Sunday, 17 June 2012

wise words...

I haven't really felt like blogging for a while, and this is one of the reasons why...I love the internet, but I find that if I spend too much time online I end up wanting things that I didn't even know existed 5 minutes ago.

So this week I have been taking time out from t'internet - to focus on what I have, and spend time with my partner and kids doing fun stuff in the real world.  It's been nice! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Rachel x

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  1. Yes there is just tooooo much vintage fabric to cover isn't there? and don't even get me started on vintage wallpaper.... melx

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    1. You said it Mel! And tins, and Pyrex, and vintage toys, and lovely old kids picture books...oh dear, no wonder I need a break from it all! :) R x

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  2. Yip totally agree. Funnily enough when we had no modem for 4 days it made life much simpler. Chatting, playing, reading and just concentrating on being together! I think I'm only going to try and take regular breaks from the internet. x

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    1. Me too Jen - I did wonder if you were enjoying your enforced net-free time! I'm hoping to spend less but better quality time online from now on - and definitely less time looking for things to want! x

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  3. I have a very similar quote in my life....."Never let the things you've lost make you forget the things that surround you"
    Have a wonderful week x

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    1. That's lovely, thanks - definitely something I need to be reminded of sometimes! Thanks for following, I hope you have a lovely week too. Rachel x

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  4. Very true! Internet and blogging can be addictive and I've been taking time away from it this week as we have loads of stuff on at home. It's such a vacuum of spare time, isn't it?? xx

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    1. It is a total time sponge, and actually time is precious, and is often better spent doing something else. I love blogging but I do tend to spend too long just timewasting online, and I feel happier and more productive when I try to keep that to a minimum. Hope you have a great week. xx

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  5. yes - I've calmed down on Pinterest for this reason and dip in and out other peoples blogs. I had a lot of house/life/blog/stuff envy and then thought, actually it's not real... my real is 2 boys sitting on the sofa next to me! xx

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    1. Exactly that Lou - our boys are growing up so fast, and I don't want to have just pinned/blogged/facebooked my way through their childhood! I'm off to snuggle with Max before he goes to bed. Hope you had a lovely weekend. xx

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  6. We just had a weeks holiday away from the internet it was such a relief, no shoting at the kids to get of, no distractions, no wish lists....bliss.

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    1. Sounds fantastic Tracey - I do love the net, but it's good to know when to take a break!

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  7. Yup, the internet can suck you right in... It's always lovely to have a break from it! x

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  8. I agree, it's good to have a break for a bit. I seem to get so much more done! I don't use pinterest so much now as it can be such a time waster and I didn't feel I was getting much from it. Hope you had a lovely weekend Rachel xx

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    1. I wish I could say the same, I love Pinterest - I get a lot of ideas for kids craft activities , but I do collect a lot of other craft activities along the way! Hope you've had a nice week. xx

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  9. Dont apologise, any even slightly self-aware blogger will recognise what your talking about, and thanks for visiiting my blog fellow patrick moore fans are always welcome at my place! Im looking forward to having a lookie around here x

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    1. Hi Max, and welcome! I'm so glad to find that everyone knows what I'm talking about - I've had a few days off and it's been lovely. x

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  10. totally agree. it's exhausting! x

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    1. Yep - we've had a few lovely sunny days this week so I've been far away from the computer, it's been great. Hope you've had a nice week too Fran! x

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  11. Doing fun stuff in the real world? Yes, please!

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    1. Absolutely. Loving your blog by the way! xx

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  12. Hey Rachel, Hope you're ok!! Just wondered if you'd checked out who your Jar of Love partner is?...It's me haha! Hope that's ok and look forward to our swap Love RM xx

    P.s I love this quote, live by it sometimes. xxx

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    1. Hi Rubie, sorry I've been having a hectic week, have been meaning to message you! Yes very pleased to have been paired with you, looking forward to see how many lovely colourful things we manage to cram into our jam jars! xx

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  13. Perfectly understandable - the only reason why I have time to blog is that I am awake half the night and need to fill the long hours!! Have some R&R!

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    1. Sleep is one thing I don't have trouble with Jenny, apart from when my toddler comes into our bed and spends all night wriggling and kicking! Have had a nice week of no blogging but popping over to other people's feeling the love again now. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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