Saturday, 8 March 2014

Time to say Goodbye

Good afternoon

Its been a long time coming - I've been pondering this decision for the past six months since we moved into No6. Whether to keep blogging or to stop. I've tried to keep going but life has changed so much in the past 12 months and even more so in the past 6. It's time now to say goodbye.

For many reasons - our lives have changed and how we spend our time has changed. Those boys of mine are growing up fast and they are less keen on having their photos taken and their lives shared online. There have been changes in my life and again some stuff is not for sharing as not everyone is happy  with stuff being 'out there' online - all of this is fine with me. 

There's also the age old problem of people reading stuff who you'd rather didn't - I could make this blog private etc but I think its rather too much like hard work.

Instead I'll thank everyone who has ever read or commented on here. 

I am not disappearing entirely offline - I still have my Instagram account and can have a bit more control over that - I've now set it to private so existing followers can still see my pictures but I can control any new followers - sounds horrid doesn't it but one bad apple etc etc.

Thanks again

xxx Vicki xxx

35 comments:

Emma Pearce said...

This is so sad, I love your blog. I can completely understand your reasons and sometimes life is just more important. Take care of yourself and leave the blog here safely so if a time comes when you can blog again we will all be here waiting xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Bye bye Honey! I'll still be with you on IG, lives move on and you have to do what's best for you and those fab boys of yours! Be happy Vicki :) x

Crafty in the Med said...

A great shame Vicki as I've always enjoyed reading your posts although I haven't always commented. Nevertheless things change and your family by far is more important!


keep well

Amanda :-)

Angela said...

Like Crafty in The Med, I too enjoy your posts but do not often comment. Thanks for all your posts! But family life is important- may the spring be full of new blessings and new challenges for you all xx

Ethel Johnson said...

I hate saying 'good bye'...perhaps one day you can start again with a new broom. Good luck from Eco Ethel xx

Mac n' Janet said...

Will miss you Vicki, hope whatever life brings you in the future that it will bring joy and happiness for you and all your family.

Tracy said...

I understand your reasons Vicki but I will still miss you all the same (especially the Morris dancers). I wish you and your boys all the very best for the future xxx

Jen Walshaw said...

I understand why you are doing this and respect your decision, but I will miss you and I am glad I am following you on Instagram.

moonstruckcreations said...

You will be missed here in blogland.

Good luck to you and your boys for the future.

Helenxx

topchelseagirl said...

This is a shame, but I can understand. I have never told any friends or family that I blog, as I would be afraid of feeling 'restricted' in some way. Good luck and I hope you pop back at some point in the future.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

and I only just got to say Hello!

I'll pop in and see you in the charity shop if I'm ever in town on the right day.
Good luck to you and you boys for everything going well in the future, keep on dancing!

Twiggy said...

Hi Vicki
That is a shame but you need to do what is right for you. I have been thinking about doing the same thing recently. My life has changed a lot, Twiglet is growing up fast and I don't get many comments anyway. Might start a family diary to record happy times just for us instead.
Good luck
Twiggy xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki , so sorry you wont be around any more.
I'll keep you on my blog roll just in case you find a way to make blogging work for you in the future.
All the best
Jacquie xxx

Jelly Jam said...

Oh good luck to you and your boys. Ellie x

Clare said...

I'm sad you've decided to stop blogging but glad I got to follow you for the last few years. Take care Vicki and all the best to you and your boys xx

Miss Magpie said...

I too am sorry to see you go, I've enjoyed following your blog very much.
Here's to moving forward and mud in the eye to the nasty people. Wishing you all good things for the future. x x

andamento said...

Awwww, shall miss you! But completely understand. All the best! Anne x

Claire said...

I understand completely what you are saying. Not many of my 'real' friends know i blog, or if i do bring it up for some reason i'm always a bit embarrassed about it, like i think they just wouldn't understand the whole blogging thing. Good luck xx

thriftwood said...

So sorry to see you go from blog world Vicki, but will still follow you on IG. Understand about one person spoiling everything, but what a shame.

Take care of yourself and your lovely boys

Love claire xxx

RedSetter said...

What a real pity you feel you need to go. I've been enjoying your blog but understand entirely. We all blog for many reasons but if the blog is making you unhappy or not serving your purpose then it is right to try other avenues to keep the pleasure and remove the challenges.

I wish you well and thank you for the fun and enjoyment I've had reading your blog.

With love
RedSetter

Lisa said...

I completely understand your reasons or going, but am sad to see you go all the same.
I will miss seeing your footwear buys, you always buy great shoes!
Good luck for everything you (and your boys) do in the future.
Lisa x

Amanda Graham said...

Best of luck with everything you and your boys do :)

Amanda Graham said...

Best of luck with everything you and your boys do :)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

So sorry that you won't be blogging anymore. But I completely understand. I try to post as little real information about myself as possible, but it's still exposing yourself. Take care. Xx

Liz said...

I will miss you. Best wishes for the future.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

**Anne** said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a follower of your blog and enjoyed your posts immensely. Totally understand your decision to quit blogging. Wishing you the very best in the future, you deserve it.
Take care Vicki.
Anne xx

gillyflower said...

So sad you are going, I will miss you too Vicki - you have a lovely blog and I have always enjoyed my visits to you.
Wishing you good luck and Best Wishes with whatever you will be doing or want to do!
Gill xx

Country Rabbit said...

ive been in a similar mind. i set up a new blog but dont write very much, just a few pics when i feel like it. but now im in two minds whether to just say good bye totally...i always enjoyed your blog but i still get to see you on instagram x

lavender attic said...

All the best for the future Vicki, I think you've approached your life changes with positivity, well done for that...but will miss you x

lemonade kitty said...

So sorry to see you go, I'll miss your cheery posts, x

Floss said...

I left a comment when I read this last night, but it seems to have disappeared! I am sad to see you blog finish, but quite understand your reasons. You've been a real inspiration to me and I'm glad we still have other ways to keep in touch - here's to the last few years of vintage blogging fun!

Josie-Mary said...

Sorry to see you go but it sounds like the right decision. I'll still be following you on Instagram :) x

Amanda said...

Take care and all the best to you and your boys x

Kashi said...

Good luck to you. I will miss reading about all your activities. Stay happy.

Kath said...

cheerio Vicki, all the best!