Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Yes, it is Henry in the photo - and his mum
I really do feel very loved in a bloggy way by 'knowing' all of the people who bother to stop by my blog, let alone leave a witty, pithy and caring comment. I mean there are hundreds and thousands of blogs out there and it is very hard to say what draws one to certain bloggers and their output and not to others.
With the exception of willow, I try and steer clear of blogs with a black background because I find it a bit of a strain to read. Also music that suddenly strikes up when I hit a blog is a no no, although there are a few bloggers who I respect so much that I just hit the mute button before their page loads. Another bugbear of mine is too many pictures. I find it slightly tedious to scroll down through lots of computer images to get to the words - although lots of personal photos are lovely to see.
As you've probably worked out by the above I am a picky sort of person. As I get older I seem to be less bashful or reluctant to say what I think and am rather turning into my mother who was known for her forthrightness. A beauty in her youth, she ended up looking and sounding rather like the smaller of the Two Fat Ladies by the time she reached her seventies - haughty, proud and indeed quite bolshy, but with so much elegant charm that people could not help but be drawn to her.
Someone to whom I was very drawn was a blogger who has not been around for a while. Her initial blog was from the perspective of her lovely Schnauzer Henry and then she had a blog in her own right. We have stayed in touch and even though I miss seeing her out here with us, her emails are as delightful as her blogs used to be (the following is with permission, as is the photo above):
Henry comes to work every day and has his own little basket next to my desk and he’s as happy as ever. On the ‘Goliath’ side of things, it is ongoing and unlikely to be resolved soon, one way or another. I feel much less worried now because ‘Goliath’s’ case is WEAK, in my view and I think it is being solicitor led simply for fat fees (because solicitors get paid in cases like this win, lose or draw). It will definitely go into 2010, we’re not even half way through it. I miss my bloggy pals, but can’t get caught up with it again. I’m ploughing all my energies into work and earning money. I don’t even have the internet at home because when I get home all I want to do is relax and steer clear of all things relating to computers, as I’m in front of one all day every day.
So there we are - disappear from our blog world and if you have touched my heart you will always be hearing from me. Schmaltzy or what?