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Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Pandora Sailboat Charm*
I often feel like a small sailboat, trying to make my way across a giant ocean, attempting to dodge the larger boats (those who know exactly where they're going and what they're doing) and getting swept into dark, intimidating looking coves (negative thoughts) to reach the safety of the harbour far into the distance. Sometimes the wind makes sailing along a breeze and sometimes getting to where I would like to be feels like an impossible task. Sometimes it feels like I'm battling against those big angry grey clouds that are blowing a gale and threatening to rip my sails at the seams. What often amazes me more than anything is the speed at which the winds can change. Sunny days can flit to raging storms in what feels like the blink of an eye.

But to truly appreciate those bright, clear days that are full of uninterrupted sunshine with a light, refreshing breeze, it's necessary to have to battle through some stormy seas. That feeling when those angry storm clouds start to dissolve and those rays of sunshine start to peek through, illuminating everything that crosses their path is, well... it's priceless. And the best part? Those people that really matter, the ones that you should always keep close by, will be waiting for you in the harbour no matter how long it takes you to get there.

This little boat is determined to keep moving forwards, no matter what.


  1. What another beautiful post Jennie! The little boat is absolutely lovely - so pretty.

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. Aaw, Jennie! You'll always keep moving forward no matter what! I love the little Pandora charm, it suits you perfectly :) <3 xxx

  3. I really love this post - it's beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us :)
    Eilidh xx


  4. Love this post Jennie! What you say is so true x

    Josie’s Journal

  5. What a great metaphor and that charm is so perfectly fitting for you <3

  6. That was beautiful to read! The charm is adorable! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up // 150 Follower Giveaway

  7. Love this beautiful charm <3

  8. This is very cute! My sister an Mum both have pandora bracelets so its nice to be able to find a charm that is personal to them as a present!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x x

  9. too cute! i've been away from the blogosphere for a while but your blog is like my constant - every time i click in here i find another endearing, heartfelt post. this one is no exception! love your sailboat charm hehe :) i've always been a fan of pandora... one day i'll start a charm bracelet. one day!!

    rachel x

    1. Aww thank you lovely, that's so nice to hear! xo

  10. This is lovely Jennie and it is exactly how I feel, it's what spurred on my blog name all those years ago :)
    What a cute little charm for your bracelet.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  11. I could read your words all day. So beautiful. You have such a talent for writing.
    This charm was made for your Jennie.
    Jade x

  12. This is such a perfect charm for you! I love Pandora.

    Daisy x

    1. Me too, they have so many super cute charms! xo

  13. That is so cute!


  14. Such an adorable charm with the perfect meaning attached.

    Tara x

  15. Beautiful words Jennie, and the charm is gorgeous too :)

    Jess xo

  16. You write beautifully!

    I can relate to feeling like a little boat too. It seems I'll never be quite as eloquent as others, or as well put together in life, but somewhere along the line I figured that that can also be okay and a part of life.

    I hope you make your way through to the sunshine.


  17. A lovely post, and so true. The charm is very cute too x

    Sarah// A Sunday Smile

  18. AHH! I've always wanted my own Pandora charm bracelet. This was very symbolic and seems perfect for you, Jennie!


  19. I always wanted the anchor charm for similar reasons but I actually think the sail boat is more symbolic! So beautiful xx

  20. This is super cute!


  21. You have a lovely way with words, Jennie. I have no doubt that you'll keep battling through the seas...make sure you enjoy the harbour when you put into port! xx


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