Hi there everyone! BIG hello to you all (waves enthusiastically).
How are you? I’ve been away from my little Internet home here for quite some time and I have really missed chatting with you and connecting with you.
Over the last few weeks I have been doing a little house keeping around here behind the scenes; you know, opening the blinds, knocking down a few cobwebs, sweeping out the dust and re-arranging things. You won’t see much from where you are sitting just yet but the subtle changes will come to light soon.
I have been tapping away at my keyboard putting a series together to launch on Sunday the 26th of June which will mark my blogging return to my little space that I have missed so much.
The series will explain what’s been happening in my life over the last six months. Putting this together has been far more challenging than I imagined. It’s been a very reflective process and I’ve had to dig deep. I can’t tell you how liberating it feels to be creative again. I hope you’ll swing by on launch day (perhaps with bubbles) and join me for Part 1 of ‘Soft Places and Honest Spaces’. I’d really love to have you here.
Over on my Facebook page I’ve posted a request for topic suggestions you may like me to write about. Is there anything about me you would like to know more about? Like how on earth I manage to stuff up cooking rice every. single. time? Deep and meaningful stuff like that? Crikey I’m kitchen challenged (as well as vertically challenged).
As a gift for your time, everyone who leaves a suggestion on the Facebook request post will go into the draw to win a gorgeous Willows Crafts Candle to the value of $25.00. The lucky duck winner will be announced on the Facebook page at 8pm Friday evening the 10th of June. So don’t be shy – head on over and hit me with your thoughts.
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I’ll leave you with this lovely quote from the Power of Positivity. I think it’s one of the most beautiful personal qualities you could hope to emulate. What do you think?
Stay safe now,
Love Sandra Xx
Shauna 'Round the Corner says
So good to see you back. I have missed you! Here and over at my place. I knew there’d be good reason so I can’t wait to read your series!
Can’t help but wonder. Do you use an electric rice cooker? Those things are the bomb.
Will check in over at Facebook too.
So pleased it was your ‘new post’ message lifted me off my bed in the middle of the night. Lol! Can’t think of a better reason to be woken. Sandra is back! You little ripper. x
Oh Shauna, I’m so sorry that my early morning hit of the publish button startled you from your sleep! I’m so touched that you were excited too see it was just little old me. You are sweet.
Sadly, I have tried the electric rice cooker jobby and tragically I stuff that up too! Don’t ask me how – I think it’s a born gift. The kids even asked me to stop trying to make it ha ha! So funny.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words of encouragement Shauna. They mean a lot. Xx
Majella Laws says
She’s back!! Yay! Can’t wait for more. Don’t know about cooking rice and rice cooker thingies, but I did go through a period when my children banned me from using sandwich makers as I sometimes toasted the cords. Frightful flavour! 🙂
Sandra Kelly says
Oh gosh Majella! I can almost smell that delightful frightful flavour. Thanks for stopping by my friend. Xx
Lisa Conn says
Love your blogs, and the topics you discuss often see me nodding along smiling ,giggle or even an out loud cackle.
But there is also sometimes a silent tear or two as you tackle topics that others darent go and whilst it sure !bloody sux ‘ that these moments and things appear to test us.
I feel privileged to help ease your sometimes heavy load simply by knowing there’s others nodding ,smiling or silently crying along with you xx
Lotsa love to the Kelly gang xxx
Sandra Kelly says
Lisa, you are gorgeous. It’s a privilege for me to hear that my words touch you in such ways. You are always there in my corner – Thank you. Xx Xx Xx
San, you may have the gift of cooking rice but you certainly have the talent of stringing a few words together! A gift very few have. I look forward to your thoughts once more. Jilly xx
P.s I too can’t cook rice for the life of me! And yet I can cook a ginger fluff…work that one out! ???
Ahhh Jillsie! So nice to see you here in my Internet home. Thank god I”m not alone when it comes to the epic rice fail. My oven would spit back at me any cake I tried to put in there, with an echo from beyond saying “You are joking, right?”. Sigh… thanks for your lovely comment and for stopping by. Xx
Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says
Oh yay, you’re back! I’ve missed you SO much. I am really bad at making decisions and choices, let’s just say, I’ll be happy to read whatever you write! Can’t wait for the new series! Welcome home! xx
You are just too cute Sammie! Always there encouraging me. Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂 Xx
Emily Toxward says
Welcome back lovely. Post suggestions..
1. 5 reasons why I didn’t give up when I really wanted to
2. My tips to being completely useless in the kitchen.
3. Why you don’t always have to be happy
4. Comparing yourself to others only ends in tears!
Here’s to exciting times ahead
Thanks for the thoughtful and great suggestions Em! Tips for being completely useless in the kitchen – now there’s something I know a lot about ;-). I appreciate your encouragement, as always. Thank you for stopping by 🙂 Xx
So lovely to see (read) you back! I can’t wait to be a part of the next bit of your creative path (I won’t say “journey” ) Oh, and as for rice – I have discovered you can microwave it. Perfect every time.
Thanks for your lovely words lovely Robyna! Yeah, I tried the rice in the microwave method too – I won’t tell you what happened. I’m just tragic in the kitchen, lol! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Xx
Welcome back gorgeous, I thought I replied to this last week, but I obvioulsy didn’t.
I’ve missed you on the inter webs.
You remind me of someone very special in my life and you always have such beautiful things to say, I love listening to you.
Looking forward to reading your gentle, ‘inspiringness’ . Happy weekend x
Oh Sarah, thank you for your lovely words! I’m truly touched by your comment. You are always so supportive of me personally and my little internet space. Thank you so much for stopping by gorgeous 🙂 Xx