Monday Catch-Up #90

Monday Catch Up 90

The past week has taught me such a valuable lesson. A simple WordPress plugin update earlier in the week shut down my blog admin. The homepage was still accessible but there was no way for me to log in at all. Cue a mild panic and LOTS of reading. Thankfully my friend who was originally hosting managed to transfer hosting rights to me. We thought it was fixed. And then the DNS servers didn’t point to the right place and the whole thing went down.

I’ve been trying to use it to make me realise that in the grand scheme of things, blogging means nothing. What even ARE bloggers? We don’t save lives, or even enhance them. Are we self-indulgent? Is it a real job? If blogging disappeared tomorrow would we miss it? And the answer, at least from me anyway, is yes. Because whilst it might not add value to anyone else’s life, it does to mine. I’ve made friends, learned things, have an outlet.

Thankfully all is now well with the world. I now know what to do in case this happens again. And I know that I love this little online corner of my life. In amongst the angst, here are some happy moments from the past couple of weeks:

Leaving London

Everyone once in a while it’s good to escape the city. Most of our weekends disappear in a blur of housework, washing and DIY. It’s rare for us to take time out and do something more enjoyable. On a spur of the moment, we set off early on Sunday to drive to Rye. If you don’t hit traffic it’s only 90 minutes away but feels like another world.

Monday Catch Up 90


A New Local Homesense

I do love a bit of interiors shopping and joy of joys a new Homesense has opened literally around the corner. There’s more to come in Thursday’s post but I had to dash over on opening day and it was full of beootiful things.

Homesense Greenwich

Borough Market Breakfast

Ever since the terror attacks which struck the London Bridge area in early June, Pete and I have been meaning to pop to Borough Market for breakfast early one Saturday morning. As I work just round the corner it can feel like a busman’s holiday to visit at the weekend. But we finally got round to it and found a quiet corner overlooking the river before the world had properly woken up. If you’re lucky enough in the morning at weekends, you can find the city belongs to you as an early bird.

My Sunday Photo Saturday City

Borough Market Breakfast

Falling Back In Love With Our Home Office

Turning our littlest 4th bedroom into a his ‘n’ hers home office was the first real project we got stuck into and finished when we moved here. Designed to be a place we could “get things done”. Yet as time has gone by it’s become a neglected dumping ground for unexciting post and I try to camp on the sofa with my laptop being very unproductive.

After my week of not being able to access the blog, there were a lot of posts that needed writing very quickly. I cleared out all the junk, lit a candle, put some relaxing music on and fell back in love with my little work space. Look out for an updated space coming to the blog very soon!

Home Etc 111

It’s fair to say my mojo has been missing a little lately but things are back on track now. August is very quiet in the day job as our client base takes the entire summer as annual leave. I’m planning to pack as many ‘other’ things as I can into the time before the inevitable crazy end of year hits!

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead X


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  1. sriches
    August 7, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I am loving your home office! I really do need a working space like that instead of working with my laptop on my knee whilst lounging on the sofa… no wonder I procrastinate too much! Would I miss blogging? Absolutely, however I had to admit to fully enjoying the days when I do not turn my laptop on! 😉 Sim x

    • Lins
      August 12, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Tell me about it! I love the writing I really do, but taking a break from it all is also a very valuable thing to do 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by X

  2. August 8, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I have gotten frustrated with WordPress over those things as well.The other day I was trying to edit something and it was running so slow and then kept crashing on me. It took me all day just to do simple edits. It stressed me out but like you said, my little corner of the internet is so helpful to me when I need to write and I do love my blog:) #mg

    • Lins
      August 12, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Grrr it’s so frustrating at times isn’t it? But we have to keep persevering too! Thanks so much for stopping by X

  3. mackenzieglanville
    August 10, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Oh I can’t resist looking at the gorgeous photos of Maddie! Glad you seized the day. I had hassles this week with my blog too, and I know what you mean no on is going to die, but our little space on the internet mean a lot to us so I totally agree xx Thanks for linking up lovely

    • Lins
      August 12, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      I’m so happy you’re back with your lovely link up! Yes, blogging issues can all feel a bit dramatic can’t they? X

  4. August 10, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    While blogging feels great to us I hope too that it helps others out there. Loving the blues of the objects in Homesense a shop I don’t think we have in this county sadly.#mg

    • Lins
      August 12, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      You know, I really hope so too. For me, it’s definitely brought a little online community together and hopefully it’s done the same for others X

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