I had planned to write an amusing and witty poem to round off my pre-Christmas contributions to this blog, but like pie crusts, good intentions are made to be broken and blasted by other commitments such as work, which pays the bills.
I started this blog back in the spring this year with no idea in my mind that I would manage to attract such a wide readership, have so many visitors or expand my writing skills into poetry. I have met so many lovely and creative people, read wonderful work and felt my own craft develop over the weeks and months. Writing has probably saved my sanity this year. I have grown older, wiser and learned some very hard lessons along the way. I lost my dad in the summer, a pain more excruciating than anything I have felt before, and really don’t wish to repeat again for a long time. I hope this blog would make him proud. At the very least I’ve been brave enough to put myself out there and feel I can hold my head high.
Anyway, thank you to everyone who has stopped by, read, liked, commented or just trawled around to see what’s going on. You are all welcome. I am taking a break in the countryside for the holidays, so the pages will lie fallow for a couple of weeks. I will recharge my batteries, recoup, soak up some calm and return, full of energy and food 🙂
See you all on the other side – 2014 is going to be a good one. I have already decided!
20 thoughts on “Holiday High Jinks”
Hello Freya, I have enjoyed your blog. I have only been on WP since July, probably about the same length of time. You write wonderfully well, the poems you have written about your dad have been so beautifully penned, I know he would be immensely proud of you. I have challenged myself to write a letter of thanks to my dad, it will be a searching challenge for me as I miss him a lot.
Enjoy your break and come back and entice me on 2014 with your wonderful words.
Best wishes to you….Michael
Thank you, Michael. I can return all those compliments to you, as you have written some beautiful poetry – and I have enjoyed reading your work immensely! I hope you manage to write your letter to your dad – it is a tough but cathartic experience to put the thoughts on paper… Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful time x
Look forward to your return.
Freya, I’ve only read you a few times, and I applaud you for taking a break. The first Christmas (or Hanukkah) without your dad will be hard, I know, but I will keep you in my long list of prayers and meditations for those who have lost someone this year.
I’m so glad you began this blog, and I look forward to clicking on your name around the prompts and wherever you show up. Be refreshed and come back when you’re good and ready. Peace, Amy
Thank you so much, Amy. Yes, the festive times without a loved one are very hard, but the first of each is the worst, so I am glad to be doing something different this year. No doubt the time will fly by!
I certainly have enjoyed your Blog. Writing nearly saved my sanity, but it arrived just to late to make the difference!
Thank you! Yes, I wonder if to outward appearances my retained sanity really shows… 🙂
Hope you have a great vacation…looking forward to reading more from you in the new year!
Thank you, Bryan, and likewise!
Enjoy your time away, relax, unwind, replenish. xo
I certainly did… xo
travel light over the holidays…been fun to get to know you a bit over at dverse…and i def look forward to what the new year brings….i imagine you father would be proud of your journey…
I like to think so 🙂
It’s been great joining you all at dVerse – here’s to 2014!
smiles… enjoy the time out… it’s good to get some rest and recharge the batteries… it’s cool how many different people we meet through blogworld – i find it fascinating and an exciting journey as well… and i bet your dad would be proud…
Thank you, Claudia. I hope you had a good break too – here’s to 2014!
I hope you’ll still have time to write an amusing post-Christmas entry as I really enjoy your writing style! 🙂 I hope you will enjoy my pre-Christmas post however 😛 http://withluck.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/merry-tonsillectomy/
Thank you, Liana. I”l take a look at your post shortly!