Now or never

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It’s amazing how adept we are at delay tactics when it comes to putting off something that intimidates or overwhelms us. Even if it’s something we also really want. How often do you find yourself thinking “I’ll start tomorrow” ?
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In fact we can become so adept, that we might not even realise we’re doing it at all. But the result is getting nowhere fast. Focussing on tomorrow can mean you go around in circles. If you wait for the absolute perfect moment, then you may find that the moment never comes
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So forget tomorrow, the time to act is now. It’s now or never.
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#ThreeWordThursday is a weekly hashtag challenge. Each week a different three word phrase can be presented or discussed in any way that inspires you. Be sure to use the hashtag so that I can find you and please feel free to share it with anyone who might like to join in! The prompt for next week is; change is good
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You are gold

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A massive thank you everyone for all of the support over this weekend. Also a quick reminder that there are just a few hours left to buy food pictures, or use the FRIYAY discount code for 20% off prints (link in bio)xx
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Jam tomorrow

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Just a reminder that my the originals of some of my food pictures are currently available on my website – there were a few that were accidentally hidden away yesterday -including this Alice in wonderland jam- so so hop over and have a look if you like them (there’s a link in the bio), as the listings will be coming down again on Sunday
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Have a lovely weekend xx
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Black Friday

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Whether you like or loathe the idea, Black Friday seems like it’s here to stay. It’s set up shop, and has not only very determinedly permeated itself into our consciousness, but has also quickly spilt itself out to be a week-long affair. After all, we all love a bargain.
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But lots of small businesses really feel the pinch and the pressure to compete. We put a lot of work in to maintaining competitive and realistic prices the whole year through. Whatever route they’ve decided to take today, you can bet they’ve put a lot of thought in to it.
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So now it’s time for me to tell you what I’ll be doing! Firstly, for this weekend, when you enter the code FRIYAY at checkout you can get 20% off all printed items 🎉
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And why all the food pictures today? Well I’m not discounting them I’m afraid. But actually, I’ve also never offered them for sale, so just for this weekend, each of the original artworks is available to buy. They’re all one offs (although as I’ve already had a lot of enquiries about some certain syrup tins, which ive allowed a limited number of back-orders, which can be delivered in time for Christmas… actually I hate to disappoint anyone, so if you miss something you’d really like, drop me a line) They are priced fairly to reflect the work that’s gone in to designing them – where I’ve tweaked them 😉 – and the skill that’s gone in to making them. They are on sale in as much as I don’t normally sell them! ( and actually I feel a bit like I’ve listed my children right now 😣😂) you can find a link in my bio for the food pictures category I’ve added to my website. .
I hope you’ll be okay with my little Foodie Black Friday xx
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Thank you

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A huge thank you for all of your comments and likes to my post on Wednesday. I love you all more than custard creams (and that’s a lot) xxxx
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Choose to shine

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Do not dim your light to fit in. Stand tall, take your place, share your light and be happy. Inspire others around you to do the same. Choose to shine.
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Courage is the key

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Courage has many different guises; it might mean standing up in a room full of people to talk, speaking out for something you believe in, or following your heart. It can be a large gesture or something seemingly small. It could mean getting out of bed in the morning.
If you’re facing a situation where you feel like you need a little bit more courage, this is the perfect reminder to pin on your coat. I’ve uploaded this and the believe key to my website. I also know that life can need many keys ( it’s been half term for my kids this week, and patience is the main one I have needed!) so do get in touch if you’d like a key with a different word.
Have a great weekend.
Emma x
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The key is to believe

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The key is to believe
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Close thinking

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Need to do some Close Thinking? Perhaps you need a walk along Action Avenue, or a visit to Idea Street?
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I’ve listed this little map over on my website (there’s a link in my bio) it’s the same map that is included in my Finding Inspiration picture, and based on a section of Gloucester Road in Bristol (but it’s probably a fairly accurate representation of what it looks like inside my head! 😂) The perfect gift for the creative in your life (I wont mention the C word again quite yet) there is just this one available, so if you’d like it, don’t get distracted and turn down Blind alley!
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Have a great Friday. Meet you in Time for a cuppa Crescent?
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To do list

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A little list of things for you to do this morning – it’s small but important! .
I don’t know about you, but I’m still catching up from the school holidays – I’m almost there now, but I often underestimate how long everything will take me … and how many hours I have in the day. It can be a bit disheartening looking at an ever-growing list of things to do, especially if you feel like you’re not reaching the things you really want to get to (which is usually when our good old friend comparison steps in to notice that everyone else seems to be managing it, and you’re getting left behind) but what’s a list without a few fun things added in? A few things that you can cross off straight away (because I know I can’t be the only one who does that!) some really important things, like remembering how amazing you are.
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Happy Wednesday everyone xxx
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