I’m back! Thanks to a problem with the internet, compounded by my service provider – naturally – I have been unable to catch up with your wonderful blogs and have only had a short time to use work’s WiFi so please bear with me as I spend a day or two catching up with your words, photos and assorted musings.
Recently there has been no reading in my life, work takes up a good portion of the night, followed by blogging and a recent obsession with gritty English drama This is England has further disrupted my already poor time keeping skills. The boon of having no internet though is the freedom to read, which is where the stumbling block began, I told myself (and almost believed that lying cad!) that I had fallen out of love with reading, it wasn’t my fault I just couldn’t find a book that I wanted to read anywhere on my shelves.
In sheer desperation (and keeping an eye on the time so I didn’t miss my bus) I picked up a travel book and there it was, that joy of discovery, those thoughts and ideas that make one smile and wish to do things, to experience and to live. It was back! My love for the written word and the stories it tells, I managed to finish two books in the five days and now the internet is working, the balancing act becomes more urgent. There is renewed ambition to do more with this blog, to further the contacts, friends and opportunities already made, all this on top of working nights for the next four months at least.
It’s great to finally return the fold, to see all the posts I have missed, the emails, last week’s football scores from around the world and all the rest of it, to flex the writing muscles again and to start copying up the notes on various things that came to mind on that unintended and bleak hiatus. It wasn’t a holiday, it was a long pining session to be back blogging and this time I hope I really can come back brighter.