just a few little changes…

It may seem like I have been AWOL lately… and you would be right. I have been somewhat distracted for the last four months with a child and a heart that didn’t want to work as nicely as it once did. So for four months all my energy has pretty much gone on getting to the bottom of the child’s dodgy ticker.  And now we finally have only to find it is part of a wider genetic picture for not one, but all three of my children.  Sigh. So I have decided that I need to focus on the family for a bit, especially on our holiday away in the States for the month of July. We have talked with the children since they were tiny about a trip to the US as a family and this is the first time we are all going together! So to that end, I will just post quietly when I can while we are away.  I am pretty sure you won’t mind. I will still be around on FB and Instagram if you want to keep up with what I am doing in the meantime…

Also, while I have been “gone” The Daughter has taken the opportunity to up sticks and leave (from the website). At sixteen, it seems like a good time for her to go and start something entirely of her own.  That said, the transition has been a source of great fun and constant chatter between us as she has designed and started her site. It has also been a great distraction for her – and she has needed it. To say I am anything other that proud would be an understatement. It has made me keenly aware that my job as her parent – to help her grow til she is independent of me – is well on its way. I am excited to see what shapes her, interests her and genuinely makes her happy. Go see what she is up to on allinarow.co.nz

I have also decided to make a few changes with beautifulbedlam too. Sometime in August when I am back (all going well), this site will became dedicated to all things interiors. To all the things interiors that I love.  And all my fashion musings will move to a completely new site – beautifulblack. The two halves of my life are better suited to separate sites.  The new site will focus on the black look I so love, New Zealand designers and makers, and also beauty that is more organic, and naturally focused. I will post on both sites once a week.  I was laughing to myself the other day about the fact that I tried to post everyday when I first started the site. I wonder what was going through my head and whether I even spoke to my children at all for that first couple of months!  Now I am busy with styling work, interiors and writing – I have to find a way to make it all work for me (and you as well) and I think I have.  I will let you know as soon as I am all live.

Also do let me know what you like on the site, what you would like to see more of. And see less of (always good to know)! I would love to here what you think – so email me, or comment – whatever is easiest for you.  Always love hearing from you…

3 Comments on “just a few little changes…

  1. Hello lovely Anya, I’m so sorry about the family hearts! What a lot to have been through and we send all our love from our family to yours! My two cents is anything you post about and when ever you post is fine with me! Love it all! Balance – it’s what it’s all about. One step at a time and enjoy the trip x

  2. Sorry to hear about your beautiful children’s heart problems, it puts things into perspective. You do what you need to do, and enjoy every minute of your time away, we will all be here excitingly waiting for your relaunch. There’s no point in doing this if it’s at the expense of time with the loved ones and like Alex said it’s all about balance which most of us struggle with I think! Have fun Anya! Mel xx

  3. So sorry to hear about the tickers! Hope you all have a lovely break away.

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