Friday, 16 March 2018

.....Have A Kit-Kat


After 12 years blogging I've decided to take a break for a little while
A bit of an energy change is required .
Hey Ho..... watch this space. X

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  1. Oh how we are going to miss you! Are you going to stay active on FB?

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  2. All the best John, have fun!

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  3. Good luck, it is hard work to keep going.

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  4. There are a few thousand people out there who are going to make their way to Trelawnyd and strap you to a computer.

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    1. My world is a better one with you and your blog John - don't stay away to long !

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  5. Please don't be gone too long but do take time to recharge and yes I know that's contradictory 😂

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  6. Ohhh John, there goes my daily dose of spluttering coffee all over the keyboard! (I expect my laptop will thank you for it). I hope all is well, recharge those batteries and come back refreshed (and soon, please).

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  7. Enjoy your break. You will be missed.

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  8. I will miss you. :) Hope it is not too long!

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  9. As Meanqueen states it must be hard to keep going, day after day and always keeping your readers interested/amused. Thank you for the posts that you have written I have laughed; cried; felt angry; but always you have been life affirming. Enjoy your rest and when you are ready you will be welcomed back with cheers from all. Love Andie xxx

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  10. Oh, and just when I've found you! Have a lovely break and enjoy the furry bosom of your family!

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  11. How terribly selfish of you. Sometimes I think about doing the same, but not quite yet. I do enjoy my blog break when I am on holidays, but then what do I do? I post holiday photos to FB.

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  12. Have a lovely rest, I'll miss you so come back soon. xx love to the Prof, Albert and the doggies xx

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  13. Good for you. I've been thinking the same.

    You know where I am if you need a meet up and a bloggy chat over coffee. Take care. Xx

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    1. I see that now Sue has done the same thing! So sad - I know that people need a break and time to recharge but it is very much like losing a friend. I hope that both are well and just need some time.

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    2. Anonymous8:32 pm

      Hi Sue,I went to read your blog,as i do every day and you were gone too...I hope that every thing works out and we will see you back soon.Take care and Best wishes,Debi,xx

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    3. Anonymous11:18 pm

      Ken...

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  14. I will miss you, have a good time and come back soon.
    Cheers

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  15. No.......... you are so much part of my day. Come back soon xxxxxxxxx

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  16. Understood, JayGee. Just try to remember how much you're being missed - but do have a productive time recovering stamina to return.

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  17. Enjoy your break John x

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  18. Have a good break but don't forget us! See you when you get back. X

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  19. How do I start my day now? I am feeling sorry for myself and know that your followers will eagerly wait for you to come back to us. Have yourself fun adventures.

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  20. I will miss you and most of all hearing about the pets . Please rest buy hurry back. Your blog is the first thing I look at.

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  21. Rest and Recover fast, we already miss you.

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  22. I shall miss your posts. Have a good rest.
    J x

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  23. Enjoy “breaking” . . .
    I am missing you already!

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  24. Yours is the first on my Favorite Bar! Will miss you, but have a wonderful spring fling. Hope to see you soon!

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  25. Enjoy your break,John. Reading your blog has always been a pleasure. Thank you and see you when you are ready to be back.

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  26. Enjoy the break.After twelve years you've earned it. But when you decide to come back, I'll be right here.

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  27. Come back soon, please.

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  28. I understand but I’ll miss you, it’s my no1 favorite blog!

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  29. Oh we will miss you, have a good break and be back soon xx

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  30. Come back soon please ---I'm going to miss your blog.

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  31. Have a good holiday.

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  32. Enjoy the break and take care! You'll be greatly missed.

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  33. ditto to all the above. You're leaving a hole in a lot of lives. Thanks for all the years so far, and hope you're soon back in the mood.

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  34. Anonymous12:15 pm

    Enjoy your break John, thanks for the daily doses of life in your life and Trelawnyd's. . People around the world, cause you have friends around the world. will miss you. Maybe you'll break down and drop by once a week???????? Barb, Montreal Canada. xx

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  35. Will miss you John Gray I know about you and your life than my own brothers !! Sending love to you all xx

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  36. Enjoy your break, JG, as everyone has said. But don’t forget us!

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  37. You totally deserve a break.
    I will also miss my morning Going Gently with my first cup of coffee but you will be back ... won't you ? promise !!

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  38. Take as long as you want, John. Blogging so regularly and responding to so many comments must be quite draining. Time for a well-deserved rest and some Scotch eggs.

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  39. Don't you dare forget to come back as soon as you've "found yourself!"

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  40. Anonymous1:37 pm

    Miss you already! Maybe time to assemble your book? MaggieB

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  41. A well deserved break indeed. Enjoy your rest. We'll all be here when you get back.

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  42. Enjoy your break! But come back!!!

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  43. Can winnie take over while you put your feet up?

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  44. Sometimes a blogging break is really needed. Hope to see you back here soon :-)

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  45. A sad day for all of your devoted followers. Don’t be away too long, we are sure as hell going to miss you.

    LX

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  46. Have a lovely rest, John. I will miss you . Be sure to come back. Take lots of pictures of your adventures and the pooches. Eat Scotch eggs!

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  47. Have a great rest and recharge !

    cheers, parsnip

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  48. I will miss you & your gang John-but I hope you are relaxing on a nice chaise longue being spoiled rotten by someone gorgeous with your furry friends xx

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  49. I'll miss you.

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  50. You will be missed, but you definitely deserve it.

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  51. Miss you already! Your posts brighten my day. But good wishes on your break; we all need to recharge ourselves.

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  52. Have a good break and mind your bum on the bleached toilet seat! Don't forget to come back x

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  53. Gonna miss you for sure, hope you don't stay away too long.

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  54. Hope you are okay!? I will miss reading your blog every morning and hope you'll recharge and return soon.

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  55. I hope you won't be away too long but you deserve a break, it must be very time-consuming. You have certainly made me laugh; cry and entertained. So bless you for that. Enjoy your time away with your family and animals and come back refreshed. xx

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  56. Farewell, John. See you at some later date. x

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  57. You are addicted to blogging sir! I predict that the blog break will last for 72 hours.

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  58. How do we know this is you? Your account could have been hacked!

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    1. Conspiracy theories abound. It could be Tom Gowans from "Hippo on the Lawn" playing silly buggers.

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  59. Enjoyed a well deserved break!

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  60. A daily blog - that's a hard, exhausting mission!
    Recharge your 'batteries' and come back to blogging when you feel ready to do so!

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  61. I go to your blog first thing each day. I love getting your humorous, inspiration, puppy awwwws, each morning. Enjoy your break!

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  62. You will be missed John. I, like others, hope that you are okay and that you enjoy the well earned break. Look after yourself, the Prof and the menagerie- especially my fav, Albert.

    Thanks for announcing your intention and not “doing a Hippo”.

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  63. I'll miss reading about your antics especially about the animals. Take care and recharge your batteries.

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  64. Enjoy the break but please come back. Sometimes you restore my faith in human nature-and you make me laugh.

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  65. I hope this isn't the end of Going Gently! Enjoy the time away. I know how it can feel like you just need to unplug.

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  66. wait! what? no way!!! get back to it immediately. we demand this of you!

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  67. I'll keep popping in to see if you're back. I will miss you. Meanwhile enjoy the break John.
    Greetings Maria xxx

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  68. Oh no!! Rest and recharge, you'll be missed.

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  69. a daily visit to Trelawnyd is good for my spirits and my sanity. Take care, you and The Prof and all your creatures great and small.

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  70. I hope you are recovering well from last week's medical issue. May your break be just what you need. There will be a gap in my reading but I understand and applaud you for taking care of yourself. xx

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  71. Enjoy your break. I hope that you have recovered from your recent health problem and that the Prof is back home again. x

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  72. Aw enjoy your bloggy break!. Recharge those batteries. Will miss the goings on in Trelawynd.

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  73. Anonymous5:43 pm

    As many of your fans have written, you will be missed. I do hope you will be back sooner than later as you are one of my favorite bloggers and look forward to hearing what you have to say every day - including updates on the Prof and all your furry friends. Take Care.Ranee (MN) USA

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  74. Thinking of you dear John - you have been my lifeline through some difficult days - have a break, take it easy and hopefully return full of your usual energy. Much love xx

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  75. Xoxoxox
    Enjoy the break, John!

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  76. aarrgghh! Are we making you feel guilty yet? Enjoy some time to yourself. See you when you come back.

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  77. Don't be a stranger.xx

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  78. Anonymous6:32 pm

    take notes :-)

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  79. John, I have just spent the last couple of weeks reading your blog from the beginning. It was a bright spot in my day. Please don't be gone too long but take care.

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  80. I hope your break is everything you wish for/need. You will be missed.

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  81. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  82. Oh no! Entirely understandable, but I hope you come back soon - I love the tales of Trelawnyd life and hearing about the animals and the cottage, it brightens my day to see a new post. Enjoy your break.

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  83. You will be very much missed. Enjoy your time off, perhaps including a holiday.

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  84. Rest, relax, recharge, return. We'll be waiting.

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  85. Enjoy your time awayx
    Arilx

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  86. Hope it's brief :)

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  87. I'll miss you and Winnie and Meg and William and George and Albert but mostly you. Thank you for being one of the best reasons for the internets.

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  88. Remember some of us might suffer from things like Separation Anxiety and I/they might be unhappy or just really insecure and sad until you get back .
    Not to mention wanting our updates on pups
    Don’t Forget Us!!!

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  89. Will really miss you John. Love your tales of fur babies and village life and hope you will be back soon xx

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  90. Oh I am so going to miss reading about your days John, with the fur babies and the Prof. You are my first visit every morning before I dash off to work and my last visit before I go to bed. I hope your time away allows you to rest and recharge fully and if you can, come back when you feel able. Thanks for the laughs, the tears and the insight into life in your lovely village. Take care xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  91. Dear John;
    Miss you. X

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  92. Selfishly, I have to say I am not happy about this but do what you must, John Gray. You will be missed and when you return, there will be celebrating.

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  93. Very sensible .........always good to take a break and recharge ..............
    Shelly xxx

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  94. oh that's a shame, I was just getting to know you. Enjoy your break, I will look out for your return.

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  95. Enjoy, then come back.

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  96. I will so miss your posts and do hope you will return after a bit!

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  97. A few days off and you'll feel better.

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  98. Anonymous10:38 pm

    you are a welcomed part of my daily reading and I enjoy your life and posts so much. Will miss you, but sometimes time off is needed. I wish you only the best!
    Susan M

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  99. Enjoy a change and a rest. Take care. x

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  100. Will miss your posts! Yours is the only blog where I regularly read through every comment!

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  101. Enjoy your break (and some Kit Kats!).

    Thank you for all the wonderful posts and pictures. Take care and good health, good luck, and good experiences to you and yours.

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  102. Why not? Seems the right thing to me, come back with whatever you wish.
    cheer, my friend.
    Mike

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  103. Enjoy your break John. I do hope you come back to blogging, I have enjoyed reading of your life and animal antics first thing each morning. Many thanks.

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  104. Just didn't see this coming. I will do like "ladybug" and read thru your blog from the beginning. You are a very giving person but now you just take some time for yourself. The world will miss you and all the family. It was always lovely to hear about village life too.

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  105. I wish you the best, but you will be missed...my days will not be the same. Take care and come back soon.

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  106. Okay
    You have been gone long enough now. Time to come back.
    The cats miss you
    Me too
    C

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  107. Enjoy your break and talk to you soon ... hopefully.

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  108. Burning bunches of sage is a witchy, alternative way to change energies. Sadly, I don't know that there is a virtual alternative.

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    1. And I like to do a bit of clapping away from myself & flicking for that too x

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    2. Now I'm trying to imagine what the virtual alternative would be! Thanks Kylie! :)

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  109. Hey Ho.......we all need them kiddo!

    💋

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  110. Missing you already.....Jan Butcherx.

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  111. Sad times for everyone X

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  112. Anonymous8:13 am

    Missing you and the fur babies already!!,Maybe,if you have got more time on your hands now you could hire Winnie out doing plumbing jobs in the village?....,Just a thought!!,Hope to see you soon,Best wishes Debi,xx

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  113. I will miss your daily posts hugely. Thanks for keeping me amused, sad, and many emotions in between over the last few years. Have a good rest and come back soon. Love to all in your cottage. XX

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  114. Enjoy your break away. I will miss you!!

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  115. Thanks for all you've shared! Looking forward to your return, refreshed and rejuvenated. And now I want a Kit Kat bar!

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  116. Anonymous10:10 am

    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

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  117. Anonymous10:44 am

    Will miss your daily posts. Enjoy your break and hope to see you back here soon. Xx

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  118. Anonymous11:17 am

    My daughter and I love reading about you and your dog's we will miss you.

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  119. Enjoy your break and take care! Xx

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  120. Enjoy all that free time you will have. What are you going to do. Come back soon.

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  121. Enjoy your break John as we have all enjoyed reading your blog. You will be missed please don't forget to come back . Take care .

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  122. oh!Hope all is well with you and you will be back soon.

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  123. Hope this break is finding you and yours in good health and happy. If so, please enjoy every moment and take notes to share at some later time. We all consider a friend and care about all of you that travel on 2 legs and 4 paws!

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  124. Come back soon, I don't comment but, I read all your posts

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  125. Enjoy the break, John.

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  126. I miss you, John...worry about you too. Please hurry back.

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  127. NO,NO,NO. i swear i'll sue. i live vicariously through you, your hubby and your cute animals. I DO NOT CONDONE THIS FREE-WHEELING, BREAK. is this hippo's revenge? don't be gone for long. i'm old and close to popping out so i'll be patient (that's a lie) , and wait.

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    1. I'm sorry, that was so selfish of me. If you need a break, of course you must have one, but I don't think you know how many of us live vicariously through your wonderful humorous and gentle posts. Blessings to you and all you love

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  129. Come on peeps, lets make this a virtual standing ovation. Do you reckon we can get the comment count up to 1000 on this post alone? I'm sure we can. Everybody comment again...and again...and again. Please come back when you are ready, John.

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      Im with you on that one Ilona,what time shall we do it?..We can all send a ripple around Johns village,a bit like a mini earthquake,but enough to wake John up from snoozing or reading or what ever it is what men get upto in their spare time,lol,Debi,xx

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  130. Anonymous7:22 pm

    Hi John I don't normally comment.Love your blog about your life with hubby, the film reviews and the animals. You will be greatly missed. Hope you are recharged soon and blogging when you feel ready.As Mean Queen quite rightly suggested here is your standing ovation from me....
    *clap,clap,clap,clap,clap,clap*
    Golden Sunflower.

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  131. I hope that you enjoy the break, but please come back if you can, I will miss you.

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  132. Anonymous8:29 pm

    Hi,still here, standing in virtual blogging land, smiling and clapping- Hope you feel the bloggy love You deserve it - John you have a very kind soul.Come on every body like MQ said lets make it to a 1000 posts!! G.S.

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  133. I shall miss you.

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  134. enjoy..and return refreshed xx

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  135. It is like losing contact with an old friend, John..a bereft feeling.............Miss you and hope you are back soon

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  136. Will miss you John, take care xx, Jenny from the land down under

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  137. Anonymous9:06 pm

    Oh,although Im 62,you have made me feel like I am 11 and just been dumped by my 12 year old boyfriend...I remember it well!!,Take care John,looking forward to seeing you back on here!,Debi,xx

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  138. Thank you all. I hope to be back after a breather xxxx

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  139. Take care of yourself.

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  140. Oh my...I find two losses in one day. First Sue from a Challenging year and now you, John. I am sad. Seems as tho Sue is gone for good...thankfully you are only taking a break...Enjoy.

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      It was such a shock, my two favourite blogs!

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  141. Well, poop! I will miss you. Come back to us soon.

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  142. Anonymous11:02 pm

    Oh and another thing...just how are me and YP going to be in touch when he tells us about the Giraffe???..He has got clever bugger ..how to comment on his blog..i can only do Anon cause im not very clever on these things and I can only compliment him through yoU???...Maybe you should rethink because Ive gone back to being that 11 year old girl....remember i was dumped by that 12 year old boy and now i cant get in touch with YP aswell,its very sad and Im feeling very sorry for myself.Debi,xx... But if you do change your mind,I will be here waiting for you!!!!

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  143. I will miss you. Enjoy your break!

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  144. You have been a highlight of my day. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

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  145. We will all miss you, and you will miss us.

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  146. Of course you must do what you need to do but you will be missed by, dare I say, hundreds. Hope everything is ok with you and the Prof and your menagerie.

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  147. Gee I miss you already as the saying goes glad it's only a break a well deserved one I must add.

    Enjoy your break and look after yourself and the dogs and Albert.

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  148. A Spring break! Time to smell the roses..bliss but much missed. Hugs to all..Elle, Bella, Amy & our (stuffed) boy George 😉🐾🐾🐃

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  149. I don't comment often but always read. I too will miss you but will await your return. When you come back you could post weekly instead of daily to make it easier on yourself. Just a thought although we all love the daily posts. x

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  150. Enjoy your time away, I think there will be a lot of people waiting for you when you return :o)

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  151. Anonymous8:25 am

    Oh no....John you are much loved, enjoy your break away and have some time for yourself. Sending thoughts through the online ether to the Prof,fabulous pet family but especially yourself.

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  152. Sometimes adding to the pressure of a blogger by wanting more and more, whether it be in the form of comments or questions is exactly the wrong thing to do.

    Enjoy your break John. Just remember to intersperse the Kitkats with some Scotch eggs 😊

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    1. Anonymous12:09 pm

      Wow - I feel chastised and saddened by your comment :( I am sure if John hadn't wanted comments then he would have switched them off. Sometimes it is lovely for a blogger to feel that they have touched peoples lives in a positive way. Also, knowing that bloggers are waiting for him when he chooses (or if he chooses) to return.No pressure was intended by myself or I am sure other commenters and I apologise John if my comments were deemed as such :( Sue, your comment has reminded me, sadly, why I don't leave comments on blogs :( I shall return to being invisible. Sue aka Golden Sunflower.

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    2. Sue aka Golden Sunflower, I also feel chastised. My comment about giving John a standing ovation and getting the comment count up to 1000 was a bit of fun. He can surely choose to ignore all comments if he so wishes, or as you say, switch them off. I also apologise to John if I have overstepped the mark.

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    3. Stop both of you, I've always loved my comments x

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    4. Ooo- it's you John-hope you are having a nice time x

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  153. Anonymous10:13 am

    Wow after 12 years you deserve A LONG BREAK. A complete break away from blogging would do YOU the world of good.

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  154. Anonymous12:24 pm

    When I don't hear from a close friend for a while I start to worry , are they o.k. is something wrong. John I guess I consider you a close friend, I'm beginning to worry..... 2 days is enough , you can come back now...... we love you and miss you.

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    1. Probably not my place to reply to this, but John does not have to give any reasons why he is taking a blog break. He has a private life, the same as we all do.

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  155. I totally understand the need to step back and reassess life. Take care John.xxx

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  156. Both you and Lynn Bowles in the same week!!! I hope you return refreshed with your wonderful tales of high jinks and life very soon. I can do without traffic reports but not sure I can manage without your Trelawnyd news!! Wishing you well.

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  157. I hope you are feeling better and re-charged soon. Miss your daily comments about your life, dogs and cat, and Trelawnyd and the world.

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  158. Anonymous6:11 pm

    Best wishes, John. I did wonder the day before if you were peeved by a couple of the comments on your previous post... In fact, I felt it on your behalf! Hope you benefit from the change of energy. xxxx

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  159. Anonymous6:22 pm

    That’s the answer. John has gone to Scotland to meet up with Daryl and Carol from Walking Dead.! MaggieB

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  160. Will miss your chit chat that makes me and happy laugh. Enjoy your break.

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  162. Ah ha as i,m in Scotland will carry a proper butchers scotch egg in my pocket!. No supermarket rubbish!. Before we know it John will be enticed !.

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  163. I will miss you a bunch

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  164. I'm a big believer in taking blog breaks at least once a year to rest and recharge the old blogging batteries. I'm amazed you've gone 12 years without one! Have a nice refreshing break for as long as you need!

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  166. Rest up and hope to see you back here.Lots of cuddles with the critters always help healing.My unsolicited advice is to remove trolls promptly from your space.They are like cancer in the body, best treated early.

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  167. I miss you already. And I miss you on post Walking Dead days. :-)

    Hugs to you always.

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  168. blogging batteries. I'm amazed you've gone 12 years without one! Have a nice refreshing break for as long as you need!สมัคร D2BET

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