Sunday, 15 February 2015

Occasional Blues.....

New name....new start!

Why 'Occasional Blues'? Well, I wanted to keep some kind of a link with my previous blog name and, although my tastes have changed, it goes without saying you'll still be seeing some shades of blue here :-)
And there's also the fact that I've been experiencing 'the blues' off and on over the last couple of years (and that will probably continue as I don't have a miracle cure yet). More of that later.
But I really had to get rid of the word 'girl'......... hardly appropriate as I approach my 63rd birthday ;-)

So what can you expect to see here should you pay me a visit?
There'll be lots of photos.....mostly altered in some way.
Moodboards and mosaics.
My little paper and fabric collages.
Healthy recipes and tips I've picked up over the last couple of years.
Rants about my health.....I'll keep them short.
And tales of my travels.
Talking of which....I'm off to St Ives very soon. And we're going on the train! I can't wait.

My aims:

  • to keep my posts short and frequent
  • to be honest about stuff important to me. Be warned....some of it may be controversial ;-)
  • to share any creative tips and ideas I can come up with
  • to also share interesting stuff I discover on other blogs and websites (I'm an avid reader of health and lifestyle blogs)

Next post.....the reason why I've been such a rubbish blogger over the past year. 
And some new needlecases.

I'll leave you with a recent piece of digital scrapbooking.... 

.... a photo taken with my favourite iPhone app - Hipstamatic




....and a lovely recipe from one of my favourite health bloggers 'Oh She Glows'...... a Happy Digestion Smoothie! I need this today.......





14 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Linda, Great to hear that you'll be posting again. The 'Winter Joys' really struck a cord with me; I love walking in Shipley woods too, in fact any woods. It's really good to have you back.

Maggi said...

Love the new look and name. Photos are gorgeous and I'll be around to make sure that you keep posting :)

Heather said...

Beautiful images and that smoothie sounds like something I need too. Looking forward to seeing more from your new blog - it all sounds very promising.

Jill said...

Well done Linda for re-launching your Blog. I too have fallen behind with regular blogging and miss my contacts. I blame an iPad and 'Facebook. I will do my best to keep up!

WendyCarole said...

Love your new look. Very fresh and Springlike.

Amanda said...

Good to see you back and, as always, love your photos and style.

Lynn Holland said...

I'm adding you to the reading list over on my rejigged blog. I know reading lists are supposed to be for other readers but I find it so useful to see what the people who inspire me or make me smile are currently upto without having to fish around all over the net.
I think you and me are going to get along just fine.
Can't remember where I recently came across you(its my age you know haha)but I'm glad you are blogging again.
Lynn :)

Judy S. said...

Great to see you back, Linda! Love those photos of snowdrops, at least that's what I think they are. What no kitty photos?

Beverly said...

Beautiful photos...I adore snowdrops and seeing everyone post them this time of year. I love the bottom one with the flowers hanging over the edge...so sweet!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Good to see you, I missed seeing your words and photos regularly. Hope you pop in frequently. xox

Nancy said...

Hi, it's so nice to meet you and your lovely blog. I look forward to visiting you often but for now I am off to browse your blog....

Kim Andersen said...

Looking forward to more from the blue eyed Woman :)

Zoe Louise Hooley said...

Linda!!
Your new look on the blog and the new name are really wonderful!! Sometimes a fresh start is just what we need and I can see already how much its serving you xx

Thank you for your honest words you have inspired me, I feel like I should be a little braver to perhaps share more of myself on my blog, it feels quite daunting but then when i think of the fact that its always such an inspiring read when bloggers are true 100% to themselves and their real lives, this is how we learn from each other help and inspire one another and feel connected.
So well done you! xx

Beautiful photography and digital aterations as always! x

Cant wait to see more of what you have in store . . . . and you've made such improvements with your health I know you still have difficult days every now and then, but youre doing really well! here's hoping that they become less and less X

Zoe Louise Hooley said...

Linda!
I love the new name and the new look of your blog, really really lovely xx
Sometimes all we need is a fresh start and I can see how well it's serving you already . . . . . .
Your photographs and digital alterations are stunning as always, really inspiring to me!
Really looking forward to regular blog posts from you it's always such a pleasure :) x