This one’s from the heart..


My original post I was about to publish on the morning of 25th January read..

“Hi Ho, Hi Ho it’s off to Goa I go…Tra la la la  and a MWAHAHA! Hi Ho….

I’ve arrived in Goa as I write this post (I kept the title because it brings a wide smile to my face). I’m back in the hammock right by the water’s edge at the idyllic Hidden Gourmet ruminating on the huge distances Hibiscus has travelled since I wrote my second post on this blog last February from this very spot. Back then the idea of writing a blog was about as welcome as a fart in a space suit, I couldn’t abide the idea, but here I am, loving blogging and is only 2 months away from it’s launch. Time flies!

I made a snap decision a few days ago to abandon my plan of staying on in Jaipur for the Literary festival down to the fact I’ve been on the go non stop for the last 10 days my mind gabbling at me at inopportune moments at 0300 hours on most nights. It’s almost impossible for me to put the creative breaks on in Jaipur, I could go on and on adding another style here, developing another idea there. Basta! Time to recharge the batteries..

It’s been a fantastic experience literally building a brand from my suitcase this last year. Goes to show anything is possible. I’ve been getting to grips with the art of SMM (social media marketing) which basically comes down to getting a platform on Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube and Twitter then joining them all up (the last three I still have to get onboard with but the internet connections here are so s.l.o.w which I’m secretly pleased about there’s only so much I can take in one go!). Another huge catalyst for me has been the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.  All in all as a culmination of the above I’ve been able to design my ideal life and it all comes down to starting up Hibiscus and

Myhibi’s guest designer’s are all on board, we now have killer bags, jewellery and sandals to complete your summer holiday wardrobe and have you feeling GOOD! “

BUT…. two hours later my life took a massive swerve with urgent phone calls coming in from Australia to tell me my lovely Dad was passing away and wasn’t expected to survive the night. I had been on standby for this news for weeks.

And so here I am picking up the lost thread of my  enthusiasm and continuing on with the Hibiscus blog. My friends here have been wonderful, so hello, and on we go….

Lying in my hammock on my shady deck by the sea shore with palm fronds and hot pink bougainvillea I had some much needed time out to come to terms with my new existence.  All in all l felt life had placed me in exactly the spot I needed to be in. Not the Jaipur Literature Festival this year.

As a result I feel at peace as much as I can be and ready for 2012.

I will be heading back to London next week where I will pick up a pace and will be coming at you with progress reports as I go.


This entry was published on February 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm. It’s filed under Hibiscus, holiday wear, India,, Travel, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

9 thoughts on “This one’s from the heart..

  1. A lovely, sunny & peace-filled blog post for a Friday morn, thankyou, though so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Would love to see you when you’re back in London, Cathy x

  2. Dear Sarah,

    Sorry to hear your news, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    You are an engaging, witty blog writer and I hope you continue as I enjoy reading about your journey. I too have been trying to find the time to start a blog about our musical adventures and must stop my constant procrastination and just get on with it!

    I wish you all the luck with the launch of – I am very much looking forward to viewing the collection.
    Lots of love from Cornwall
    Vicky x

    • Thank you Vicky! All encouragement is extremely welcome. Get your blog started and keep me posted with your
      developments too – what exactly are you up too??
      Look forward to seeing you in Cornwall at some juncture.

  3. Marina Mazur on said:

    glad to see you are back in the saddle. looking forward to seeing your lovely mug in London and to see all the progress thus far….much love m

  4. Dearest Sarah,
    So wonderful to read your blog but so sad about your Dad.
    Sending you love and strength, see you in London if you have an hour for a cuppa.
    Much love Ros x

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