By Jess Fellows

to travel or not to travel

I am not ashamed to admit that I like to travel – a lot! Everyone here at the studio actually quite likes to tinker in the travelling side of things. But I am ashamed to admit that I don’t do nearly as much of it as I would love to.

Those big European jaunts that devour weeks of your life or the island getaway where all you do is read, eat and sleep or even those one-nighter’s (without kiddies) that are not far away but feel like just as much of an escape – I love them all!

So of late, the feet have been getting itchy and every travel advertisement watched or read sounds like the most amazing opportunity. So, I fear a case of ‘holiday depression’ is not far off (bugger these cool weather colds everyone else seems to be catching, I have got me a big time case of this).

So what to do? I know what you are thinking, first world problem and all that. Well I agree. I am the first to complain there is not enough time in a day and here I am planning on cutting a huge chunk of that time away. But I also have to admit that the huge chunk of time a holiday takes up can empower you for many many months. And I want to be empowered.

So essentially I am looking and looking and hoping. Hoping that just the right opportunity for empowerment falls into my lap and I can cure my case of itchy feet.

By Jess Fellows


I am praying that March brings some resolve and tad slower pace of life, one can only hope.

making : plans for some special family activites
cooking : slow roast lamb for a special thank you dinner
drinking : home made juices
reading : Me, Myself and Prague still
wanting : a tad more courage
looking : at trade show booth designs
playing : thumb wrestles
sewing : nothing in particular, March is the month of mending
wishing : summer was done and the streets were filled with Autumn leaves
enjoying : learning new things in my new job
waiting : for all this walking I have been doing to end
liking : how the studio is growing
wondering : how many mini-breaks I can fit into the year
loving : home made juice and prosecco cocktails
hoping : I can get to the Easter show this year with the kiddies
marvelling : how many ideas poop into my small brain at 3am
needing : more time (yes again again)
smelling : fresh cut lawn (nothing quite like it)
wearing : gym clothes nearly everyday
noticing : that our garden is starting to flourish
knowing : that I can make it 55km
thinking : about those ideas I had at 3am
bookmarking : trade show advice and booth designs
opening : letters
giggling : at the complete sillyness two people can be
feeling : so close to something…


By Jess Fellows

taking stock #february. 15

February has started with an absolute bang! Taking time away from things to partake in this activity feels a little indulgent, but am relishing the quiet few moments.

making : plans for year filled with travel
cooking : a fab new salad from What Katie Ate at the weekend
drinking : coffee coffee coffee (yes still) and lots more water
reading : Me, Myself and Prague
wanting : to wake up and not have anything I needed to do
looking : at paper , so much paper
playing : eye-spy
sewing : a project the cat spewed on (well trying to rectify)
wishing : summer wasn’t quite done
enjoying : new challenges
waiting : for hubby to make me some coffee
liking : how my feet are toughening up, did you know I’m walking 55km in 4 weeks (sheesh!)
wondering : if I can make 55km
loving : that hubby is on holidays for 3 weeks
hoping : it doesn’t rain while I am walking 55km
marvelling : that how every time I walk in the door the cat needs feeding
needing : more time (yes again)
smelling : some weird odour in the house (figure the kids have buried something)
wearing : a new pair of native flavoured sandals
noticing : that my little toes are quite an odd shape
knowing : that hard work does pay-off even if it doesn’t feel like it
thinking : about how to streamline a few things
bookmarking : etsy help
opening : new paper samples
giggling : at my own stupid questions
feeling : so close to something…


eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.
the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

charles eames
to travel or not to travel
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taking stock #february. 15