It has been a while since I posted something slightly more personal. As I am coming back to more active blogging and re-gain my work-home balance I have been spending a lot of time...in the library and in the kitchen. Yes, for some of my friends both are pretty shocking.
First of all I have realised that the lack of a dedicated place for reading and writing kills my creativity. We have been working really hard in finding solutions and finally managed to dedicate a small room (used to be our office) to reading. This new space has brought amazing changes to our family life. My son loves to spend time on one of the two red beanbags and read his books. I cannot help but wonder how fast he is learning - HE CAN READ NOW! What a step towards endless worlds of imagination hidden in pages of his books. My boyfriend has now a place where he can sit down and chill out with a book too. Me - well, I got back to writing and switching off completely. Maybe the books I am reading at the moment (I like to read a few at once) are still related to my work more than anything, but the process is much more enjoyable now that I can stretch on a beanbag, have my cup of coffee and warm, tiny little room just for that activity!
Secondly, I have managed to put aside my terrible assumptions about complexity of preparing meals. I was never really drawn into the kitchen so all this is pretty new to me. Thanks to Gocha and her kind support on bread making I have baked my first loafs and really enjoyed it!
This week I sat down and opened a great book on bread making borrowed from my great landlady (who is brilliant in introducing me to British classics!) - somewhat to combine the two "new" passions only to discover how very basic bread is to humans! I am reading trough the history and skill of bread making. I am spending much more time in local stores learning about various types of bread and flour...Time stops!
Really, what would the world look like without bread?!
I like to question things we take for granted. It opens up new worlds to me and reminds me that maybe I am good at what I do for living but what really is important is the respect for what is here and now.