As I was waking up on Chistmas morning, ready to make tea, and unwrap gifts, something happened that left a hole in our blogging community that will remain forever unfilled.
Three hundred miles to the north of Beetley, Mary Smith passed away peacefully, in Scotland.
Few bloggers can hope to leave behind the legacy that Mary has. An incredibly interesting life, lived to the full. Books and short stories that show us other cultures and lifestyles, as well as her love of the history of her home town of Dumfries.
Humour, wit, and warmth, even as she endured debilitating treatment for cancer and took us along with her on her final journey.
Mary was a blogger’s blogger. Engaging on posts, leaving comments, sharing on social media, always there to help and encourage anyone.
Rest in peace, dear Mary. Surrounded by the love of your family, and your many blogging friends.
Her family kindly let us know, posting the last ever post on her blog.