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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Folksy Friday – Pick Me Up

I don’t know about you, but this time of year often makes me feel pretty low. The pre-Christmas rush preparing for markets and the festive onslaught, the short days, dark skies and the winter cold make me feel like I want to get away from it all. From mid-October I’m willing for Christmas, just so I can have a holiday and see my folks.
I get the impression that i’m not the only one who feels like this. These last couple of years with the recession and all, have been pretty tough I think for a lot of us who run/try to run small businesses, so there is quite a lot of pressure during the festive season to do as much as possible to make up for it being slow the rest of the year. I imagine a lot of us are stressed and tired and could certainly do with a pick me up.
For this Folksy Friday i’ve picked items that just looking at them makes me smile and gives me a warm feeling. I hope this selection picks you up a little too:

1. Things to make you smile -

Yay this Sweet Suzy plushie is soooo cute:


As is this happy little chap from picture of Grace:


2. A couple of things to make you laugh -

Tee hee i love this:


A Konnie Kapow special, no beating round the bush, ha!:


3. Some things to help you relax -
Perfect for a nice hot bath. Mmmmm:


A chocolate treat without the calories, yum:


4. Maybe you need some motivation -

Gorgeous bookmarks for inspiration:


3. Not feeling any better how about a hug?


5. When all else fails:


Ahh i feel better already, thanks Folksy. Thats a great new look you have by the way!


  1. LOVE your choices especially the konnie Kapow!!

    Kate x

  2. What a lovely theme and a great selection, they did make me smile and laugh.

  3. Thanks for featuring me hun! Look forward to returning the favour ;)

  4. This has cheered me up no end :) Thank you Lucy for featuring my Ahhh... bath melts. North Easterners Unite :)