A little bit about me…

I’m Vicki, the chick who writes this here little blog. I live on Australia’s gorgeous Sapphire Coast, with my teenage daughter, and our very lazy cat Cleopatra who pretty much just sleeps all day.

The town we live in is mostly a rural community (lots of cows), but we also live just 15 minutes drive from some of Australia’s most stunning beaches. So we feel like we have the best of both worlds. I grew up a city girl, and until 7 years ago, I never imagined I would want to live anywhere else. Our move to the country was a bit of an experiment, I had planned to stay maybe two years and then move back to the city. As it turns out, country life suits us, and there’s no place I’d rather live.

By nature, I am an introvert. So writing a blog is probably the last thing you would expect me to do. I like the connections you make with people when you blog, and I also see it as a personal challenge to let readers into my life. It’s also been a great way to share my art, have I mentioned that yet! I am a visual artist, with a focus on acrylic abstract paintings. When I was a child, I would watch my dad draw, his sketches were so beautiful, and I would dream about being just as talented. As it would turn out, I don’t like drawing at all, but I do like to paint.

Sash & Jayd blog is a special place for people who find joy in the seemingly ordinary things that make up life. The blog is eclectic, (just like me), with a variety of subjects such as travel, lifestyle, food and decor to name a few. I began writing this little blog in January 2016. Then the blog was hacked (yes it really happens) at the beginning of 2017 and everything I had ever created her was gone. A years worth of work just disappeared with no hope of recovery, because I had not backed up.  It was devastating to be sure, but I’m not one to give up, so I looked at it as an opportunity to start the blog with a fresh perspective and a new game plan. So here we are now, at the beginning of Sash & Jayd for the second time.

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