A little background on me.


I thought this month I would give you a little background on me.  I have a website that satisfies all my jewelry making urges, that I  sell at my local craft market on the weekend, and I also post Jewelry tutorial videos regularly on Youtube.

FreeDigitalPhotos.netStaying healthy exercising and taking my vitamins .

Although I'm a creative type - I also have for years had an interest in staying healthy, exercising, taking my vitamins and... you know...kind of eating healthy.  Coming from England - which is where I grew up - we didn't eat a lot of snacky or fast food types of food nor did we eat large portions either.
I come from a working class background and like friends and neighbors around me ate three meals a day consisting of  breakfast dinner and tea.  The dinner and tea were interchangeable.  Sometimes tea was just that a cup of tea and jelly sandwiches..

My mum would give us cups of hot tea and jelly sandwiches...

My mum would give us cups of hot tea with milk and sugar with which we washed down jelly and butter sandwiches.  Or it consisted of a full dinner, mashed potatoes, beef and kidney stew carrots and greens.  If it was chicken roasted with butter (usually served on Sundays)  there would be gravy, stuffing and the potatoes would be golden butter roasted too.

People in London are getting bigger...

I believe McDonalds first came to London in the West End (tourist area) sometime in the early 70s - I think Kentucky Chicken came around that time or a little earlier actually and of course Pizza Hut followed suit. 

The buses I've jumped on an off of.
Newer designs as of 2011

Now, as I am sure you know there are American fast food restaurants all over England, Europe and other parts of the world.  Not saying they are to blame for a heavier population - but whenever I visit I have noticed that people in London are getting bigger.  I kid you not - most Londoners used to look like wraiths but now they are very 'healthy' looking - and I don't think whatever's causing it is in the water!  However, Londoners for the most part have to do quite a bit of walking - just as New Yorkers do I suppose - Its extremely difficult to drive your vehicle just anywhere in London and sometimes its just quicker and easier (impossible to find parking) to take public transport - which everyone does.


Battle of the bulge.

If you want to get around fast in England, without too much hassle you have to take buses or the tube (for underground trains). Like most people I'm a work in progress as far as what I put in my mouth is concerned.  But I think just the act of trying to do better everyday is a big positive in the battle of the bulge (err...make that multiple) battle of the bulges.

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I am motivated by creativity and love making and creating things, whether I'm repurposing, inventing, improving or making - I love it all. I am originally from London, England and have lived in the states long enough to be able to understand every accent and a short enough while to still feel like a Londoner. I love where I live the summers are hot, the air is soft and I can hear the birds chirping in the otherwise quiet mornings. I am part of a whole in a match made in heaven, I have no children except for the children of others and my two puppies and life is a gift!

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somewhere to find how-to slide shows on wearable DIY accessories and other online 'found' objects of beauty!

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