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.