You Live with them, until you get like them-
was one of my mother’s favourite sayings. By which she meant that, living with we perfectly respectable and well behaved children, but whom she considered a little out of order and possibly slightly crazy, was turning her a little unreliable mentally too. It was her favourite excuse for any little slip of memory, lapse of behaviour or snap of ill-temper. It was our fault, not hers!
Now it is my turn. Living with Grandpa Roland is not easy. I just have no idea how Grandma Jean manages to stay sane, shut up in a little Dolly Mixture house for days on end with his more than slightly dotty and excitable behaviour patterns. It seems to have rubbed off on me too and possibly on WordPress management.
Somehow, I ended up with two accounts with the same blog name on both and some of my posts going to one and others to the other. I had asked for support in finding the URL for this one, (yes, that was me having a G Roland moment and forgetting it!) and they seem to have reopened my blog using my other email address – the boring one I had for work purposes, long ago. What is very much my fault, though I hold dear old GR responsible for turning me loopy and causing my brain to fry a little, is that I DIDN’T NOTICE!!!
So, we are back here. The other account and the other blog with its contents have been deleted permanently. So, the posts that didn’t appear here will be reproduced in the next few days and I will see the local mental health team, just to be sure I am fit to be in charge of building work at Mayhem Village in the future.
My apologies to all, but particularly to Rebecca, Brooksey and all members of Dolls’ Houses Past and Present for the absence of obvious effort to spread the word about the need for help.
To anyone else who reads this and is interested in dolls’ houses, DHP&P is an amazing, free site that has probably the greatest collection of information and photo collection about dolls’ houses in the world and publishes a fun and interesting e-zine about 4 times a year.
Unfortunately, the site is dying and needs to be moved before all the content is lost. Brooksey set up a crowd funding page to try to raise the money required while Rebecca, the owner, and the other administrators have been working hard to find the best possible professional website builders to move everything to a new home.
Some of we members have been donating, selling things to help raise the money etc. and we are over half way there. If anyone who reads this would like to see what it is all about, look up the website – though do be aware that one of the major glitches is that you may have to click a couple of times before you gain access. Then, if you can make a donation, no matter how small, please copy and paste
to find out more.
Every penny raised will help!
A photo story next time – I promise.