do, make tea, help keep jelly house. They can be found hanging out here. Read all about them, they make me giggle..

 So I am gratuitously stealing this picture from one of the Outcasts, Wildfennel because it sums it all up really (apologies B)

We need to reclaim our time and find time for more cups of tea.




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5 Responses to A time for a breather..

  1. Ella BomBella August 29, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    How lovely -nearly brought a little tear to my eye. Mostly because I’m all sentimental over how precious the Outcasts are too. Lovely photos of delicious B! I’m going to make a cup of tea and eat some crumpets right now and watch the Pegs video. Fantastic!

  2. Felix August 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Really touched that you mentioned my blog here in your virtual cup-of-tea world!
    I too have been thinking a lot about how to take space, breathe, keep on top of my mood in the midst of a giant big never-ending pile of WORK!

    I still have a gift for you! It is only small, but I think you will like it x
    We must meet soon x

  3. kurly August 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Don’t know why we find it so hard to relax but thank goodness for those special people in our lives who instinctly know when we need ‘TEA’

  4. Alicia Mortlock August 30, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    Thank you!

  5. alona August 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Agreed! We all need to make time for more cups of tea…

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