About Me and Design Rocks!

My photo
Hello and welcome. Here's a bit about me: I've spent my childhood and a lot of my life traveling. Places, colour and pattern are my biggest inspiration. I've surfed & lived in a tent in Cornwall. Sketched my way round Morocco. Designed from an antique textile archive in Manhattan (dream job!). Styled and written for an interiors magazine on the sleepy island of Malta. Now I live in Manchester, UK, where I run Design Rocks greetings cards. Whilst in Manhattan I amassed a large collection of vintage textiles. These were used as inspiration for my first card range, Vintage Rocks! We sell wholesale so if you'd like a brochure visit the website or get in touch. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 16 April 2010

My hospital retreat...

Well, folks, it's been an interesting week, I wound up in hospital for a couple of days this week. I'm home now and recuperating well (well I must be nearly better if I'm blogging!).

I had to take an order from a shop within 10 mins of arriving home which was a little disorientating. That's the only downside to having your own business - it doesn't stop when you do.

On the upside, it was actually a good experience to totally stop for 2 days, lie on a bed looking out a huge wall of window ( I was in the new St Mary's hosp which is fab) without any phone, internet or outside communication. It was a bit like I can imagine a retreat would be. I just thunk thoughts and had many hours to reflect on every part of my life, work and family. My brain slowed right down to a silence and since I've felt strangely calm and together and almost zen like.

Maybe we all need to totally stop every now and then, trouble is most of us are only forced to stop when we have to through illness. I think just a walk on your own would be a good time to think, so that's what I'm going to do more often. Or maybe I just need a lie in once in a while, I'm just too enthusiastic about everything!


Mrs B said...

Oh you, I hope you are ok?!

I think it is the technology thing....it's so all encompassing, consumming....entertaining! We don't realise what we are missing till it is taken away from us and eveything goes still and quiet....and we realise we need this too!

I also had a very similar apiphany! Silence, stillness is good for your soul!

Keep well, lovely lady!


LissyLou said...

oh dear!! hope your ok?? xx

Cheryl said...

Thank you all, yes finally feeling much better - it's been a long week.
Silence and stillness IS good for the soul - I'm still feeling chilled.

Back to work tomorrow on my new designs - which is a nice kind of work to start with.

Have a lovely week and make your mondau morning joyous with a little treat! x


The Magpie's Daughter said...

Hope you're OK missus. *snuggles*