I think I am going to pretend that 2011 is an 11 month year... I seemed to miss January completely in terms of doing anything meaningful or useful. [Having said that I was on morphine immediately post the shoulder surgery, so I did have some fantastic(al) dreams for what we'd do at Queen B in 2011!]
So, with no further ado...
Happy new year! I hope it is healthy and happy and full of sweetness and the magical light of pure beeswax candles.
Or, come to think of it, I could just say that we are working on the Chinese calendar now at Queen B (ironic really given how passionately we manufacture here in Australia). Gung hei faat coi.
One of my epiphanies whilst I've been laid up was that I would like Queen B to have a more 'playful' energy. We've spent the past 8 years in survival mode. Trying to educate people as to why a pure Australian beeswax candle handmade in Australia would cost more. With so much blood (literally), sweat (yes, that's literal too) and tears (ah huh... lots!) invested in Queen B, I've developed a bad habit of taking it all too personally. Anyway, so, we're moving on from that energy. This year I'm channeling playfulness and abundance!
Just as an aside, having made that (seemingly) monumental decision a couple of weeks ago, the universe decided to have a little fun with me last week. I would estimate that over 50% of the people who came into the hive looked at the candles (and even watched our talented worker bees pouring the candles individually from their enamel teapot), and then remarked on how expensive they were and walked out! [Just before you worry, no the prices haven't gone up... in years actually.] I reiterate.... channeling abundance... channeling abundance...!!
Just for the record, whilst it would appear based on visitors to Queen B last week that my channeling skills require work, I am happy to report that I did have a nurse called Angel(a) looking after me post surgery, and friend Joost has been doing a little channeling of his own and is building (as we speak) a Greenhouse right opposite the Opera House. Which is fantastic for him and exciting for us because it will be lit by candles from Queen B.
Oh there's a lot to do this year.
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