I have decided to take a break from the stresses of work and will be having more time to rest, relax and reflect from November onwards.  This rare opportunity presented itself when I was away on holiday during September , I got news of voluntary separatation packages were being offered to staff within my unit and after much thinking and some gentle prompting, I put my hand up.

It is a road less travelled for someone like me who always had worked or had  consistent steady jobs but after this year of work stress which  mainly robbed me of  many nights of sleep and not being to relax on some weekends, this  weary desk jockey just wants to hang up her office thinking cap for a little bit and do something with her hands instead.

I was looking for something to share for my Positive Mondays which I forgot about yesterday but  I did find this  quote from Pablo Picasso which I hope will also inspire some of you who are just like me , already on your road less travelled or are in the midst of considering it. Sometimes we have to ask “is it worth the pain and how much growth do I get ?” And if the answer is “No, and not much” then it is pretty much time to consider a different path.

I am just so grateful that while I try to sort myself out, I am not entirely out of pocket in the next 2-3 months . God is good. To dreams and imagination! Much love x Rachel@NOtaHati


Groovy Negatives..DIY idea

Hello there! It has been a week and bit since I got back from travels, Mr Man and I are trying to get back into the thick of things in every sense and juggling with everything. Our whirl-wind  trip especially to Europe ( we covered 5 different European countries and 7 different cities in 3 weeks, and spent a week in KL..yup, we were busy).

What no photos? I just downloaded my many photos from the trip…they are coming, I just need to find the time. LOL

Speaking of photos, before digital cameras existed, remember how photos used to be the end product from these film negatives? I remember my father taking photo negatives to the photo shop to get them processed and I used to wonder why we had to more than a day  before we get to see our holiday shots.  Now, I can’t even remember when was the last time I saw photo negatives,sadly I don’t think they really exist anymore.:(.  I think the days of dark room magic are numbered!

Photo negatives

The  last time I checked ,my dad’s photo negatives kept in old family albums, they have become discoloured ready to be thrown away  which is a pity as I am quite sentimental about little things like..  until I came   across this gem of a DIY idea this morning from Pinterest…a really clever , original idea from recycling old photo negatives which are too precious to be thrown away.

An awesome negative vase (DIY idea from :http://omg-wtf-rmd.tumblr.com/post/25205831708)

It is amazingly clever idea from a square glass vase, old negatives, modge podge and a tealight placed inside the vase ! And voila!a revamped vase with some of your tresured negatives illuminated by the flame of a tealight!

It is good to be back sharing all this fantastic DIY and craft ideas as I work on my craft stuff although I miss the travels! 🙂 have a awesome week (or whatever is remaining to the end of this week)

Talk soon . x NOtahati @ Rachel

Hello…have been away…

Hi there!I have been quiet especially the last month…I have been away on a much -needed break (the whole of September)with Mr Man. Both Mr Man and I just needed some time away from it all especially from the stressful pace we were at work and in our personal lives where there are demands and obligations to meet. And to feed our souls with travel, art and cultures from different lands

We went travelling …back to KL and other parts of Europe, towns and places which I have not been in before and one of the places which I insisted we should go while at London was a side trip to Bath in the UK.  I am such a huge fan of period shows especially movies and TV series based on Jane Austen novels...I simply had to go to Bath!!

And Bath, we did go to …and one of the places which I had to see with was the Royal Crescent, one of the famous landmarks in Bath which is often used as a one of the tourist attractions  on Bath tourist sites and Bath travel brochures. Like any other tourists, I took loads of photos which I have yet to download from my camera but I thought I drop in my little artsy space and I have missed writing  but I  am back and energised and ready to rumble (as some will say…:)).  So many stories and photos to share…coming soon, stay tuned.xox

At the Royal Crescent, Bath UK