Thursday 9 November 2023

Blog closed.

 It may be temporary, it may be permanent.

63 comments:

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Take care of yourself. best wishes Josie

Dog Lover said...

Sending love and best wishes

Fiona in New Zealand

Sue in Suffolk said...

Oh no, not you as well as Sue in Lancashire. This is all looking very sad for the blog community.
Look after yourself Sue.

From the other Sue!

Sooze said...

I hope you're ok. I'll miss your posts, thinking of you x

lindsey said...

Oh no, Sue. I do hope that we have not lost your blog. Please take care of yourself. Sending best wishes and a hug from Northern Ireland xxx

Alison said...

Take care of yourself, you will be missed, but must do the best for yourself. x

Catriona said...

You will be missed. Take care. Catriona

Jake's a Girl said...

I will miss you should you decide it's permanent. Take care.

Angela said...

Look after yourself. You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

We will all be here waiting for you, I do hope that you are well and send lots of love and positive thoughts to you. Please take care of you & Beano. Jan in Castle Gresley

Hazel said...

Oh no! I love reading your blog, the highs and the lows. I've learned a lot. I hope you decide to carry on, I will miss your voice. If you don't, I hope you find an outlet fir your stress.
Whatever you decide, I wish you all the best.

SueJay said...

Take care of yourself. Been reading your blogs for ages although I don’t comment very often. Stay strong, sending hugs, SueJay

Jan said...

Take care-hoping that you're ok. You'll be missed.

Nelliegrace said...

Best wishes, Sue.

Mary said...

What???!!! I wake up in Chicago and one of my morning highlights is reading your blog. I'm sure there are many more women like me who don't comment but follow your (and Beanos) life adventures. I wouldn't know how to write like you do. Don't give up because of nasty people! I remember when John from Going Gently wanted to give up and lots of us were glad he continued. I really hope you continue too.

Margaret said...

I will miss you and your blog posts but you need to do what is good for you. All the very best. Margaret (New Zealand)

LouC said...

Hoping you are okay and please take care of yourself. Wish we could support you more. Prayers and luck as well.

Anonymous said...

I hope you and Steve are ok. Selfishly I hope this isn't the end of your blog, I've been reading for many years and will miss it. But I understand that sometimes things just come to an end. Please be kind to yourself, you deserve the best. Michelle x

Anna said...

Hope you’re okay Hester. Will miss your blog.
Best wishes A

Kathleen B said...

Take care of yourself.
I have read your blog in all its various forms for many years starting way back with your lodger.

Look after yourself, best wishes
Kathleen

sandy said...

I will miss you, have read your blog for years, take care

Sue said...

It seems that us two Sue's are jumping ship together.

I decided yesterday after 15 years of blogging and a one month temporary break last month, that I had to stop. We both started at similar times, I remember you getting married ... well the post about you jumping the broom in your garden ... and all the good times you had. So many memories both happy and not so happy shared with people all over the world. You will know if you want to come back, or if enough is enough, either way you have many friends in Blogland.

Sending much love, from one Sue to another.

Karla said...

I will be here, too, when and if you decide to keep going. Sending some good juju your way. Take care of you.

Heather said...

I will miss reading your posts. Best wishes.

cskies1 said...

I hope you just need a bit of a break....:)
either way....I wish you well!!

Christine said...

Thank you for many years of enjoyment. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I too don't comment on your blog often, but I've enjoyed reading it for quite a long time now. The ups, downs and everything in between. I so admire your stoicism in the face of difficult circumstances and totally get it that you are feeling the need of a break from blogging.
All best wishes
Alison in Wales x

PatsyAnne said...

I can't imagine my day without checking in with your blog. Being a handicapped 78 yr old senior citizen who doesn't get out due to using a rollater and incredible pain in legs and lower back, I find you are a constant friend who visits me and I find myself worrying about all your downs and patting you on the back for all your ups. Please keep in touch. (applesauceanne@aol.com) Please. I hope all is well with you and weirdly with Steve as well. Be well my friend and know that someone who lives up on the Hudson River in New York sends you her best and much love. I will miss you be it temp or forever.

Patsy

Anonymous said...

I hope you're ok & are just taking a break if it's what you need, please don't isolate yourself, take care love Carrie x

Anonymous said...

I hope it is just for a break but if not, I certainly understand. You have had so much on your plate these last few years and I will always wish you the very best!!

Dawn Pinnataro Albany, Georgia USA

Ellen D. said...

Wishing you the best, whatever you decide.

ladybug said...

I hope you are ok. I know life gets really busy and hard at times. Prayers for you and your family. I do miss your blogging.

flis said...

Sometimes you just have to stop and be kind to yourself and put other things to one side for a while - Well that's how it is for me xx

lexie said...

I hope all is well with you and Beano.

I am a long time reader and really enjoy your blog.

Thanks for all your posts.

Lini said...

i shall miss you. i've always admired how you handle your life and the troubles in it. if you don't come back, you will not be forgotten. hope life gets a little less stressful for you.

Unknown said...

I hope and pray all is well with you, take a break and relax, hopefully you will be back.
Take care.
JC

Shearling said...

All the best to you and Beano.

Country Cottage said...

Hoping it's just a break but wishing you all the best xx

Fat Dormouse said...


I also hope it's only temporary, but it's got to be what feels right for you. I wonder if some of the comments made by others has actually helped increase your stress. We all mean well, but maybe say the wrong things, or things you don't need to hear from strangers.

Whatever you decide, go well. Look after yourself and be kind to yourself.

Anonymous said...

Aww do hope you’re okay Sue. Love and hugs Islandmaid xx

Carol Caldwell said...

I can understand how hard it is to keep blogging when you have struggles in your life. I wish you all the best and hope you can be kind to yourself and find some happiness.

Rae said...

I don't think the reason for possibly quitting your blog is because of a decision made solely on your own. I'm guessing all of the comments and "advise" that was written had a lot to do with it. I think I may have even commented that your husband seems unusually cruel, in the past, and I apologize for that. Obviously, you miss the man that he was and maybe you are able to see things in him, that you still love, that the rest of us don't see. Regardless, it is not any of our business to be judging how you should act or respond one way or the other. If anything, I think you deserve a lot of respect for not giving up and continuing to fight, despite all odds. I do question why your husband is able to be decent around his friends and why this can't be the same with you, but you may know or understand something there that I do not.
So, what I am saying is, I am sorry, and I do hope you will continue your blog, as I too, look forward to reading it. Maybe because what you cope with also gives me strength with the daily struggles. Take care - Ranee (MN) USA

Unknown said...

Hope you don't decide to cancel your blog and you're OK. Take care x

Donna said...

We miss you already...
hugs
Donna

Jaccs said...

Oh Sue we will miss you and Beano so much!! Best wishes Jacqui xx

walking in beauty carmarthenshire said...

Sue, I hope you are well and in a good space. Misiing your blogs and your journey. Do hope you come back.
Kathy

ladybug said...

I still miss reading your daily blog. I hope you and your husband are doing well.

Wendy said...

I have never left comments, but have read your blog for a long time. I admire you for coping so well with your many problems. I will really miss you if you decide to retire from your blog. But I wish you the VERY BEST Esther xx

Marjorie said...

Hugs and love. I will miss you and your posts.

Anonymous said...


I also have never left a comment but have been following for years and enjoyed hearing about Beano life on the boat and the summer house and get togethers etc and the cooking and what food you would be making and how the days were going for YOU and your husband as i get older ive found out life isint going to be all serene and pottering around the house with no stress at all like i imagined it would be lol following you has opened up my mind and given me some strength really .... i found some comments hard to read where as i never found following you gave me that feeling oddly enough. you take care Jane in au

Anonymous said...

I hope your ok dear.
Let us all know as we are all worried
About you.

janipi said...

I have followed you for years. I hope all is well as it can be with you. Will miss your blogs.

Anonymous said...

It may be just attention seeking

RunNRose said...

I think "Anonymous" is "attention seeking"!
I, too, have followed you for years. Seems like I know you, even though I am in far away Texas. I learned a lot about living on a boat, and have googled quite a few words that you used that I had never heard before. It has been enjoyable for me. I have been amazed at your strength in coping with so many obstacles. I sure hope to see you back with us. Hope you are all rght; that nothing serious has happened.

Anonymous said...

if you do decide to close and I really hope you don't, please let us know that you're ok if nothing else because as you can see from all the posts here you are cared for very much,
love Carrie x

Chris said...

Thinking of you and hoping you are OK.

flis said...

I hope you are enjoying your walks with Beano x

Beth Waltz said...

For years now, your musings about coping with our own aging and ailments, those of our friends and famiy, even the challenges of dealing with the quirks of much-loved pets have been a welcome addition to my online reading. Thank you for helping me and your other blog followers through some dark and difficult days. Please know that you, Steve and Bingo will remain in our thoughts -- and in my case, prayers.

Beth Waltz said...

Beano! not Bingo. Curse auto-carrot (and the new YouTube algorithms while I'm at it)!

Rambler said...

'Auto- carrot!!!' Love it!

Debby said...

Hope all is well. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I hope your not hurt or ill. Do let us all
know you're ok.
Even if you don't want to blog anymore.
You have many people who care about you.

lindsey said...

Hello Sue, I’m not sure if you are looking at these messages but we are all still thinking of you. i hope that you are ok and coping with whatever life is throwing at you. Best wishes, Lindsey x

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