Wednesday, 28 April 2010



Maybe it's the full moon.

Maybe it's the sleep deprivation.

Maybe it's the reading of these amazing women's blogs.

Maybe it's the nagging feeling I've had for the past many months as to the direction this blog should take. Should it be focussed upon the Silly Gilly store or should it be about my life and my experiences?

I find myself proverbially in a space which is not entirely uncomfortable but mostly weird. I want to change. I need to change. I should change (although should is a tricky word, don't like to use that one...).

The boofa that is Banjo has been a breath of fresh (but often stinky puppy breath) air through my home. She has forced me to refocus on my family and on keeping the house clean and tidy. A tidy house means less things for a puppy to chew upon. A clean house means that the layer of mud with which two dogs decorate my floor boards gets removed and replaced each day or so.

It's like having a new baby in the house in so many ways. Experiencing broken sleep for toilet breaks. The dog's toilet breaks that is. Teaching of rules and learning how to communicate with another individual who doesn't speak your language. Cleaning up poop and wee. Feeding multiple times a day. Being housebound whilst the vaccinations take effect.

All these new experiences have asked me to shift my focus from Silly Gilly and my ebay selling back to the home and my family and its new member. It's refreshing. It's giving me a break I didn't realise I wanted or needed. I'm not retiring or selling off the sewing machine, that's for sure. Just sitting back and allowing a new priority to take front stage for a while.

Reading back over this post, I started off in a 'I'm in a weird space' kind of mood. Now as I type I realise that I'm simply in the middle of change. A positive, happy, goofy (my new dog Banjo is seriously dopey and goofy) kind of change. And I would love to introduce some changes to this blog too. Less focus on selling. More focus on being. Being real. Sharing real things.

Hope you stick around for the change.


Jodie said...

Enjoy the change of pace Gilly, I'm sure we will all still be here.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Of course!! Looking forward to seeing (or not) what the change of pace brings :) xox

Sandy said...

Oh, Banjo is adorable! Puppies are just so much fun :-)

Alistair said...

dropped in at random and have enjoyed a quick look around.

I'll be back to have a bit more of a look when I have a bit more time.

Lovely photos of the dogs......

Jenny said...

Enjoy your beautiful pup and the new direction:)

Silver Strands said...

I just found you, so there will be no "change" for me to get used to :) Scrolling thru your blog has been fun today!

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