We don't live in the kind of house with a back door that the family or friends use to enter the house. But my Grandmother had a farmhouse like that. In fact no one ever entered her house through the front door.
But I love the idea of the presentable front, and the welcoming informality of the back door. I have a friend who lives in a part of the world where visitors knock and then let themselves right in. No one is left to stand waiting outside.
In the real world that wouldn't work for me at all! But it's a very nice idea in a way, and I actually think of this part of my blog like that. When I started this annex it was because I felt that my original web address was on the verge of collapse. It's still the only way I can leave a link to my FB page, for instance. But truth be told, I have always been one of those "one and a spare" types by nature. It's the coyote in me that wants two ways of entry or escape.
I find it disconcerting when blogs that I enjoy visiting just vanish from the landscape, and after three years in the traces I wouldn't want to leave that way if I had serious blogging problems to work out. So I knocked a hole in the wall of my old blog and made this portal to pass through. I'm sorry if it's proved somewhat confusing.
I recently found this wonderful old vintage screen door. Even though I don't have a place to install it yet, I keep it leaning against a wall of the guest room for now. It means the same to me that a back door would. And that's the message that I want to send to those of you who take the trouble to visit me here where it's a bit more intimate. Thank you, and welcome! There aren't that many that know the secret passageway yet. . . .
We're still dusting things off for a home wedding on Saturday. Family starts arriving tomorrow. We've been blessed with perfect weather so far, so all of the doors will be flung open. I know many of you have special events this time of the year. Best of luck with yours!
And come back soon!