Forty days ago I set myself the challenge of writing 40 blogs over 40 days. The idea was to explore writing about whatever subject I wanted to (without it being for work) and see where my mind took me.

I thought it would be interesting to look back over the 40 days and see if any patterns had emerged within my writing, or if it helped me to have a clearer idea of what was really going on within me.

Although some days I could have done without it, it's actually been a surprisingly enjoyable experience. It's taken me to unexpected places - I've remembered things from my childhood and life with Martha that I wouldn't have otherwise.

Writing about funny stories from my past has felt rewarding and reminded me that my life has been a rich tapestry full of adventure and abundant with love.

It's been lovely to hear from friends (old and new), near and far who have followed my ramblings with enthusiasm. So off I go quietly back into my life - feeling an overwhelming sense of contentment and satisfaction.