Worse timing?

Last week I received a little note from WordPress telling me my subscription was due. I hummed and hawwed over whether to renew or just to let the blog fade away, as I’d not written in it for a while and i never seemed to find the time, inclination or both to write another post.

Finally I decided to keep it (as the more astute amongst you will have noticed) and thought about what I could write about.

Cue the lightbulb moment. Living in France as I do, although once again resident on the African continent, I thought I would write a post explaining how the French National day, the 14 July, doesn’t actually commemorate the storming of the Bastille, as most people (the French included) think it does.

I wrestled with it for a while before finally having it ready.

Only, on that same day, tragedy befell Nice, in a horrific and inimaginable way.

My adopted country has been beaten, badly, over the last 18 months or so, no one event is worse than another, they are all horrific, but there is something very very wrong seeing little babies with their lives extinguished, no matter where in the world they are from.

I then disappeared from almost all internet access for a few days so only now can I put my words down.

I have prepared the post, I will probably save it for next year.

In the mean time, in a few days I will again start to post on the blog.

I’m Nice, I’m Charlie, I’m Bataclan, I’m Istanbul, I’m Brussels, but most of all, I’m tired of this shit.


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11 Responses to Worse timing?

  1. janetwyman says:

    I was only wondering, the other day, where you’d got to. Please don’t stop blogging, Spongey – us boring ‘stay-at-homers’ love to hear stories about the rest of the world, and you tell them so well. X

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  2. feral007 says:

    I know that feeling. I have been perusing my recently, little used blog, wondering where all the p*ss and vinegar, the caring and sharing, the refusing to go along with crap, went to. It’s not like I’m chillaxed or anything, just the writing of it disappeared. I’d miss you if you totally stopped writing, I already noticed a gap. I have enjoyed your travel posts and gorgeous photos, but mostly I’d like to see a little more of my fav post of yours. The one about the African women, Noting that while they were women in a male dominated culture, there was plenty of female dominating going on. So I’d love to see and hear some commentary on life, as we know it, death and injury as we’re seeing it, and how we are not ignoring it. We’re not happy with it, we won’t ignore it…nor the very many reasons why we’re seeing it now. You’ve a special viewpoint having been in the forces, out of them, and learning to look at life from many angles. Maybe you’re ready to change directions with your posts.

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    • Cheers Mrs, many thanks for taking the time to write. Sadly where i am this time is stereotypically male dominated, but if i do note any femdom action (teehee) I shall inform you soonest. Get some words down on your own when you can too. Anything. If you can find time between working, horses, dogs, cats hiding behind fireplaces etc.


  3. Nikki says:

    Really good to hear from you and to know that you are well. I miss your posts but realize that some people do have lives they live. 😉 I’ve wondered how you’ve been dealing with the violence in your adopted country. It’s hard for thinking, feeling human beings to wrap our heads around this kind of senseless carnage. We’ve been dealing with wave after wave of hate and death here in the States lately, and it breaks my heart. The only thing that I can seem to do is to make certain I show respect and kindness to everyone I come in contact with, but it doesn’t feel like enough.
    Anyway, I wish you well, my friend. Stay safe and post when you can.

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    • Hi Nikki, very many thanks for the words, they mean a lot. Yes, I know you over there have more than your fair share of pain too. What’s the solution? Better brains than i cant find it, so I will just go along with your way of dealing with it, respect and kindness to everyone.


  4. Same here Bob, I hate all this shit too, very upsetting.
    We often don’t blog either, sometimes life is so good that there isn’t really anything to blog about that isn’t boring so we tend to have the odd week off. When I say we I mean, of course, Keith. Love to you and yours xx

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  5. Alan Hammond says:

    I’m pleased you’ve decided to carry on mate. Like you I’m tierd of all this shit, but most of all the people that have their heads buried in the sand,or their eyes closed to what is REALLY happening.Any how hope all is well with you and your family mate, keep blogging your actually not bad at it : )

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  6. Alan Hammond says:

    Good stuff mate, I’m off work until mid August.

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