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  1. Don't worry, we're not going anywhere, and nothing will change on our website, but we have some exciting news - Terri has opened her own shop on Redbubble in her own name - Terri Robertson / WalksWithAngels

    Terri Robertson Redbubble Merchandise Shop WalksWithAngels

    If you are not familiar with Redbubble, the company describes themselves as "awesome products designed by independant artists", and this website gives independant artists a "new and meaningful way to sell their artwork".

    In practise that means that Terri puts her wonderful photographs and artwork in her shop, and Redbubble will print it on to t-shirts, scarves, phone /tab /laptop cases, stationery, cards, wall art, accessories, journal covers, mugs, water holders  - there is just loads of different options! OH, yes, and also, you can buy her photographs as prints, or canvas prints ... you'll just have to go and have a look for yourselves - it's an amazing site!

    Terri has only just opened the shop, so there are only a few designs or "works" at the moment, but she will be adding to it. So, please go and have a look and support our new venture, even if you just buy a spiral notebook or some stickers. Thank you so much.

    Terri Robertson / WalksWithAngels on Redbubble (click on the link to to take you to her shop)

  2. So here we are with a New Year - a new decade actually - and we have decided that we want to set some goals for this year. We want things to change. We want things to be better somehow, and we have resolved to concentrate on achieving a particular thing. We have set a New Year's resolution.

    Great.

    When you get in your car and start a journey, you need to know where you are going, how you are going to get there, roughly how long it will take, and how you know when you have arrived. So this is a good plan for your own goals - whether it is to lose weight and get fitter, or find a new job, or new home, or a new relationship, it's a good idea to have a plan of some small achievable goals, and an idea of how long you want to take to achieve those goals. Also, define what success means to you. What will it look like when you have lost all the excess weight, or found your dream job, home, relationship, or just found more time to be creative, or read more, spend more time with your children. See it, hear it, feel it, taste it and touch it in your mind, every day. You need a strong REASON to do anything, not just a vague hope, a really really real reason, so that when the going gets tough, you can keep going. I think it was Dexter Yager who said "If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count".

    Now what? So you've set your intention and after a week your resolve may be much less than it was when you looked in the mirror on 31st December and decided to do it differently next year. Willpower is a fickle thing. It only works when you are feeling good about your decision, when you are in the first flush of achievement, but after a few weeks or months, Willpower alone can fade. So what else can you do?

  3. Just when you thought we couldn't get any better, we've introduced a new Checkout to our site which is faster and more adaptable to everyone's device (mobile phone, laptop or desktop). Yay!!  And you can now send your order to a different address from your Billing Address. Our previous software did not allow this, and now it does - big whoop!! :o)

    If you do happen to experience any problems at checkout please do Contact Us.

    Peace, Light and Blessings from both of us,

    Paul & Terri x

  4. Garnet crystal gemstones Jewellery Pendants BraceletsSo let's start with a wee bit of history about Garnet because we can trace back the use of red Garnet in Jewellery and artefacts for thousands of years.

    • Apparently Noah used Garnet and other gemstones to illuminate the Ark according to some biblical texts.
    • The tombs of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs revealed Garnet in their necklaces presumably for use in the afterlife.
    • In ancient Rome, Garnet rings were carved with the bearer’s mark to stamp the wax that secured important documents.
    • By the 1st century AD, red Garnets were among the most widely traded gems.
    • We know from the “Staffordshire Hoard” which dates to the 5th or 6th centuries that Garnet was often used to intricately adorn sword hilts and Jewellery.
    • By the Middle Ages they were prized by the clergy and nobility and the discovery of the Bohemian Garnet deposits in Europe set off an industry that reached its peak in the late 1800s.

    Buy why is it so prized? Here are 12 Good Reasons ...

    1. In ancient and medieval times, the symbolism of colour played an important part in the use of particular stones for particular diseases. Red stones tended to be associated with blood, and were thought to be remedies for haemorrhages of all kinds, as well as for treating inflammatory diseases. Garnets were worn to re-energise, to enhance bodily strength and to encourage vitality, and they are still used for those reasons today.

  5. Anubis Egyptian zodiac pendant necklace 25 July to 28 August

    Happy Birthday to the Zodiac sign of Leo!  Do you walk like an Egyptian, love to say Hatshepsut when you sneeze, and love all things Pharoah? We thought you might, and so do we, which is why when we found a range of Egyptian Zodiac Necklaces a few years ago, we decided that we would definitely have to stock them as a totally cool and awesome alternative to the usual Zodiac signs.

    The Egyptian dates are different to the traditional Zodiac, so there is some overlap between the signs. Our Anubis Necklace, for example, is mostly for Leo but also overlaps with the early Virgo dates.