Good morning everyone and welcome to the Zombie Blog Hop! Why Zombies in June, you ask? A WhatsApp conversation about the need to get our blogs active and buzzing, led to someone saying that we were presently like Zombies. Which in turn led to the Zombie Blog Hop (shout out to Holly Jahangiri!). Our prompt for this hop is : Start your post with ‘6 Months in 2019 and I…..’
6 Months Into 2019
6 months into 2019 and I am getting to host first training programme of my life! Although we’re 6 months into the year, the premises I call home was taken on rent by Corinne in July 2018.
I was conceived in July 2018. Or let me say that my name was. The idea of me had been occurring to Corinne for quite a while. She envisioned different things – a book store, a cafe cum book store, a book store with a small area for writing and training….. Finally, she settled on a small space for writing and training. A writing studio!
Once it was decided what I was going to be (in the near future, at least), a place magically fell vacant. Yes, Shop #4, Sector A, AWHO Colony is down the road from Corinne’s house and in the housing society she lives in! So I’m settled into this nice, quiet space in Secunderabad Cantonment.
What happens in the studio?
Having this space of her own, gives Corinne a chance to create peacefully.
It seems like she’s been dragging her feet with getting things started, but let me tell you the last year has been tough for her. So between August and December last year not much was achieved.
The 6 months of 2019 have been spent thinking, consolidating and creating. There have been various ups and downs too, but I’m now a registered establishment with a website, email address and Bank account of my own. I’m ready to welcome people to learn and grow and create!
One of the very first meetings I hosted was the Bloggers of Hyderabad meeting in February. Here are a couple of pictures from that meeting.
The Bloggers of Hyderabad group has now morphed into a learning group and I’ve had the pleasure of hosting two more meetings in May and June.
It’s nice to see this offline venture become the start of a small community. People pitch in with food and drinks and for the last two meetings members have stayed on for lunch.
In case you’re wondering what the green background behind the board is, it’s curtain to prevent the hot, summer sun beating in. The space used to have lovely old trees until the end of April, when a thunderstorm struck, and trees had to be chopped! That’s a story for another time!
On 20 June, I will welcome the first batch of trainees. The plan is to keep course size small and personal.
As you can see that my website has started to hum a bit. A lot of posts from Write Tribe are getting transferred here, but you’ll see a lot of new posts too.
Many writers will get an opportunity to show case their writing here. So you are most welcome to visit, read and share.
Corinne is committed to helping people discover their creativity. She has many offline courses planned for the months ahead. Stay tuned.
~ The Frangipani Creative
It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Parul Thakur at Happiness and Food. There are 24 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 17, 18, 19 June 2019. The bloggers will add their links to the linky too. Do follow the #ZombieBlogHop and prepare to be surprised!