Four days ago was the first anniversary of this blog. Woohoo, at last a nice anniversary to mark, because deary me, what a year it’s been, otherwise!
I’m so glad to be today and not a year ago, even if at times the pain still feels unexpectedly fresh and devastating. Like many bloggers, I started writing, so that the excess of pain, and raw emotions would not destroy me completely. Then I found unexpected solace, and support in my readers, and in becoming a reader of other people’s blog. I cannot tell you how many times it helped to see my own confused thoughts, untangled and neatly folded, laid black on white by someone else. I cannot tell you how much it has meant to have the continued support of complete strangers across the globe.
So thank you all. And here’s something to rack your brains with on this slow winter day: I think it is high time I changed my blog title, in honour of…well, a changed outlook I suppose. So come on, what should Poor cow in France become? Leave your suggestions in the comments box, and the best one will win a box of yummy chocolates!
JLS – Shy of the cool