It’s time to answer some Frequently Asked Questions.
GRUMPY FROM GOA: “This is an expat blog about India, isn’t it? I’ve been waiting for a year, and no photos of India.”
ME: I lived in India from 2011-2013, when my husband went to work in Bangalore. When that assignment finished, we came back home to the UK. No more India. You’ve missed the bus.
FED UP FROM FULHAM: “This is a London blog, isn’t it? Why am I looking at photos of a farm?”
ME: Since 2014, I have been splitting my time between two places: a farm in Northern Ireland, and an apartment in London. My movements between the two are not well-planned; neither is the blog. But if you want more of London, chew on this gherkin.
BORED FROM BUSHMILLS: “This is a blog from the Irish countryside, isn’t it? Why am I looking at photos of London?”
ME: See above – I just explained it to FED UP FROM FULHAM. You want more farm photos? Here, have a donkey.
CONFUSED FROM CAIRNRYAN: “What kind of day job lets you flit so randomly across the Irish Sea?”
ME: I have just retired from my day job. Before I went to India, I worked in London, in a world of law, writing and politics. It was always interesting, but it was the kind of job that took up all of the space in my brain. After a few years of freedom to think about other stuff, life seems richer and I don’t want to go back to the office.
WORRIED FROM WORDPRESS: “Are you ever going to focus on one thing?”
ME: I have a second, super-focused blog. “Townlands of Ulster” is single-minded in its dedication to Irish geography. But this blog will continue to be the Dilletante Drumlin.
OK, so those FAQs may have been Fictional Artificial Questions, but the answers were true. Does anyone have any real questions?