30 Oct 2016

farewell


I have procrastinated over writing these words, because I kept hoping I’d change my mind. And I hate quitting on anything. But it is time to close Dig In.
Simply, my energy, drive and time for sustaining my blog - looking for new things to do or bake, and then to write about them; staying up to date with the many wonderful blogs around Australia and in the UK - has waned. I have a pretty ordinary life, and sometimes it’s not really worth sharing!
Thank you to everyone who has helped me create Dig In. Thank you to everyone who has read my words over the past five years. It really has been surprising and wonderful to connect with like-minded people around the globe.
But my biggest thanks go to my mum and dad. Without them, there really would be nothing to write about; they have taught and guided me (and done) so much: in the garden, in the kitchen, and in life. I love you both so, so much.
Take care everyone,

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  1. Oh no...another favourite blog disappears! Take care & and all the best x

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    1. Thank you Jane, that means a lot! I know I shall stay in touch with you, you are one of my favourites to XX

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  2. Sad to see your blog ending, but I completely understand. Thank you so much for sharing, I have enjoyed every post. Your love for your parents has shone through in this space, they must be very proud of you. Take care, and best wishes for the future. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, CJ. I shall stay in touch with your wonderful blog, to see what is happening in the 'opposite' seasons! xx

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  3. Wishing you all the best, Elizabeth. I have enjoyed your blog. xxx

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    1. Thank you lizzy - I always learn so much from you and your blog, so that means a lot to me XX

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  4. All the best E! Thanks for the time you've put into the blog and all the best for the future.

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  5. oh bek, I have not visited your blog in ages! thank you so much for your kind wishes.

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  6. Sorry to hear that, I will miss your happy posts, especially about what a wonderful support your parents have been in your gardening endeavours. I know what you say though - I definitely go through droughts when I wonder if it is worth persuing. I need to quickly go through and check that I have all your yummy recipes stashed away!

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    1. oh AA, thank you! for your lovely words and understanding. yes i have had lots of support from my parents!
      and I'm sure the recipes will sit here :-)

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  7. Oh no! I feel genuinely sad to hear this Elizabeth. I love your blog and have always enjoyed your words. I completely understand what you're saying though. I wish you nothing but the best! xxx

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    1. thank you jem, your blog is always so inspiring to me! so your wishes mean a lot xx

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  8. As soon as I saw the title to this post, my thoughts were exactly the same as Jane's. It's sad that so many blogs like yours are disappearing because your 'ordinary' life is so different from mine in another country that I find it fascinating. But I know exactly what you mean about having the energy and drive to sustain this blog and keep up with everybody else.
    Good luck with all your adventures in the future. Anne x

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    1. oh anne, thank you for your kind wishes! your words are so spot on - I enjoy the ordinary posts too!
      I am tearing up reading EVERYONE's thoughtful and wonderful words here XX

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  9. Farewell dear E! When you know, you know. Thank you for all the beautiful posts and the support you've shown my blog too. My space is neglected right now, but I know she's just waiting for my energy to to return to her. I hope your summer Tassie garden will be plentiful (even if we won't see it!) xx

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    1. Thank you Rebecca - yes, you're right, you do 'just know'. thank you for your lovely wishes, I hope my summer garden is plentiful too! :-)

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  10. Dear e, I will miss your garden, your baking, and your lovely self! I do hope you come to Launceston and visit me one day. We can drink tea in the garden and I will bake you a cake:) Much love, Jo xx

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    1. oh jo, that is lovely - thank you! I have neglected visiting your blog recently. it's always been nice to know and 'visit' a fellow Tassie blogger. xx

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  11. It feels so long ago when you first mentioned you'd like to start a blog. You have a lovely writing style Elizabeth, must be the editor in you. I do understand your reasons for saying farewell and I will miss the images of your beautiful garden and stories of your cooking adventures(successes and failures)Daniel

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  12. thank you Daniel. when I read comments like yours (and everyone's) I know do miss the writing and storytelling and sharing, but there is much more to a blog than that ... maybe when i retire I shall want time to begin again!

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Word-verification is on, as the robot-spammers are loving my tuna past bake too much at the moment! I hope you understand - and I hope you'll still leave a comment at Dig In. I love hearing your thoughts, knowing someone is reading, and will always reply. Unless you're a robot-spammer.