All posts from February 2014

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade

I’m going to start by saying that you need to watch this video…whoever & wherever you are, it will brighten up your day no end!

We’ve all heard it. No one said that life would ever be uncomplicated, it was never going to work out exactly how you wanted.

When people are hurting that are close to you, it is hard to know what what to do, what to say, what to pray for. (I really struggle with this!)

This week, several difficult situations that people I know are going through, have come to light & it hurts…it hurts them, it hurts the people around them & it hurts me.

In the middle of all of this, someone I know posted this video on Facebook & all of a sudden, I had a gentle reminder that God hasn’t given up on anyone. This is just a storm & He will ride it out with us.

So use the lemons you have – something great may come from them.

Me? I used these situations to write two new songs this week – I made lemonade.

What situations are on your heart at the moment? Do get in touch, I would love to pray for you.

Written by Anita on 25th February 2014 in Faith.
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Our journey to the Arctic Circle

It is fair to say we have been off the radar for the last week as we enjoyed life up in the Arctic Circle – in Lapland, Northern Finland. Why, I hear you ask?  Well, as many of you know, we chose to get married in a small ceremony in Sweden, on 16th February 2013 & then followed this up with a rather wonderful wedding reception in the UK in April.  We didn’t want to go on our honeymoon before the end of all of these celebrations so we decided, after lots of deliberation, that our honeymoon would happen (rather belatedly!) for our 1st anniversary.Anita & Ben Husky SleddingAnita & Ben SnowmobilingAnita Reindeer SafariAnita Glass IglooNorthern Lights



And it did…



We stayed in a rather quaint log cabin complete with its own log fire.



And anyone who knows us will know how much we enjoy trying new things, so we had a bash at…



…Husky sledding (you can read more about this here)…






…Reindeer Safari-ing (at much slower pace than the previous two excursions)…



…Oh, & for our final night, contrary to what they forecast said & made especially epic by the fact that we were staying in a glass igloo…



…the Northern Lights appeared for us…



So we would now, one year on, like to thank you everyone who came to & was a part of our wedding, & to everyone who contributed towards the most fantastic – words cannot describe – wedding present we could ever have hoped for…the chance to make memories from our adventures together. We had a blast!

Written by Anita on 21st February 2014 in General, Life.
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The wonders (& challenges) of working for yourself

Working freelance is wonderful – having only recently discovered it, I cannot recommend it highly enough. And as with everything, there is a downside which I find difficult:

I am finding that often whole days can go by and you don’t realise how much you have done – to the point that you don’t think you have done anything at all – especially when some work is aiming towards longer term goals.

Being someone who likes to find solutions to any given problem, this is what I did: I have decided to note down my successes at the end of a project / task in order to be able to look back and see what I have achieved. And I will share with you some some of my highlights from this past week:

(NB: This list is not exhaustive, these are just a few of my achievements this week!)

Before you say it, yes, some of those tasks do not really count as ‘work’ – I know! They are more… Social? Fun? Exciting? How life should be?

Well…yes. I love that our lifestyle is allowing for us to control our own work-life balance. It has taken us a while to learn how we can make this possible but I like what we have found… & we will definitely continue to work in this way so that the positive management of our work-life balance may continue…

Written by Anita on 12th February 2014 in General, Work.
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Where You Are

In and amongst our move to snowy Sweden, we’ve been working on a few new tunes! Here’s an exclusive preview video of one of them, entitled ‘Where You Are’.

The new songs have a slightly more organic feel to them…

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Written by Anita on 8th February 2014 in Music.
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