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Oh hey strangers. Haven’t see you in awhile. As you might have noticed, the last
couple weeks month has been light around these parts. I could offer a lot of excuses – the shorter and darker days, busyness at my day job wearing me out, my tight schedule of Homeland and Downton viewing on Sunday nights – but really, I’d just misplaced my motivation to blog.
For awhile I even considered stopping for a short time; I love writing but sometimes the pressure to blog overwhelms me, particularly when it feels like hitting “send” simply releases your thoughts and feelings into the Great Internet Abyss. Some of you know that I used to write a food blog called Kitchenist, and the interaction with readers (which, I think, is the nature of a recipe blog) was a gratifying part of the process. Here, I don’t get that so much, and to be honest– it can kinda bum me out.
But yesterday my best friend gave me a little pep talk over Skype (pep Skype?) about the whole blogging thing, and I’ve decided to change tack a little. I’m still going to blog as and when I want to, but I’m going to start incorporating more things that I’m passionate about into the editorial makeup, and maybe not focus so much on the interiors (which I obviously enjoy, but hey, it’s the day job so there’s a limit to how much I want to write about it when I get home, you know?)
So from now on, you’ll see a bit more food, fashion, and lifestyle posts around here. Are you excited? I am. Good, let’s do this. But first, I thought I’d start the week (as we do) with a few quick snapshots into my life lately:
1 Shorter, darker days are definitely upon us– I no longer run in the park after work, and pretty soon it’ll be dark in mid-afternoon. Can’t say I mind when London is this pretty in the evening gloom, however.
2, 3 I recently went to visit my sister and brother-in-law for the weekend; they have a new home in the small town where they live, and I hadn’t been before. My sister and I went vintage shopping in a nearby town, and many delicious meals were made and enjoyed.
4, 5 A good friend of mine hosted a big Canadian Thanksgiving potluck last weekend, and it was a roaring success. Masses of delicious food, a bit too much wine, and lots of laughter made it that much easier to swallow the fact that we don’t get a long Thanksgiving weekend in this country.
6 This past weekend was a quiet one for me. I stayed close to home and snapped this on a run through my local park.