I should have realised that something was wrong. The wordpress app was doing unusual things, being quite bouncy. Then I did do a reset and there were two entries (last nights) with the same name and time. But apart from the title, picture and two empty blocks no sign of the three paragraphs I had written about the historical differences between Hampshire and Dorset.
I had written them as I was nearing settling down for the night, and after things had gone wrong I really couldn’t summon the energy to try and re-write them. Besides, when I have to do that (luckily, not too often) I can never re-create the same level of passion.
I wrote about how the histories of the two counties had some similarities. But I have a perception that whilst Hampshire’s history is mostly straight politics; Kings and Queens, hunting in the New Forest. That kind of thing.
Dorsets history on the other hand is much more romantic; Geologically Lulworth cove, a ripple in the crust caused when the Alps were formed, Dinosaurs roaming the area leaving their remains in in the chalk and the clay, people from the Neolithic era, building Maiden Castle.
Don’t get me wrong, Hampshire’s history is interesting, but Dorset appeals to me in a different way.