Entries by alibenyo


Well it’s that time of year again. Time for reflection and this year is the first year in many where I’m left wondering what I have actually achieved in 2017. I know – I’m always hard on myself, but this year I feel like I’m in a little bubble of nothingness. I’m not quite sure […]

Hello 2017. Nice to see you!

Happy New Year! We spent some time these holidays in bonnie Scotland. There was nothing to do at all other than walk along the cliffs and relax, which was absolutely perfect. I pretty much turned my phone off for two weeks (I highly recommend a total social media detox!) and spent some fab quality time […]

Farewell 2017!

Well another year has gone….where did that one go?! It’s been a really tough year for me this year, both for my business and my family. Even though it’s been a great year in many respects; we’ve loved getting to know our country again, we’ve loved showing the girls all the beautiful places where we […]

Preparing for Christmas

I’ve been a little more prepared for the onslaught of Christmas this year. I’ve been busy in the background, organising new products, updating my event layout and stocking up on Christmas cards and tags. I’ve also introduced personalised prints and cushions to my product list, which are proving to be really popular already. Here’s a […]

One Year Anniversary

Can you believe we’ve been back in the UK for a whole year!? I can’t! It’s really, really flown. So much has happened and so many emotions have been felt; from tears at the school gate, which have lasted a little longer than expected, to moving house, meeting up with old friends and for my eldest child, […]


Well it’s been an emotional June and I’m feeling rather exhausted. My computer totally crashed on me earlier in the month, leaving with me with a huge lesson to learn….back up, back up, back up!!! Yes, for three whole weeks, I really did think that I had lost about six months work. I was devastated […]

May already!

I can’t believe we are in May already! Last month for me has been all about getting some new stock together. So gorgeous coasters, note cards, gift tags, t towels, tote bags and personalised prints have been being delivered from the printers and I’ve been busy sewing fabric covered notebooks, using my own designed fabric. […]

Country Living Fair

A busy week this week for me. I headed off to London with an old college friend (We hadn’t seen each other in 24 years. It was mad!!) to see the Country Living Magazine Fair in Islington. I have been offered a spot at their Christmas Harrogate Fair in November, so thought I’d better start […]