Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shutting down

Dear friends

Since I last wrote a post here, I thought my absence would be a temporary thing. Now, I realise it might take a while before I can resume my usual internet persona of the light-hearted and breezy (some might even say shallow) public persona. That's not to say it isn't part of me - it is. But...

Like most people on the net, real life for me has a few more dimensions. Others I know have no hesitation about discussing things of a personal nature on their blogs and other social media. That's never been the case with me. I've always kept the other sides of my world private. However, in the past months things have not been good there, and I haven't been able to produce my usual internet face - hence no blog.

I'm now sorry to say things in my real world are even less than good, and so I'm not sure if I'll be back here in the foreseeable future. In truth, the internet itself has been at the root of my current real life situation, so for that reason, I'm shutting down and opting out. Maybe when things have found a balance again, I'll start a new blog - a new page, a new chapter in my life.

I'll still be flitting around on Twitter and on Facebook - it's easy to 'like' and add 'smileys' to things, and I still have books to promote and support, but just not here.

Wishing you all a wonderful spring xxx

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Dear blogging friends, I've been juggling recently, trying to keep a number of balls in the air, one of which is this blog. Unfortunately, I find I'm getting clumsy and dropping some of them. Added to that, a few curved ones have been thrown my way in the past month which I didn't see coming and so failed to catch them.

For this reason, I'll be absent from blogland for a while. I will, however, visit your blogs when I have a moment, and I'll leave comments to let you know I'm still working on my juggling technique.

In the meantime, feel free to leave a message for me here. I'll read and answer them as and when I can and as soon as things have settled, I'll be back. You're also welcome to browse through the tabs and click on all the links in my sidebar, some of which take you to my books in the online stores and elsewhere; others are links to videos that you might like to view.

All the very best to all of you, and I hope 2015 is being kind to you so far!


Thursday, January 01, 2015


And in other news, the final tally for this blog at midnight last night was 99, 399 views. I'd been hoping to make it to 100,000 by the end of the year. Nearly, but not quite. Just my bit of fun.

Even so, many many thanks to everyone who has read, commented and looked at my special place over this past year! I can't be precise about how many of those have been in 2014, but the average has been 4500 a month, so that's about 55000 this year. Fascinating yes? I thought so too :)

Have a great year and keep coming here!

UPDATE: As of 18:00 today, Jan 4, 2015, I have topped the 100,000 views mark! Four days over my goal date, but I'm very chuffed!! Thanks to everyone all over again!!