I want to send out sincere apologies for being absent.
First to Rachel’s Random Resources for whom I write reviews.
Secondly, to the authors who were expecting reviews.
Last but not least, to my followers.
To cut a long story short, in the lead up to Christmas I was under a tremendous amount of pressure to finish research and meet publisher deadlines. I missed them both.
I suffer with anxiety and depression which is normally under control, but missing the deadlines triggered the anxiety. Then, in the New Year, my elderly parent’s Alzheimer’s took a steep and heartbreaking decline. It pushed me deeper into depression.
I switched off; literally with technology, social media, mobile, and metaphorically with people outside my family and close friends – I was barely able to get out of bed, and when I did drag my sorry, unshowered hulk downstairs, I binge watched box sets of anything and everything, ate vast amounts of rubbish, otherwise I slept like Rip van Winkle.
Happily, things are back on an even keel.
I apologise for the reviews that weren’t posted. As much as I would like to catch up, and I really wish I could, it is not going to happen. I’ll be reviewing again soon, but I don’t know how often.
I’m a work in progress….