Hello Dear Reader,

I am Rosa Jeanne Mayland, welcome to my humble abode!

For some of you, my name might ring a bell. Actually, it is totally probable that you already know me, as long before I decided to launch Reveries, Brambles & Scribbles, I was the recipe developer, photographer and writer behind Rosa’s Yummy Yums (2005-2015).

My first online diary - dedicated mainly to the culinary arts - has given and taught me a lot on many levels, and I’ve had immense joy publishing on that platform, but after 10 years of blogging under that brand I have decided to start afresh and take a different direction.

The old blog had stopped satisfying me and it was more and more becoming a constrictive burden. My inspiration declined while my frustration increased. The old happy and emancipated me felt trapped and miserable. I was craving freedom and frivolousness.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The reason for this disenchantment lies in the fact that it didn’t reflect my present personality and the individual that I had metamorphosed into anymore. Thus I had to find a solution in order to get my creative juices flowing again. And this meant reorienting myself completely, casting caution to the winds and daring to go off the beaten path.

It surely wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I had no other choice. I needed a breath of fresh air so badly.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

After all, life is made of changes. It is something positive, inevitable, primordial and constant. It infuses our existence with vivid colours and gives us perspective as well as hope. Transition is life and life is all about transition.

So today I am opening a brand new chapter in the book of my life and I hope you’ll enjoy this virtual adventure into the depth of my soul and heart.


Rosa x