Our Occasional Blog

Updates, insights and mutterings from the Dragonflies…

Blog One: What happened to the inbox?

There was a panicked text from Darren yesterday evening, ‘what’s happened to the inbox?’ 

He was right, normally it isn’t too difficult to keep it in order, but yesterday a tsunami of emails arrived. Far more than I could keep up with on a day when lots of other things were happening. (Dragonflies are Dragonflies a 100% of the time but do have other calls on their time).

We normally get a trickle of emails in to request reader slots, but oh my! How wonderful that so many of you want to share your wonderful words, and how on earth are Darren and I going to select? Some of you, very regular contributors, have generously said that whilst you’d like to read, you’ll understand and happily just turn up to listen, but we don’t want to stop hearing from the people who have so loyally and so wonderfully entertained us in the last year. Equally we have a number of folks, very new to us, who are brilliant and we definitely want to hear more from, and then there are first timers, and who knows what creative gems are waiting to be heard from them?

Of course, for anyone who has ever organised anything similar, this comes under the heading of ‘nice problems to have’ and Darren and I will work it out. We are delighted that so many of you want to come and share your poetry and prose with us, and that we have, with your help, created a warm and safe space where words can be shared in a supportive atmosphere. 

One of the results of this is the ‘shall we put an additional, August, date in the diary’ conversation that Darren and I left on the back burner marked ‘wait and see’ last week is a lot more likely to happen now. And yes, this does mean we could already fill two events, perhaps more.

I’m not sure whether fabulous photographer friend of the Dragonflies, Michael Powell, has ever captured a Dragonfly smiling, but if he could bring his camera over from the USA right now, he’d be able to snap at least two Dragonflies with ear-to-ear grins.

Barbara, 19th May 2021