The past week has taught me such a valuable lesson. A simple WordPress plugin update earlier in the week shut down my blog admin. The homepage was still accessible but there was no way for me to log in at all. Cue a mild panic and LOTS of reading. Thankfully my friend who was originally hosting managed to transfer hosting rights to me. We thought it was fixed. And then the DNS servers didn’t point to the right place and the whole thing went down.
I’ve been trying to use it to make me realise that in the grand scheme of things, blogging means nothing. What even ARE bloggers? We don’t save lives, or even enhance them. Are we self-indulgent? Is it a real job? If blogging disappeared tomorrow would we miss it? And the answer, at least from me anyway, is yes. Because whilst it might not add value to anyone else’s life, it does to mine. I’ve made friends, learned things, have an outlet.
Thankfully all is now well with the world. I now know what to do in case this happens again. And I know that I love this little online corner of my life. In amongst the angst, here are some happy moments from the past couple of weeks:
Everyone once in a while it’s good to escape the city. Most of our weekends disappear in a blur of housework, washing and DIY. It’s rare for us to take time out and do something more enjoyable. On a spur of the moment, we set off early on Sunday to drive to Rye. If you don’t hit traffic it’s only 90 minutes away but feels like another world.
A New Local Homesense
I do love a bit of interiors shopping and joy of joys a new Homesense has opened literally around the corner. There’s more to come in Thursday’s post but I had to dash over on opening day and it was full of beootiful things.
Borough Market Breakfast
Ever since the terror attacks which struck the London Bridge area in early June, Pete and I have been meaning to pop to Borough Market for breakfast early one Saturday morning. As I work just round the corner it can feel like a busman’s holiday to visit at the weekend. But we finally got round to it and found a quiet corner overlooking the river before the world had properly woken up. If you’re lucky enough in the morning at weekends, you can find the city belongs to you as an early bird.
Falling Back In Love With Our Home Office
Turning our littlest 4th bedroom into a his ‘n’ hers home office was the first real project we got stuck into and finished when we moved here. Designed to be a place we could “get things done”. Yet as time has gone by it’s become a neglected dumping ground for unexciting post and I try to camp on the sofa with my laptop being very unproductive.
After my week of not being able to access the blog, there were a lot of posts that needed writing very quickly. I cleared out all the junk, lit a candle, put some relaxing music on and fell back in love with my little work space. Look out for an updated space coming to the blog very soon!
It’s fair to say my mojo has been missing a little lately but things are back on track now. August is very quiet in the day job as our client base takes the entire summer as annual leave. I’m planning to pack as many ‘other’ things as I can into the time before the inevitable crazy end of year hits!
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead X