This is my third interview with some of Canberra’s better known foodies and bloggers, inviting them to share information about themselves so we can learn more about what makes them tick and why they are such cool people.
My third interview is with the Trish (@eatshootblog), who has been an active member of Canberra’s constantly evolving online community for several years (I first noticed her great snippets of advice about food, photography and parenting in Canberra on Twitter in 2010).
Trish is between blogs because she’s about to launch a Kickstarter campaign and all her creative energies are going straight into that at the moment!
Who are you Trish? I was born, raised, educated, married and became a mother in Canberra. I started writing online as a contributor to parenting forums when my kids were babies, and in 2004 organised my thoughts and opinions into a blog. That blog evolved and endured for almost ten years though I recently stopped blogging to focus on writing a novel and right now I’m getting ready to launch my own company. I tweet about anything and everything and post lots of pictures of food on Instagram (both as @eatshootblog). I am a very proud Canberra resident but since we turned 100 and we’re all grown up, I have vowed not to engage in any more debates with Canberra-bashers. Rather, I say a short prayer of thanks that they don’t live here. My favourite place to go in Canberra for an affordable, tasty meal is The Duxton for Thursday night Burger + Beer $15. It’s my local, so I’m a bit of a fan.
<For those that want to check it out some of the regular specials at The Duxton, check this out. http://www.theduxton.com.au/whats-on>
Age? 42 and a half.
Where do you live? O’Connor
How long have you been blogging? About ten years
Other hobbies? Cooking, writing, photography, travel.
Apple or Android? Apple
Car/bus/bike? Bike, car, foot.
Favourite TV show? ‘Australian Story’
Favourite devices? The remote control for my garage door.
Can we take a peek at your home screen? I am currently homescreenless J
Most-used app? Instagram
Favourite social media? Toss up between Instagram and Pinterest.
What’s the first thing online you check each morning? My email.
What do you worry about at night? I usually go to bed worrying about how tired I’m going to be in the morning on account of going to bed so late.
Most exciting recent news? I can’t say, but it’s got something to do with my new company and the product I’m launching.
Ideal career? Working for myself.
Recent book you recommend? I’ve been reading a lot of very dry books about business and marketing and crowdsourcing. The last novel I read was Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘The Signature of all Things’ and I really enjoyed it.
Recent online video you laughed at? The goats – http://youtu.be/58-atNakMWw
Favourite food? Fish Tacos.
Follow Trish on Twitter @eatshootblog