*EDIT* Oh my gosh, thank you so, so much for all your lovely comments! I was so touched and amazed to read them all! Long time no speak, everyone! It’s been rather a while, but today the blog is creaking back into gear with a brief update on what’s been happening, where I have been, and the story behind a special bracelet design that’s been gracing my wrist recently. :)
So, yes, there’s been a bit of a blogging lull. I have received many lovely and supportive messages over that time, and I am so appreciative of every one of you. The community is an amazing one.
As you probably know, all preview posts I have done so far this year have been with Pandora’s explicit approval and per their schedule. This is new for both parties – it hasn’t always been straightforward and there have been adjustments needed to this new way of working. This led to delays in previews at some crucial times, and lots of questions from readers that I simply didn’t know the answer to while things were being worked out. In the end, as several major upheavals occurred in my personal life slap bang in the middle of it (isn’t that always the way!), I just needed to take the time out while this was sorted out. Something had to give, and unfortunately it was the blog.
I didn’t mean to be away as long as I did, but the issue with previews has taken some time to resolve, and, in some ways, not to have that extra commitment while waiting for the dust to settle in other areas was a welcome and much-needed breath of fresh air.
The blog is a completely one-Ellie show – there is no aspect of it that I don’t run myself, while working full time, so if I go under, unfortunately the blog does, too. I am going to attempt to reduce the amount I do on a daily basis – and will try to come up with some ideas to mitigate this, such as contributors, etc. I do hope that you understand, but I am nevertheless truly sorry that the time off has been such a long one.
I now have approval to share some more previews with you, and we can take it from there. There will be more posts coming very shortly. I also want to catch up some of the content I have missed!
For now, I have one special bracelet design to share. One very happy change during that time off was a beyond wonderful thing – my boyfriend took me by complete surprise by proposing on a little bench along the Dartmouth seafront during a weekend away. How could the answer be anything other than ‘Of course’ – he is always lovely, supportive, kind and with a knack for knowing when a surprise Pandora gift bag is exactly what’s needed to solve a problem. ;)
As for any true charmaholic, a special moment merits a special bead – or even bracelet. In this case, a bracelet was certainly called for. My little bangle mainly consists of Mother’s Day 2018 pieces.
I do love a nice soft pink, and I’d like another pop of pink after the bride and bridegroom charm to really set off the murano. A pink clip would be ideal!
And that’s it for now! I’ll be following up shortly with some Pandora news. In the meantime, I hope you are all doing well and I would love to hear what you are working on, or what you’ve been buying?