The Long and Winding Road

Dear loyal readers of Witchmountain I would like to wish you a slightly belated Happy New Year and hope that,for you, the year ahead is full of love and success. I’m writing this while distracted by the oak tree, wondering how it doesn’t break in this wild wind, the sky is yellow and grey and the stove is burning too fiercely. I’ve been looking at this picture (taken on the way down from Causey Pike) and it seems to sum up so much of what I’m feeling as a new year begins…a long uphill struggle or an exciting path to somewhere new? The fact that you can see the whole way to the top ,with every relentless meander and  zig zag, makes the climb unappealing ; a journey is always more interesting when you don’t know what’s around the next bend in the path, even though that makes it more frightening- well, it could be a hungry bear after all.

Gosh, that was a bit philosophical for the first post of the year! Here, as a counter balance, are some beautiful cakes from one of the nicest mornings I spent last year…

Vicky Trainor’s vintage coffee morning was a little oasis of prettiness and kindness with mountains of cake and plenty of coffee. I met some lovely people, all full of good advice, encouragement and inspiration.Since Vicky specialises in Wedding stationery many of the people there were photographers, make -up artists, designers and bakers of beautiful cakes. ( This photo is by Becky Mitchell and those cakes are available mail order from Daisy Cupcakes…I wish I’d eaten one now!) I think I need to design a range of things for weddings, what do you think?

So, I was advised that “Twitter is the thing” and reluctantly added ANOTHER online profile to my list. So far it has managed to do nothing more than steal my time as I now have yet another distraction( the most fun bit has been following Fell Top Assessors just for the curiosity value of reading a weather report from the top of Helvellyn , don’t ask me why, I’ve never even been there!) Anyway, Sara and I cobbled together this lovely “button” and if you would like it for your blog or website I will be glad to send you the html ( ooh! get me with the technical terms!) .

Its time to make some coffee in my new Folklore coffee pot ( THANK YOU Jane!) and make a start on the dreaded tax return. Batten the hatches, its stormy out there.



6 responses to “The Long and Winding Road

  1. lovely blog post again Kim, wishing you all the best for 2012 and I hope to see far more of you! Great photo and I love the philosophical musings, you’re soooo right! 🙂 Good luck, many successes and I will see you soon 🙂

  2. I have a road that resembles yours Kim!! What is round the corner and is it excitingly scary hopefully without the bear at the end of it!

    I’m sure we’ll all get together again soon for a lovely coffee morning which will warm all our hearts.

    Jane x

  3. I have just discovered you. Your work is really lovely Kim. Going on a journey with many stops, time to appreciate things, bends, diversions often feel as if the achievement is greater when you reach the destination than speeding your way there. Lets hope. Happy 2012.

  4. I like the idea of wedding items designed by you. The road makes me giggle, want to race to the top?:) I would have to stop at each bend and refuel with some tea and sweets. I need to get on my twitter account so I can at least click the button so i can follow you…now if i can just remember my password. Happy New Year!

  5. I adore that first photo Kim – it reminds me of life before the girls when me and Jamie used to go out for long long days walking from early morn til dusk – I used to love walking ‘uphill’ even when the pain hit !!! Happy New Year to you lovely lady!x

  6. Hi Kim – I have been reading and enjoying your blog for about a year now. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to work out how to comment & connect – tah rah – not so hard it would appear. Anyway I love your work – wedding stuff would be fantastic as favours & wee pressies. Hope you feel inspired and full of ideas for this new year. xx

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