- what a perfect Theme Thursday topic for bloggers
but I'll try to keep this brief cos I could go on and on ....
I started blogging in February 2006, to my surprise, as a way to keep in touch with a best friend who'd moved out of London...
and blogging kept me well in touch with another good friend who'd moved out of England...
and, to my surprise, I developed new friendships with people here in south London
and the south of England
and with people in France
and these friends (as well as more local non-blogging friends) helped me to survive an awful few years when my life seemed to be falling apart
and the circle has grown and grown and I have friends around the world - I've met quite a few blog-friends face to face now but not as many as I'd like to. I've experienced great kindness and hospitality from blogging friends.
and finally a blog-friend inspired made4aid. We found each other when my mother and her brother were both dying of cancer and blogging was one source of comfort and strength and tears. Joyce continues to be an inspiration with her almost-daily bags - if you've not visited her bags4darfur blog please please take a look at her unique, wonderful bags raising money for relief work in Darfur. And buy!
And now I am making new friends again through made4aid - and some of them are giving some of their beautiful work to be sold for Darfur
Please take a look - lots of lovely hand-made things for sale. Yes, shameless promotion. No apologies.
I wish I could show my mother what we are trying to do with made4aid and I know she would love the way the web leads to friendship and leads to love and love leads to action for those in kinds of need beyond the experience or understanding of most of us...
Thanks so much to those of you who've supported made4aid (which is now just 6 months old) - and especially if you've bought, donated an item, linked on your blog or even done a blog post about m4a.
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