I'm forever inspired by my dear friend Keri-Anne's photography. To see nature through her eyes and lens is a true pleasure. Granted it makes me yearn for my own time back in the countryside to come. But it also helps me remember the beauty that is laying in wait or me.
Seeing Elle and Mia, under such big trees, they look even more like the fairies they are at heart.
Mia fishing for buttercups. These 3 girls far away from me, but ever close at heart. Thank you for touching my life and bringing nature closer to my door.
One of the bestest things about Instagram is the meeting of people from around the lovely planet of ours, who share such similar loves and likes. Infact further than that a true passion for the same "stuff" as you.
Kate is one such instagramer, and she just happens to be just as very lovely as the photos that she shares.
She also has an eye little details, styles her photos wonderfully (as you can see) and has a passion for stationery and interiors. What's even better is she has been v busy sourcing wonderful goodies and has now opened her very own online shop. Hoo-rah!
I ordered some beautiful bits n pieces a week ago and will share those soon. The collages here show a taster of the loveliness in Kate's shop & her home ....along with some Instagram pics.
scandinavian inspired, cheerful pastel collections, touches of charm, wonderfully inviting, and stylishly fun, just a few descriptions that pop to mind about the Tea And Kate world
Enjoy if you pop by
Love Kat xoxo
Ps trying out the blogsy app again to do this post (fingers crossed it works!) I want to be able to post more frequently again & to use my iPad for it would make a big difference in making that possible
Lula is still my favourite, but i thought it would be nice to try and find some other magazines of a similar style. Whimsical, enchanting, different, feminine, and brimming with imagination, detail and shoots that you wish to step right into.
Material Girl Magazine, Stella magazine, and Ballad of magazine caught my eye, they fufilled on some of the description above, and lacked on others, but all in all were worth it, though i may not continue to get each issue. Stella was my favourite for the writing content, and Material Girl for the photography...especially the shoot by Marie Zucker, who's image is also on the silver cover.
My friend Naomi has her article in the Telegraph newspaper today. It's about our mutual friend Emily who passed away in spring 2012.
I am popping up this little entry to honour Naomi and all that she has come through, both within the illness and what it took for her to write this piece for the paper.
She is truly a remarkable person who shines bright like a diamond even in the darkest of skies.
We all have had M.E. (chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome) for over 20yrs, since teenagers.
It has meant due to extreme exhaustion and other symptoms, for the most part we have been in the house and often bed for 95% of that time.
It is possible to recover fully or in part, but its a long journey. It is only life threatening in rare cases, but tragically one of those cases was Emily's.
All of the friends I have who are poorly, are amongst the bravest, kindest, most compassionate people I have ever had the honour to know.
Not a day goes by that I am not influenced, inspired or motivated to continue in my healing, because of what I have come to understand and value, both from knowing them, and from what i have learnt through seeking to heal the illness itself.
Energy to do things is taken for granted by most. If you want to imagine what ME looks like, think of a car without its battery or fuel, seemingly ok from the outside, yet it can't be driven off the drive. It means you are v limited in what you can do.
What you have close, becomes precious, when you can manage to see someone even for a few minutes, or experience the world in a small way, it holds so much more worth. The small things, really do become achievements & so appreciated!
I think you can understand how much I value both what I share here and at instagram, and also seeing the world beyond through your eyes and your experiencing of it.
The community feel of blogs & instagram brings me so much. Thank you for honouring my path and supporting my healing, silently, or through our connecting and chatting. You my friends, make a huge difference.
I am away from Secrets, you may have noticed my lack of posts. I have had to put my attention on a phase of my healing. I will be able to write about that at some future point.
Meanwhile I still share some pics over at instagram.
Love n hope kat x
Naomi's article can be read here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10137694/Emily-didnt-only-have-ME.html