A new year, a new blog

One of the casualties of my rough re-entry to life in Sydney in the past two months has been this blog, which served the original purpose of keeping friends and family informed, and occasionally amused, about aspects of my life in New York during 2006-07. From the other side of the world, however, the blog in its original incarnation has had its day, as I don’t have the time or inclination to do a “reverse Apple Girl” blog about life in Sydney for friends in the UK and US.

So as my professional life segues into a range of activities that can be broadly described under the umbrella of “writer and consultant”, I will also shift the focus of my thoughts here to aspects of my life as an about-to-be-published author, and as a consultant in the philanthropic sector. With a number of teaching, freelance writing and contracted jobs on my horizon in addition to publication of my book, 2008 is shaping up to be one big year.

My ultimate goal is to divide my time between Sydney and New York. Does that count as a resolution? It’s as close as I will ever come to one.

I continue to be astounded at how many people visit this site, and I thank you for your interest and occasional comments. My apologies to those who were loyal to Apple Girl, but it’s time for her to retire. Her posts will be archived on my website, virginialloyd.com, which will soon replace this blog as the site landing page.

A very happy and healthy 2008 to you all.

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  1. Oh! That’s so sad. I was excited to see a new post when I checked today. But I can totally understand, considering the success of your book (congrats again!) and all the exciting new things in store for you this year. Sounds like Apple Girl gets a much needed rest just as things are really revving up for Virginia Lloyd – writer, consultant, wordsmith extraordinaire! Good luck with it all. I look forward to reading your news at virginialloyd.com!

  2. Fare-thee-well Apple Girl. I have so enjoyed living vicariously through these posts. They have transported me to an unknown world, allowed me to take a sneak peak into the lives of some interesting characters, experience seasons so well described I practically felt shivers as the snow fell, and sweated kilos as I travelled with you on the subway in summer. It has been an adventure, and I thank you for the privilege of allowing me to share in it with you. I look forward to the next in the series ….

  3. Thrilled to hear about your forthcoming book and your return albeit briefly to these shores. Will watch out for both.

    Of course you must write another novel!

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