On an overcast Autumn morning with an hour or so to spare, it’s tempting to begin the day by reading email and allowing myself to get distracted. I’ve done my Spanish practice (level 10, no less!) and the washing machine is humming. As my Mum would say, “nothing spoiling”.
I opened up my Feedly blog reader and began at the top. Books and Journals.
Having read the article, I settle back to follow through the links I’ve opened, then. As I do, I decide how best to store these interesting websites for future reference – after all, we might find ourselves in Amsterdam one of these days and it would be fun to drop into one or two of them. Normally, I will look on my Pinterest “Places” page these days, but links to sites like this cute set of Amsterdam-related rubber stamps don’t seem to fit there. I resist the temptation to reorganise my Pinterest catalogue right now and simply bookmark the whole article with a tag “Amsterdam” in the hope that I’ll find it when I go looking for it.
The Story Behind the Art – Robin Pickens tempts me to click through straight away and reveals a great story of career development. I enjoy reading about how people end up doing what they do, especially when the story involves skill, energy, tenacity and sheer hard work.
You’ve already guessed where I went next and yes, Robin’s blog is immediately added to my Feedly list as well.
In particular, I’m interested in her post about designing fabric on the theme of pie!
I mean, who couldn’t be tempted by this? What an interesting recipe…
especially as, out in the garden right now, the ingredients are hanging from the tree. I think I need to spend the morning baking, don’t you?
What’s not to like about a rabbit hole with an apple pie at the bottom?