Friday, 17 April 2009

BLOG ON HOLD FOR A WHILE

Well, it's been an interesting last few weeks to say the least. Unfortunately, my computer died on me, and we simply didn't have the cash to buy a new one. We'd already spent money on repairs last year, and the latest malfunction was a bridge too far. Luckily, we were just about able to afford a refurbed pc which isn't up to much but gets us by.
Like most folks, we're struggling badly as far as money is concerned, with most of our savings ringfenced so we can pay the money required to allow my wife to stay in the UK indefinitely. We're also in the process of studying the 'Life In The UK' test which my wife needs to pass in order to remain here: interesting to note that some of the study material contains facts which the average British citizen would struggle to answer in what really amounts to an exam.

Soooooo, a lot to contend with and a fair amount of stress thrown into the mix. Happily, work is busier than last year with our company turning in some recession-busting performances, though - for reasons I won't go into - I'm having to do a lot more work for the same money and the effort involved has impacted on my free time. I should have done this 5 or 6 weeks ago, but have now made the decision to put this blog on hold for a while. I'll most certainly be back as I do enjoy blogging, but the time and cencentration required simply aren't there at the moment. I'd like to thank those of you who have followed this blog and taken a few minutes out to leave comments. This is greatly appreciated. I hope I'll be back in the next 3 or 4 months, but could be sooner, could be a shade later than that. I'll do my very best to regularly check out my favourite blogs, and those of you who use Twitter can follow me on there as a good way of keeping in touch. My username is SteveLangton.

Thnaks for stopping by. Rest assured, I WILL be back just as soon as time permits.

10 comments:

  1. Hang in there and I hope everything works out OK.

    I always enjoy stopping by and reading all the cool, interesting stuff you post.

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  2. Thanks very much for the kind words, JD. Greatly appreciated.

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  3. we will be here when you get back mate. take care.

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  4. Good luck with everything, Steve. Look forward to seeing your stuff here whenever you're able to get back to it!

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  5. I hope everything works out for you and yours. Take care. Good luck. I wish you the best. I'll miss you. I hope that one day you'll be back. Cheers!

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  6. Thank you so much Nigel, Ned and Keith. Your comments are greatly appreciated. I'll definitely be back just as soon as my wife has taken and passed her test and can remain here with no further obstacles. See you all soon on your blogs.

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  7. Hey Steve, good luck sorting it all out, I know the feeling and hope it all works out well.

    I'll be looking out for you on your glorious return.

    All the best

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  8. Good luck with everything Steve and I will look forward to you returning. Thanks for all your support and all the great posts...here's to many more.

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  9. Thanks, ibetolis. Your good wishes are hugely appreciated.

    Thanks, Jeremy. Look forward to keeping in touch with your own blog. At the moment, this second-hand computer keeps freezing up when I attempt to visit some blogs, so going to get a computer savvy friend to see if he can speed it up.

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