Word of the Week – New

Hello, it’s me!

I’m here with a brand new look, I hope you like it.

I’ve not only changed my look, I’ve changed my server and my blog platform and I’m still getting used to it all so do forgive me if I mess up!

I designed the header myself, It’s not incredibly different from my last header. I’ve changed the font and although I still have seven butterflies they are all different. Each one represents a member of my family.

I love butterflies, not only are they beautiful but they are delicate and show us how short life can be so we have to live it to the full and be the best we can be.

My tagline, ‘what if I fly’ is inspired by the quote from Erin Hanson, “What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” I am determined to keep on trying and not be afraid from falling and that is partly what my new blog is about. I’m not going to be afraid anymore, I’m going to write what I want, I want to fly.

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
― Erin Hanson

I’ve not had a good week with a migraine at the beginning which lost me two days and then a lot of pain as my last treatment has worn off. But I guess it was a good time to hand over my blog to the lovely Laura from blogger2wp.com who managed my move from Blogger to WordPress for me. And here I am with my shiny New blog. If you are considering a blog move I’d highly recommend Laura, I had a huge blog to move and she did a great job.

The Reading Residence


  1. February 2, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Oh! I am loving the new look….Very fancy!
    I am sorry you haven’t been well…It sounds like you timed it well though. hehehe x

  2. February 2, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I love your new look, especially the tagline “what if I fly?” That quote is one of my favourites – it’s such a good one for inspiring me to keep on trying too. Sorry to hear that you’ve had a lot of pain this week as well as a migraine. Hope you feel better over the weekend x #WotW

  3. February 2, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I love the concept of your butterflies and I squealed at your tag line. I love that quote. Isn’t it from a poem? Just perfect. Hope your feeling better. Glad the blog move went well.#wotw

    • February 2, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Cheryl and yes, it is from a poem. I should have sourced it sooner but I’ve added it now. It certainly something we should all live by. x

  4. February 2, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    It looks fabulous and I love your tag line and the butterflies. Hope you enjoy getting used to it all and that you have a better week next week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • February 2, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn, I think it it’s going to be an educational journey, but I’ll get there x

  5. February 2, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I absolutely love the new design as well as header – the tagline & header compliment each other so well. Wishing you much success with this newness #WotW

  6. February 4, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Your blog is looking great Anne ! I love your new header it’s so pretty. Hope you have had a good weekend x

  7. February 5, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I love the new look! Its more vivid and alive! #wotw

  8. February 7, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    That is a lovely quote and I love butterflies to me they symbolise hope. #WotW

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.