Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Summer Break

It seems like a long time since I last posted a blog entry. Much has been happening in my life since then. More press coverage in Devon Life and Irish Tatler, which is really nice. I also have an article coming out in the September Period Living, available in August.

Thank you all for your lovely lovely comments. I do appreciate them. My website is still open but I am taking a break from blogging for now, be back soon xxx

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Angel Jem said...

Wishing you luck & judgement over the coming months. We'll be here waiting for you when you get back... and I know you said you wanted your blog to be light and happy, but do please remember that you can always have a bloody good rant here and we'll be listening. Like the yellow pages, we're not just here for the good things in life....

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Donna,
I wanted to wish you well in this new chapter of your life. I hope that you will soon find happiness in a new home with your beautiful children.
I have to say that the latest photos on your blog taken from the magazine articles are stunning and you will always have those as memories.
I hope you will keep in touch Donna - wishing you lots of luck - Take care.
Great Big Hug,
Niki x

grumpy old woman said...

lump in my throat - tears in my eyes ...............

I want to say something uplifting but words are failing me right now.

Love you xxxx

rebecca said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are going through difficult times right now.

Hope you find a a happy place very soon.

Keep strong X

Anonymous said...

I ,too, am so sorry to hear of the unhappy situation you are going through, or in other words, what a bloody bummer! I have no idea where your head is right now but as the blogger above said, you can always vent here, we will listen and without a doubt, understand. You may not feel like it right now but you are a successful, beautiful woman and you will land on your feet! then you can show us all pics of your lovely new place and how beautifully you are decorating it ( which we know you will love doing!) . The magazine articles and pics are superb, I really enjoyed reading them. Thinking of you, come back when you're ready.

andsewtosleep said...

Yours was the first blog I ever came across and I was flattered when you left the very first comment on mine. I follow your story and success with your business with total admiration. So I am very sorry to hear of the sad time you are going through. I hope things improve and that you soon start to build another beautiful nest for you and yours. Take care and I will send lots of positive thoughts your way. Mary x

Mystele said...

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. It's cliche, but it's so true. I've loved reading your blog, and I can't wait to see what beauty the Lord will erect out of this pain. I'm so sorry you are hurting, and I will pray that your children will be shielded from as much of the grief as possible. In your corner...

Ex-Shammickite said...

Smile and you'll get through all this nasty stuff.
Be strong and be safe and be determined to make the best home possible for you and your children.
And be yourself!
Good Luck!

tammy said...

Oh, I'm very sorry to hear you are going through a rough time - please don't feel bad that not everything is rosy & cheery for your blog readers - life is life & there are highs & lows for all of us. I appreciate your honesty & sharing - just remember you are only a few key strokes away should you feel overwhelmed & need a shoulder...take care & best wishes for you & your family.

Kristy said...

I'm so sorry Donna.Relationships break-ups are so sad no matter what the reason.I hope you can find a way to get through this as painlessly as possible.Take your time and we will still be here when you get back.

Antipodeesse said...

Dear Dons, am very sorry to read your sad news. But good luck! You've got a whole new life starting!

Clare said...

Hi Donna,

I'd like to wish you all the very best in your search for a new home and even though I don't know you personally, you strike me as someone who will meet the challenges in your life head-on and turn them into something positive.

Your articles are something to be very proud of and I'm sure your business will grow into something rewarding and fruitful.

I look forward to seeing and hearing all about your new home in time - have a good Summer, enjoy your children's company, and I hope to see you soon!

Best Wishes

Clare x

Calamity Tat said...

Love you :-)

Gena said...

I am so sorry Donna, but I am sure that even greater happiness awaits you, your home is lovely, because you have made it so, as you will your next home, I wish you the best of everything for the future.
Hugs ((())) Gena xxxxx

Ragged Roses said...

So sorry to hear your news Donna. Take care of yourself and I'm sure your new home will be just beautiful, because you'll make it that way! Enjoy your summer with your children.

tlawwife said...

Wishing for you peace and a fabulous new home for you, your children, and your fabrics.

Love the pictures and articles.

Cream said...

Dons, life is all about waves. I think you are on the crest of a wave even though all this sounds very sad at the moment. Grab life by the throat and go for it.
And, by the way you hair still looks great!!!!

Wendz said...

Oh Dons - I am so sorry to read this.

But things will settle down.You have 3 lovely kids to focus on, as well as your business, so stay strong.

My thoughts are with you.


lettuce said...

Donna sweetie i've been thinking about you so much.

you'll find somewhere - and the beauty of your home is mostly down to you, you'll create that wherever you end up. and i'm sure it will be a better, brighter happier future - you will get there.

much love

Samantha said...

am saddened to hear of your split with your partner. My support goes out to you.

If you do have a bloody good rant on the blog, you won't be the first - just remember that!

Trac said...

I've been thinking of you loads lately...

Oh I don't know what I am talking about really.

Life just seems crap for so many of us at the moment, but keep in touch eh?

Due to circumstances...I'll let you off this years 'strong songs/sound-trac 2007' - but I will be looking forward to my summer 2008 cd next year!! :O)

Be happy Donna!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dons,

You will be fine - don't worry mate.

See you when you get back.


Pod said...

it will all work out. i know you'll be ok!
pod hug approaching

Tracy said...

sending you happy thoughts and lots of hugs x
tracy x

weirdbunny said...

So sorry about your news. Take care and come back to us all when your good and ready - love Julia x

ramblingwoman said...


so sorry to hear this news. But I feel that you are such a loving, warm person that happiness will be yours again, and soon, I hope.

Wishing you all the very best, and thinking about you at this time Dons. Big hug. Luce xxxxxxx

claire said...

So sorry to hear that you are having a crap time at the moment. I really hope happy times are round the corner for you. Selfishly, I am going to miss you and your lovely pictures so come back soon, please!
Wishing you lucky, lucky house buying and a great summer with your kids.
lots of love
Claire xoxo
P.S And don't forget, you can always rant to us if you need to.

muddy red shoes said...

Ah Dons, so sorry that you are so unhappy, life is full of strange twists, I am sure much is around the corner. Hang on in there, dont forget if you need a little break you are welcome here.

fp said...

Best of luck Dons! I love your blog and hope you are back here soon. Take care of you and yours. XXX

natural attrill said...

Good luck Dons. Hope you find somewhere good to live.
Come back and visit our blog again when you're feeling up to it.
Thinking of you.

alison said...

Wishing you happiness...

julie said...

Oh Donna, that sucks! I am so sorry to read your news which is so clearly not at all what you deserve. There is one thing that is clear though and that is that you have an incredible talent for making a house into a wonderful home and you'll be taking that with you wherever you end up. Hope the painful times are soon behind you and that the summer brings some smiles and good times. All the best to you and your family xxx

Cherry Menlove said...

Donna, I am so sorry to hear to your news but applaud your bravery. I can only imagine what it must be like to have a relationship and a home all changing at the same time. Well, actually I do know what it is like. Awful. But I understand your need for a blogging break and I truly hope that you have a summer that gives you rest and comfort.
All my love
Cherry xx

Suzie Sews said...

Just read your sad news, my heart goes out to you, I can ralte to your emotions and I am wishing you only the best for the months ahead.
You nade that home special and you will do it again.
Suzie Sews

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Donna, it's great to hear from you again, hope you are feeling a bit better now after your break from blogging and things.
It's a shame Ardingly is too far for you to go isn't it-you would be in heaven! The photos you posted are stunning! I am green with envy of your bedroom curtains! They look suspiciously like my fave Cath Kidston discontinued fabric...

Victoria May Plum said...

Hi Donna

Have a nice long summer break with your beautiful children, but don't stay away too long or we shall all miss you too much.
Good luck with everything and I hope to see you back soon...

(and thankyou so much for your sweet comments)
Victoria x