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7th anniversary of blogging….

I happened to mention on Tuesday when Claire and friends were visiting, that this month represents my 7th year anniversary for blogging

I spent the first five years with another server before making the very positive move to WordPress.

Throughout the seven years, Magical Hummingbirds and Christeve the Cat have accompanied me, and so this blog is dedicated to them.

Christeve the Cat and the magical hummingbirds – watercolour

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Seven years ago I didn’t know what a blog was….for some reason it just felt right and so I     listened to my intuition….

Two hummingbirds with lilies – watercolour/gouache

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Through blogging, I  have met wonderful people from around the world, some have become virtual friends, and some I have had the good fortune to meet in person. 

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I have learned a great deal from reading other people’s blogs.    

I have been introduced to writers, poets, painters, and all sorts of people whose paths I probably would not have crossed otherwise. 

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Shortly after I began to write the blog, my then 87 year old Mother became very ill….and for the first two and a half years I spent a great deal of time commuting back and forth to my Mother’s home in Kent overseeing carers, etc.

The blog allowed me to stay grounded and connected. 

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At that time, I had been planning a permanent move to France but as we all know life is full of surprises.

By staying in the moment and going with the flow…I found my flat in London five months after I began to write the blogand today, it is still my studio/bolt hole in the UK.

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Throughout many changes and travel the blog has been a constant.

Along with exercise and meditation which have been part of my life for many years, blogging became an important part of my morning routine.    

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The whole blogging experience has been enriching and life enhancing on many levels.     I am so grateful that I listened to my intuition seven years ago. 

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Most importantly, I want to thank all the people who have followed my blog over the years…

There are some who have been with me almost since the very beginning.    You know who you are:)

A Bientôt