“Let me know when you have 99 followers and I’ll follow your blog”, he said. And he did.
I’d like to introduce you to my husband and the 100th follower of my blog, Geoff. Behind every great woman is a great cat, but behind every great cat is a man working hard to buy cat food. My Geoff is that man!
Why was he not the first person to follow me? Because he sucks at technology and there seemed little point when he was already proofreading everything I wrote. Without him I could potentially blog complete rubbish and send embarrassingly bad articles to magazine editors.
We met almost 18 years ago in Dunedin, New Zealand (just around the corner from Antarctica). I was studying and living in a cold, mouldy flat. Geoff had a fireplace, spa pool, and did contract work at the Cadbury’s chocolate factory, so had an inexhaustible supply of chocolate. Why I held out a year and a half, I’ll never know!!
This man is my rock – the only thing that keeps my feet on the ground sometimes. Us flighty Pisceans need someone to come home to and rely on. He is also the father of my kittens, the cutter of kindling, and a wonderful kitchen hand. Ladies, he even cleans toilets!
I just wanted you all to know that this blog is in fact a team effort and that this lovely man is in the background keeping me warm and loved, and vetting everything you read before I embarrass myself 💖