After a very long period of dormancy there’s been a tentative “rustle in your hedgerow” as Led Zeppelin might have had it, a shifting of leaf litter and a bit of bleary eyed peering about going on here at The Birds in The Meadow. Questions like “how come I’m still here after a two year hiatus” and “why didn’t she just let me die when the domain name went up for grabs” not to mention “what am I bloody well FOR, anyway” refuse to go away and almost became irrelevant during the near death experience this blog (and yes, the shop) just went through. It’s surprising how riled a previously indifferent site owner can become when said website is suddenly held hostage by its webhost. Is that even the right term? Who knows, and there dear readers is the problem for me. I love writing, and I love making and I especially love photography. What I do NOT love is all the shenanigans that make it possible for you to see what I do via the magic of ‘t interwebs. Sigh. However, I think I may have finally given the kiss of life to this sleeping beauty, let’s just hope that she doesn’t come back a bit wrong. Over the next week or so the site might vanish, or look funny, or the links might stop working. Why this should matter quite so much to me when I am certain no-one is actually looking is a mystery, but I feel compelled to mention it anyhow. Just in case someone is.