|At the beach .. my happy place|
From the Facebook albums came the idea that writing a blog would be fun - an online diary of travels, work and beauty tips on the go. A photographer friend suggested it and it sounded like my kind of thing .. but I didn't have a clue where or how to start.
I like a challenge so I spent some time researching and eventually took the plunge. I published my first small piece on Saturday May 14th 2011. It truly has been a trip in itself - I could never have envisaged such a body of work.
It's been so fun .. adding more visuals to each post as I got used to the whole 'blogging' experience. I've always taken loads of photos - I love photography. It's a great aide-mémoire when I'm ready to write my posts.
|At work on location|
|First HQ beach bag shoot|
There must be something about the month of May - a year ago I created my Holiday Queen Beach bags and pouches, again born out of a need and the challenge associated with it. I started out with two colour-ways and gave a few away to friends initially so that they could be tried and tested on their beach holidays. I've had such positive feedback and having trialed the bag myself I can honestly say that it's the best beach/pool bag that I've ever had. Not only is it extremely practical, it's lightweight and user friendly.
|Some of the new swimbag colours|
|HQ make up mats ready to go|
For my day job I created the HQ make up mat, as using paper bench roll seemed wasteful. My mats lay flat, don't slip and look slick and professional. They're easy to clean too. There are now quite a few out there with colleagues and the feedback has been better than I could have hoped for.
Who knows where it will go from here? Wherever it does, it's all part of life's rich tapestry and keeping my creative juices flowing.
I'm so lucky to love all the things I do .. travel, photography, making people look beautiful and creating something with my hands. The icing on the cake has to be spending what's left of my time with my family, friends and my gorgeous dog Scout.
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