The picture says it all, those special two words. They are meant for you dear reader for hanging in there and reading these ramblings with your coffee in the mornings, and they are there for someone who has been working tirelessly trying to rework my web site and sort out the mess left by the previous designer.
This person deserves a huge 'Thank you' and not all the hassle and whinging that he gets from me. When you don't understand technology and computers it is all too easy to ask too much of those lucky few who have a pass to enter the world of the laptop. Those people who know their html from their meta tags, and their pixels from their permalinks, they inhabit a space I know nothing about, a space that scares me in its complexity and the ease with which one can cock it all up with a mere touch to the keyboard and flick of a switch.
As all my friends and readers know, I am far, far removed from a techno-type. The mere suggestion of my fingertips hovering near a keyboard can have the average laptop cringing in terror and web sites crashing far and wide. They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, in trying to learn I make things more complicated and dig a bigger hole for myself in this world of cyberspace and interlinks. I should leave well alone, let the experts do their job, instead I dive in there with suggestions for this and that, changes here, there and everywhere. Because it is all in a land far, far, away, a land I don't understand and cannot enter, it doesn't occur to me that these things are difficult, time consuming and sometimes impossible. I get carried away on a wave of inspiration with little regard for those who have to heave- to and make my dream reality.
It is only when I have asked too much and jeopardised the whole thing with my overwhelmingly ambitious plans, that I realise that I have gone too far and have to stop.
So this post is a Thank You and a Sorry too.