I took a break

Monday, September 28, 2015

taking a break

I took a break. We disappeared off for a fortnight for some simplicity, fresh air and freedom. I've ensured that this blog is an extension of all things good in my life; a place where I can share all the joys I come across, but equally I never wanted to become a slave to maintaining a consistent broadcast irrespective of what's going on in my life. I don't really remember taking a fortnight off blogging since I started. Sometimes I took a few guest posts to fill the void in the earlier days, other times I rationed my own posts and scheduled them to go live while I was away (or worse still, blogged on holiday).

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I'm not entirely sure I needed a break. A break from a hobby is something of a pleasure-drought it could be said. However, I suspect that C needed me to take a leave of absence from the laptop, as most evenings (all, bar a rare few) I can be found tapping away on my keys looking square-eyed into my screen until my mind gives up and I slump over when exhaustion kicks in. So it was important that whilst on holiday I was entirely present and not just 'hmmming' from behind a box. Hence no posts from me. An unexpected absence.

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I have hundreds of photographs from summer which may never surface as they look distinctly 'last season' now (which saddens me) as well as the fact that I can no longer remember which ones I've looked through and edited and frankly it takes so long that I get frustrated spending so long doing something with nothing to show for it. I'm not sure how many of these holiday photos will see the light of day either; time moves so fast that often things become irrelevant before they get looked at again. In an ideal world I'd be able to instantly process a day's photographs within a few hours and share them the next morning with all the details still hot off the press, but that's just a pipe dream.

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We first spent a week in the north east corner of the Lake District. This set of pictures is from when we took a short ride out of Keswick to take a little walk on a cloudy day. The threat of rain lingered in the air but that's where it predominantly stayed. I took photographs. I hope you like them.

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More soon.


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  1. It's easy to get paranoid about a blog losing readers if you take a holiday from it. I know I do.

  2. These photos!!! Beautiful!!! I'm glad you had a break! It is very healthy I think.
    So glad you had a nice time and I look forward to more Sophie. I missed my daily(ish) dose of Norfolk beauty!!x

  3. Sophie, I am more convinced than ever that we are both so closely linked far deeper than we ever could know or begin to realise.
    You are my dearest, greatest friend. And, I am so proud of that fact.You are a fellow soul seeker with a heart of gold - I know as much as this.

    I haven't felt myself at all lately, saddened by some startling realities. But, you always inspire me. It's true.
    These pictures are breath-taking and steer up a little emotion inside!

    I know how you feel, about the editing, the exhaustion, the endless will and desire - but the dream being so far out of reach.
    I am 100% behind you, because we can be in the same boat, lets sail it out together and one day, it may be easier, acceptable (to those so closely concerned in our lives) to understand a desire to blog, and fulfil an aching desire.

    Wow - serious.

  4. I love your posts and have missed them but like all good things, I think they are worth waiting for!

    Maria xxx

  5. These are stunning photos Sophie, I had wondered where you'd gone but it looks like you had a lovely time away. Keswick is very close to me and it's a lovely place to visit too and I hope you feel rejuvenated now. Sometimes a break is all you need. I also got your letter today and will reply as soon as I can! - Tasha

  6. A break is as good as a rest they say. Time away can help you reflect and it allows you to be truly in the moment. I'm certain C loved having you all to himself.
    It's nice to have you back though.
    Don't worry about not posting all of your photographs, you share lovely photos on an almost daily basis, there is only so much you can do - only so many hours in each day.


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