Sam is the bomb! My first and bestest blogging friend. Sammie is one of those amazing people who builds you up, supports you, and makes your day brighter. I am SO, SO, SO excited to get to meet this treasure this year at the ProBlogger conference. It feels like Christmas is coming. For those of you who haven’t come across Sam (where have you been, under a rock?!?), she is an amazing blogger, who shares the most delicious recipes, and is soley responsible for the extra 10 kilos I carry! How could you not be with recipes such as Thermomix Chocolate Yogo and Hot Cross Bun Pudding! Sammie also has an amazing series on her blog, She’s So Inspiring each Friday, where we have the opportunity to learn about other amazing women. Enough of me rambling like a stunned fan, here is Sam’s favourite space.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m Sam. I like to eat, bake, run (but not all at the same time,) and keep cancer at bay. I blog over at The Annoyed Thyroid I was born in South Africa, lived in London most of my life and after almost 7 years down under am almost Australian. I’m addicted to dumplings, great at making a mess in the kitchen and desperate for a dog. I’m not grown up, not good at making decisions and not good with numbers.
Tell us about your favourite space?
Well, my favourite space is actually virtual because my blog is my ultimate happy place. So I guess, the place where I blog is my favourite space. Our apartment is quite small and not nearly big enough for a home office so the dining room table has become “Sam Central.” It’s perfectly located between the kitchen and the living room, so I’m not far from the fridge (and therefore, chocolate) and I’m not far from my husband (who is never far from the TV) so we can still gaze longingly at each other! LOL!
What is it about this space that makes it your favourite space?
The fact that it’s in the heart of the home. This is really important because I have acute FOMO (Fear of Missing Out!) The previous owner of the flat had a penchant for all things brown and I have lovingly called the place Brown Town. One day we will transform our home into White City but for now, this is my favourite spot, because I’m surrounded by cookbooks, have a rack of wine to my right and a huge mirror on my left which means I really don’t have to miss a thing!
What are your favourite items in this space?
We don’t have many objects d’art or any fancy pants pieces but I do love the dog vase. We bought it on a recent stay at the QT Hotel on the Gold Coast when we were celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary, because pottery is the go to gift for year number eight. I’ve never had a better excuse to buy flowers.
The light box brings me hours of pleasure too. It’s the perfect piece because I love playing with words.
I also love the photos of our UK friends and family. I get to see them every day even though they’re literally a world away. There are photos on almost every surface at our place.
Oh and the cookbooks. Did I mention that I love cookbooks? I am a recovering cookbook-a-holic (yes, that’s a thing,) but I relapse frequently.
How does this space make you feel?
I always feel a mix of inspired contentment when I’m sitting here behind my laptop. Home is really where my heart is and so I love being in the heart of the home!
And that is Sammie’s favourite space. Do you love it as much as I do? I really must get myself one of those gorgeous light boxes, I could have real fun with that! You can find more of Sam on her Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.