I know, I know, I haven’t done very well at ROW80 check-ins this round. I haven’t been doing very well at the research for my NaNoWriMo novel either, life got in the way (aka I have no self-discipline). However it’s time to let all that go because tomorrow is the FIRST DAY OF NANOWRIMO! This […]
VitraHaus was big a surprise for us. Aware of our interest in design some family members took us there for a poke around last week. VitraHaus sits in the surrounds of the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, which also houses (amongst others) a famous Fire Station by Zaha Hadid and the Vitra Design […]
Sorry for the radio silence here on my blog, I’ve been back from holiday for a few weeks but I’m only just returning to real life. Hubby and I had an incredible time in the Greek Islands and keep looking back over our photos to relive the trip. I adore Greece and go there as […]
This week’s Project 52 theme is Green. I wanted to get more adventurous with this week’s photos but lets face it, it would be useless trying to ignore the fact that the colour green is everywhere in the UK, especially at the moment. The weather has been dire for the last few weeks, with constant rains, […]
I gave up Facebook for Lent. This may seem like the most ridiculous thing to give up but my thinking process went like this: Me: Ooh, Lent coming up, what am I going to give up this year? Chocolate? Other me: The same thing every year, where’s your imagination? Me: OK then, buckeroo, what do […]
It’s a Wednesday and for the first time I’m doing a ROW 80 Wednesday Check In. Because I’m just not any good at doing them on Sundays. Thanks to those who have sent me messages while I’ve been ill, I’m really touched. I managed to get better on the weekend – on Saturday I even […]
Last year I read Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn, which I enjoyed, so my ears pricked up when I heard that she had another book coming out soon. So I went to her website, on which I discovered her wonderful blog, or more specifically one blog post in particular, ‘I Hated Your Book‘. If […]
Every year around this time I re-read ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens to get me in the mood for the weeks to come. In amongst all the shopping, wrapping, cooking and cleaning it is difficult to keep my inner Scrooge at bay. So a bit of Dickens helps me to stay focussed on what […]
If you write whenever you feel like it, you will have pages. If you write every day, you will have a book
David Gerrold (b.1944)
A home office of my own.
NaNoWriMo has been going really well but has again brought up the issue of my home office. I currently have a desk in the busiest room in the house, which can be very distracting, especially when I’m trying to get through my NaNoWriMo word count for the day (nevermind my actual work).
It was as I was trying to come up with solutions that I somehow got it into my head that we could create an amazing home office in our attic for me. It would have a rope ladder that I could climb up, a skylight to fill it with daylight and I’d pack in all the inspirational things I’ve collected over the years but which currently sit in boxes. I had visions of myself disappearing up there and gazing over the city rooftops while I’m writing..
Then I checked building regulations. Needless to say it would break the majority of them, since the roof is too low, the beams couldn’t carry a floor and the rope ladder, well that’s just a major fire hazard. So my dreams of having a space of my own will have to be put on hold. Nevermind. I’ll share the two pictures that were particularly inspiring and hopefully one day I’ll get there.. when we buy a new house.
Do you dream of a home office or creative space?