Keep on Running (or at least brisk walking)

Wow – June. That came round quick.

But then May was a busy month. The busiest yet for Jac’s Little Welsh Studio – with commission orders now in the books all through summer and beyond. (in fact there are a couple in there for December!)

The Little Welsh Studio on Etsy has also started to pick up – I have now had approval to put my printed items on there, so will be able to add my full range (when I find some extra time lol!). (You can already find Olivia Owl on there, she was quick to land!)

Olivia Owl by The Little Welsh Studio
Olivia Owl has landed at the Little Welsh Studio

But personally, it was busy too – as I took part in a charity “event”. Outrun May was a challenge set by MacMillan Cancer Support. The idea was to set a figure and run (or walk) that many miles during the month of May. I picked 70 miles. (Nope, I don’t know why – it just seemed like a good number).

I dusted off my trainers, and every single day in May I went for a run or a walk, or a mix of the two. I found at least 20 mins in every single day where I could get out there and get those feet and legs moving.

And you know what – I did it. 70 miles. (Well, 72 actually). And I feel so much better for it. I rediscovered paths I hadn’t walked n a while. I saw flowers spring up, heard birds singing. I even saw a small deer on one walk.

O yes – with the help of friends and family, £135 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Support.

And now that May is over I can relax. Slow down. Re-acquaint with the sofa.

Yes, of course I could – but then again, I could keep on running (or at least brisk walking). I could get fitter, get some more fresh air, see more of nature.

I think I know which I will choose…. pass me my trainers will you? 🙂

Till next time – Love Jac xx

 PS – don’t forget to check Facebook and Instagram for the latest news from the studio 


Confessions of a Choc-aholic Part 3 – the After Dinner moment…

I don’t know about you, but I do like something sweet with my after dinner coffee.

Now, I am not totally sophisticated – it’s not the well known after dinner mint with the soft centre that I have. No – I’m more of a chunky Dairy Milk or Galaxy kind of gal. (sorry to all you chocolate connoisseurs – I know, should be 70% dark chocolate, but that’s an occasional treat only).

It’s that after dinner moment that is going to be tough in March, when I take part in the de-chox for the British Heart Foundation.

Of course – one option is not to have an after dinner coffee – but that’s not going to happen. Nope – I’ll need to stick it out and find something to replace that sugary fix. Wish me luck!

Or better still – donate to this great charity. You can find my just giving page here.

And a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far – my friends and family, and to the lovely Kat and Peter at Porta Dextra Gallery

Tomorrow – 1st March is D for D-Chox day!!!

Confessions of a Choc-aholic. Part 2 – Vending Machines

Vending machines. I reckon they are the work of the devil.

Standing there with their shiny lights.

Full of scrumptious treats wrapped in shiny wrappers. Looking at you. Drawing you in. The little flashy buttons that say – go on, press me….

My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Today I could not resist the Malteser Teasers bar (other scrummy mouth-watering chocolates are available). It’s shiny red wrapper called to me. Really, it did!

Less than a week from today I will be going cold turkey. No choccy.

For a whole month.

But I know I can do it, as it’s for a really good cause. The British Heart Foundation – a charity that means a lot of me, my family – and so many other families. I just cannot and will not let them down.

Note to Self – stay away from the shiny machines in March! 🙂

If you would help me raise money for the BHF, you can donate at my De-Chox challenge Just Giving page

Confessions of a Choc-aholic..

O my goodness – first of all I must apologise for the lack of activity on my blog. Since Christmas Jac has been super busy with commissions and developing new product lines for all you lovely people. So – Happy New Year to you all!

OK then – down to business – why have I suddenly decided to write to you now? Well – because my writers block has finally gone and I have something worth talking about 🙂 (In my view anyway :D).

I wanted to tell you about my latest challenge. It’s not an illustration – or in fact anything to do with that.

No – it’s far more challenging. And it’s for charity (so no backing out!).

From March 1st – 31st, a whole month, I am giving up….. CHOCOLATE.

Yep – me. A confirmed choc-aholic, giving up chocolate, as part of the Dechox in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

And I will take you on that journey with me (aren’t you lucky!)

But – I shall be starting to blog from today, so that this week you can see just how much I love chocolate and how hard this will be for me.

At the moment I have chocolate every day – so far today I have had 2 triple chocolate cookies… and already have my 4 squares of after dinner chocolate ready….

Oh dear, what have signed myself up for (the reality has set in!).

Please do follow this blog, and check out my Facebook page for updates on how everything is going, and if you would like to donate to this brilliant cause you can find my sponsorship page here : Jac’s DeChox

Any donation, no matter how much, can make a huge difference, so thank you in advance

Love from Jac  xx

(PS – Ted will not be joining in)