November 04, 2021
And just like that, we've cruised straight past half-term and landed in November.
My November days are almost all about getting ready for the peak trading days at the end of the month and early December, so jumper drawers have been organised and batch cooking has been full steam ahead.
The shorter daylight hours have me trying to squeeze dog walks into the middle of the day rather than the end, so I've had Willow for company in the studio. Which is lovely, but she does seem to think the bathroom is a Narnia-like transportation door and she cries outside whenever I'm in there. Daft pooch.
Not much product development happens in November - it's just too much plate spinning with everything else. (Oh, ONE print is coming soon!) Building new relationships though, can happen at any time.
I had a great morning on Tuesday with local stylist and Instagram expert, Dee Campling. She worked marvels with some of our old favourites and upcoming launches to create some gallery walls and has all the tips on how to blend styles and work with what you have. Keep an eye on her Instagram for Betsy flavoured stories! Her two ducks, Sage and Onion, looked quite disinterested until we got their favourite snack out - fresh peas. Billy the dog though was happy on the sofa throughout!
Having recently collaborated with Brighton jewellery designers, Posh Totty, we realised there was a love of all things celestial that we shared with our other pals at Bookishly. So the three of us are joining forces again on a Sun, Moon and Stars giveaway over on our Instagram tomorrow - so do check that out.
A stellar prize if ever there was one (pun totally intended).
After all our other travel plans bit the dust this year, we found a week during half term to visit Crete for the first time. Such a beautiful island and we were all thankful to be able to pause, take a breath, and enjoy some gentle sunshine.
I think I spent about two hours counting waves, trying to see if the seventh wave was always the biggest. If you don't know what I'm talking about then google it, but essentially waves travel in sets, typically anywhere between 2 and 15, so 7 quite often is an average. Counting the waves between the biggest and smallest is something I've been doing for years and it's so hypnotic.
Interestingly, we breathe in sets too. Sit for a few minutes and notice where you take your "biggest" breath.
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