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Thursday 1 September 2016

End of an Era - My Last Blogpost on Cos I Like Making Stuff

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It's strange how a decade can just flash before your eyes and you have no idea how on earth you got here. I started blogging 10 years ago - eight years here, and two years on a previous blog. I blogged because I enjoyed it. Blogging was my 'me time', my cutting off from everything else: work, chores, socialising, family - it was my break. 

Now though, the whole concept of taking a break has changed. A break is literally me getting a decent night's sleep! There's so much I want to do and so much I'm excited about but as time goes on, the more I realise that actually, I can't do everything and that's ok.  

After 1.5 years I recently stopped presenting my weekly radio show, I've also reduced the number of craft nights I run and workshops that I take on, but that doesn't mean I've stopped doing what I love. I'm involved in so many new things, but my biggest passion is something I have been proscrastinating over for the last 15 years and now it's time to finally get on and DO IT.

My ambition is to travel the world, learn about different craft techniques and then 'record' my discoveries in some way. I've put it off for so many reasons, but now the time is right.

I've opted for a website and in order for me to make the site the best it can be, I need to cut back on a few more things, so I decided that after 10 years it's time to say goodbye to this, my personal lifestyle blog, and dedicate my hours to CraftandTravel.com.

Please check it out and follow, share any articles you find of interest. I'm keen to link up with people from all over the world, especially Guest Bloggers so if you've been somewhere and spotted some crafts you think the world should know about, please let me know. 
You can email me at Editor@craftandtravel.com

Stopping this blog does not mean stopping sharing my life - no way! I'm doing it more than ever, but less through writing, and more through chatting. 

Add me on Snapchat: Momtazbh to find out what I'm up to. I love the video diary format - it's so addictive and so much fun.

You'll also find me on Instagram where I post pictures and Stories at The_CraftCafe

And of course Twitter @TheCraftCafe

THANK YOU to every single person who has checked out my blog over the years - it's amazing to think these pages haven't just been read by my family.

In another 10 years who know where my experiences will take me, and what media and social media we'll all be consuming? 

It's the start of a new journey and I'm so happy to be on it.

I've chosen September 1st as the date to do this because it's a very signifiant one for me. September symbolises new starts, as well as remembering my dear father who passed away on this auspicious date. It's a date in the year that has always resonated with me, and even more so after that happened, so here's to a fresh start - new website, new optimism and new adventures.