Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A view to a "no chickadees" break

The view from my window in Edinburgh includes these lovely trees in full blossom. What you don’t see are the cars and buses and the people walking below my window, or the garish tangle of playground equipment in the park across the street.
The view from JP’s flat in Greenock is much more grandiose. It extends across the River Clyde to the hills beyond. The sunset turns everything golden, creating a sense of calm and making the gulls look more like graceful gliders than sit-aiming scavengers.
I’m going to pause this blog for some time. I don’t know how long. Since spring officially sprung, my hobby as a tourism geek has been taking up more time, and I realize that all I am doing for the chickadees blog is posting the occasional photo or update. I don’t have any passion for it right now so it is best to leave it until I decide what, if anything, I want to use it for.

I’ve been trying to do too much all at once and have just managed to fall ill for the third time in less than two months. I need to chill out, pluck out things to make my priority. Since I take such pleasure in writing about Scotland, I’m going to stick with that and leave this blog at the back of the cyber closet.

Just wanted you to know that this blog will not be regularly updated for the foreseeable future, so you can adjust your subscriptions as necessary. Perhaps I'll see you in the autumn. Until then, I'm still at Scotland for the Senses. Happy blogging, everyone.

Big, choked-up, flu-ridden love,

Sophia
xx

25 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Sorry to hear you are sick again. So, yes, let it go. I'll still see you over at the other place.

Zhoen said...

Take care of yourself. Catch you on the flipsi... um, RSS feed.

Barry said...

Take it from me, health has to come first.

Take all the time you need.

Enjoy.

Dale said...

Now, if you're constituted as I am, the next thing you will find is that you're writing all sorts of chickadee posts. I can do anything so long as I'm not obliged to do it :-)

But if you're really gone for a while (or anyway, camped out at the Senses) that's fine too. I frown on looking on blogging as anything but a free and slightly guilty pleasure. xoxo

Kay said...

so sorry you are sick..I can empathize..take care and I will keep tabs on your other blog

KarenLana said...

It's definitely wisest to do what's best for your health! I hope you feel better soon.

Andrea said...

Well wishes! I'll still visit you over in Scotland for the Senses. Enjoy the break.

Brian Miller said...

wow. nice view...hope you feel better!

PurestGreen said...

Thanks everyone! Still sick but taking things easy. It's nice to give myself permission to step back and take a breath. Happy blogging.

The Broad said...

Oh, I will be here when you return ... and you know where to find me too :)
Chau, bella ...

Jingle said...

beautiful view,
get well soon!
Happy Monday!

Michael said...

All the best. M

lakeviewer said...

Sometimes, we need a break. Have fun on your break.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Take care and catch up with you again soon. xx

Lena said...

Have a nice break. Maybe Sock Monkey will return with you for a future visit..?
Lena
X

Jazmine Dominique said...

Lovely pictures!! Sorry to hear of the break but hope it treats you well. ;)

Carolynn said...

There's definitely a theme out there of slowing down the blogging obligations. I've cut back myself, as you already know.

Feel better!

Carolynn

lakeviewer said...

Oh, it's going around and around, traveling all around Mother Earth these days. Flu season seems to last all year. We, hubby and I have been hit with all kinds of flu viruses this year.

Take care. Rest well.
Will visit you on your other blog.

Ruth said...

Ohh, sad.

Dave King said...

A natural break as the T.V. people used to say. A good pause point, a superb post to leave us with.

Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

nice

Maggie May said...

rake care of yourself and have a wonderful time with the tourism :)

kj said...

well! my timing is interesting. i was just reminding myself to add you to my blog roll!

you are wise to reschuffle and retreat for as long as you want and need. thank you for visiting me. please let me know when you return here, and i will head over to your other blog on your beautiful country.

love
kj

Sophia said...

Awww...well, don't be gone too long. I love you and I love your blog!!! :) BIG BIG Hugs. xo

Terresa said...

Ohh, yes, I'm so sorry I missed you! Honestly, I fell into a bit of a funk while in Edinburgh, all the snow and slush on the sidewalks and the chill...but it is a breathtaking city, one that I've visited before and will visit again, next time more prepared to meet up with you (I would have loved it!!).

Cheers,
T