As if I didn’t spend enough time on the world wide t’internet thingy,I’ve now gone and discovered another website that sucks all time away from you.
Pinterest, for the uninitiated, is a website full of pretty things. It’s a land of perfect cooks, interior designer type peeps (or wannabes) and mums who fashion pretty things to keep the kids entertained for hours out of things like toilet or kitchen roll holders.
It’s a land where the worktops glisten, the children gambol across fields like springtime lambs, and climb up trees in a way only their rosy cheeked youthful outlook could allow.
Where if you cook something, all the ingredients BEHAVE and do exactly as they’re told and make an impressive souffle, or an amuse bouche.
Pine cones on your nature walk get sprayed silver, or gold, and turned into a pretty table centrepiece for your next candlelit supper with an intimate gathering of your closest friends, where you all gather around the table and swap witty anecdotes and jokes.
Then, if you see these great ideas, you can pin them to your virtual pinboard and keep them for future reference.
You know, if you ever feel the need or urge to do these things. I mean, I’m going to do EVERYTHING on my pinterest pin board.
I aspire to be the next Martha Stewart, Cherry Menlove, or Delia Smith.
I’m going to make like some of the mums on there who fart about with their kids packed lunches and make pretty little artwork out of the lunchboxes instead of sending them off to school with a ham and cucumber sandwich, a biscuit, an apple and a cheese Babybel.
No. Pinterest has taught me that’s far too boring. I need to be turning the lunchbox food into a scene of some kind. I need to turn it into a beach (with cous cous forming the sand) and carrot sticks being fashioned into crabs legs or something.
I am going to do all this stuff. Some day.
In the meantime, I’ll pretend I can’t see the fact the kid’s bedroom ISN’T an under the sea theme with port holes, or we don’t have a bog standard boring bedroom with NO four poster bed and drapes.
Nope, there’s no clutter on the floor instead.
hides head in sand
One day, one day. What about you? Do you think Pinterest is a place to gather all your future projects together and dream? Are they things you’re going to do? Or things you ALREADY do? Or a complete load of rubbish?!