I guess this post is more an explanation than anything else to all my lovely loyal readers, yes that’s YOU!
My blogging and even my social media channels have taken a bit of a dip in the last week, I am slowly getting back on track but I guess I wanted to let you all know why it has taken a dip and I also want to give other bloggers out there a bit of a warning to stay safe.
Recently I was targeted by someone who inflicted damage at my house and left a very horrible and mean printed out note in my letterbox. The person who wrote the note clearly knows who I am, where I live and that I blog. They have now visited my house twice (most likely at night) and vandalised personal property at the house.
To say the incident has shaken me up is an understatement. The police were immediately involved and forensic tests undertaken, on advice we have installed several security measures to ensure safety of our property and selves. It still baffles me as to why someone would want to do this to me. It’s mean, horrible and completely upsetting.
I am normally very careful about details of my private life relating to security matters, but I just want to warn all bloggers or those with online profiles through social media to be so careful. The person who has done this to me has alluded to the fact that I blog, without any particular details so I have no idea if the blog is the cause of these hurtful acts against me.
In my terrified state on the night this all happened, I told my Dad on Skype that I’m giving up the blog. Even if it has the small connection, I don’t want to provoke the person more. But my Dad came back saying, you can’t let all your loyal readers down because of 1 person. While still hesitant, I do agree. I love my blog, I love you guys and your interactions with the Travelling Corkscrew. Blogging about wine is up there with shopping, wining and dining and all those good things in life.
Even if it was the blog that was the connection I was reluctant to provide further information for this person to act on.
Lastly I just want to say a HUGE THANK-YOU for all the support and love that has been sent my way. While I love living in Perth, it’s times like this that make me so homesick, but it’s so awesome to know that here and across the world I know so many fabulous people and I really want to thank-you.