Keeping it real

January 30th, 2014


First of all, my first post on Brixton Blog is now live! I’ve lived in Brixton for 6 years now and Brixton Blog is such a fantastic community website (and free paper), so I’m really pleased to be part of it. The recipe for chickpea and haloumi naanwiches is also pretty awesome, even if I say so myself. Perfect for a weekend lunch or a quick after-work dinner.

I’ve had other things on my mind for the past year or so, but I honestly think the biggest reason that I put off returning to this blog for so long was that I didn’t have pretty enough pictures. Then I read this blog post about blogging (meta!) and when she wrote ‘Blogs became less of a reflection of a way things are and more a reflection of what people want,’ it really struck a chord.  While I’m totally guilty of being swept up in the Pinterest world of beautitful lives and pretty blogs,  I’ve decided to go a little easier on myself and write what I want, when I can and if no one reads it, that’s ok! This blog is as much for me as anyone else. In fact, I use it all the time to cook my favourite recipes like these sweetcorn fritters and this super easy tomato and chilli jam. So there you go, here’s to being around these parts more often.

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3 Responses to “Keeping it real”

  1. Claire says:

    I feel like I have made this same post on my own blog about three times now! And then I still manage to not blog for months at a time. It can be hard when there are so many blogs out there that have beautiful pictures or thousands of followers or daily posts or creative this-es and that-s. (Then I realize I don’t think I want thousands, or even hundreds, of readers!) But I completely agree that blogging should ultimately be for yourself (but it doesn’t have to be!).

    Those naanwiches look AMAZING, oh my!

  2. Tess says:

    Keep it up! I really love reading your posts, and I think I like your blog even better than the ‘pretty blogs’ you mention. They’re all the same in the end. All sponsored by Almond Breeze, it seems… 😉 And yeah, when I buy an expensive camera and a lot of fancy kitchen props, my photo’s will look like magazine material too. The pretty blogs leave me with the feeling that I’m doing something wrong, not having a KitchenAid or a marble countertop, and so on. Don’t want to be negative, I just wanted to say I love your blog (for years already).

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