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  • After two and a half weeks offline, we finally got phone and internet connection at our new house. I woke up to more than 1500 email messages, including many announcements of Cowbird stories from people I love reading from and about. I could do a rush job, skim through, 'love' wildly without really allowing myself to be touched by the stories. But that would not be fair - to you or to me. So I am going to catch up slowly and savour the journey of coming back to the wired world. I see I have missed 6 word story initiatives, so many moments lost that I may not be able to recapture...

    In other ways, however, moving has been magical. It is unbelievable how such a simple thing as a house (or rather, and this is the secret, a home rather than just a pile of bricks or concrete blocks) can improve your life so much. Yes, we are still searching for things in boxes, we still have to find room for everything, we still have a million home improvement projects to think about (and maybe even embark upon). This time, however, there is contentment underlying the change.

    Lovely to be here with you again, dear friends, you have been much missed!
    (And yes, I know that the picture is of autumn rather than spring, but I cannot find my latest memory stick to upload any new pictures).
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