So I thought I would pop on here to let you know (if anyone’s still reading!) that I’m taking a bit of a break from the blog – as you may have already guessed!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that my father died 2 weeks ago (on September 2nd). He had been ill for several years with a rare degenerative brain disease called Corticobasal Degeneration. He had also had kidney cancer a couple of years ago (almost 3 actually, now I think about it) and at the end of last year they discovered the cancer had come back, but this time in his lungs. It was decided not to treat the cancer this time as his system had weakened significantly and it felt that it wouldn’t be in his best interest. I saw him in July and he looked really ill then, and he steadily declined over the Summer. It is, obviously, sad but at the same time there is some relief that his suffering is over.
As I’m sure you can understand, writing about the things I’ve made would take energy I just don’t have at the moment. I hope to be back in October, and I hope there are some people still out there when I return! I am still making things, so hopefully I’ll have some fun things to share.