One year in Abu Dhabi means one year keeping this blog - I forgot! I was already practised in the fine art of writing random bits of slightly entertaining nothingness online regularly, as I had kept a blog in Canada as part of my job for 18months previous.
I got used to it, and I liked it. But I've liked it even more here. And with the help of Google Analytics, every day I can check and see how many other people like it too. Some might say obsessively. I am chuffed to say it's getting close to 100 people a day... sometimes more, sometimes less, and though most are from the UAE and Canada, people are checking in from 50 other countries as well.
So how now Azerbaijan and Vietnam, Senegal and Bulgaria. I won't ask how you found the blog or why. I'll only say I'm glad you did. And thanks to everyone who pays a little bit of attention, now and then, and the others who take the time to make a comment or two. And to my good friends back home who read too, like Trish and JP and Tracy and Pam and Amber and Mike and Vanessa and Bethany and forgive me for anyone I forgot. I miss you guys, tons.
And although I have yet to land a book deal - and curse the rolling ball of negativity who planted that idea in my head (joking Auckland!) - it's my tiny passion nonetheless, and that is a good thing to have in this world, especially so far from home.