My Workspace Blog Hop

My desk

My desk

Some time ago, I was tagged by the lovely Sally of Smorgasboard – Variety is the Spice of Life to take part in the My Workspace Blog Hop.

Originally, when I first started writing, I had a little office at the top of the house where I could go and work in peace, but I felt so removed from the rest of the family that I moved all my stuff into a corner of the living room. This was fine in the day-time, but at night Conor’s tv rugby and darts addiction was just a little too distracting, so I decamped into the kitchen, and there I remained.

View to my left - the garden.

View to my left – the garden.

behind me - the kitchen, coffee machine is just seen in r/h corner, very important lol!

behind me – the kitchen, coffee machine is just seen in r/h corner, very important lol!

View to the right - across the hall to Carys's bedroom where she liks to play and sometimes crawl out of, looking for me.

View to the right – across the hall to Carys’s bedroom where she likes to play and sometimes crawl out of, looking for me.

It’s handy, because I am still in the middle of everything that’s going on, I’m close to Carys, if she needs me, and its far more convenient for feeding my brain with coffee and snacks. Plus, I get a better internet connection.

Indi - constant companion and foot warmer.

Indi – constant companion and foot warmer.

So now I’d like to bring your attention to some of my favourite blog-friends who I hope (Just for fun, no pressure!) will be able and willing to share with us the secrets of their creative spaces… please follow the links to take a look at their blogs, they’re all fab, and I enjoy them very much.

Rachele Baker     Ed Mooney     Craig Boyack     Jane Dougherty     Chris the Story Reading Ape    Mishka Jenkins

29 Comments on “My Workspace Blog Hop

  1. It was wonderful to get a glimpse into your home and creative workspace, Ali. Thanks for sharing. I think it would be quite inspiring to have a view of rabbits, squirrels, and the weather sweeping over the valley!

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    • Never mind inspiring, they are distracting! There’s always something going on out there, depending on the season, march hares racing, rabbits frolicking, squirrels, the crow colony seeing off an intruder, or one of Indi’s friends paying a visit, not to mention the drama of weather sweeping over the valley! It’s quite lovely, actually, but that’s why my desk faces a wall, lol!

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  3. Great Space Ali and nice and warm in Winter I suspect, plus, the Kitchen is the Heart of a Home 😀
    I’ll TRY and get something together for the Workspace Blog Hop – Thank You (I think) for tagging me 😀 😀 😀

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    • I know I was cheeky, but you spend so much time talking about us authors, it would be nice to get to know YOU a little better! And no pressure… although you could have some fun with it, being a story reading ape… I’m thinking swinging vines, your very own potted banana trees on the window sill instead of the usual herbs us mere humans have…

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  4. Glad to see your daughter has a wonderful Welsh name. Indi looks a great toe warmer too which can be handy. Your writing space is inspired being at the centre like that
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • Thanks David! Carys comes from Welsh meaning love, doesn’t it? In Greek it means happy. So it was very appropriate. Thanks for your comments and all your lovely tweets!

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    • Never really on your own in this house Éilis. My desk is long narrow shiny and red set against a purple wall. I loved it so much that I pestered my husband to buy it for me one christmas. It still gives me so much pleasure just to see it and now its in the kitchen I get to see it every day. Of course, now I have other atachments to it; I wrote both my books on it, and set up my blog at it. Yeah, that desk means quite a lot to me…

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