Thursday, 17 January 2013
The 3 Things I Can't Live Without.
This is a new series about the 3 things we can't live without. Starting next week, I am going to ask other bloggers to guest post for me so that you can hear what they have to say. Sooo.
I am happy to admit that I am a big ol' techno-geek.
It is very difficult for me to be without my laptop or phone for very long. I get withdrawal symptoms; I get jittery and generally go a bit mad. I've always loved to have gadgets, waaay before it was acceptable to admit your nerdy status to the world. I love the internet (seriously, where would we all be without LOLcatz?), laptops and computers are like an extension of my arm - I seriously overwork them, ( I have a grave yard of about 5 computers by the side of my desk) and the TV is rarely switched off when we are at home.
Now I've recently got my Kindle Fire, I am feeling even happier. I seriously love that bit of kit. If anyone fancies buying me an early birthday present - I wouldn't say no to an iPad....
Strange choice? Maybe, yes.
Potatoes are my ultimate food. My favourite comfort food is mashed potatoes (lots of butter and cheese please), I LOVE roast potatoes, mine this Christmas were seriously good, and you can't beat a portion of the British classic - Chips.
Potatoes are probably the most versatile food ever. They can be enjoyed in so may delicious ways. I honestly think that if there was a Walking Dead style event, I could survive quite happily on potatoes alone, not to mention, kick the shit out of a few zombies.
Inspiration is such a huge thing. Without it, my brain wouldn't tick over in the way it does. I wouldn't get a creative impulse and I certainly wouldn't be writing this blog or working my Etsy orders. I draw inspiration from so many places: art, fashion, music, history... the list is seemingly endless.
For as long as I can remember I have collected stuff that I liked. As a kid it was in scrapbooks or folders or in the tray compartment to my little red desk. As a teenager I hoarded stuff under the bed, in sketchbooks and boxes and covered my walls with stickers, postcards, photos and stuff ripped from magazines.
Now, Pinterest is a great tool for collections of stuff without so much clutter. I still have a 'washing line' in the spare room and pin boards around the house to house my ever expanding scraps of inspiration.
I love to surround myself with colour, pattern and lovely stuff. And of course, Andy Warhol.
PS: I obviously couldn't live without the furry creatures in my life, but I think you probably see enough photos of Rory on here.