I got a bike a few months ago. It’s not the beautiful vintage bike I’d dreamed of because, apparently, a crusty bike with a basket on the front is not practical for off road biking. It’s a bright red, brand new mountain bike and the thing is, I love it!
This bike has made me so happy. It’s something that the hubby and I can enjoy together, but also gives me time to think, as I’m whizzing through the country lanes near my home. I love the feeling of the cold air on my face as I get to explore and really immerse myself in my surroundings.
What about you? Do you love riding your bike too…?
My name’s Louise and I am addicted to Pinterest.
There I have said it!!
When I recently showed someone my account and my 2,200 pins and they were shocked, but in my defence, some accounts have tens of thousands of pins and my account is small fry in comparison. Part of me though, is quite proud of my Pinterest account. I’ve spent hours trawling through blogs pinning away and I am one of the few that remembers when Pinterest was invite only. I pin pictures of the person I would like to be, the house I would love to live in, the places I want to travel to, the dog I wish I had!!!! But nothing is better than that moment when you find a new blog with a sea of beautiful pictures that you just need to collect and organise into boards, filling your wall with inspiration.
My husband said I was a Curator, I like this analogy, it has more meaning than ‘I just like organised collections of pretty and inspirational pictures’. I suppose it was a natural progression from sketchbooks, but unlike sketchbooks, when the page doesn’t look pretty you can’t rip it out.
In a way, Pinterest has become a record of me. When I was looking for a job, I posted lots of beautiful patterns. When I moved, I posted delightful interior shots. It’s a record of what I have loved over the last 3 years. I suppose we all have a social media that excites us and Pinterest is mine. I am a designer after all!
Source Pinterest. Originally http://www.jjjanuary.blogspot.co.uk/
So who knew this year would turn out to be the most life changing and amazing year of my life so far. To be honest I had a feeling it was going to be monumental. Ok, lets put this into order. I got married, I moved into my dream house (although it’s not technically mine, but I still live here!) I got my dream job. which I love every day! I got my dream car, went to India (for 48hrs!), met some amazing people and celebrated good times with long standing friends & new.
All in al,l this year has been life changing. 2013, you have some big boots to fill!