Oh dear, I started this blog with the best of intentions and it all went to hell in a hand basket as my friend, Lee would say. My only (small) consolation is that she’s on the same road to hell that I am, at least as far as her blog’s concerned. I hope that this time I can do better because finally, finally, the funk I’ve been in for years is starting to lift. I hope that it’s more than a temporary break in the clouds. I have no idea why, but then I’m not really sure how I slipped into such a deep funk or why it’s gone on for such a long time. I’ve had blue periods before but, in retrospect, they feel very distinct, like stepping off a ledge. This was more like a slow slide down a gentle incline, I was in a very deep hole before I realised what was happening. Why is the way back up so much steeper than the descent?