Sunday, 2 July 2017

Absence makes the heart grow fonder ...


Just thought I would pop in for a quick visit. As you can see I have given the old blog a bit of a re-vamp - thought it needed a little facelift.  I don't suppose there is anyone out there who remembers me - but oh how I have missed this space and all the people I have come across over the past few years.  I am feeling nostalgic at the moment and suddenly felt I needed to speak to you all again.  I know I have been gone for a few months which is quite a long time in blogging terms but although I moved over to Instagram because of its ease and quickness, it's just not the same as a blog.

Not that much has been happening in the Rosebank household needless to say - I'm still doing all the same stuff - gardening, growing veg and taking pictures - but the writing has gone for six - I can't remember when I last wrote in my diary - which is most unusual for me  - I guess I just needed to take time out for a while and gradually let things slide.

When I have time I have a quick read of your blog posts to see how you are all getting on and what is happening in your lives  and find that life goes on whether or not I take part in the blogging world with my small contribution.

I hope I can find time to put up a post now and then and that there is someone out there who will still read it - but I know that blog followers quickly disappear when you don't post regularly. 

Till next time.

Elaine

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  1. It is so nice to see a post from you.
    I too miss the blogging albeit most have gone to other forms of contact... Facebook, Instagram etc.
    But I'm a creature of habit and it is like one has been invited into the blogger's life to share a pic or two and a few words of common interest.
    I've often thought of returning under a new title (as some from my old blogs have passed on) perhaps your present post is just the thing to inspire.
    I hope all is well across the Pond.
    Susan x

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    1. Hello Susan
      Nice to hear from you again - it has been a long time since you stopped blogging - I guess times change and a lot of people that I know have stopped blogging altogether. I do miss the more intimate feel of the blog which you don't really get on Instagram but on the other hand, I like the immediacy of Instagram - thanks for responding, much appreciated.

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  2. I miss your beautiful photos and tales from the Leicestershire countryside.

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    1. Thanks Sue - I don't get out and about as much in summer so there wouldn't be much from me on the countryside for the summer months - for some reason I am much happier wandering in the autumn and winter.

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  3. I see you everyday on Instagram Elaine! I feel like you have never been away!

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  4. It is lovely to see a post from you Elaine and to know that all is well with you. I only post once a week now as so many people have vanished from the blogging scene.

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    1. Hello Rosemary
      It's funny how people are disappearing from blogging isn't it - perhaps it's all a bit old hat now when there are so many more avenues to take - I have only been on Instagram for six months and have more followers than I had in six years of blogging - although I'm not sure that all change is for the best - and I think it does take a long time to build up relationships with people so that you feel that you know them through their posts.

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  5. Lovely to see your post pop up on my blog sidebar, I'm still blogging but not as often as I used to. Hope to see you here from time to time, I don't use Instagram as I don't have one of those camera phones which I think you have to use to register, perhaps I'm wrong on that but I do like the gentleness of blogging:)

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    1. Hello Rosie
      Nice to hear from you - I was just looking at your latest post this morning and I think that was what prompted me to do another post because I have missed my old blogging friends. I don't have a phone but joined Instagram with my iPad after a lot of messing about - technology and all that!

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  6. good to hear from you.I don't add many blog posts but visit me if I do,even if you only send a message to say you have read it!!!!Keep them coming.

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    1. Thank you - kind of you to stop by

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  7. Hello Elaine - I like what you've done on the blog. I bet your garden is overflowing with color. I agree that Instagram just isn't the same as the blog. I've been considering opening one of mine again. Still undecided. Be well!

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    1. Hello Barb - how are you , keeping well I hope - it seems ages since we both stopped blogging - I have really missed everyone even though I have made a new set of friends on Instagram - like you I'm not sure about restarting the blog full time - but hopefully I can manage the odd post now and then

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  8. How lovely to hear from you!!! I often think of you and do miss your wonderful, poetic posts. I do hope you find a little time to pop in when you can as it's always a treat to hear from you. Hoping all is well in your world. Hugs.xxx

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    1. Hello you - lovely to hear from you - it's been so long hasn't it - I did read of your trials with the latest batch of ducks to be released and glad to hear it went ok in the end. I am doing alright but think I am coming out of a sort of midlife crisis - I am trying to pull myself together and get back on top form

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  9. Here's to you feeling on top form soon. I know what you mean though, every now and then things can get a little jaded....and get you down.xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely sometimes it all gets a bit much and you have to step back and get everything into proportion

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    2. Yes...you take good care of you, post when you can...I would miss you if you didn't.xxxxxxx

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  10. You have been tucked in my dormant folder - which I check each month.
    Welcome back!

    I have slid from weekly posts to every 10 days - and a pile of posts waiting to be read in Feedly.

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    1. Sometimes a break is necessary but hopefully I will gradually come out of 'dormancy' thank you for visiting much appreciated

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  11. What a treat to see a post from you Elaine. And yes, I have thought of you from time to time. I don't do any other media just blog. Love the new look and hearing from you again.

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    1. Thank you Donna nice to hear from you

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  12. You are not forgotten from this side of the pond Elaine! Not intentionally, but I too seem to have taken a hiatus.

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    1. Thank you Jayne - life sometimes gets in the way and a break is no bad thing.

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  13. How lovely to see you back. I have enjoyed your blog, both the photos and your writing - so I hope you find the motivation to write again. It seems a lot of garden bloggers are currently taking a break so you are not alone. I find it hard to blog frequently at any time and especially in summer - the garden calls at every opportunity. Having read your post I've now found you on Instagram - so look forward to your posts there.

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    1. Thanks Sue - I agree about the summer the garden just seems to take over doesn't it - I have found you on Instagram too :)

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  14. Great that you are back. I have not tried Instagram. I miss your garden and poetic words.

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    1. Hello to you - thank you for your kind words - I do need to get back to writing I have let it slip for far too long.

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  15. I'm still here too - it's good to 'hear' from you.

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    1. Hi Sue - glad to know you're still around too - lovely to hear from you

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  16. Hello Stranger!
    Nice to see you back Elaine. I've signed up for Instagram but am struggling to keep up with social media.. and a blog.. and life! Something has to give somewhere doesn't it.

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    1. Hi Jessica
      Yes something does have to give - I gave up trying to be superwoman - and it was the blog that came off worst! I'm sure I can manage an occasional post but the comments on other people's blogs may well suffer. Just one of those things that you have to sort out your priorities. Thanks for taking the time to say hello.

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  17. It's lovely to see a post from you Elaine and your new look.I don't have so much time these days to blog. I always enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your wonderful images. Sarah x

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    1. Hello Sarah
      Thank you for stopping by - I feel so out of touch at the moment and wish I had more time to visit you all - it is good to know you are still there enjoying life down in Dorset - maybe one day I will get back into the swing of things who knows :)

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  18. I have never been a trendsetter or even a trend follower. I usually catch onto a trend by the coattails. I eat a lot of dust. But as long as your posts keep popping up on my reading list, Elaine, I will keep reading them with pleasure.

    And as soon as the dust clears, I think I will join Facebook.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words they are much appreciated. I do have a Facebook account to keep in touch with relatives but to be quite honest it is full of dross and I very rarely go there anymore. At least with Instagram you can find like minded souls. See you when the dust settles🙂

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    2. The dross is what has kept me in the cloak room, but the love of grandchildren can make one do all manner of foolish things...like join the 21st century.

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  19. Oh how lovely to see you again Elaine and hope that you reappear before long :) I've certainly missed your photos, poems, quotes etc. as well as hearing about what you're reading. Have just found your Instagram account so will pop in from time to time. I've got an Instagram account but have still to make inroads,

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    1. Hi Anna
      Lovely to hear from you and that you are still blogging - I am setting my stall out to get back in the swing of things as I used to enjoy writing my posts - hopefully won't be long when I am back regularly - thank you for your kind words - they mean a lot to me - maybe see you on Instagram in the meantime

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  20. I, too, am still here. It is good to see you posting, welcome back.

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    1. Lovely to hear from you too Amy

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  22. I had a slight break myself earlier this year and then felt so terribly lonely. So I am glad you have found the will to write again; Instagram is so much easier but I love to share my stories too.

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    1. Hi Carrie
      Yes I agree I did feel kind of lonely and I missed my regular blogging friends and am thankful they are still around to welcome me back.

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  23. Welcome back Elaine. I missed you x

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  24. I read this post then forgot to comment. A nice read and a lovely picture.
    Of course we haven't forgotten you! Happy gardening. xx

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  25. I saw your comment on Nib's End's blog so thought I would check to see if it was an indication of a sign of life over here, and so it was. Plenty of people seem to have found you again so I hope that encourages you.

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    1. Just dipping a tentative toe in Lucille

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  26. Hi Elaine; I'm glad you have returned to the blogging world. I always enjoyed your thoughtful writing and evocative photos. More of both, please!

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    1. Thanks Mark can't say that I'm back exactly my mojo has definitely got up and left

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