Well today is my turn to do a post in Beth's fabulous Blog Crawl. I take the baton over from Katie @ Katie Michelle, and pass it on in turn tomorrow to Danielle @ Elleinad Spir. Two great blogs you should definitely go check out.
OK, so, the blog crawl is all about me. OK, well not so much me, but each writer's life, the title being "My Life Is An Open Book", which you know I find kind of challenging. My whole reason for writing a blog is design and design alone; love it, live it, breath it. And when it comes to talking about "me", well, I'm not such a natural. So that's why I thought I should do this blog crawl.
Are you like that too? That kind of person who says, "you know what, I know I can't drive, so really I should just go out and buy a Hummer and get behind the wheel and take it for a spin". Good. Glad I'm not alone on that.
The Author: I'm blonde and I like tea. But OK, so I'm not Lady Penelope (despite how hard I have wished it was so). I'm 41 and do not have a chauffeur, but I am blonde! I'm a single parent to two brilliant boys, with a busy career in a landscape architecture firm, and I find the old work/life balance a daily challenge. I am a time poor weekend warrior when it comes to blogging, but find it is a great escape. And man, I'd have my nose in some design website on weekends anyway - why not put it to use!
The Setting: I feel incredibly lucky to live in Australia. The beaches, the relaxed lifestyle and the freedom we have are things that can be taken for granted, so I like to remind myself often that we really do live in an amazing country. And my particular little neck of the woods is right on the coast and is full of history and creative people. Couldn't ask for more than that.
The Characters: The two constant loves of my life are my boys, 9 and 12. Such great characters and very different in their personalities. Between them both they have every aspect covered and I'm learning a lot.