I'm not entirely sure why I took a 4 month break from blogging - but I do know that in the last few weeks I have thought about why I do blog.
I blog because sometimes writing about my thoughts helps me to think more clearly.
I blog because I like to have a record of lovely things in my life, and of things I have made (very occasionally I need to record the not so lovely things too - but I like to make my blog a mostly lovely place, even if that is a bit dishonest).
I blog because I like to be part of a kind and supportive community, and I feel so grateful for this.
I planned to get back to the blog yesterday, but instead spent a glorious, sunny day in the garden working and playing until I ached (in a good way).
I woke today, and now my heart is aching, and the sky is crying, and Melbourne (more than Melbourne) is so sad. In the midst of this, my blog seems so trivial.
My thoughts, love and sympathy go out to anyone today who is sad or grieving - for Jill, or for anyone xo
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