Where Would I Be Without My Virtual Pals?

I had a bad day. It happens. I was grappling with hard decisions and uncertainty and – oh yes – it was raining for 24 hours nonstop. Reasons to be cheerful were thin on the ground and when you work at home on your own, this can add up to a bleak prospect. Fortunately for me I have a long line of pals with whom I have credit in the emotional bank. So I reached out. And oh, what succour I received!  I asked a couple of different folks if I could call and both gave me the best part […]

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An Abundance of Hidden Surprises and Delights

Yesterday I emailed just over 300 people to tell them I was back from my gap year and inviting them to join in with all sorts of things I’m up to. I received nice almost instant replies from Beryl, Sue and Sile saying yes please, good wishes from Mike & Steve, and confusion from Emma. I banged off instant invitations to B, S and S and was a little deflated that so few had noticed.   There, you see, that’s what happens if you buzz off for a year. The hole grows over. It didn’t occur to me that yesterday I […]

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