Well, it's been nearly a year of inactivity here on the blog, but what a year it's been in real life. Without going into too many gory personal details, 2011 has been a year of upheaval, transformation, regrouping and new beginnings for everyone in the Doggerel Party. It was not my own finest hour, to put it mildly.
Doggerelle is no longer a member of the party; the division was traumatic but is now very amicable. The next generation of Doggerels continues to spend time in both camps and I think it's all now being handled as well as it ever can.
The really sad news is that the corgis are gone - neither of us is living in dog friendly accommodation and so Sam, Lucy and Amie had to find new homes last December. I don't know where they went exactly, but it was handled by their original breeders each of whom I would trust with my own life, so I know they will be happy and thriving wherever they are.
The year has changed me and it has changed some of my views on some issues - notably the justice system. In other areas I remain, as it says on my Twitter profile, a touch to the right of Attila the Hun. I haven't abandoned the blogosphere and now I'm planning to be posting again from time to time when I have something useful to say.
Can we be the Doggerel Party without corgis? It's hard to know. I think the dogs would want us to keep going, and I do plan on there being more corgis in my future, so for now we'll keep the name and the URL and see how it goes.