Saturday, 17 March 2018

How shall we manage?

Not sure how I shall manage without my daily input of John's wisdom and wit (Going Gently) but I do understand how he needs a break, especially as he is under the weather at the moment.   But come back soon John - and get well soon.

Here in North Yorkshire we are back in the throes of the Mini Beast from the East.   As I look out of the window it is snowing heavily outside - blizzard conditions.   At present it is slightly above freezing so it is quickly going, but I suspect that given another hour things will be very different.   The only consolation is that this spell is only short and once the week end is over  things should begin to warm up again.   In addition a sharp Easterly wind is blowing and clouds of snow are drifting past the window too - very bad sign of drifting.   Will this winter never end?

25 comments:

justjill said...

I too will miss John, and the animals! Here snow is threatened but the wind has dropped a bit. Hope you get your Sunday lunch..

Gwil W said...

Winter is having its final fling here too. Cold winds and sleet all day. Not even proper snow!

Derek Faulkner said...

I think that most of us bloggers need a break at times, it can become quite a chore trying to find something interesting to say every day, personally I find it hard to understand why some bloggers feel that they have to write something every day, just to suit others.

Janice said...

Sad to see John go, hopefully it's only temporary. I also see this morning that Sue at 'A Challenging Year'/'Our New Life in the Country' has announced that she has quite blogging as well. They will both be missed. I guess blogs come and go and it's always nice to stumble upon a new one.

Jennifer said...

I think John's just taking a short break, and will be back in a few days. I hope so, anyway.

Sue in Suffolk said...

We've had snow all day but most has melted away as it's fallen.
I hope you get out for your Sunday Lunch without problems.
I shall miss Johns blog too - hope he is back soon and Sue in Wales has finished too.
Soon be no one left..........Don't go Pat!

angryparsnip said...

I will miss John also.
By the time I get up in the morning your blog and Johns is first on my reader. Cup of coffee and reading you both besides the comics is a nice way to start the day.
But I think writing something every day can be tiring. I use to blog three times a week but now I try to post my important Friday post and if lucky an extra one.

cheers, parsnip

Lesley UK said...

I'm going to miss John, too. I'm on holiday in N Yorkshire at the moment. How crazy is that? And I agree about the weather. One moment swirling snow, and the next, blue skies and sunshine. Tomorrow we're off to Bakewell for a couple of days, then a few days in Snowdonia, then back to Bakewell, because we love it there, and they really have wheelchair friendly facilities. Then we're off to Didcot, then to Oxfordshire for another few days. It's wonderful being retired and able to take off whenever we like. Blessings

John Gray said...

Thank you pat and thank you all...xx

Mac n' Janet said...

Hope your spring comes soon, winter is so tiring

Bonnie said...

I will also miss both John at "Going Gently" and Sue at "A Challenging Year". I can understand the need for a break as it must be difficult to keep up with such regular posting. I do not write a blog so feel I have no right to complain about anyone leaving but I can say I will miss both blogs, I wish them well and I hope they return when it is right for them. I do admire all blog writers for you all lend much good to those of us out in the world.

Please stay warm and cozy Weaver! This winter is simply refusing to let go for many of us! Here in Missouri where I live we keep getting teased with an almost spring like day only to see the cold and dark days return. Spring will arrive for us all but only when it is done teasing us!

Joanne Noragon said...

The winter will be gone. The sun will set/the sun will rise. John will be back. That's just how it all goes.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Bitterly cold here with snow lying and a temperature of minus three tonight, so the roads are bad too.
Thanks everyone for your comments.

A Heron's View said...

"Oh not again !"
was the exclaim from Mrs H when snow was threatened and I in reply said
" It won't last "
At least I hope it won't for we had quite sufficient last time.
Yes, sorry to see that John is unwell I shall miss not reading his blog.

By the way I hope that you will answer my email favourably ?

Jill said...

I'll be missing john, and now Sue has gone again too. I so enjoy my blog people that I can check in on, but I also understand the need to break it break away. We have to enjoy the blog relationships we get while we have them.

Heather said...

A very mini blizzard for about 20 minutes down here this morning but it fizzled out quickly and has just been very cold with a cutting wind. Keep warm and dream of spring.

Beachcomber said...

I,m going to every blog in dread at the moment as so many bloggers are stopping.
Today Sue in Wales has said goodbye. I'm really sad because she didn't allow
comments so we could thank her for all her shared wisdom.
It's really sad losing blog friends but I appreciate that people need a break or privacy.
Please Pat do keep blogging. I love your down to earth comments.
I think you set a great example to us all about living through adversity are very generous
in sharing your wise words and experiences.
Sue

Tom Stephenson said...

Snowing here too.

Cro Magnon said...

Yesterday I spent most of the day digging over the veg' patch, and planting more soft fruit bushes. There is a hint of proper Spring in the air; I've even done my first major mowing of the year!

Virginia said...

I'll miss both blogs - Sue had me thinking, and changing my habits - about food, and John is such an inspiration to community-facing caring. I hope they are both well, and happy having a break. As for you, dear Pat, I hope the warmer weather comes soon - it will make things so much easier for you. The meds I'm on make me unstable and shaky on my feet and I hate to think how I'd cope if there was ice to contend with. Until then, be careful... very careful!! Tess - look after 'your mother'!

thelma said...

Yes it is sad about John, things have just become too much I expect. But he will be back, he needs the life support of all his followers. His lovely nature dictates his need to chatter.
Absolutely freezing cold here to Pat, keep warm.

Rachel Phillips said...

Bitterly cold Weave. Thanks for the email. x

Minigranny said...

Thick snow here in Somerset - we are all ready for Spring now. Keep warm! x

mrsnesbitt said...

Indeed pat, the snow is back. I have to go to Richmond at some point so could meet up at some point? I am going to Mackenzie Thorpe's gallery as they are donating a box of delights for some art workshops I am running through the Easter holidays.Vist my blog to see our latest news - you'll love it!

Curvywitch said...

I think we'll all miss our daily visit with John. I hope the snow isn't making things too difficult for you. Keep warm and take care.