Oh hello there Thursday, my old friend. The end of the working week is nearly upon us and we are so happy to see you! Just what could make this Thursday afternoon even better? A truck load of internet lovelies to entertain us until clocking off time, that’s what!
I spent a glorious three days in Camber Sands with my friends last week. We laughed, we cried, we took about a squillion photographs, we threw confetti at each other, we ate too much food and we drank waaay too much wine… it really was the most awesome weekend ever.
The sun shone, the beach was a two minute walk from our house and I even did some arts and crafts with Ronnie and Craig’s kids! I’ll be sharing more on Monday because the house we stayed in was so damn cute, y’all definitely need to know about it.
In other news this week, over at The Blogcademy we shared our new About Us film which we made while we were in Palm Springs. If you’re so inclined, you can watch it below. Isn’t it the awesome? We’re so thrilled with how it turned out. It was made by the fabulous FX Media!
There are actually less than 10 spots left for our San Francisco, Melbourne and Sydney classes, and many of the other cities are over 50% sold out. If you have any questions or you’d like to speak to us about paying in smaller instalments, simply get in touch!
Other than that I’ve really just been plugging away, freaking out about how much I have to get done before I go to The US again in May and making plans for my 30th birthday in a few weeks time! ARGH!
Those of you who followed my recent adventures while I was in Palm Springs might have had a sneaking suspicion that we weren’t just there to soak up the sunshine. Oh no, Gala, Shauna and I were working on a brand new Blogcademy project!
I can’t tell you exactly what it is just yet, but believe me when I say we’ve listened to you and we hope it’ll be worth the wait! Our new offerings will be launching in the spring and we’ll have much more to share real soon…I AM VERY EXCITED.
At the other end of the weather spectrum, I got back from my family ski holiday in Whistler on Sunday evening. It was FREEZING (one day it was -20 °C!!!) but it was so lovely to get away, and for it not to be work-related for once! My whole family are complete ski nuts so everyone had a great time. It was so awesome to hang out with them all week.
I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks too, whatever you’ve been up to. OK, onto dem treats!
This week has been hard, one of the most emotionally draining I’ve had in a long time. I’ve cried a lot, I’ve stared at my computer screen not knowing what to do, I’ve told people I love them more than I ever have before.
Thank you all so much for your outpouring of support. It’s been very much appreciated. I’ve had so many amazing messages and I’ll be passing them on to Chris and Jo’s family in due course. For those of you also suffering I applaud you for being so brave to reach out to me, via public comments or private email. It really is the first step to recovery and I’m so proud of you for vocalising your desire to get help.
It’s been a lot to take in, but ultimately it’s been so worth it. I’m sending you all so much love. Thank you, thank you x a million.
I’m about to head off on a family holiday to Whistler so I’ll be taking some much needed time away from the internet. There won’t be a Thursday Treats next week but I have some great content scheduled to go up in my absence so be sure to keep popping by.
This week, hum, what can I say? It’s really been pretty uneventful. I’ve basically been catching up with emails (oh so many emails!), writing and making Blogcademy-related world takeover plans… all from the comfort of my sweat pants.
Yep, it’s true, being a full time blogger/ writer/ entrepreneur/ business owner (whatever the hell you want to call it!) really isn’t that glam most of the time. But that’s perfectly OK with me. I actually quite like weeks like this where there’s no pressure, and I have no external commitments other that just plodding along, doing my own thing and working at my own pace. When your life is such a rollercoaster most of the time it really is awesome to not need to leave the house for a week!
I am writing this post while sat cross-legged on the floor in LAX airport. To say my journey home from Palm Springs has been tumultuous is literally the understatement of the millennium. Two cancelled flights, two missed connections, two very expensive flight changes, two unexpected nights in a random (but actually very lovely) hotel, three lost pieces of luggage and two very weary travellers and we’re still trying to get back to Blighty!
My travel companion, Richard, and I have been battered about from pillar to post. I’m not usually one to name and shame but for goodness sakes never fly with United Airlines. They have royally screwed us… twice. Literally the worst airline and customer service I have ever experienced…
However I’ve been trying my best to keep things positive, despite having to wear the same underwear for four days in a row! We had a 15 hour layover in LA today which meant we were able to get out of the airport (and into some fresh air) and went to hang out with Shauna who just happened to be here! She took us out for delicious food, found us a store to buy new pants (!) and generally cheered us up no end. I love you Nubbles!
At least all these delays have meant one thing – plenty of time for scouring the interwebz for Thursday Treats… I’m always keeping things positive baby!
I found my ridiculous sunglasses in a random design shop in Palm Springs. They were only $19 and I am obsessed… do you reckon I can get away with them in Reading?! Very Mrs Wonka don’t ya think?