Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank you

I ran away for a couple of nights this week, to stay with a friend in Nelson, and just got back, so that's why some comments have gone unposted until now. I'll do a proper post later, but I wanted to say how very much I value everyone's responses over the last nine months, it's been such a help and support for me. I'll be feeling down, as I was tonight when I got home (it's always difficult, that re-entry to a silent house with no one here to welcome me back, even when I've been genuinely enjoying myself as I was this time)) - then I find a warm comment in my inbox and I feel better. So thank you, all of you, for finding the time to read, then write.


  1. Just to say how much I enjoyed reading Harvey's book "In my New Zealand garden". If you could ever do it I think if you published your blog it would be a great complement to it and be an inspiration to people in a similar situation.

  2. I know that moment so well, of coming home to a cold and empty house. One trick is to use a timer switch to turn on the radio or lights to act as a surrogate welcome. But in the end, it's human presence that does it. I too enjoy checking my blog and finding heart-warming comments from my blog friends.

  3. Oh yes! I agree with Anne G re publishing your blog one day. This thoughtful and selective recounting of your particular navigation of learning "how to live on my own for the first time in my life" holds such beauty and integrity in its own right - as well as being a special resource and 'company' for others. And I agree with Juliet that no matter what strategies we use, it's human presence and connection that 'does it'. May there always be warm comments sprinkled through your 'in box' and 'blog comments'!