Due to technical problems – basically the blog decided it did not like being updated and said ‘NO, I’m not going to work’, which was a little annoying but after a break of not knowing which way to go I had decided to do a version 2 where the old blog would still able to be viewed, enabling you to still see what I got up to in the past, but you would also be able to read about what I’ve been up to, what has interested me and what I am up to now!
So……………..when asking my son yesterday, to link the new blog to my website. After trying to explain what I wanted him to do and why, I was told not to be daft, why should I have 2 blogs when I already had one, even though it refused point blank to update and come back to life. After a few minutes of copying, pasting and button pressing, my blog like the phoenix rose from the ashes back to life! Who’s a clever boy then?
I am back! A lot has happened in the world in the past 12 months – we have had the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, seen the Tower of London basque in a blanket of poppies remembering every soldier from the Commonwealth who gave his life for King and Country. We have seen the world remember the outbreak of the Great War and many military projects have been granted funding. The funding is not a bad thing, nor is the remembering but there have been many groups and individuals, who for many years have remembered, started and completed projects on their own without any form of help both physical and financial. I know of a couple of local projects that a group of people have been wanting to undertake, only to be told that ‘we now have funding for that’ – lets wait and see. A few years ago I contacted an establishment with the view to adding to a project I had done years ago. I was told ‘oh! thank you for the offer but we are doing that ‘in-house” – that ‘in-house’ project is still to be started!
Anyway, what have I done in the past year, well, the book I told you all about, Lizzie Riach with Family and Friends, in one of my previous blogs has been published by myself and is on sale – I’m on my second print run. I fondly remember
the day I went to the prints to collect my proof copy, I’d been welcomed as I had been on my previous visits. Then I was handed a proof copy, my book. I must admit I was overcome with emotion – glad that it was nearly all over, sad that some very important people would never see it but happy and proud of what I had achieved, and very grateful that a wonderful young lady had given her time to work her magic, making the book so totally different to how a self funding charity cookbook should look – it is amazing.
The book is for sale from yours truly and the profit from each book – £2 goes to Macmillan Cancer Support – now how good is that, you get the book full of wonderfully donated recipes and a charity gets your donation, everybody wins!
2014, dosn’t seem to have been a bad year but with events planned for 2015, that should be an even better year,