It feels as though it's only just started, but my time as blog editor of OxfordWords came to an end yesterday. I was there on maternity cover, and the lovely woman who'd had her beautiful baby came back to the fore. Although I was only there for just under six months, I've made some very dear friends, and was incredibly touched by the leaving gifts and cards I got. As you'll see from my selection, I certainly didn't keep my love of the Queen (and kittens) quiet...
Notice also that my friend Fiona is feeding my Agatha Christie habit - and deliberately picked one with a dog on the cover, because of our long-running feud of cats v. dogs. (This feud manifested itself almost entirely in sending each other cute pictures of our preferred animal.)
Luckily for me, they say I can still write for OxfordWords now and then, as an external writer, and I have one in the pipeline which isn't at all literary. Today, though, to commemorate the anniversary of Jane Austen's death, my parting gift to OxfordWords was a 'Which Jane Austen character are you?' quiz - go and take it, and let me know who you ended up as!
(I'm Mr. Darcy, it turns out. Since I wrote the quiz, I could be accused of making sure of this... but I actually would have preferred to be Mr. Bingley...)