I read a lot of blogs. From quilting to parenting, personal to interiors and shopping I have a very full reader.
Sometimes posts stick in my mind and I keep links to them. In my email mostly. I don’t know what to do with them but I am not ready to let go of them yet I think. The more practical ones I can pin on my Pinterest boards. Some will spark the idea for a post on this blog. Quite often they are not enough for an entire blog post, maybe just a paragraph. I wanted a way of keeping a record of these and saving them without cluttering up my inbox so I will periodically collect them all up in a post here.
- Notes on being a hermit: Reading this post by Susannah Conway was one of those real light bulb moments for me. For YEARS I have thought that the fact that I don’t really enjoy going out at night, or with large groups of people meant that there was something wrong with me. I marked it up as a symptom of my mental health issues. I thought it made me completely different to ‘normal’ people. Turns out that I am just a person that likes to be home, I like quiet and crafting and being cosy.
- I loved Kat’s 33 things I have learned. I especially agree with number 1, 18 and 32.
- Heather wrote about our first family camping trip in 12 go camping. She summed it up perfectly, we had such a great time. And yes I did forget the cake *shame face*. I especially love the picture of all 6 kids having their drinks around the campfire at bedtime.
- This is an old post that I have just discovered this week Our true wealth: this moment, this hour, this day I found this so interesting, how we say we have no time for things but if something is important to us we need to make the time. I find that my phone sucks large portions of time from my day, I pick it up to send a message but always end up checking my Mail, Twitter, Instagram before forgetting what I actually meant to do. Doing certain things when the children are around (being on the computer, sewing, writing) are fairly impossible but if I put my phone down then I can manage the cleaning and the washing as well as playing with them on the days they are home. This frees up the other time I have when they are not here for doing the things that I want to do, rather than feel I have to do.
- Kat’s latest post If you couldn’t fail is something that I want to read back when I have the head space. I am thinking that I need to spend some significant time daydreaming and imagining to decide what it is that I love doing and what my life would be like if I could do it every day.
- The Reason I Jump was Radio 4’s book of the week last week. If you want to listen act fast as the first episode disappears at the end of today. I am halfway through listening and I have been blown away by the book. Written by a thirteen year old Japanese Autistic Teenager it is a fascinating insight into autism and how it makes people feel. He is so eloquent and it is beautiful and powerful.
- This infogram is really interesting and something I really want to consider carefully. What every creative person with a product or a service absolutely 100% needs to know.
- Finally Chris’ post on Thinly Spread – The Simple Things – A Little Bit of Whittling and the Importance of Play made me remember climbing our Sycamore tree to sit at the top of a high wall and make clothes pegs from branches using a butter knife.