It is exactly 1 year today since I posted my first tentative blog, having just bought my first ever computer.
Twelve months on, I hope I've progressed a little, though scrolling through some of my recent efforts that is by no means certain.
Nevertheless, anniversary it is, which led me to reflect on how certain dates and indeed some months play hugely important roles in our lives while other months pass with no apparent effect.
August is a very 'big' month in my personal calendar, something which hadn't really registered until I started thinking about this.
3rd August 1973 John and I moved from Putney to Northwood
11th August 2009 John died
12th August was my mother's birthday
25th August was John's funeral
26th August was the day we moved to Aylesbury (1980)
28th August was my parents' wedding anniversary and also the day John and I me
29th August was John's birthday.
Coincidence? Who knows, but it is certainly a 'heavy' month for me.
Blogging has been a rewarding experience for me, if fraught with technical difficulties from time to time.
The invaluable help and encouragement of the Vernacular Curate has made all the difference between trying only to give up at the first hurdle, and sticking with the 'programme' and yelling for help whenever necessary.
I will never be a technophile but at least the 'phobe' is less in evidence than it was.
Life is a little flat at present but as soon as inspiration reasserts itself I'll re-emerge in print.