Sunday, 22 December 2013

Back to the 80s!

 Firstly I want to say thank you for those who contacted me after my last blog post. It was something I needed to get off my chest and the wave of support I have had is amazing.

Now on to the party post! This was meant to be posted last weekend but I was thwarted!

So 7th December I turned 30 and with my friend Clare, who also turned 30, we hosted a:

Preparing for the party was a huge stress but it all went very well!
We prepared 80s party food, trawled the internet for costume inspiration and rummaged in the loft for our childhood board games.

The party itself was a huge success, I am happy to say, with guests telling me after what a good time they had. This was the whole point of the party as I know it is has been hard lately for everyone and we all needed to let our hair down and boogie the night away.
And did we boogie!

Celtic moon members showing how it is done!
The 80s were so colourful!
Look at the hair! The clothes, the outrageous makeup! Is there nothing here that doesn't scream 1980s?!
The birthday girls!

The night end all too soon, unfortunately but I was so happy with how everything turned out and was pleased at the effort guests put into their costumes. There was a lot of neon going on!
The DJ was fab and the dance floor was busy with 'Prince Charmings' and people (attempting) to vogue.
The tuck shop was a big hit too! Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of them or the cakes. 
Here's to the next 10 years and if I say I want to organise another party...
Stop me!!!!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

30 years old... Seriously.

This time next week I will be 30.

I would have had my awesome joint 80s school disco party and I will be another year older.

I am not ready to be thirty. For one I don't feel like I have been on this earth for thirty years. I still feel in my mid twenties but that is not the case.

At thirty I am suppose to be married, or had my first child/second or a full time job and own a house, even if it is just renting.

I have none of those things.

I still work my part-time weekend job.
I live with my boyfriend at his parents house
I have no kids and still don't feel the want to have kids yet.
I thought I would feel that way by now but I just don't.

Is there something wrong with me? 

I am happy with my life as it is. Sure, I would love to have my own home and have more money in a better job but with this job I can at least dedicate serious time to my craft business.
I have big plans for Wylde Embers. I am more excited about that than the thought of having a child! To me Wylde Embers Pyrography is like a newborn enfant. Something I want to nurture and grow. This year has been the play stage, gaining the knowledge and skills needed for pyrography and next year will be the growth of my business. That is what I really want to do.

I know many women are leaving it later to have a family but with that comes the risks and dangers. The later I leave it, the bigger the age gap between me and the baby.
I worry about it a lot but I can't let that be the reason to have a child! It has to be the very fibre of my being, what I want most in the world and right now... I don't feel that it is.

I know that my family are waiting for the grandchildren to come. I feel like I am letting them down as they are also are getting older and our family is getting smaller.
Again, I can not use that as an excuse to have something so important, so life changing, as a child!

Where am I going with this post? I don't know but it's thoughts and feelings that just needed to come out.

The next post will be about my 30th party and will be a lot more upbeat I promise.
Thanks if you have taken the time to read this.

Until next time!