Lots of news that is getting me quite excited at the moment. First of all I have finally set up and sent out my very first email newsletter. This might not seem exciting to most of you but it has been something I've wanted to do for long time as a way of keeping those who might be interested up to date with what I'm getting up to professionally. For months I have diligently collected email addresses from classes that I've taught around the country with promises of a regular newsletter but it has never quite happened. So it feels like quite an achievement to get the first one done and sent. What's more I've added a button to my sidebar so anyone can sign up... please feel free!
My second bit of exciting news is my big trip... did I mention I've got a big trip coming up? I think most people will have guessed by now but in less than three weeks I'm going to be heading out to the other side of the world... to see my son Joe in New Zealand. It is almost two years since I've seen him so this is very exciting indeed!
Unfortunately Stewart cannot get the time off to come with me but I'm going with my Mum which will be lovely. We're heading to Auckland where Joe is now living and then planning a tour around the North Island. He's got time off work to come with us so I'll get to see him for two whole weeks. I'm not sure I should trust him with our itinerary though... in his last email he suggested we go black water rafting. Wonder whether my Mum will be up for that!
So the last bit of news... my final matchbox to go in my shop. In keeping with my planned trip, this time I have made a travel journal.
It is packed inside it's very own vintage suitcase.
A tiny multiple signature book, traditionally stitched and bound...
covered with a map of the world...
and trimmed with book cloth
In my shop now... if you hurry! (I'm reluctant to let this one go!)
If you have ordered a book from me but haven't decided your theme yet please let me know as I would like to get as many made as I can before I go away. And when I come back there might be news of a second edition of books.