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After the hiatus…?

How many times have I taken a blogging sabbatical?  It happens all the time.  I allow the real world and work to take control of my life and the things that make me happy take a back seat.

Well, if I intend to be the boss of me eventually, if I intend to be responsible for my own time, then I need to take control of things don’t I?  Besides, whilst paying for my own domain name isn’t exactly breaking the bank (thank you WordPress for making this financially accessible!  You guys absolutely rock!), there must be some sort of return of investment!

So I am back in the land of the blogging!

Watch this space…again!

Oh and PS, thanks for sticking with me!  Mucho appreciated!❤️

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Say them magic words!

I know that in this day and age of instant gratification, we often do without the social mores that our parents or grandparents expect us to follow.  I get that.  On my birthday, I got several (very beautiful) birthday cards (I was so touched by the amount that I posted a photo of the cards!) and I absolutely adored that.  We don’t write enough letters anymore in this day and age of emails and instant messaging.

Whilst on this soap box, I seriously believe that “please” and “thank you” are still important.  Even if you don’t mean it.  I know a lot of people will poo-poo my encouragement of insincere platitudes, but I am a firm believer that politeness is still a social requirement.  You ask someone to do something for you, you say “please.”  If someone does something for you (whether requested or not) you say “thank you.”  This applies to everything from letters to text messages.  It’s an unspoken rule: you use the magic words.

Freedom of speech is a basic human right and we can say whatever we want, however way we want to. But politeness never cost anyone anything, and it’s a sign of your humanity.

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Thank you!

I must say that I am quite pleased whenever someone comes to visit the blog.

I know it’ll sound cheesy when I say this: but I am always challenged to write better when people come to visit.  It’s all about the quality of the posts, really.  It’s all about content.  And every time someone likes a post, or starts following the blog, it reminds me that I have a responsibility to the people who follow the blog: to write better, to post better photos and to share something relevant.

I started the blog because I wanted to embrace the fact that I am all about the food.  But I’m beginning to realise that whilst food might be the centre of my writing universe, it’s not the be-all-and-end-all of my writing world.  I started with a tag line on the blog that said “There is no love more sincerer than the love of food.”  I took my food posts from a previous blog and brought them over to this blog.  But I soon realised that concentrating on food did not allow me to express all my thoughts.  Sure, it’s good to have a niche blog, but  I have opinions and I have thoughts that I most certainly love sharing–mostly, selfishly, so that I can validation; that I can say that I’m not the only one with these thoughts.  It’s good to get validation and it’s even better when someone you don’t know in some other part of the world says, “Yeah, I think that too!”

If you’ve dropped by the blog, if you’ve liked a post, if you’ve clicked that button to follow the blog, let me just say “Thank you!” for without y’all to spur me on, I don’t think I’d put my thoughts out there!

This is my second thank you post, but I feel the need to say it over and over again.  You all make my heart sing (insert Dido’s Thank You song here)! 🙂

Thank you!