After all, I’ve been writing for fun since I was little - short stories, diaries, travel articles. I now write for a living in the guise of a reasonably successful and slightly overworked translator.
This new blog is way to keep track of and share the more recent developments in my personal life: getting married to a furry, geeky, ultra-gentle Brazilian, emigrating to Italy, having a climby, pasta-loving sort of baby.
It’s a way to collect my thoughts on all the things that interest me: hand-making things, cooking, living an ecologically responsible life in a big city, figuring out a way to parent on a teeny tiny budget.
I love writing about all this stuff. I love writing for myself….
and for everyone else!
I also love the positive feedback I’ve been getting. I love that people think my recipes look tasty, that my crafts are clever, that my stories about the Bean are funny. I love love love it when they tell me they read every post.
So I’ll be honest: I also write because I want people to like my writing. I think of little else these days but how to make this blog even better. I hover over my facebook page, scroll through twitter, scrutinise my stats. I write when I should be getting some kip. It’s an obsession.
And now, if you feel so inclined, you can add another dimension to this obsession. You can nominate me for the 2014 MAD Blog Awards. I’m taking a deep breath and throwing in my lot…
Just click on the dooberry below:
(And if you need inspiration for which, erm, other blogs to nominate, I thoroughly recommend a read through these beauties:
Hurrah for Gin
Lulastic and the Hippyshake
Free Our Kids
Mummy Daddy Me
Two Boys One Mum
Sorry About the Mess
Space for the Butterflies