A short post to say thank you for your support in 2021, my blog’s biggest year. Traffic is great but I value most the comments, questions and messages from those of you who spend the time reading what I put up here. It means a great deal.
Unfortunately I have a very sad announcement to make. My wonderful father Michael John Greenwood passed away at the end of November after a short illness. He was 71. My family are heartbroken by the speed with which he was taken from us and the vacuum his loss leaves in our lives. I will post about dad next year when I have the strength to and when this very sharp period of mourning has hopefully moved to another stage.
My dad read this blog most weeks and, along with my mum, is the reason I got into doing this in the first place. My parents encouraged me to read from a young age, and more fiercely and expansively in my young adult life. They bought me my first plastic film camera when I was a child and gave me my first digital SLR on my 23rd birthday. I owe them everything. I know what a privilege it is and I will be forever grateful for that.
In navigating this difficult period, I won’t have the time or the mental space to post here but I will be back next year.
So it’s a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me, despite the state of things. I hope you can have a lovely time with your family and friends over the next few weeks. Look out for each other and please support those who may need your kindness and company at this time.
All the best, Daniel
19 thoughts on “See you in 2022”
So sorry to hear about your Dad, Daniel – holding you and your family in my heart.
Thank you so much
All the best to you, Daniel, and I wish you strength to get through this difficult time.
So sorry for your sad loss, Daniel. My condolences to you and your family.
Very kind, thank you
Sorry to hear the sad news. Every good wish to you and your family from me and mine in Tasmania. Chin up.
Thanks very much David
So sorry to hear your sad news Daniel. Hold on to all the happy memories.
Thank you Alona
I’m so sorry to hear such very sad news Daniel. If you ever need the sympathetic ear of a stranger, there is one here.
That’s very kind, thank you David
Thinking of you at this time, Daniel.
I’m so, so sorry 😦 😦 Holding you and the family in my prayers!
Very sweet of you, thanks
Thank you Mick
All the best to you and your family. I’ll look forward to your return in 2022.
Thank you Wayne 👍
my condolences on your loss, dear friend. hope your sorrows are assuaged by the wonderful memories he left you with. looking forward to a better year ahead for us all.