I often write in a journal – I wouldn’t call it ‘journalling’ as I don’t use it for reflecting on the day, really, but it does keep me sane at critical points to lay out my thoughts or to make lists. Quite often, I use it to give myself a little pep talk, and this week I took it a step further and I wrote myself a letter. Read More
In my list of goals this year was getting myself on to Pinterest, and understanding how it all works. I know, I know, I’m very slow to take it up, but I was reluctant to do so before I thought I’d be able to make a proper fist of it.
But I’m on there now! Read More
I’ve been really struck this year by how a lot of people seem to be over and done with Christmas immediately after Boxing Day. Well, at Conker Corner, I try to keep the full twelve days of Christmas special – enjoying the beautiful tree, lots of telly, special food treats we don’t get the rest of the year. Read More
We made our Twelfth Cake today!
I try to ensure we have a full twelve days of Christmas, and like to make Epiphany special, which also off-sets the taking down of the decorations. Part of that is that we have our Christmas cake on Twelfth Night, and one of us gets to be royal for the day. A Twelfth Cake is also known as a King Cake. This is a tradition in much of Europe, and used to be in this country before the Victorians rearranged things. Hence we usually find ourselves making our Twelfth Cake a week after the rest of the nation makes their Christmas Cake. Read More
I know a lot of you are also small business owners, and I thought you might be interested in some of the websites that enable me to keep my sanity.
In this case, I’m not talking about the obvious sites that we all use as the foundations of our businesses – Hootsuite, Facebook, Pinterest, and so on – but some more obscure pages I’ve found that address particular needs and that you might not have come across. Read More
I can’t quite believe it, but I’m about to hit 1000 sales on Etsy!
So as a thank you to all my wonderful customers, the person who places the order which includes the 1000th sale will receive a little something extra.
Here is the Little Conkers Eco-Friendly Pre-Christmas Surprise Craft Coffer! (I may need to work on the name)
Surprise craft kits, delivered to your door, or to someone you love, for a sustainable, creative, crochet treat in the run-up to the festive season.