There are a few things bugging me at the moment. Our hayfield above is one of them! Usually by this time of year, the hay is cut, baled and in the barn but not this year. This means that we have not had 5 clear days of sunshine for haymaking. But you know I consider myself lucky only to have this to worry about when I hear all the awful stories of flooding in Sheffield and surrounding areas.
I have always considered my blog a form of escapisim and just recently I have wondered if this is really how it should be? The definition of weblog is 'an online diary' so should it reflect everything that goes on in my life? Maybe.The temptation is to portray a wonderful life even if this is not how life really is. A couple of my favourite blogs have recently posted about issues that are affecting them. One regular has sadly admitted that her long term relationship is over and that she has to give up a home that she has created and make a new life for herself and her children. Another witty,creative girl has to come to terms with how best to help her beloved child. Heartbreaking stuff, all of it. It made me wonder just how many of us would have been brave enough to post about it? The breakup I can certainly identify with having been through the same situation myself and it was with some sadness that I read that this blogger would not be posting for awhile as life was just too awful. I know I felt just on this side of sanity most of the time during my breakup and I think had I had the support of the blogging community I might have felt a lot more human. When I posted recently about the menopause, the support I received was incredible and I really felt I was not going it alone. Hopefully we will hear more from this blogger, if only to offer her the ongoing support that might just make an awful time, bearable...
It also struck me afresh just last night how wonderful the creative blogging community is. I was having a telephone conversation with Sue about embroidery threads. I have never met Sue but we were able to have a very easy conversation not just because we have similar interests but because I was able to ask after her mum and about her daughters wedding, all details that had been revealed on her blog. I came off the phone feeling like I had known Sue for ages!
This is my latest embroidery project, it will be a cushion once I have sewn it up properly, hence the edited picture! One good reason for buying more threads! Thanks Sue!