Donna H.

Category: Blogging

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture



This is me trying to be Asian! I decided on Asia for this week’s photo challenge because it’s probably the culture I try to copy most when I’m at home. Or at least when it comes to food. My kitchen is covered in rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, fish sauce, sesame oil and so on. I’ve never been to Asia but I am dying to go. A friend from Penang in Malaysia says I should go and see where he’s from and I’d absolutely love to (It was him I took this photo to send to with the caption “How Asian am I?!” Haha I’m such a wannabe!).
The two places I was to go most though are Hanoi and Tokyo. Both of these come from when I was at school. When I was about 15 I was obsessed with Harajuku where all the cool Japanese kids hang out with their crazy styles! I used to stick pictures of them in a scrapbook I had and since then have become fixated on the idea of going to Tokyo. The Hanoi thing came about when I was doing Higher Art & Design. We had to do a design project and make mood board type things to base a piece of jewellery on. Mine was a necklace based on a junk ship. It was when researching these beautiful boats that I came across lots of pictures of Hanoi and my love grew from there.
For now this is all just a pipe dream with a £10 a month deposit going into my “Travel” account! But one day I’ll go…



Daily Prompt: Million Dollar Question – Why Do You Blog?

-I deleted Facebook and think blogging is a much more creative, healthy way of social networking.

-I like having it as a sort of ‘diary’ to look back on in years to come.  I had a blog when I was 15/16 and like looking back every now and then 

-As a newbie, I currently just blog for myself but if I do get any followers I’d like to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes



Hi, and welcome to my third attempt at becoming a “blogger”.  I’ve read blogs for years and have a long list I follow religiously but for some reason, the habit of actually posting regularly on my own blog has always been neglected.  Maybe now that I’ve deactivated Facebook I might turn to blogging more often. Although, if this turns out anything like my last attempts, my posts on here will be sporadic and full of excuses & apologies.  But I hope to post lots of photos, raise awareness & discuss my personal experience living with type 1 diabetes and also just chat about food, days out, whatever I’ve been up to.