Thursday, February 28, 2013

Taking a leaf out of Benedict's book

My first thought when I saw a blog post on Shrove Tuesday asking what I was going to give up for Lent was - my blog. That day my laptop had been impossible and trying to continue with my blog was looking to be a lost cause. Over the last few months I have given a considerable amount of thought to whether or not to continue with my blog and I have decided that I have done as much with it as I can. It is not a matter of poor health, although I have had a cold for the last few days. I do not intend to go into a monastery or even a nunnery, but shall be spending some time in our garden and I have other interests that I would like to devote more time to. Unfortunately there are not enough hours in the day for me to pursue all of the interests that I would like to and recently I have been unable to spend as much time on my blog as I would like. At the moment I am not sure if this will be permanent or maybe just a sabbatical. Blogland has changed in the time that I have been blogging. Many of the bloggers that I cut my blogging teeth with, no longer blog. Sadly some are no longer with us. Blogging has  been an immensely enjoyable experience through which I have learned a lot from people, about people and about myself. I shall keep an eye on Blogland and may even leave the occasional comment but at the moment I have no plans to write posts.

And finally to borrow from Benedict's last address - Thank you for your friendship.

17 comments:

GaynorB said...

Best wishes from Staffordshire to Cheshire.
I shall miss your posts about life in Cheshire.

Jennyta said...

That's a shame but I'm feeling a bit that way myself. Good luck with whatever you do decide.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We will miss you, but maybe you will miss us enough to return one day :-) Diane

Leon and Sue Sims said...

CW - as I've nicknamed you since reading your posts - I will miss keeping up with your news but please feel free to pop in to say hello occasionally.
Leon and Sue

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh, oh, oh. Just as I come back,off you go!! Do you know what, it's nice to have a break. And lovely to dip in and out. Enjoy your garden. Come and visit soon, and lets hope that you might want to dash down the odd post here and there over the next decade or two. No pressure. But it would be nice. xxxxxx

Maggie May said...

It is quite sad when Blogging friends decide to do this but I wish you the very best and there is always a chance that you might want to come back one day.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

I'm going to miss you! I hope your plans go well, and that you have much fun in the future. I'll probably come out of hibernation in a month, and I'm getting things revved up.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Linda Metcalf said...

Best wishes to you....and I for one will await your words!

Akelamalu said...

I know how you feel. I still read a lot of blogs but am finding writing for my own a bit of a chore, hence the lack of posts. I find myself only writing about my travels these days, more as a reminder to myself of where we've been and what we've done. I hope you don't disappear altogether. x

the fly in the web said...

I shall miss you...but enjoy your garden.

Thud said...

You will be missed.

Jenny Woolf said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and hope you will post again from time to time!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm finding it so sad that so many blogs have retired. I will miss your photos and stories. I am glad that you didn't just delete it- you never know... :)

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LindyLou Mac said...

Hope you are well and enjoying your blog free life. I just wanted to let you know that I have a new blog up and running after the demise of News from Italy.
http://lindyloumactraveltales.blogspot.co.uk/

the fly in the web said...

I do hope you will consider returning...having just caught your comment on French Fancy.
I enjoyed your blog very much.