seeds // small talk versus conversation


This is one of those phrases that sums up introvertness for me.

I can happily partake in conversation but small talk with strangers I can easily avoid.

I can happily lead training sessions on subjects I’m passionate about it but not one to idly chat in the foyer to a distant colleague.

I can easily ring a stranger with my business hat on to chat about their passion.

But I prefer a quiet dinner to a rousing party and a text over a phone call.

One of the myths about introverts is that they are shy and this is not necessarily true. One of my “introverted” friends works in customer service and is exceptional at it.

We’re just not up for the chit chat.

How about you? Small talk or conversation?

via The Good Vibe

throwback Thursday // that pin looks familiar

RIP Steve Jobs


I’m pulling one from the archives today for two reasons. First I stayed up too late watching the lunar eclipse last night [photos coming], but am short on sleep and time this morning, and second, this image above has had something of a revival.

I saw it on Pinterest the other day and thought, “gee that looks familiar, wonder if it’s one of mine”. It’s the tildes around the name at the bottom, I got into the habit years ago of using them in place of hyphens, particularly with all things Lime Lane. [I literally have to stop myself using them in work situations.]

So I finally clicked on a pin and sure enough it took me to my own Flickr page. There’s a little thrill as a blogger to find something they’ve created still getting traction three years later!

The original was first posted here and was part of my 2011 blogtoberfest collection. And is as timely now as it is then.

seeds // the timelessness of books


I saw this quote over on The Art of Simple on the weekend and thought it was wonderfully true.

It’s quite apt as the  youngest makes his way through the Harry Potter series and I wonder if it’s time for a re-read of the books myself.

Some of my favourite books I’ve read as an adult are actually meant for a much younger audience. And who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane with a delve into an Enid Blyton book and joining the adventures of the Faraway Tree gang or the naughtiest girl in school.

What’s your favourite childhood book?

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