|Chel from Sweet Briar Dreams|
Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger is a feature done each Saturday that introduces you to a blogger you may already know or a new blogger for you to get to know. This feature gives you a peak into the personal life of the blogger. Getting to know the special person behind the beautiful blog.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland so enjoy getting to know these talented bloggers each Saturday.
I am excited this week to bring you another wonderful blogger from "across the pond"! It is Chel from Sweet Briar Dreams. I clicked right away with Chel when I found her blog. She is married to a fire fighter like I am and loves to blog about all fun and positive things on her blog. She always inspires me with her lovely posts. I love when I can Spotlight bloggers from a whole other part of the world. It is fun to see how they live and get to know more about their personal day to day lives. Chel is surrounded by beautiful history and I love that she posts about the history that surrounds her. Sit back and enjoy getting to know Chel and then hop over to her blog and say Hi. Enjoy.
When I was asked by Kris at Junk Chic Cottage to write a post about myself I have to say I was out of my comfort zone. I don't really talk about myself, I'd rather show you the places I have visited, the trials and tribulations of being a mother to two teenagers and life generally, but not ME.
So, here we go...
However, I do try to get down to London as much as I can to get my 'London Fix'.
My blog is called Sweetbriar Dreams as many years ago me and hubby moved to a gorgeous thatched cottage in the middle of nowhere called Sweetbriar. It was built in the 16th century, and extremely run down. We spent seven years restoring the cottage and enormous garden back to the typical chocolate box cottage it deserved to be along with a cottage garden. Oh how I would love to be back there right now, what a different blog I would have written then! So when I was thinking of a title for my blog, it had to be Sweetbriar Dreams as I dream about that place all the time. Sadly, the cottage would not have been children friendly, so when they came along we had to move.
I work full time (for now) in Peterborough, which explains why there are occasional updates around the medieval area that I work.
Until recently our lives were blessed with Coco Mistletoe Moonbeam, a beautiful Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniel but we lost her to Syringomyelia. I have used my blog to help with information on this disease and the petition to try and get this amazing breed tested. So sadly missed and it has been difficult to blog afterwards, but I am getting there and have started to think about re-homing another.
I sometimes say 'So where shall we go on our journey today?', this is something that my late Grandad used to say to me as we stepped onto the shores of Greenwich, London and then disappear down roads and into museums. Day's long gone, but I try to instil the same excitement into my two teens (it's hard work though). So what do I write about? Well, anything that gives me that spark of inspiration. I try to keep positive in my posts as the last thing you need is to read about doom and gloom (we have Facebook for that!). I love to visit places and then take you with me, even if it is a virtual tour and you will never visit - just make sure you bring tea and biscuits with you (my posts can be a bit lengthy when it is a good trip).
Photography! Oh how I would love to turn the clock back and get into this from leaving school! I love it. Seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary is my thing. Something that we take for granted and then look at it in a whole different light. I have used various cameras over the years, but I always go back to Fujifilm Finepix cameras. My current one is the Fujifilm Finepix 50 EXR and I am still getting used to it and its weight, but so far it hasn't let me down, and that's all I really need.
When I have time and I see a great crafting idea, I go for it. Crochet is one of my favourites and have just picked up the hook again to make a new blanket for any potential puppy/dog that wants to come my way.
I love discovering new blogs and always visit those who have visited me and have built up some fantastic friendships along the way and have started putting together an additional blog that will detail my Grandad's research into the London Docklands and the East End of London during the War when he was a fire fighter. This is a project that needs great care and attention (and time), so will eventually be launched. I do hope you follow me along this journey too!
I look forward to meeting you through my blog and through yours and thank you Kris for this opportunity.
Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams
Glad you took sometime to get to know Chel. London is on my bucket list so this was fun to see all her cool pics. Thank you Chel for sharing a little about your self with all of us.
Have a great week end.