Happy New Year 2013

New Year

Cheers to feeling good, to feeling happy, to emotional moments, to supportive communities, to friendships, to creativity, to exploration, to writing, to LOVE, to family, to growth, to change (eep), to tea with conversation, to success, to experience, to books, to opportunity, to travel, and to welcomed ADVENTURE.  May it all be of the very best kind, and may we all find huge enjoyment in our everyday moments.

Happy 2013.


Awesome business cards

Good things happen every day, some of which – and my particular favourite good thing – are in anticipated delights. Anticipated delights, those little things to which we look forward: a hot mug of coco, reading in pyjamas, a letter from a friend, eating good food, snuggling in bed. Not to forget flying home to Canada at Christmas. That was a big one, but still – delightful.

Yesterday something very good happened. A package arrived in the mail and when opened, even before seeing the contents, I was instantly transported into the land of ‘good moods’. There they were, all snug in a tiny box – one hundred Bumpyboobs in a rainbow of colours. These things are gorgeous!

It started last week on some random evening. Zsolt’s Amazon package arrived with a flyer promoting free business cards.

Free, did you say? I was all over it.

But you know what, free business cards aren’t even an 1/8th as cute as non-free business cards. I went to this site called Moo.com and started to play. The internet is amazing when it comes to designing books, cards, photo collections etc. It’s easy and accessible. Now, I firmly believe that pre-made templates will never trump a talented graphic designer – because I’ve seen some awesome graphic designing in my time – but for late evening online crusing, they fit the bill perfectly. (Side note: you can upload your own designs, so customize the card as much as you like, but I’m a bit lazy and thought the text-only approach much easier) I started to play with designs and words and colours. It was good fun.

You may ask – why do you need business cards, Catherine?

To which I’d answer, I don’t know . . . they looked good? Why do women buy $500 shoes? Certainly not because it’s practical. But cute is cute, and that’s hard to resist.

So yesterday my Moo.com package arrived in the mail, presented in a tiny box with bright orange lining – 100 mini cards with BUMPYBOOBS on one side, and my name and website on the back.


Next up: what the heck do I do with 100 mini cards? Zsolt has one, and I’ll keep a few . . . and after that, hmmm. . . one idea is to leave them in places where women dealing with breast cancer may find them.  Another idea would be to hand them out personally. But where and who and when, I have no clue.

But – if you build it, they will come. The cards now exist. Surely a circumstance of use will eventually materialize. Here is hoping, otherwise that’s £15 wasted on impulse.

No, I take that back. Even if these little gems stay in their box for the rest of their lives, the cards are representative – they are labelled with a declaration to ‘screw breast cancer and get on with the show’ – and somehow, in a sense that is deeper than pretty colours and printed cardboard, they represent this past year of my life.

So that was my good thing. Amongst others. Thinking about it makes me smile all over again. 🙂

Follow me on twitter

Phase two for my bumpyboobs  (Bet you didn’t know there was a phase one. Well there wasn’t I just like the term ‘phase two’, as though I’m really organized and have my life planned)  . . . Where was I? Right. Phase two for bumpyboobs:  Twitter.

Sometimes I can’t be asked to write an entire post, but shooting off a short comment is less intense.  So here we go, off to twitter land. My handle is bumpyboobs – do follow me if you are on twitter. I’ll follow you too. We can follow each other.  It’ll be a congo line gone circular.

Yay for brief statements about the weather, news, food, books, writing , random apartment occurrences, immigration and whatever else is on my mind! Plus notification of bumpyboobs postings (the best part).

Ok – now I need to go and work. By work, I mean read. And by read, I mean cruise the internet.  I’m trying to write a story set in the late 1920s and need some inspiration.