I Must Confess…where I blog
I must confess that I’m a bit of a gypsy when it comes to where I blog. I am lucky enough to have a study but it gets really cold in winter so it’s not the most pleasant place to be for hours on end. It’s also dark due to the verandah awning that covers over the window. We are looking at ways to combat these issues but until we can find a way to make it more naturally light, we’re limited in what we can do.
The study is in the middle of a mini-makeover, our way of trying to make it more liveable while we work on these more serious issues. It used to have a big whiteboard that spanned the main wall and a bookcase and filing cabinets which were practical but only served to make the room seem smaller and more confined than it really was.
So we recently moved one of our lounges (Fantastic Furniture) under the window to provide a spot to read. We also took out the excess furniture so we could open up the space and replaced the heavy wood look with a big graphic photo (IKEA). A warming geometric rug (Bunnings) has made a big difference too, both to the look of the room and the warmth.
The next phase of the makeover is to find some low rise filing cabinets to sit under the desk and move onto the big job of painting the desk unit a brighter colour to further lighten up the room. Eventually we would like to replace some of the roof awning panels with clear ones to bring more natural light into the study too.
Then I’ll be able to makeover the shelf space and add some cool stationery and storage to make it all pop. It’s going to be cool.
On the days that the study is too cold to work in, I alternate between the lounge room and outside. I often sit in the lounge room on the computer at night to reply to comments and play around on social media. But it’s really not conducive to seriously write or blog because of the many distractions in there – including certain pugs.
My fall back position when I really need to concentrate during the day is to take the computer outside. In summer, I prefer the back verandah which is cool and has a soothing outlook over the bush.
In the winter, I sit in the undercover area off the kitchen which is sunny, warm and has easy access to the kettle for warming cups of tea. The pugs love it when I work outside as they love finding a sunny spot to sit – definitely more pug friendly than the cold study floor!
Where do you blog? I’d love to find where you discover your words, inspiration and ideas!
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