Hello June

Hello my dear readers,

I hope all of you are doing well.

Some of you have noticed that I’ve been missing for a while now.

Thank you all for your concern!

I am fine, just that work is eating up all my time lately and in the very little time that I have free, my brain is too exhausted to be present here.

I know that I can manage it, just that sometimes I need a good break because I don’t want blogging to become “just a second job”.

Blogging as a second job is just another “job”, another duty that honestly I’m not willing to do.

Blogging for me is a hobby, a way to express my passions and discover and interact with wonderful people all around the world.

Next step: planning! I have given this advise before, now I guess I need to give it to myself!

Planning! Start planning and prioritise my time!

Yep! That’s definitely what I need to start doing!

In the meantime, June is here. Wish you a wonderful month filled with happiness, health and lots of goal achievements, whatever your goals may be.

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I’m a life lover! Simple as that!

57 thoughts

  1. Yes, I missed your posts as well, but hey you’ve here and it’s June here in NZ as well, a bit more wintery but that’s how the years go by… I was bit worried about the Singapore covid-status which appears to have changed…

    1. Thank you very much! Hope you’re ok! In the last weeks we’ve seen a surge in cases but with additional restrictions now seems the situation is better! I guess this will become the β€œnew normal”…same with the flu πŸ₯΄ Hope in NZ the situation is better! Stay always safe!

      1. What’s happening here now, is that if you present with some respiratory issue (I’ve a friend who had an appt with a specialist and the phone receptionist, needed a precaution in case it wasn’t a cold), then you’ve sent to be tested. It came back negative.

        the vaccine rollout has taken a bit of a battering but now apparently the “group 3 @ over 70” is underway, I’m in that group but as there many 1000s of over 70s the timeframe seems to be quite a long one.

        Currently we have no community transmission and even when the bubble opened up with Australia and now is closed one of the states – there has been no indication that the virus has come into NZ – either going or coming back.

        Yes, my best action is to “Stay Always Safe” – I follow to the best of my being the rules in place. Thanks for your concern.

        Catherine in New Zealand, in the Auckland region

      2. Yes, I think what we can do is protecting ourselves and keeping safe. Even with the jabs is always better to stay away and always keeping the safe distance…even if they say is like a flu with the jabs done, the flu can be nasty too πŸ₯΄
        But I’m glad to hear that NZ is COVID free and hopefully will remain as it is!

  2. You have the right idea. At the end of life we will not look back and wish we wrote more blogs. Life it’s what is now and the most importnat. OF course our health is right up there too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Kritika! Indeed! Planning and organizing our time is crucial in this situations πŸ€ͺ hope you are ok! Wish you a wonderful June! 🌷

      1. Missed your delicious bakes.
        I am doing good. Thank you πŸ™‚ Hope you are well as well..
        Thank you for the wishes. πŸ™‚

      2. That’s good to hear πŸ˜‰ I did not have time for baking either but some recipes will come soon πŸ˜‹ Thank you Kritika for your support always 🌷

  3. I knew you were very busy, Ribana, and therefore wasn’t worried. But it is good to read this to have you confirm that you are OK. Your posts are always so well researched an illustrated – they are in themselves quite a job. Have a good summer.

    1. Thank you very much Derrick! Is always good to come back to such wonderful words! Very appreciated! Yes, unfortunately work is keeping me away. I hope you are ok and everything is good! Wish you a wonderful summer too!

  4. Hi Ribana and welcome back! We missed you a great deal and glad to know you’re safe and well. Yes indeed, don’t make blogging a job, keep it enjoyable and flexible whether you’re posting daily, weekly or monthly. Always enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy! Have a wonderful week Ribana!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜»πŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

    1. Hello you two! I’ve missed you too and I’m glad you’re ok! I’m trying my best to keep it enjoyable and hopefully will find the β€œrecipe” that works for me πŸ˜‰
      Thank you you two for all the support and kind words! Stay safe and happy πŸ˜»πŸ˜‰

  5. Good to know that you are well and were taking a break from the whirl of the blogosphere. Sometimes I think I would like to take some time off but then I get an idea and think I had better write a post about it.🀣

    1. Thank you Anne! Hahaha…that’s good πŸ˜‰ For me, even if I have an idea sometimes I don’t have the time to write it down πŸ€ͺ Have a wonderful day Anne!

  6. Good for you! If you needed to take time off to avoid blogging becoming a second job or your mental wellbeing, I’m glad you did what was best for you πŸ™‚

  7. Welcome back πŸ˜πŸ’ Well said, Blogging is a hobby, a hobby cannot be a duty, a break is definitely required πŸ™‚. Stay safe, take care ❀️

    1. Thank you Simon! Yes, when it becomes too much, I always need to make a step back πŸ€ͺ Need to unplug and recharge my batteries πŸ˜… Thank you always for your support! I hope you’re ok and the situation starts to be better! Stay safe too! πŸ˜‰

      1. I’m goodπŸ™‚ and lot of responsibilities ahead πŸ˜πŸ˜‡ I’ll keep you posted πŸ™‚

  8. Love your positve outlook of life. It is very rare to come across such a good piece of writing. Check out ours too. #mywordskraft

  9. I actually was thinking about you the other day! Isn’t that nice when you have people around the world thinking of you?!! Happy June, and I hope your life calms down a bit.

    1. That’s really wonderful and I appreciate it a lot! It makes me feel really good 😍 Thank you very much! Happy June to you too and to happy cooking πŸ˜‰

  10. Hi Rabina,
    Lovely to visit your post.
    Likewise, I have been feeling guilty about my blogging practice. I find that I am finding time to do spontaneous posts but am neglectful of keeping up with the reader, followers & following.
    As you rightly say it shouldn’t become a second job.
    It sounds as though, as mum r.I.p would say you are β€˜catching yourself on’ (an Ulster saying). I am learning to do the same.
    Take care πŸ™‚πŸ™

    1. Hi Margaret, I think we all sometimes need a break and need to remind ourselves that is a hobby that we enjoy but that comes with ups and downs and lots of time consuming. The readers and followers are an important part of the motivation that keeps us going πŸ˜‰ Stay safe, take care and enjoy it πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ

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