Hello, people! I’m Claire. This blog started as a documentation of my gap year adventures. Once those came to a close it rapidly morphed into an outlet for my musings about and recipes of the food that makes up my everyday life. Then it became a way to document my adventures abroad. These days it’s a place I can write, when the mood strikes.
About the name of this blog: When I was filling out college applications I started referring to the repetitive, self-laudatory, embarrassing, paragraphs I was forced to write to convince the admissions people to let me in to their colleges as “blither blather.” In my mind, this blog is somewhat similar, in that I’m writing about myself and my life, which is weird. “Just blither blather” is an appropriate name, since you, the reader, won’t get much more than my ramblings about me, where I live, what I eat, and where I travel. I can’t say that I’m still as enthralled with the name as I once was, but, like an old, comfy t-shirt I can’t bring myself to let go, I haven’t yet managed to change it.
Unless otherwise noted, everything posted on this blog – pictures and recipes, prose and poetry (ha!) – is my original work. Please don’t use it without first asking – contact me! – and then attributing.