This blog started as a place for me to chronicle my journey as one of the younger Open University students. To a certain extent that is what I still do. As much as I love the degree I’m working towards (and I really do), I felt the need to diversify and incorporate a few more of my loves.
As a Literature student it’s pretty obvious that I love reading books… and I also love talking about books. I will read a bit of anything, because I’m always on the hunt for a new author to fall in love with! I should say right now that I do not write objective book reviews, and I do not write blurbs (I’m too afraid I’d ruin the story for everyone else). All I will give you is my opinion; I do not claim to be an expert, I just know what I like. I try to be honest and fair with everything I say, because I know how much work goes into writing a book and I don’t see the point of being unnecessarily harsh.
I would say art is my passion, and it’s how I stay sane. I am constantly on the hunt for inspirations, ideas and arty friends. It has taken a long time for me to build up the courage to share my own work online, but now I love it! I’ve had some great feedback from other artists, and I don’t mind the occasional harsh critique (as long as it’s constructive!)… I’m still learning after all!
I love reading about food, watching shows about food and most of all eating food. I cook every day, but so far this aspect of my life hasn’t crept into my blog. I’m sure it will one day, it’s inevitable. (To be honest, I just get so carried away with the making and the eating I forget to stop and take pictures.)
I love exploring and trying new things. In my opinion that’s the only way to find inspiration. A couple of months ago I bought myself a shiny new camera, so I like to take shots of the things I encounter along the way. Nobody has a perfect life, there’s a lot of hard stuff, a lot of sadness, but I can’t see me ever blogging about that… I like to keep things light-hearted and frivolous (I want you to want to read this…) but be warned… there may be an occasional profound moment. You may also get to join me on my constant quest for a bargain.
I may be an addict. You would think it’d be enough of a challenge to work full-time while studying towards a degree and attempting to have hobbies and a reasonable social life while blogging about randomness three times a week. But it’s not. I love taking part in challenges… art challenges, reading challenges, weight loss challenges, writing challenges… and I will definitely share these with you along the way. (And let me know if you find anything new and exciting for me to take part in). Sometimes I think I’m going to burn myself out with all the stuff I do, but I really wouldn’t have it any other way… I have too much fun!
I hope you all enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!