I suppose if I have to ask you to take my blog into your ‘space’, I owe you an introduction to myself so you know what you’re likely to find around ‘my little domain’
For as much as I would like to see myself, and my family as one who have it all together, the truth remains that I’m as far from this picture of apple-cheeked-TV-resistant children with happy chappy names (who say please and thank you and always finish what’s on their plate), as I am to ever polishing my five-irons and earning a six-figure salary off my blog!!
I do however, swear by my hairdresser! 😀
Whilst I might not be the type that can speak inexhaustively about the myriad hues of fuschia, and tries really hard to believe that Orange is indeed, the new black; I’m really the sort of or-din-ary person that looks at the or-din-ary world and is often filled with an extraordinary sense of elation! (That might just be the new definition for “I’m a bore who manages to go through life easily pleased!”)
My inspiration is often nothing grander than a cup of coffee that I spent three concentrated minutes making, for no other reason other than I’m worth it!
I take comfort in the fact that I’m not a born winner, I have to work doubly hard for my success and that often, the only thing standing in my way, is me! It comforts me that I might actually be in an “Old-boys-club” with the likes of Bridget Jones, who would never have made the box office history she did if she wasn’t something that represented a generous statistic. The story of a woman, single, battling with her weight, her over-indulgences, her career – all flying in the face of the perfectionism that is so characteristic of what we’ve come to expect of ourselves.
I do often dream about moving at a gentle speed toward a Utopia powered by the sound of a certain 4×4! Of jolly sunlit picnics at the brink of happening and last minute holidays to lands flowing with Taramasalata and Glogg – in that order. I also realize that the skilled hardly ever make the battle now, do they?! But despite every failed cake and curry that I’ve had, and knowing that any expedition that I undertake is often in the face of some serious odds- I boldly carry on. Now this is hardly lacking gumption or true grit !
This blog is my shorthand for the life I lead, it’s as real and as grounded as I am. I don’t believe people are born with innate talent; success is a result of hard work! In most things that I’ve undertaken, I’ve gone ahead with the need to convert challenges into strengths ( for if you landed up with a epic-fail-of-a-meal, you reason that’s probably what necessitated the creation of beer …)
I ask for you to approach my thoughts with lightness and humour, and that if I ever get it flesh-creepingly wrong, to let me know as gently as you can! I am after all, a new blogger approaching a six-month trajectory into cyberspace, chatting to herself! 😀
And because I really am a fun person and want you to know me at a glance, I’ve put together this little mosaic:
In a nutshell:
- I’m Kanchan Char (you get 10 tries at remembering that!)
- I’m a dedicated and busy mother of two girls, and sometimes mothered by the same.
- An avid reader, with an uncontrollable imagination
- A writer, something of a photographer (and now blogger!)
- Torn completely between my love of convenient city life and gently quaint country life.
- People lover, personality observer.
What we like [YAY!]
- Clean design (Mostly Scandinavian & Mid-century American)
- Black and White all things
- Home-made, because I never get that right! Two left spatulas, you see..
- The Arts – Leonard Cohen. Marc Chagall. Pedro Almodóvar. Woody Allen. Alfonso Cuarón.
What we don’t like [NAY!]
- Eight-legged-things! 😉
As I said, easily pleased 😀
I hope with all my heart that you’ll be with T.I.M for the long haul…Happy Reading. X