I’m Deanna, welcome to my teeny corner of the internet. I’ll be writing about whatever takes my fancy, some topics will be important, some frivolous, some will be a mini lesson, and some will be me musing on a recent event or a nagging thought. Don’t worry, I won’t be nagging you though.
I decided to start a blog after telling a friend how much I used to like writing at school. There was a range of subjects covering both the humanities and sciences, and we delved into so many topics but over a short time frame. From Jane Austen to fuel cells, the Solar System to comparative religion, and Tudor England to the biomechanics of throwing a ball, essays never became too epic. I don’t want to write a book, or write professionally, I just want to write a little about things that interest me. So thanks lovely friend, your “well, why don’t you?” was the nudge I needed.
Creating anything and putting it out to the world can be darn scary! So to guide me into the blogging world I enrolled in the online course Blog with Pip (BWP) by the delightful and super supportive Pip Lincolne (creator of Meet Me At Mikes). One of the homework tasks in BWP is Taking Stock (you can see one of Pip’s here), it is a chance to step back and consider where you are, what you are doing, why you are doing it, what you want and what you have been thinking about. When I was considering where to begin this blogging adventure, Taking Stock seemed like a perfect place to start. I tried not to over-think the answers, maybe next time I’ll be a bit more creative!
Making : a crochet blanky
Cooking : banana bread muffins, chicken pie, orange cake
Drinking : strong hot soy flat white (yep, annoying huh?!)
Reading: Blog With Pip lessons, and Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Wanting: one month off work!
Looking: for my copy of Creativity, Inc. (it’s around here somewhere!)
Playing: Julia and Jacques, and Doctor Who DVDs
Deciding: what to be when I grow up
Enjoying: my long weekend
Waiting: for my first Etsy sale payment to clear (wheeee!)
Liking: Doctor Who reruns on ABC
Wondering: what to be when I grow up
Loving: african violets
Pondering: what to be when I grow up (have you noticed a theme?!)
Considering: which orange cake to bake
Watching: Doctor Who, Julia and Jacques’ Cooking At Home
Hoping: the lemon tree produces lemons this year
Marvelling: at how you can grow a new african violet plant from one leaf
Needing: to do some exercise
Wearing: too much Gorman
Following: lots of new blogs by the BWP students
Noticing: cherry blossoms are blooming!
Knowing: less than I had hoped
Thinking: about blogging
Admiring: people who keep getting knocked down but soldier on anyway
Sorting: craft supplies
Buying: too much second-hand Gorman
Getting: a coffee-induced headache
Bookmarking: lots of new blogs
Disliking: ego-driven people
Opening: an Etsy shop… scary!
Giggling: at Julia and Jacques episodes
Feeling: like a walk in the park is needed
Snacking: spelt banana bread muffins
Wishing: the weather would stay cool
Helping: whoever asks
Hearing: the fridge and traffic
Phew! That’s a lot of taking stock! Which reminds me, does anyone have a really good vegetable stock recipe? Preferably without onions (hello FODMAP, but that’s a post for another day!).
Well, I think that’s all for today. Thanks heaps for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog, I know how busy you are! Feel free to comment below and I’ve included a blank Taking Stock for you to try, go on… it’s fun!
Now over to you…