THE END OF ONE ERA = THE START OF ANOTHER

THE END OF ONE ERA = THE START OF ANOTHER

Well I’m back in the UK.  The last couple of months have been an insane whirlwind of closing down my home, life and business in Singapore, and starting up all three in Surrey/London.  I can’t quite believe it but apparently I’ve been away from the motherland for nearly eight years. I first started my blog back in the early days, to track my progress from Chartered Accountant to ‘Interior Design Goddess’ {complete with fairy image, ha!  27 year old Elly was apparently about as silly as 34 year old Elly} – comically poorly formatted first blog entry here {and I do still love armchairs and lanterns, but errr I’m still not sure what a splicer is?}.  Well I am certainly no goddess, but I am happy and proud to say that I am now a fully fledged interior designer, with many fantastic projects in my portfolio, spread across Singapore, Hong Kong, the States and the UK. It’s been an incredible adventure, starting on a windswept Caribbean beach and ending in a leafy green Singaporean suburb, via Hong Kong’s crazy skyscrapers and Bali’s peaceful paddy fields, with many many highs along the way as well as an irritating quantity of lows – two continents, four countries, six homes, two careers, two small businesses, one marriage :), one divorce :(, four new amazing sports, one Nepalese goat-bus, never enough Jamaican dancehall, 0.1 chicken feet, many underwater dancing turtles, six choral performances, two new lifelong loves of hermit crabs and bougainvillea, one Balinese motorbike crash, 400,000 curry puffs, one marathon, three manta rays, 0.01 durian, seven sets of stunning climbing crags, so much nasi...