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Friday, 29 July 2011

Folksy Friday - You lucky, lucky b!@*tard

Thank flip its Friday as its been a long week. Dave (my long suffering bf) had an interview yesterday for a job he's wanted for a long time. Its a lectureship based here in Newcastle, so it means we won't have to face the upheaval of moving to a strange new city. Actually I've always enjoyed moving around and I've lived in a few places in England. However its coming to that point now where I like the idea of settling somewhere and the thought of leaving friends behind yet again, is frightening.

To be honest I started writing this post yesterday when Dave was at his interview, expecting to find out the result today. However he found out around 4.30 yesterday and guess what - he got the job YIPPEE!!
With that in mind i came up with the theme 'luck' as tribute to the good wishes I was sending Dave's way. I believe we make our own luck in this world - although sometimes its nice to have a helping hand.

1. I've always admired the iconic and colourful images of Hindu deities. One of the many things that Ganesha is god of is success. I found this wonderful solar lantern made in the Glow Box shop. Check out their other ace lamps.
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2. Another striking symbol representing luck and fortune is the Maneki Neko - or lucky cat, which can be seen in many Chinese establishments. Loving this card at the Hello.Konnichiwa shop:
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3. I wish the best for you. Next is this beautiful silver, dandelion pendant.
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4. Astrid Weigal has produced these striking fabric panels below. her shop is full of lovely things designed and made by her own fair hands.

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5. Take a look at Janine Basil's pop art inspired shop chock full of funky head gear. I'm not a fascinator fan but this Aces headband she has created is fab:
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6. The luck of the Irish be with you! The penultimate item featured this week are these St Patrick's day, shelf blocks. They'd be a great house warming gift don't you think?
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And one more for luck. I've gone of track a little as this one is an Etsy find, but i couldn't resist having it in -

7. This beautiful Seven lucky Gods print of an original painting is one of the many gorgeous prints you'll see in Matthew Mayer's etsy shop:
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By the way in case you didn't get it the title of this post is a quote from the dungeon seen in the hilarious Monty Python film 'Life of Brian', for all you MP virgins :)
Oh yeah and if you are feeling lucky today why not enter my giveaway.


  1. I love this theme, and i'm happy for you and your BF, Congrats on the job. I've always loved moving around but there is a time you have to make some roots for a while.

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  2. Wot a luvverley blog, Lucy!

    I"m chuffed you selected my lantern.

    Happy doodling!.