Moved To Cornwall

Moving to Cornwall

One of my strongest and earliest memories is standing outside my grandparents home with my Nan in London saying goodbye to my Grandad.  I used to think it was a dream until I told my Dad about it and he was so surprised as he said I was just a toddler about 2 yrs old.  Nonetheless, that’s what I remember.  Apparently, it was when my Grandad moved from London to Cornwall.  His brother and his family already lived down there {Read More}

4 Reasons Why You Should Get in Front of the Camera


I know I drive my family crazy sometimes with taking photos when we’re all together.  It’s what I do.  I love photos.  I love capturing all the times we’re together and also those fun “no one knows you’re snapping” candid shots!  In recent years I’ve been very aware that I too need to be in some of the photos.  I’m a digital scrapbooker and memory keeper!  And, of course, I love the creative process of putting all my photos together {Read More}

Around Here

Diane Rooney Designs

As we come into this new season of Spring, so my life is slowly changing and moving forward.  I honestly feel like I’m blooming for the first time in a long time.  Most days for me are filled with love and laughter.  It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so relaxed and happy.  I’m not talking about the general niggles of every day life but the overall feeling.  Are you happy?  Are you sad?  Are you depressed?  Are you {Read More}

Hello March!


I’m happy to say hello to March!    

It Started as a Dream


There’s just a few days left to sign up for Marie Forleo’s 2014 Business School online course.  I make no apologies for talking about it yet again on my blog or that I’m an affiliate.  I don’t take it lightly.  B-School is as good as everyone says.  It does deliver.  And it’s a game changer.  Yes, it’s an investment.  Yes, it needs careful consideration as does any financial investment.  If you’re serious about wanting to work from home doing what {Read More}

Pushing Through


It’s almost 4yrs since I lost my Dad.  I’ve been thinking about him more than usual.   As such, I thought I’d share a little bit more of my story with you. Back in 1980 I was a 16yr old looking forward to leaving school and embarking on a new adventure.  In all honesty I didn’t know what I wanted out of life.  I knew I didn’t want to stay at boarding school any more.  I loved my friends.  They {Read More}

Today is the Day


Just a little reminder that we only ever truly have today.  Tomorrow isn’t promised to us.  I know it’s easier said than done sometimes, but, we do truly need to live in the moment.  Celebrate life.  Look at things with a positive outlook.  To be grateful for what we have. To be kind, thoughtful and loving.  To forgive.  To let go. If you have big dreams or even small dreams, hopes and wishes, you need to take action and make {Read More}

5 Steps to Make Your Dreams a Reality


Ok, so you have some pretty big dreams.  Yes?  I do too.  I’m a great believer in dreams and  I’ve seen some amazing dreams come true in my life.  Seriously real life changing stuff – owning my own home, becoming a professional artist, starting my own creative business, taking part in one of my favourite TV programmes – “Kirstie’s Vintage Home” for Channel 4, losing weight, travelling, marrying the love of my life and so on.  I’m humbly telling you {Read More}

Hopeless Romantic


I am indeed a hopeless romantic.  I love this quote and decided to create a little mixed media art piece with it.  Perfect with Valentine’s Day just around the corner! It’s painted on watercolour paper with acrylic paints.  Alphabet (rubber) stamps were used to create the letter imprints.  I then scanned it into Photoshop and added the text.  Sometimes I write directly onto the art but this time I really felt like that quote needed beautiful script and my handwriting {Read More}

Love Yourself As You Are Now: A Weight Loss Story


For quite a while now, I’ve been wanting to write about my weight loss journey.  To share it with you.  It’s not something I particularly like talking about.  However, it’s a huge part of who I am and my story.  I need to get honest about it with you as I hope it might encourage you in some way too.  I’m not saying you have to lose weight!  Ha!  No, indeed.  It’s about facing a truth about yourself that might {Read More}