Sunday, 3 May 2009
Calendar for May
My calendar image for May is used with permission from Alice of The Magpie Files .
There are a good number of reasons to love Alice. Her wonderful blog, which takes in art, literature, food, the natural world, travel, university and family life (all with an evil, twinkly-eyed strain of humour) is a whole world in itself. She's clever, witty and has an amazing eye for beauty in detail.
And for the narcissist in me, there's another very good reason to love her. If there was no Alice, it's debatable whether or not there would be any Coffee Lady. For ages before any of you lot got here (and a good deal of you came because she told you to, I'm sure) Alice's was the only name in my comment box, and whenever I posted in the early days I did so in the hope she would come back.
And that was hard work on her part, because I was a miserable read to begin with (I know, little has changed there) because all I did was witter on about how ill I was. And at the height of it, around Christmas 2007, when I was disappearing up my own whatnot with the misery of M.E., she responded with this post, and put it all into perspective.
It was an amazing introduction to the kindness of bloggers.
So here's to May, and to rabbits, and to good health, and to Alice.