Tuesday, 20 January 2009

So long for now

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed how long it's been since my last post - a good month and a half. Unfortunately balancing business, baby, and blogging is proving tricky and sadly something has got to give. So I've quit my job and put the baby up for adoption. Only joking of course.

No, I'm afraid the time has come to take a break from the blog for a while, at least until I can find the time to write something I'm proud of. I'd much rather take a blogging holiday than churn out slightly dull articles for the sake of it, nor do I want writing to become a chore or something that I feel I have to do every week. It's a hobby after all, not an occupation.

So I just wanted to say thanks for following my edible life so far. For those who have been with me from the beginning, you've seen what it takes to follow a dream and change career and I hope it's been inspiring to anyone thinking of doing the same thing. To anyone who has found me more recently, then it's a hi and goodbye and a promise that I will return, hopefully sooner rather than later, and with more culinary tales to tell.

In the words of the Governor of California, I'll be back.

10 comments:

Anthony Silverbrow said...

Pete, sorry to hear that it's a real shame.

I keep meaning to pop into Lantana, will do so shortly.

Lizzie said...

Shame, but babies and jobs are rather more important! Do let us know when you're back. I'll be popping into Lantana soon, I work round the corner. Looking forward to it!

Ran said...

ive been following with interest and am sad to see you go but good luck with it all

Neil said...

Wow. I only added you to my reader last week after getting a recommendation from Google. The first post I get is this one! Guess i'll just have to read through your archives instead....

Good luck with everything :-)

Anonymous said...

Pete,

I'll really miss this very enjoyable read.
Thanks for all the pleasure you've given us and I hope you do find another outlet for your literary talent.

Chris

Desmone007 said...

So sorry to hear you won't be blogging for a while, but at least we can still enjoy your recipes!
If you have some time on your hands, I hope you'll pay us a visit at Foodista.com and share your some of your recipes and tips with us. We have launched an online food and cooking encyclopedia ala wikipedia and for every recipe you add, you get a chance to win a $100 gift card to spend at Sur la table. Remember to sign up first so you get credit for what you add.
Good luck with all your endeavors!

Alex said...

Let's hope your blog holiday is a short trip to Bognor, and not 18 months in Oz!

Helen said...

Yes I think some things are definitely more important! I've really enjoyed reading and hopefully will do so again in the future. Good luck with everything.

Trig said...

I know how it feels, Pete. Sometimes I'm faced with a choice between writing or going out for a few beers after a long hard week. That's why I'm struggling to post once a week these days. I expect we'll see you back again when you realise how much you miss it.

Laura said...

I'm going to miss the brilliant blog, Pete - I'll have to catch up on your cooking adventures the good, old-fashioned face-to-face way! I look forward to the next installment...