Way back in 2010 when I started this blog, as some of you may remember, its ‘header’ was a picture of of our garden here at Lawn Road, complete with Boris, our ginger cat, peering in at the bottom.
Then the lovely Amy arrived to get us properly set up on social media. ‘Why’, she demanded to know, ‘does a FoodsMatter blog have a picture of a garden and a cat at the top????’ Very reasonable question… ‘If,’ she told me firmly, ‘the blog is to be about your garden and your cats, call it Michelle’s garden blog – but if it is to be about FoodsMatter and allergy, you really cannot have a garden as the header!!!’
She was, of course, quite right – but I was loathe to lose my garden altogether. So, after some negotiation, we compromised on ‘garden pages’ and ‘cat pages’ which would not feature in the main blog – and that is how it has remained.
However, hard though I have tried to keep the FoodsMatter blog focused on Foodsmatter matters, other topics (most at least vaguely related to allergy and freefrom but a few totally random) do creep in. Moreover, I am very aware that no matter how much many of my readers may value my words of wisdom on the matters of moment in the allergy and greater world, what they really want to know about is my garden and my cats!
So, I am giving up the unequal struggle. I have removed the blog from the sheltering arms of Foodsmatter and set it up as independent blog on its own at www.michellesblog.co.uk. Its contents will not change that much except that I shall stop feeling guilty about the less allergy focused posts – and that garden and the cats just might creep in every now with posts of their own!
I am hoping that our clever Webmaster will have transferred all your subscriptions from the FoodsMatter blog to Michelle’s blog – but if you do not receive notifications of new posts over the next couple of week (there are several in the pipeline) please log in the www.michellesblog.co.uk and resubscribe.