The Godmother at ALT:ernative: This really has been a rather extraordinary year for me: I’ve gone from utter obscurity to a regular audience and a following, which means I welcome this Winter Veil with more people watching than I really ever thought was possible. I am HUGELY grateful to everyone who has made the Blog what it now is: a daily chance for me to vent my (often grumpy) spleen where, amazingly, people often agree with my observations. I’m also grateful to everyone whose input has helped improve what I do here and whose encouragement has inspired me to push myself out of my comfort zone. Needless to say, I’m not the same person as I was last year, and a great deal of that is to do with the confidence the Blog has given me.
This would be the point where I single out people for particular thanks: the problem is, I have real trouble doing it, especially when there are so many people who regularly comment and participate, who point out mistakes or offer ideas. Everyone who does this for me is special, and without them I’d not be as rich as I know I am. . . . Read full article