...begins with the first step. And this is it: my first step into the blogosphere. This small beginning has been slowly taking shape over the last few weeks and months and today I finally take the plunge. For my benefit as well as yours (the reader, if there are any out there), I'll set out what I hope to do with this blog:
(i) First and foremost I want my blog to be my contribution - something that I can give to anyone out there who is interested. I've read so many fascinating posts about everything from motherhood in the city of London to the inspiring recipes and culinary diaries of a foodie in San Francisco to style hunters in Scandinavia to knitting blogs in New Zealand, that I want to give something back.
(ii) Second, I want to participate in the world beyond my immediate surroundings. At a time in my life when I could, if left to my own devices, become isolated and introspective (we're moving abroad because of my husband's work and I will be leaving my paid work to stay at home with two young children in a country where I don't know anyone and don't speak the language), I want to challenge myself to keep my perspective focussed away from my navel!
And so, I shall endeavour to bring you a weekly offering of sublimity; something beautiful to share with you. By the way, I wanted to call my blog, 'these beautiful days' but someone else got there first!! My husband came up with the word 'sublime' as an alternative and I love it. Although I'm slightly worried that in these difficult economic times, it could be mis-read as 'subprime'....