Oh, oh, oh! Curses upon Vista! A slip of my finger and I navigated away from this page by mistake, and lost my whole post in the process! I had just finsihed an inventory of the websites and blogs that I read most often. I had mused upon how we must all have a different persepective of the internet, and how even one person may use it in different ways. It was a good post. And now, all gone! I think I shall have a cup of tea, regather and start again.
At work I use the internet a lot; we subscribe to a variety of websites such as Britannica, Times Online, Grove Dictionary of Art, and so on. It is a quickly accessed source of reliable information for me at work.
But at home, it is a different beast altogether. It is where I vist friends, purchase rather more books...and coathangers than I should, and read blogs. The blogs I read tend to be about craft, cooking, creating, or a combination.
Let's start with my homepage, www.brocantehome.typepad.com through this, I found the lovely Tash at www.vintagepretty.org and also www.posy.typepad.com The first blog I ever found was www.ljcfyi.com and through her www.sarahsthreads.com Apologies for the lack of punctuation, but the little .s and ,s seem to want to join onto the web addresses! I also enjoy http://prettylittleblog.blogspot.com who I am lucky enough to work with, and have been reading www.yarnstorm.blogs.com before she wrote her book, and having read her books, somehow enjoy it even more. I love to visit www.rosylittlethings.typepad.com and have a beautiful flower hair barette made by Alicia. I stop off at www.vintagepleasure.typepad.com who I met through taking part in a swap, and through her found www.treefalldesign.typepad.com My newest blog finds are www.belleepoquewhimsy.com and www.candiedquince.ca and a friend at work introduced me to http://shimandsons.typepad.com
The list does not look as long as before, so I am quite sure I have missed some blogs off. Apologies if I have! As they come to me, I will add them on. Of course, I also like to visit the blogs of people who leave me comments on my blog.
Other websites I like to visit include amazon, ebay and the bbc. I buy my wool from www.cucumberpatch.co.uk and still visit www.theknot.com even though we are married now. I like to go to www.marthastewart.com and also www.victoriamag.com and find tasty recipes at bbcgoodfood.com (the spring fish pie is delicious in particular)! Oh, and I like to visit www.pemberley.com for my Jane Austen fix.
I think that is it for now....except another musing, on how strange it is to think about something, or read something, or hear it, and then see that someone else has posted about it. Strange in a happy, serendipitous way though. It makes me feel in tune! I have been thinking about how it is citrus season, and how clever nature is to provide us with Vitamin C just when we need it most, and how I should really get some blood oranges when Yarnstorm posted about blood oranges. Just the nudge I needed to go and buy some! Delicious!
So, where are your favourite spaces on the web? To me, the internet is almost like a tea room, with pretty tablecloths and the clink of china and glass, where I talk about crafts and food and the seasons whilst chatting with friends. What is it like for you?