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The Manor, Apartment Therapy and Me

Yep, that humble home the little blokes and I live in was recently featured on interiors mecca, Apartment Therapy.  She didn’t scrub up too badly considering every time I look at the open-plan living area all I see, after 15 years of dreaming and saving, is the little makeover I’ll be doing….soon!  She’s a good ol’ girl, that Manor, taken such care of us, the least I can do is give her a bit of special treatment to have her really glammed-up.

You can check the full story in Poster-Gal Press – go there and have yourself a sticky beak.

Thank-you Natalie Jephcott for the pics and story.

Five things… you should know about this blog

The Galerie Fitzroy Will Not Be the Main Player

I know, it’s a very strange thing to have a blog attached to a business that may or may not actually be about the business. I’ve grappled with this fact for a long time, it’s probably one of the main reasons it’s taken almost two years from talking about starting, to actually doing it. Truth is, nine out of ten posts will likely not be about posters but everything to do with my world around it…which is what leads me to living The Galerie life anyway…

If I think about it, I’ve never been into the ‘hard sell’, at The Galerie we like to share our collections with poster enthusiasts, allowing them the space to decide if they could live with one or not and I suppose, in essence, that’s exactly what Poster-Gal will be; A safe, happy place for you to relax a minute, if you like what you see, you’ll stay and if not, then thank you for dropping by.

It Will Be Written by Me

This might seem like a very obvious statement, I know, but I thought it was worth clearing up from the beginning. ‘Poster-Gal’ will serve as a record of my ideas, the things I love, quotes & experiences that inspire me, unprofessional pics I’ve taken with my I-Phone, people I know and adore, businesses I admire, creative stuff I’ve heard about that I (more than likely) wish I’d thought of myself, the odd Galerie goings-on, a confession or two, lessons I’ve learnt, soul mama-ing my little blokes, the whole kit and kaboodle of a woman doing her best to create a meaningful life.

I’m Not Sure Where We’ll End Up

Therefore, when you consider the previous two points, there’s no telling how this blog will evolve over time but one thing’s for sure, it will definitely move as my life does. The past five years have been all about transformation for me, I’m not sure that there’s been one single element of my life that hasn’t been changed in some way. Some dramatically and others a little more on the subtle side but there have been definite shifts in every area of my life. And truth is, there are still quite a few more to come but I don’t fear it, I say ‘bring it’ and this time, I will be blogging my way through…

Without Team Galerie, There’d Be No Poster-Gal

I don’t want to get overly dramatic here, but it would be completely remiss of me to not acknowledge all the hard-work that goes on behind the scenes allowing me to indulge my love of writing and connecting via this forum. I’ve received an amazing amount of support and enthusiasm from Team Galerie to get me back to the blogosphere and I want to say a big thank-you.

Our beautiful Humming friends, Jo and Todd, who are an absolute bloody dream to work with – it’s like Jo and I have the same design head, but her’s is more refined than mine. I get so excited every time we work together, as I know she will come up with something wonderful. Then there is Todd who is the TechKing, nothing too hard, easily explained and everything is done when he says it will be to the highest, most user-friendly standards. I think we all agree they have come up with a fantastic, very pretty space for me to blog from.

DD, my book-keeper, who is constantly reminding me of what I do well. We are supposed to talk money and figures but our conversations always turn into a cheerleading session of things I do best and what to concentrate on.

And Ms Michelle Belle, who manages everything, particularly my go-a-million-miles-a-minute mind, without stress or fuss….quietly squirrelling away, making sure all the plates stay in the air at The Galerie Fitzroy, gentle reminders and suggestions, questions and ideas, incredible work ethic, always listening and learning, all under-pinned by her complete devotion to original poster-art.

This Blog May Actually Be a Replacement for Therapy…

…read at your own peril.

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