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.
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?