So I’m wondering if I’m getting the hang of this? I’ve spent so much time deliberating, contemplating and quite honestly, faffing around this blog notion…how public do I need to be when I’ve always considered myself a private person? Where am I at? Are people interested? Do people really want to know about x, y or z? Is this an extension of therapy?
I’ve literally set myself spinning sometimes, so resigned with all that, it’s actually quite refreshing to know that nothing is set in stone and I can change things around, add and subtract stuff and generally concentrate on the here and now. Including my rambles…
There’s lots I want to share with you and I’m brimming with ideas, which is a lovely state to be in. These last few weeks, I’ve been trying to find a working rhythm. Which, with a very active 19 month old has been not without a challenge.
So, I’ve decided to invest. Just as those foundations have been being built with undergoing therapy for some time, I’m doing the same at home. So I’ve been finding ways to look after the main man, keep on top of domestics and incorporate writing and photography where possible, as this blog is important to me.
As decadent as this feels, I’ve hired a cleaner and recruited some help with Master McDuff. It’s early days and so far, so good. I’m actually reclaiming my life! Having the space to think and breathe already feels great, as I’m sure it does for Monty too, having fun elsewhere and too, claiming his essential toddler like independence.
With this space has afforded some blog thinking time and how to construct the pages…soon, I’m going to add a new section around food, entitled ‘Nosh’ and share some recipes that we’ve enjoyed lately.
Now I love cooking, though those days of long weekends spent in the kitchen experimenting or cooking up feasts for friends are different now. So, as Monty is continuing to transition from boob to an increasingly diverse range of solids, my cooking style is adapting to meet our needs.
This means simple, tasty, reasonably nutritious and sod all washing up. I’m liking either really slow cooked food or fayre that can be whipped up and on the table in half an hour, without dramas.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about home recently. Obviously with winter drawing closer, there’s a natural feeling towards hibernation. My home is important to me, I’d go so far as to say the creation of it has been important to me in my recovery journey…more on that later.
For now, I’m changing the layout of my apartment. There is lots of work being done and rearrangements being made….all of which I’ll share as it’s gonna be pretty!
Pip pip x