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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

January 28, 2006

being ourselves

in blog land or internet world, whatever you may wish to call it - are we being 'ourselves' ? I read somewhere that we can be who ever we want when in blogland or chat forums. Does that mean I can be Michelle Pfeiffer or Diane Keaton? I can't talk for everyone but I think I am being true when I write. I am a nutter, I am a routine girl and I absolutely do live vintage, when I can - if I can use something that has a history instead of new - I do. Of course sometimes I have to buy new stuff - like food - I don't think I would ever serve vintage food up to anyone - the fresher the better for me. oh and I always buy new underwear ! !
However - I can get quite annoyed sometimes - at different things and you better watch out. I am like a fisherman's wife !!!! thankfully this only happens at full moon or there abouts. There is a full moon every week, isn't there? and sometimes I can be quite intolerant and impatient. Gee, even when ms*sophie was a little girl, she thought my favourite flower was 'impatiens'....... I get cross and stamp my feet lots, truly I do. But mostly what you read here is truly me - ms*robyn


Blogger melissa said...

You're like a breath of fresh air to me. I'm currently suffering from blog angst myself. Oh, and our kids are wretched today...least the younger ones are.

Can I come over, please?!??! Oh, I wish!!!

9:07 am  
Blogger Calidore said...

You aren't the only one being true when you write. I don't think I could be anyone else or write like anyone else. And you have no idea how nice it is to read that you too get stroppy at times, and impatient. We are more like than I thought....vbg.



10:55 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I think it would be very difficult to keep up a pretence unless you were that way inclined in everything you did. I think most bloggers, or those that post regularly anyway, are pretty much the way they come across in their writing.

Oh, Robyn - I had you up on a pedastal and now you've just fallen off because you are not perfect ... tut, tut.

(BTW - Did you get my email re East Stonehouse?)

12:03 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

That is what is so appealing isn't it? That we are reading about our blogger friends lives. We have a special ticket to the inner sanctum, where as anonymous as we are, this is our own attraction. We can tell each other absolutely anything. When you need to get down right dirty and speak the absolute truth, you know you have an outlet with your blogger friends. What is that saying about honesty? I believe that if you can't be honest... it speaks volumes about your character..You my dearest Robyn have such lovely character. I am honored to be your blogger friend.

12:07 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

I think there are two types who blog, the ones who pretend their life is perfect and the ones who are real..

gawd Ms*R you seem so like me its scary...I stamp my foot lots too!

I just popped in here on my way to the hairdressers - I *seriously* need my colour done lol! I have a bit of reading to do here as you've upadated lots since y'day

love ya...dollx

1:29 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

Yes I'm the same as you, I like to be myself and not be something I'm not.

1:53 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I couldn't try to be anyone but myself. I am not creative enough. My thoughts are real.

I consider you one of the good ones and enjoy your blog ever so...thanks for being my blogger friend.

Hugs, Connie

10:39 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

You don't wear a mask! You don't play silly games! You are a true blue sort of gal, a heart of gold! Never doubt that!

in the end and in the beginning we can only be ourselves! Truth cannot hide.

10:57 pm  
Blogger Flossy said...

I would like to think that everyone is who they say they are! Because it would never occur to me to be untruthful on my blog, I don't expect that others would be either. I guess there are some out there that are living in a fantasy world, but I think that there is a lovely little community around here, of bloggers living real lives, having good days and bad, and not sugar-coating it. I know if I'm having a bad day, I can post about it and it will be accepted, which is the nicest thing. I have made a whole bunch of new friends through blogging and I am so appreciative of you all.
Robyn, I look forward to reading about your days, whether they be happy or otherwise - keep it up!

8:52 am  
Blogger Cookie said...

Robyn, I agree with everything everyone here has said already. I think the whole appeal of blogging is the very fact that we can be ourselves and know that we are accepted by our fellow bloggers. Isnt that what women do best? Support each other and understand each other. Through good times and bad we know there is always a shoulder to cry on, a sympathetic ear and always a congratulatory hug! You cant get better than that Girlfriend !!!!

1:16 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

I like to think that we reveal what is in our hearts quite readily. Your honesty is refreshing...and I think one of the many nice things about blogging is the empathy we get from each other. Women have SO much in common...= ). When encouragements come or encouragements are given...it makes us kind of like family. (Just like the birthday card you sent me!) Reaching out to others in a loving way. Its important. I enjoy knowing you Ms.Robyn..and enjoy reading your blog very much.

2:53 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

Can't imagine wanting to be anyone but who I am. Too much trouble. :)
Looks as though you have a real "safe zone" here with all your peeps-- no matter if you stamp your little foot!!
Enjoy the weekend, ms*robyn!

10:47 pm  
Blogger Shell said...

I admit that my blog shows only one side of myself. Trust me, I don't want my beautiful blogging friends to know the complete picture - that's better left for family, hehe. Like politics for example - I am a very outspoken left wing feminist greenie (hehe, don't hate me please!), but I daren't get onto all that in my blog as it would turn a lot of people off, and besides my blog is about art and craft and the simple things.

I don't consider presenting one element of the self as lying or fantasty building, but rather as a true representation of that side of oneself. But then, I've been called a chamelion (I change depending on who I'm around), and I'm a gemini as well. What chance have I got?
But honestly, I have no doubt that you are the person you present yourself as here. You don't throw hissy fits in front of your real world friends do you? Hehe. =)

10:33 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I think thats why we have bonded into our own little "blog neighborhood" so well. We are ourselves with each other.
Welcome home by the way. Loved reading about your trip and seeing the photos.

10:36 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

This is a great post, Robyn (ANOTHER great post, that is!). And I am nodding in agreement to what everyone else has written. We have built up a lovely internet community here where we can be - and are - honest with ourselves and each other. I have added and subtracted a few blogs from my sidebar over the past six months or so since I have been blogging. The ones I have removed are gone because I felt I had nothing in common with them anymore, or I felt they were 'up themselves' - never responded to my comments, or posted comments on my site. Some people may think this is petty, but to me it is all part of the friendship part of what we do. With our 'normal' friends, we interact with phone calls and visits now and then. On the net, if you are friends, I think part of that is leaving comments for each other and responding to them. Not every single one - but some recognition occasionally goes a long way. Having said that, there are quite a few more blogs that I read by clicking on links on other blogs, or adding them to the I.E. Favorites thingo. I am trying to limit the length of blogs on my sidebar! Sorry for the rant!

1:43 am  
Blogger Carol said...

I can feel that you are absolutely authentic Robyn!

5:50 am  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Hallo. I have just started blogging and being yourself is part of the appeal to me. It's a little scary to, but that adds to the appeal!

12:53 am  

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