Starting over with the grass
This is our front garden.
At a guess, it's a 35 or 40 degree slope up the the road, and it's a trial. If we have a wet Summer, it's a beast to cut, and pretty metal. Autocorrect has just changed LETHAL to METAL there, and I'm going to leave it. Metal seems appropriate, somehow.
It's where I fell, in 2006, and broke my ankle after getting my foot stuck in the divot you can see if you let your eye run down the grass (I use the term in its broadest sense) from the telegraph pole. This slope was directly responsible for me starting The Yarn Yard, my former textiles business, because I was off work for five months with time to think about a new direction.
My husband managed to cut it last week and it's a mess of couch grass and moss, and although we aren't doddery on our pins yet, that time will come, so we have to decide what to do with it. Do we dangle a Flymo down from the top on a rope? Or do we create some sort of shrubbery?
Either way it's time to start over.
Similarly, I think it's time to start over with my attempts at GDPR. After reading this article in The Guardian, which says that anything that has a double opt-in (which the blog feed does) is fine, I am confident that the blogfeed complies with the GDPR regulations.
However, to remove the possibility of any doubt I am setting up a brand new subscriber list for the blog posts today.
This is the last blogpost that will be sent out using the old list.
I'm not going to use the new list for anything other than sending the blog, so this isn't a case of grabbing the opportunity to do other stuff as well.
This seems to me to be the most clean and simple way to do things.
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On the blog tomorrow, I am going to review the best book I have read this year.
See you then!