Whilst we were having our new kitchen and pantry installed, (plus two bathrooms and a bedroom) I found Pinterest was a great distraction. I had to spend hours at the Laundrette, as we couldn't use either the washing machine or the tumble drier. Sitting exploring, pinning and making new boards was a great way to pass time and I moved from 300 followers to 13,000 which was a fabulous bonus, it's wonderful to have connected with so many people.
Once the house was reconfigured I found I was too busy to devote the time needed to Pinterest and although I still love it and spend a few minutes every day there, my focus moved to Instagram, where I am slowly trying to improve my skills. At the same time I tried to move my blog to Wordpress, which took a great deal of energy, but simply didn't work for me, for a few months I lost focus and concentration.
I still took photos, still had ideas, still wanted to be creative so I decided to explore self publishing, purely for myself.
Last summer I ordered a book from Blurb, which contained my favourite photos from my first year of Instagram. It's a lovely little book, and a delightful record of a wonderful year.
I was pleased with the quality of the paper and the photographs and thought that I would make myself a second book, with the challenge of incorporating some (small amount of) text. Again this book was simply for myself, I wrote some text and collated photographs for a little book: Glass Yoghurt Pots.
The book is a small collection of fun ideas for recycling the gorgeous glass yoghurt pots that are found in markets and supermarkets throughout France.
I'm delighted with this book and now I would really love to order a set to give to friends, but because it would be a print to order run, it would prove very costly, if not prohibitive. Fortunately there is another option, I can give my friends a copy as an e-book for free! At the moment it's only iPad compatible, but should you have an iPad and wish to download a copy please click on this link:
Do let me know if you enjoy it, and should you wish, please feel free to share it with your friends. (if you really don't like it then simply delete - it's free after all!)
And start collecting those yoghurt pots next time you're in France.