Merry Christmas...

So here we are. Another year has gone by far too quickly and it's Christmas yet again. As I'm sitting here in North Yorkshire, enjoying the wood fire, preparing for our day of food, presents, Christmas lights and music, I'm getting a little reflective on the past year. It's been one hell of a roller coaster ride with lots of exciting moments like the fab Blog Tour NY, a fun and very tasty trip to Ghent, my first ever (and so far last) "fashion post", my photography and styling on the cover of Warehouse Home, and giving up my day job to concentrate completely on my freelance work in styling and photography.

I feel extremely fortunate to have had so many great opportunities and to have met so many wonderful people this year. I worry (one particular friend knows this too well) constantly about how things will pan out, whether I'm doing everything I can, what I could do better and whether I actually deserve any of this. Will my luck run out at some point? What if this year has been too good to be true and therefore the next one can only be worse? Do I even have the talent to earn a living with what I'm doing? Whenever I feel like this, it's the people around me and the ones who come here to read my ramblings and look at my photos who keep me going. Yes, it's you I'm talking about. I know you're here and I really appreciate it as you keep me going. I know you wouldn't visit if it wasn't worth it - at least I hope that's the case. Each post I put together is created because I really do want to share it. Yes, it might on occasion take me a little longer to come up with it, cook the food, take the photos, find the right words, but that's because I value you as a reader and want to present you with quality content. In a way, I guess it's my way of saying "thank you for being here, I appreciate you visiting, this post is for you and I hope you enjoy it". I guess it's also my fear of not wanting to disappoint anybody. I'd rather take my time and produce quality posts than churn out some half-hearted entries. I believe most people would be able to see straight through that and I would let you and myself down. But enough of all that...

Merry Christmas

I think it's time for some mulled wine or spiced Advocaat, put on some music, rock around the Christmas tree and be merry with friends and family. I just want to say "Thank You" to each of you for being here. You've helped make this year special for me and for that I'm hugely grateful.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas xo