Making and Building Connections

So somehow this week managed to pull free of my hands and run itself off with the circus, or some other equally mad activity. I do hope you’ve managed to keep better control of your days. Thanks so much for your recent visits and comments, I’m still woefully behind on reciprocating, but I’ll get there soon (it’s just taking me a little longer than usual). While the days are flying by, I have managed to do a bit of thinking … and one thing I have been thinking a lot about is the making of connections – with places and with people.

Sometimes I tend to be a bit hard on my home town of Brisbane – sure, there are lots of things that could be better about it, but there are also a lot of really fantastic things about the city in which I live. Perhaps it’s because I know it so well that I hold it up to a higher standard … like the expectations we place on the very best of our friends. Brisbane is a place that has grown in size and creative industry, and yet it is still small enough to let you feel like you could make your own mark.

A new writing set from looseleaf.paper

It’s so great to discover the wonderful creative businesses and meet the lovely talented people who choose to call this city their home. Apart from stumbling across this loveliness online, it’s also rather fantastic to get out from  behind the computer every once in a while … and sometimes both worlds even come together of their own accord.

In a sweet twist of fate, I recently made some lovely purchases from Brisbane store ‘looseleaf.paper‘ (I’m never one to resist pretty paper goods), and as it turns out Lou from looseleaf.paper is co-hosting a blog get-together which I’m going along to. You’ve got to love how random connections have a way of linking themselves together …

Perhaps it’s a little ironic to be writing of connectivity in a week during which I’ve been more than a little disconnected, but I figure I can slowly work my way back into the world starting with this little blog get-together. For those of you who live a little further away, I’ll be sure to talk to you soon and connect in a different way. Until then, take care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend. Perhaps you’re doing something fantastic in your own home town?


  1. Mel

    Sounds like you, like me, have been feeling a bit swamped by life lately? Is there a lot going on? Not necessarily anything major or bad, but just that you need to keep running just to keep in the same spot?! I’m only managing to catch up with blogs every few days now, but I know I’ll get there in time, as I’m sure you will too xx

    These goodies look amazing, by the way 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – Oh my goodness yes! Things have been crazy lately … I thought by this stage of the year things would be a bit more ‘in control’ … but it seems I’m still fighting to find enough time to fit everything in.

      I’m hoping to catch up with all my blog friends over the weekend … it’s been too long and I really miss you all.
      Take care.

  2. belinda/gretchenmist

    hope it was a fun night + that the weekend is great for you!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Belinda – It was a fun night, and I’ll be sure to tell you all about it soon! 🙂
      The weekend is off to a wonderful, more relaxing start … I wish the same for you.
      I’m looking forward to catching up with your blog space too.

  3. Rel

    Hi Tracey – I just discovered your lovely blog via Deb at Cooking up a Storm in a Teacup, and what a lovely blog it is…and in Brisbane too! I’ll stay tuned. Rel

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Rel – It’s lovely to see you here, and it’s always a pleasure to welcome a visitor via the lovely Deb! 🙂
      I hope you enjoyed your visit … and it’s always nice to discover other local bloggers! 🙂

  4. Kristi

    you have such a lovely blog here.

    ps. don’t be so hard on brisbane…it is so much better then melbourne.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kristi – Thanks so much for your kind words! 🙂
      I’m only hard on Brisbane from time to time … all in all it’s not that bad a place, although I have to admit I’m fond of Melbourne. 🙂

  5. Thea

    HI Tracey,
    It was wonderful to finally meet you on Friday evening. Hope to see you again soon, perhaps at our Studio Opening? xx

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Thea – It was lovely indeed to finally meet … such a shame it was all too brief. I am hoping to get along to your studio opening, but I have a birthday boy in the house that day (my husband), so I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

  6. hila

    oh I’m woefully behind too, join the club! I can’t believe how much work I have on my plate, but I’m trucking along, I hope you are too 🙂

    I’m a bit hard on Perth at times, like you are on Brisbane, but it does have its moments, particularly when I’m walking by the river/beach in the evening, breathing in the calm.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hila – I have a strong suspicion that this year is going to always be running two steps ahead of us. I am definitely trucking along like you, but it sometimes is a little overwhelming to see how much there is left to do. One step at a time is the way to go I think! 🙂

      I’ve never actually been to Perth, but lots of people have told me how beautiful a place it is. Being able to walk by the river or beach in the evening sounds like a wonderful way to close a day.
      Take care. x

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