A Gorgeous Mothers Day Gift and Give Away from Kaya Jewellery!

I was so excited to be asked recently to review some jewellery from Kaya and I was able to choose a piece from their comprehensive website. I don’t often review products on my blog but was attracted to Kaya Jewellery, not only their stunningly beautiful products, but also that Kaya give back to those less fortunate. In The Gambia, Kaya has helped educate 20 children by donating over €10,000. When I read this as a customer, I know that I am dealing with a company that wants to help others and this is important to me. As a teacher, education is the most important gift we can give to our children.

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What to do when the blog takes off!

I feel really lucky because my blog is beginning to earn me a little money. I’m very proud of that fact especially after just a year. My only worry is that with writing or accepting material for other people and companies, my blog may begin to follow a different path to the one I expected or wanted. Posts may not be totally my idea or may not present in the way that I would like them to. I’m very protective of my little corner of the internet!

So here is my dilemma folks….do I carry on and accept all paid work? Or do I take a step back and take back the blog? I am working full-time as a teacher and juggling the two is tricky but manageable at the moment. The extra money is lovely too! I also would not post anything I didn’t fully agree with.

I suppose it comes down to why I started blogging in the first place and what my aims were. You can read about that here

I would love to hear your views people of the internet! In the meantime, enjoy this lovely flat-lay image!

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Flowers and Coffee….yum. X

 

Putting Your Gardening Skills to Profitable Use.

A lot of people nowadays like to devote their time to gardening. If you don’t work outside, it’s a great use of your time, as it gets you outside to soak up the sun, and you learn a lot of new, practical skills in the process. It can also be quite a therapeutic hobby, and it can bring in a lot of food when you do it properly! Because of all this, it’s also an amazing business venture to go down, if you think you have the ability to craft a whole corporate persona out of it! Here’s some helpful tips for setting up a gardening business in your spare time, and how the online world can make even more out of it.

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6 on Saturday: A review of 2017 in the old house garden.

I was reading the usual 6 on Saturday posts which I love and Thomas posted about his 6 favourite garden successes of 2017. I thought I would join in too! The weather here in Wiltshire is very stormy with high winds and lashing rain so plans to start digging out the new pond will have to wait!

If you have not joined in with 6 on Saturday before you can find out more from its creator, The Propagator Blog.

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