A year ago today, the Professor and I were standing on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Well, I was standing on the observation deck, and as you may or may not recall, he was squarely planted in the central portion of the structure "observing" the elevator mechanism. It will be fun today to return to my very first posts. You'll see that the weather hasn't changed much, but lots has happened over a year of blogging.
2008 was a huge year for us. I turned sixty, the Professor and I celebrated 40 years of marriage, and sadly my Mother passed away. All of these events significant turning points in one's life. 2009, with it's auspicious starts, seems like such a new and hopeful time.
This blog was conceived on 6 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006, Paris in the 6th. arrondissement. Our daughter got me all set up technically on the lap top and it's been blah blah blah ever since! Partly in response to friends who didn't want the story telling to stop after the trip ended.
The name of the blog is my own. My given name IS Leslie Jane. Many of my relatives still call me Leslie Jane. It was constructed this way to distinguish between my Father and I. He was Leslie James Rodger, and mostly called Les. I was to be Leslie Jane, double barreled, and usually spoken most emphatically when someone was mad at me! Leslie JANE!!! One of my goals in the next year will be to refine my blog header. I need help!
I hope you've been entertained and I look forward to more of the same style of story telling, something, I'm reminded, I've been perfecting from a very young age. In those days it was looked upon skeptically. Now, as then, it's to be enjoyed not believed - most of the time.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, my new found blogging community who have become such good friends, my regular friends, family and faithful readers, and anyone else out there who just comes along for the fun of it.