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Sometimes I wonder if it is worth carrying on with this blog, as I have no idea whether anybody actually reads it. In a way I feel like giving up, but in another way I don't want to. Even if I end up being the only person who reads this it is a testament to how far I have come through depression and anxiety, and a testimony of my bad times, as well as my good. It also keeps me writing, and that has been an absolute boon to me in the past eighteen months.

Right, today's post is about weddings. No, I'm not getting married (can safely say that will never happen) but there are weddings and anniversaries on the horizon. Wedding wise, I can understand the penchant for soon to be married couples requesting money/vouchers etc, especially as most of them now have lived together and amassed the kettles, dinner services and glasses that were the traditional presents in days gone by. Personally I would like to donate to a charity close to their hearts if they had all that they needed, but ultimately it is up to the couple, not their guests.

I have decided to go to my tried and trusted craft to do something personal. I have taken a picture before I added the names, as I don't want the intended recipients knowing that it is for them.



 
I found this pattern on pinterest. I love it; it's elegant, understated, and is perfect for anniversaries and weddings. I've got one more of these to do (in a different colour, there are significances to the colours) and then I am moving on to the Beauty and the Beast one I got from WDW last year. I have decided to leave the Dimensions ones for last. I was very tempted to get the cut thru haunted house one the other day but thought I would get these first.
 
Off topic I have been getting some wonderful feedback about my debut novel. I've said it on Facebook but I will say it here too. It means the world to me when people talk to me about my book. We've all read books in the past and wanted to ask the author a question, or just talk to them about how they came up with the ideas, what their process was etc. Obviously if you are a fan of someone like Stephen King or JK Rowling it is going to be near impossible to be able to do this. I am going to categorically state now that wherever possible I will talk to anybody who wants to talk about my book. Even if I end up being wildly successful (wishful thinking)
 
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