In the crowd, she glimpsed someone, she recognised.
It is so lovely to have my blogs publicly recognised, and today I give my thanks to two favourite bloggers for doing just that.
To Janice of Ontheland who writes informatively about environmental issues that concern her, as well as beautifully crafted poems.
Aquileana of Le Audacia de Aquiles who writes interesting articles on Greek mythology and literature, who is also a generous member of the blogosphere.
Books and Blogging.
I suspect my story is much like yours. Originally I decided to try blogging because I imagined that it would give me purpose, and a structured format to begin writing. I planned that it would become the book I always wanted to write.
That particular dream began when I was young, and was praised by my teacher for the short stories I wrote. One was entered into the county schools competition for art, writing and other school activities. It won a first prize, and I was presented with a book about the Kings and Queens of England.
I read for hours on end the books I found on the shelves at home. Books such as the Enid Blyton adventures, the classics such as Pride and Prejudice, and I loved Anne of Green Gables. Many books since, one particularly stands out because I was moved to weep out loud. The words written by Kuki Gallmann, in her book ‘Out of Africa’. Beautiful.
My preferred activity of walking has been hijacked by my camera, since I started blogging, and I will certainly carry it with me if, and when I travel with my husband to either or both of our dream destinations, Scotland and Corsica.
And if I were ever to move house, my most treasured possession, the Bible that I was given when I was nine years old, full of memories and good will, shall be, as always, packed in my bag.
As for blogging, I conclude that I have found it satisfying in many ways. I have discovered photography, and look more closely at my environment. I am stretching my mind and imagination, while learning to write. I have found likeminded people across the world, and begun friendships with those I would not ever have known. Finally, maybe I have enough material for that book.