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The Busy Bee

I have been a busy little bee, here behind my rose-sprinkled curtains. Making plans and talking to those who have offered to help me in the aftermath of all my recent kerfuffles. For though accepting help does not come easily to me, I now see how utterly ludicrous it is to try to manage this, that and all the social media that goes with it, alone. How stubborn I was being refusing help so[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

In the garden the purple speckled strands of whatever it is growing out of the blue watering can have tangled themselves in gorgeous knots through the fretwork of the old iron chair on which the watering can rests. They are as one now. A muddly marriage I dare not part. In the house the fridge is full of lettuce. A reminder to myself that Ste cannot be trusted to shop sensibly, should[...]

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Broc-Xit: The results

Over eight hundred of you voted in my Broc-xit poll.I received over one hundred emails offering kind and inspirational opinion and advice and I truly felt the love. You see when you run an online business for as long as I have, you come to understand that it doesn't wholly belong to you, it also belongs to the community that have long supported it, and it is for this reason that it struck[...]

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Fallow Season

You have astonished me with your kindness. Your patience. Your loyalty. And above all the gentle advice so many of you have dropped into my inbox. Advice I have been mulling over, turning this way and that and threading into the tapestry of my tomorrows. How lucky I am to have so much wisdom at my disposal. One of the images on my cream vision board says "Surround yourself with strong[...]

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Broc-xit: The Future of BrocanteHome

A few days ago I received a comment here at BrocanteHome that advised me to close the business and take a year off in order to regroup because I cannot teach authenticity if I am not capable of personal authenticity. And after breathing a little sigh of fright, my first thought was that if it was even remotely possible I really would because I am so very disappointed that life is so very[...]

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