Were you one of those teenagers who kept a daily diary? I was.
Given that I was a bit of an awkward kid, who lived on a farm and had no social life beyond the occasional school disco, I’m not sure how I managed to churn out so many pages… but perhaps one of these days I’ll be able to face opening up those old diaries again, and reading what I was up to fifteen years ago.
Anyway, the point is that I got out of the habit of writing, and I’d like to get back into it again. Throughout university I was a regular attendee of creative writing workshops, and spent every hour that I wasn’t in a lecture scribbling away for the Student newspaper. But then I got a job, and then I got married, and had a son… and all the hours in the day and days in the week started whooshing past me at a scary rate. Apart from a couple of guest posts on other blogs, the only time I pick up a pencil these days is to write shopping lists.
I am hopeful that the discipline of writing a blog will help me get my ‘writing brain’ working again. And as DorkySon has just started two mornings a week of nursery, I feel obliged to start doing something more meaningful with my time than watching Loose Women.
So this is where I will ramble. Probably quite a lot about parenting. Probably a bit about photography, as I’m currently trying to teach myself the basics. I have a lovely camera with some lovely lenses (thank you, DorkyDad), and while DorkySon doesn’t keep still long enough to get many pictures of him these days, Edinburgh is a wonderfully attractive city and I’d like to try and capture some of that. I will always appreciate your feedback on shots I put up here.
I may also allow myself the occasional rant about politics, but I’ll try and keep those to a minimum.
I hope you enjoy reading.