Friday Funday

Hello my dear readers,


My dear friends, I have tried to keep a blogging schedule despite having a full time job from 8am to 6pm and I did manage to do it so far, but to be honest I’ve reached a period when I feel I start loosing it.

And because I have started this blog with a purpose: discovering and exploring more of the delicious food that this world give us, and because I want to be helpful and I appreciated a lot when you tell me you’ve learned something new from my posts or you’ve tried my recipes (it really means a lot and keeps me motivated to keep going), doing a post for me is taking quite a lot of time, from finding the subject, doing the research, writing it down, preparing some graphics…in case of recipes, beside making them (which is fun), I want to take some nice photos because not being an expert in cooking, I do like to see step-by-step photos of the recipes, to show that if I can make it, everyone can make it, then I write down the recipe, check, re-check and then finally hit the publish button.

No, I’m not complaining….this is part of blogging and I’m well aware of it.

I just guess that after almost a year without any leave, just work and work and work, and with some serious health problems in my family back home, I start to have some signs of cracks….

I do like blogging, I do enjoy it but I’ll just take a break to relax a little bit, bake something and struggle making photos πŸ“Έ, taking the necessary time to write my posts calmly, take it easy and of course reading your wonderful blogs.

This was just to let you know in case you’ll see I don’t publish anymore or I publish rarely.

I’m still alive, I’m still here, just that I’ll be behind the blog πŸ˜‰

Having said that, let’s not forget that is Friday Funday today:

Too cute to not share it 🐢

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Always remember to have fun and enjoy what you do! Especially in the long term is very important!

Stay safe and relax!

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  1. Well when you disappeared from Instagram I thought I should check you here and I can totally relate since I left before for the same reasons and blogging has become more a duty than enjoyable so just relax take a deep breath and when you are ready, you will be back stronger than before and blogging will be fun again 😊😊❀️
    I hope you are good and everything is good back home and hope to hear from you soon πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ§ΈπŸ§ΈπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ’•πŸ’•

    1. What a wonderful surprise 😍😍😍
      Ii is quite a long time I don’t open any social except the blog and I have also disabled all the notifications πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ I was never addicted but I literally have no time or no desire to see all that “fake ness”…hahaha πŸ˜‚
      But I’m so glad to find you here πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
      How are you? I hope the things have settled down a little bit….I guess sometimes I should open Instagram at least to chat with you πŸ€—πŸ€—
      Yes, I’m still here but I’ll take it slowly…otherwise I risk to not enjoy it anymore πŸ€ͺ
      Thank you dear Koko, it’s really so great to hear from you πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€— Wish you a wonderful and lovely weekend πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸ˜πŸŒΈπŸ§ΈπŸ§ΈπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ’•πŸ’•

      1. 😊😊 πŸ₯°πŸ₯°I sent you long time ago and you didn’t reply I just wanted to know all is good
        Here things are getting worse and nothing new so far about my life and what’s next, it’s being a chaos and confusion so far
        Yes social media is not so appealing but a way to connect especially with people abroad 😊 otherwise it’s all fake and annoying 😌
        happy to know you’re good and I wish you a great weekend as well and hope you will have time to breathe and relax a bit πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ§ΈπŸ§ΈπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

      2. Oh really? I’m so sorry….I will go and check it πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ
        I’m really sorry…stay strong dear Koko! I really hope the things will settle down so that at least you can “escape” πŸ˜‰
        Yes, that’s the only reason nowadays to use social media πŸ˜‰πŸ€©

      3. I hope upcoming days will better for everyone since the entire world is struggling with this damn virus!
        Take care and don’t disappear too much 😌😊πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ§ΈπŸ§ΈπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

      4. Yes, I hope too. Is almost a year now 😒
        Take care too and stay safe! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
        I’m still here, just that I’m a slow loris πŸ€ͺπŸ˜†

  2. At the beginning of the year, I took a few months brake from posting and it made such a big difference. I believe that blogging should be fun and enjoyable and if you feel like stepping back for a while, then do it. I hope you won’t disappear forever, because I love reading your posts. Take care 😊 Aiva

    1. Thank you very much Aiva! Yes, I guess that taking a break or moving slowly, at the pace that I can afford right now, will make a difference…I’m still enjoying it and I don’t want to spoil that πŸ˜†
      I’m still here, but I’ll be a sloth πŸ¦₯πŸ˜…
      Have a wonderful weekend Aiva πŸŒΈπŸŽ€

  3. GURL don’t tire yourself! Take time for yourself and rem this blog is to relax and it’s not a chore! Yeah, we love your posts but we love you more! I hope everything becomes better πŸ’™

    1. Thank you very much my dear! Always kind πŸŽ€πŸŒΈ
      Yes, the blog shouldn’t be a chore, this I must always remember πŸ˜†
      I’ll still be here but at a slower pace πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈπŸŽ€
      Take care and have a wonderful weekend 🌸

  4. So good that you recognize you need to take care of yourself first, physically, mentally, and spiritually. We all need a break, especially during this stressful time being a citizen of this planet! Be well, Ribana, and recharge those batteries!

    1. Thank you very much dear Dorothy! One of the reasons I love blogging is this wonderful community! I’m so glad to be here with you all! I’m so lucky to have so many wonderful friends all over the world πŸ’•πŸŽ€
      You’re very true! We need to take care of ourselves in order to keep going! A break or a slower schedule is what we need sometimes πŸ˜†
      Thank you!
      Stay safe, take care and have a lovely and relaxing weekend dear Dorothy! πŸŒΈπŸŽ€

  5. Take the time you need. The blogging work can be exhausting. Your blog posts are very good and it is clear that they take a lot of time to put together. So take a break and stay well.

  6. I hope you get some much needed rest! I understand needing a break every now and then. It’s important for our mental health. ❀️ Have a wonderful weekend!!

  7. Yep. It is too cute not to share. And wow, you’ve only been blogging for a year, yet you’ve achieved so much dear Ribby. Worries for our family far from us is very heavy on the chest. You’ve worked hard on your blog and inspired us so much, I think the wonderful you should take breaks when needed, we wouldn’t want a broken you (I can’t) because I will be too broken beside you to help πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

    1. Thank you very much dear Jess for always being by my side πŸŒΈπŸŽ€ Now is almost 2 years from when I’ve started this blog and I don’t want to stop but I need to take it slowly πŸ˜…
      I’m very grateful being here and having meet you and all these wonderful people everywhere around the world! πŸŽ€
      Very true! Worries for our family that is far away is something that consumes you constantly 😒
      Don’t worry! You stay strong and take care! I’ll still be here πŸ€—πŸŽ€πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸ˜˜

      1. Oh, that’s means around the same time I return to WordPress to blog here. <3
        I'm just as grateful to encounter you here too! Please a sweet weekdays πŸ€—

  8. Oops! I have time travelled 😜 Time will take us through all emotions, and its okay to take a break, our support is always there, come back anytime, and I’m sure you have so much to reblog for your new followers, so you don’t even have to worry about posts writing πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰. Hope your Friday is awesome 😍lovely pic πŸ˜‚ Happy Weekend Ribanaβœ¨πŸ’πŸŽ‰ well my weekend just began and I have only 24 hrs left on my weekend πŸ˜…

    1. Hi Simon, busy weekend eh? πŸ€ͺ
      Yes, I guess resharing older blogs maybe can work ☺️ but I’ll take it slowly πŸ˜†
      Thank you Simon for your time and support! My weekend finished already but I’m ready for the new week πŸ˜‰
      I hope you managed to get some rest πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely day and week ahead! πŸ€—

  9. Yes dear friend take a little time for relaxing, that is the only way to regain our health and mind .πŸ’—
    Ribana your blog posts are really amazing and I would like the detailed food coverages and I know it takes a lot of time for writing and taking beautiful photos πŸ‰πŸ₯πŸ’ Family is everything so take your time !! ⚘
    I know the effort to make the posts .
    That is why I reduced the number of posts. Surely we will be here for you posts !! πŸ’•

    1. Thank you very much Suni for your kind words and support! I’m really grateful for people like you! πŸ’•πŸŽ€ It makes me motivated and willing to keep going πŸ€—πŸŒΈ
      I’m grateful for this blog as it made me know people like you, wonderful and kind people all around the world! That’s priceless πŸŒΈπŸŽ€
      I guess we just need to find our balance πŸ˜‰
      Thank you again and have a wonderful day! πŸŒΈπŸŽ€πŸ’•πŸ€—

      1. I am still here to waiting for your post. Just relax and have funπŸŒΉπŸ˜€ πŸ’™ I like to read your post 🌻 Have a great time dear friend . πŸ’Œ

  10. Time to step back a little; breathe the air; smell the flowers; watch the bees; and take time for oneself. Blogging has to be fun and not become burdensome and stressful; there has to be a balance between life and work; it is at this point one has to listen to ones own body. One cannot burn the candle at both ends without consequences; so take good care of yourself. Stay Safe. Stay Sane. Stay Smiling.

    1. So nicely said Goff! Thank you very much for your kind words! Very appreciated!
      Blogging has to be fun and I’m planning to keep it that way πŸ˜‰ even if this means taking my own time πŸ˜‰
      Thank you again and happy blogging! Stay safe 😌

  11. I understand! I sort of hit burnout in the summer, even though it seems like I just started. I’m sure you know how much work starting a blog is! Get some rest πŸ™‚ If you have time, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I’m sorry if you’ve been nominated already! But it’s a fun little Q&A to do, so you might enjoy it. Take Care!

    1. Thank you very much! Yes, blogging requires time and effort but we also need to enjoy it otherwise it will become just another job…
      Thank you very much for the nomination! Very appreciated! But I have stopped taking the awards just because of lack of time πŸ€ͺ However I do appreciate that you’ve considered my blog! Thank you again and happy blogging!
      Stay safe! 🌸🌸

  12. Such a fun post!!! Yes I guess blogging does kind of burn you out! I feel that way too at time…enjoy your break and hope to see you back in this space whenever you are up it…take care

    1. Thank you 😊 Yes, blogging is not easy for this reason we must enjoy it πŸ˜‰ otherwise will just become another job πŸ€ͺ
      I’ll take it easier πŸ˜‰
      Thank you very much for stopping by and wish you a wonderful day! 🌸

  13. Hey Ribana, you have to do what you have to do πŸ™‚

    Cutting back and slowing down is good – working full time and blogging in depth time takes time.

    Maybe the answer is to redefine your routine and schedule – you could do a Friday Funday post weekly – they are quick and simple and easy to do. Badabing badaboom – once a week, four posts a month. Then on your qualitable posts that do take considerable time, maybe just do one every 2/3 weeks – . The other thing is don’t break youyrself with commenting either – comments alone and reading of other blogs is in all honesty the hardest part to blogging – it is the most overwhelming. You pay for your blog – so the rules you establish are yours to create πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Rory, thank you very much, very appreciated! Yes, I was thinking at a similar schedule in order to keep the ball rolling πŸ€ͺ
      I agree, reading and interacting with other bloggers is the hardest part of blogging but is always pleasant πŸ˜‰
      Is very true, I pay for my blog so I should establish the rules…easy to say but not so easy to do πŸ€ͺ
      Oh well, sooner or later I’ll be able to come up with something πŸ˜‰
      Thank you again Rory! A great advice from a super organized person is always very welcomed πŸ˜‰
      Wish you a lovely weekend πŸ˜‰

  14. Hi Ribana! If you need to take time off for awhile then that is the best thing to do. I can imagine that your fabulous posts must take a long time to write and research and with long hours at work that can be hard and tiring. And you definitely don’t want to burn yourself out, we certainly don’t want to lose you!πŸ˜ƒπŸŒžπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ»πŸΏ
    Meow, meow!=Me say so too, good thing to relax, I give you big cat hug and lots of purring to my very bestest friend of all!😻😻 Speak about relax, I go bite my human’s foot, very relaxing.😹😳

    1. Hi Steve and Muffin, thank you very much for your support, you always make me smileπŸ˜»πŸ˜‰
      Yes, I’ll go a little bit slower otherwise I may risk to loose it πŸ€ͺ
      Dear Muffin, definitely the big hug and lots of purring are very well welcomed and relaxing πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»
      You’ve found a very original way of relaxing 😹😹 😻😻
      Wish you both a wonderful weekend πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ˜»

      1. Glad we can bring a smile to you Ribana,😁😸 we love when we can make people smile though our ability to do so seems to be fading very fast.πŸ˜³πŸ™€
        Muffin seems to find biting feet to be relaxing, though her human thinks otherwise!πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή
        Enjoy your weekend too Ribana!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ˜»

      2. Is not easy to make people smile but you both can do it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ
        Her human should start reconsidering it since it makes Muffin relax πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»
        Thank you Steve! Wish you both a lovely weekend too! 😻

      3. Thanks so much Ribana, we certainly do try.πŸ˜„πŸ˜Έ
        Hmm, Muffin might relax but it makes her human kind of tense!πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή
        Hope you have a good relaxing weekend too Ribana, just enjoy yourself!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

  15. Take care of yourself! I like reading your blog posts. Maybe you can break some of them up, in terms of creating more blog posts out of one? Sometimes they are long and if it helps you can create more blog shorter blog posts out of one long post and then have more time to relax, do research etc.

    1. Thank you very much Anna for your kind words and support! Yes, I was thinking to do that too because some are long but then according with Google search requirements you must have this long posts too…In the end I know is my blog and I can choose what I want to do with it but I would also like to have some good visibility so I’m trying to keep up with their requirements too πŸ€ͺ
      Finding the right balance sometimes is really difficult πŸ€ͺ
      Thank you again and wish you a wonderful day! πŸŒΈπŸŽ€

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