“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out”
I have been contemplating what to write that might appeal to our readers; jewellery or something else?
To date my ‘something else’ posts have been the most popular so I am going to go with another one of those today and maybe try to alternate jewellery:non jewellery posts after this. Let’s see what happens!
So, I have decided to write something to thank all our friends who have been so supportive of our endeavours to date, be it a LIKE on our facebook page and feedback on photos there, a jewellery purchase or a voice on the phone/Skype. Thanks! It means a lot to both Doka and I to know we have the support of our friends and families.
Having recently moved to Croatia to start a new business with my husband and still knowing very little Croatian, I am finding myself spending more time on-line than ever before. The majority of this time has been focused on this blog or our new facebook page, (SebaDizajn) and learning about how I can use social media to promote our business. Most recently I have opened a Twitter account to help spread the Seba Dizajn word on a new level – you can click on the links at the side of the blog to join us on Twitter or Facebook if you are interested.
I have found a strong and supportive network of on-line friends, many of whom I have not yet met but their help and encouragement warms my heart. How nice to find people so willing to help when they don’t even know us.
I grew up in New Zealand and although I left home 12 years ago I still have many good friends there, we may not get to see each other often, but when we do it’s the best thing. The internet allows some of us to catch up more often than others, yet there are many who I have no regular contact with and that’s ok too. We will and do meet again and pick up right where we left off, magic!
This is a group of friends from my University years who gathered together in March this year to help us celebrate our recent wedding in Croatia – this photo was taken at the NZ version of the celebrations.
I have lived away from NZ for 12 years, although I am not sure how this happened! I left in 1999 for a year or two, with a visa to work in Canada and an onwards ticket to the UK and a visa to work there for two years. Now I am married and living in Croatia! The latter two pieces were not part of the puzzle when I left home – I am not even sure I would have been able to locate Croatia on the map when I left NZ in 1999!
My two years in the UK somehow turned in 10 part time years, managing a Fair Trade business based in the highlands of Scotland where my passion for Fair Trade grew and flourished with the opportunity to travel regularly to Nepal and meet a lot of fabulous people there.
I feel so blessed to have been able to meet so many wonderful people in my travels and know that I now have friends scattered around the globe who mean so much to me. You are constantly in my thoughts, this short piece is dedicated to all of you.
Thanks for being a part of my life, can’t wait to meet with you again!