My name is Fatima and 'The Lucky Packet' is my blog.  I try to focus on the beautiful things that I find.  That can include anything from arts, crafts, design, food, travel, beauty and general lifestyle features.

I am based in the beautiful country of South Africa and I'm inspired by the beauty that surrounds me; from the veiny little leaf on the pavement or to the clouds tinged with pink over the Highveld horizon.  

I enjoy tinkering about with petals and paint, and that is how this blog came about;  I just had to track my attempts.  When I'm not laughing at my mishaps on my craft table, you can find me surrounded by my books, visiting a new coffee shop, getting pampered, reading a book on neuropsychology or whipping up a batch of cupcakes.  I used to be a law student until I realised how much I truly disliked it.  Currently, I'm a volunteer counsellor at an NGO and I love it!

So, I guess you must be wondering why I chose the name 'The Lucky Packet'?
Well, it has a hint of nostalgia.  I love reminiscing over days gone by and buying Lucky Packet's with my dad was one of my favourite things to do as a kid.  Lucky Packet's are wonderful as you're always pleasantly surprised at what you're going to find inside, and I guess that's what I'm hoping that this blog can achieve.

I've been blogging since 2006 and have deleted and created many blogs.  
I can take a long time to contribute to a blog post, but I'm hoping that can change.

If you would like to contact me, please do so via Twitter, Facebook or email me at theluckypacket at gmail dot com