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