The picture above perfectly sums up my attitude to this little blog of mine. A question was posed to me recently, why did you start blogging? My answer was simple enough. I was nagged into it, having been a follower for so long. I do, however, wish I had started years ago. I just love how my blog provides a means of capturing small moments in time, to me blogs are the hand-written letters of yesteryear. Whilst there are shoe boxes full of photos of loved ones, it would have been fantastic to record the everyday throughout my life, but how honest would I have been? If you look to the right of the soap dish you will notice a little patch of blue, this is a little morsel of my normal soap; four bars of Shield for £1. This would probably have been 99p but for the war on the high-street being waged by the pound stores and the supermarkets or maybe even 89p prior to this retail manifestation. However Shield wasn't good enough, and was duly replaced by a bar of pretty soap of which there are two in residence, stashed away in my knicker drawer. Have I truly captured reality? For me this blog is a form of escape, not because I have a difficult life but because nothing is perfect, we all have our ups and downs. However, my Catholic sensibilities would hate for me to be written off as frivolous but neither do I want my blog to be a confessional. That doesn't mean to say I think full-on warts and all blogs are inappropriate, it is just that there are parts of my life that I wish to keep private despite the need to share my taste in wallpaper! It is just a question of personal choice and who am I to judge what others choose to share. So as long as it is clear that I keep my tongue firmly in my cheek, I will continue to post what I am enjoying. The absence from this blog of those who are truly at the heart of my life, doesn't mean that what some might might consider to be trivia outweighs the most important. So on with the show; a few pictures of what is keeping me cheery this weekend.
|Old Lace & Bryant and May and the Invisible Code (unabridged)|
|A mug of coffee and a magazine|
So dear reader, what does your blog mean to you?
And a big welcome to Vintage Vicki