I’ve received a lovely email from an online friend, Janice, enquiring how I was, noting I hadn’t posted in a while. She has given me an award (my first!). I went to read her latest post. I like it a lot, I like what she wrote about living up to ones own values and expectations and censoring criticism or unsolicited good advice.

With all that has happened to us over the past two years I take a leaf out of her book. I have been pausing for various external reasons (one being the volcanic ashes in the skies that separate me from my home and my lovely husband over the past week). I had no internet access for over a week, either, so there really was no way to blog even if I had the head space to do so.

It is a strange thing to announce a pause after it happened. I’m still away from home but now able to connect to the internet again. And even though I now have acces to the internet, my head hasn’t re-connected.
I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in weeks
-oops strike that, I did paint another two pieces of ceramic. Nonetheless, I don’t feel particularly creative just right now, I didn’t bring my camera on this trip those two realities result in the fact that there have been no posts on the daily creative challenge blog.

I can only dream about my garden and ask my husband to water the seedlings in my absence, hope for some photographic evidence from home about growth in the poly tunnel and munch on the vegetables bought in the local supermarket in the meantime.

I will post on some of my blogs posting older events, catching up with what’s been going on before I travelled.

I’m still here but I’m also still away. So this is still a pause.

5 Responses to “pause”

  1. curlsofred says:

    Have been thinking about you, and now hoping for some reconnection and a chance to get back home to your husband and garden. Sending love.

  2. Barbara says:

    I’ve been thinking about you too, I hope flights have resumed and you can get home as soon as possible.


  3. Janice says:

    Hi Ines, The greenhouse photos are waiting for you! Hope they help!

  4. amy says:

    I was thinking of sending a note too since it has been a quiet time on your blogs. I was wondering if the ash had effected your area. Sometimes pauses happen.

    Just wanted you to know you were missed and I’ve been thinking of you.

  5. Carly says:

    I am enjoying my pause at the moment :) Hope you can be with you husband and garden soon Ines x

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