Wednesday, 11 September 2019

My Blog has a new name

Today I have given my blog a new name. It was almost ten years ago that I began writing this blog. As I've explained in the above strap-line, I called it 'Writing in the Rain' because life was not so good. With Mr A starting chemotherapy the future looked bleak and I thought this blog would be a way to meet other people who were going through similar problems. It turned out quite differently. Thankfully Mr A is in remission and long may it last. As for this blog, it has introduced me to lots of lovely writers and helped me to keep in touch with friends and family. It took me from the negative into the positive and so it was high time the blog got a more positive title.

I was prompted to do this today by Facebook. Sometimes I am irritated when Facebook reminds me what was happening on this day many years ago. Today it came up with a lovely, but bitter-sweet, photograph. It was a picture of me having breakfast in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal. I loved Venice. One day I will go there again but hopefully not for the same reason. We booked that holiday when Mr A was first diagnosed with Amyloidosis. We knew that the prognosis could turn out to be bad and Venice was one place that neither of us had visited - it was on our bucket list and so we went.


Thank you Facebook for making me turn to the positives of life. In fact, this has given me an idea for a poem and so I am Writing Again...



6 comments:

  1. Hi Ros - excellent to see you here ... but more importantly that Mr A is in remission - and you've achieved lots since you started blogging ... hope to see you around more - cheers and all the best for the future - Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary, and I've not forgotten that you're going to come and visit our lovely City of Leicester some time soon!

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  2. Glad to see you through this transition and I'm excited for your Writing Again posts. You've truly blossomed as a writer - your book, your degree, your awards, your poems. Kudos. And I hope you get back to Venice too. Congrats all around.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne, I'm not fond of travelling but Venice is definitely worth the struggle. One day...

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  3. Looking forward to reading more posts on your new blog. Wishing you good health and happiness for Rosh Hashanah.

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