Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Did You Miss Me?

Sorry for the long break. Nothing horrible happened to prevent me from posting but thanks for all your concern, I'm really touched. After I came back from London, dad came to stay for a few weeks. I kept telling myself "I'll get back to blogging when things get back to normal", but somehow I didn't. Call it "the blogging blahs", call it getting out of the habit, call it sheer laziness, I don't know what.

I've got a new guitar, the first guitar I have ever bought for myself, so I've been playing a lot. I have been learning to draw and putting my drawings on a "secret" (or at least un-publicised) blog purely so my family far away can see them. But some of you have found it, you crafty things. I'll probably put some drawings on Bean Sprouts when they are relevant to the posts, but this isn't going to turn into an art blog. It will remain about living sustainably and our family's search for the good life. I've been watching old musicals with my 8-year-old daughter, like The King and I, and Calamity Jane. That's been a lot of fun. One of our chickens died from unknown causes. The allotment has been utterly neglected, we're thinking hard about what we want to do with that. Sam turned 7. I'm looking forward to Hallowe'en, Stephanie will come up then and I'm sure we'll hook up with Lindsey too. Life has been going on as it always does.

I already have ideas for the next few blog posts. More about our chickens, about keeping chickens in general, and particularly about pest control. When is an A-rated appliance not an A-rated appliance? And getting started making home-made Christmas gifts, but realistically. It may take me little time to get back into the "post every day, or more" habit. But I'm back now anyway, and it feels good. I missed you guys too!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back! I look forward to reading your upcoming posts, they sound interesting.
CLM, a reader from Atlanta, GA, USA

Gid said...

Glad to see you back.. so, what's the new guitar?.. spill the beans.. I appear to have taken up the mandolin which is fun.. one of the side effects of this is that I can now strum the violin.. :-)

femsc said...

Welcome back, Mel. Of course we missed you! Other places you usually frequent have had a rather large Mel-shaped hole as well. Still, Skipweasel said he'd not heard owt nasty from you, so I assumed you were just taking a well-earned break.
Good to have you back :)

Fran

Deb King said...

Wow - I'm so glad to see you back, I've kind of got "It rained all the time we were in Ireland" imprinted on my brain, so couldn't quite comprehend a new post for a while!

Love to all the kids, and you & Ed too.

Deb xxx

Anonymous said...

So glad your back. Looking forward to your new posts.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back. Yes I've missed you ...

The big question is how's the kitten doing?

I'm curious about the A rated appliances, having just had the kitchen re-done we made sure the fridge, oven and dishwasher were A rated. Now you have me worried.

Em

Tess said...

Great to see you back, and you've got me really curious now about your drawing blog.

Lesley said...

Welcome back!
Glad it was only 'Blogger's Block' and not something dreadful

TopVeg said...

good to see you are back again!

jane said...

So glad to see you back unharmed!
I'll be interested in your A rated appliances as I need to replace my dangerous gas cooker pretty soon!

Blicky Kitty said...

YAY! I'm so happy you're back.

Woody Wilbury said...

Welcome back. A lot of people were fretting.

GreenOfficeBlog said...

I didn't have a chance to miss you because this is my first time reading your blog. But I have to say it's quite entertaining! What are some of your thoughts on pest control? I've always thought that the only way to get rid of buggers is to use chemicals, but I suppose that isn't a very green approach. Suggestions would be appreciated!

just Gai said...

Of course we did.
Glad to have you back and even more so now that we know that you and yours are all well. You hd us worried!

Andy Guo said...

Glad to see you back..Looking forward to your new posts.
Meet me at
http://gwb-chinese.blogspot.com/
Waiting with curiosity. To know your innovation.

Anonymous said...

Yes we did!

It was starting to get a wee bit spammy around here, in the comments...

Glad to hear you've been happily up to creative pursuits while absent from blogland. Drawing, and a new guitar, exciting stuff! I feel your joy, as during the same period i treated myself to a much-longed-for tenor ukulele, which makes lovely noises.

welcome back to the blogsphere :D

eleanor

el-staplador said...

Hurrah! You're back! I kept wondering whether the LJ feed had broken or something, and coming here to check, and discovering that it hadn't... I would have been a bit miffed had you disappeared permanently only a month after I'd found your blog in the first place. ;-)

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Hooray Mel - ams so glad to see you back. I discovered your lovely drawings the other day over at Chickpea. You're great there, but I have missed you here ;-D x

Killi said...

So glad to see you back & that nothing untoward had happened.

Have you come across diatomaceous earth as a pest control? Wildside mentioned it on her blog & my animal pharmacist here let me start off a search on their computer, so I know that there's no source for it in Ireland, but there is a company in the UK that does it.

iwishiwas said...

Hi Mel, good to see you are back, my little surfing routine is back to normal now! You deserve a bit of a break every so often. Bit like me and my books, I know I will love reading every one in that pile by the bed, but somehow I can't seem to make a start on them.

漢美女 said...

(法新社a倫敦二B十WE四日電) 「情色二零零七」情趣產品大產自二十三日起在倫敦的肯辛成人影片頓奧林情色匹亞展覽館舉行,倫敦人擺脫對性的保守態度踴躍參觀,許多穿皮衣與塑膠緊身衣的好色之徒擠進這項世界規模最大的成人生活展,估計三天av女優展期可吸引八萬多好奇民成人電影色情參觀。

活動計畫負責人米里根承諾:「要搞浪漫、誘惑人、玩虐成人影片待,你渴望的我們都有。AV女優

他說:「時髦的設計與華麗女裝,從吊飾到束腹到真人大小的雕塑,成人電影是我們由今年展出的數千A片件產品精選出色情影片的一av部分,a片下載參展產品還包括時尚服飾、貼身女用成人網站內在美、鞋子、珠情色寶、玩具、影片、藝術、圖書及遊戲,更不要說性愛輔具及馬術裝A片下載備。」

參觀民眾遊覽兩百五十多個攤位,有性感服裝、玩具及情色食品,迎合各種品味。

大舞台上表演的是美國野蠻搖滾歌手瑪莉蓮曼森的前妻─全世界頭牌脫a片衣舞孃黛塔范a片提思,這是她今年在英國唯一一場表演。
情色電影
以一九四零年代風格演出的黛塔范提思表演性感的天情色電影堂鳥AV、旋轉色情木馬及羽成人網站扇等舞蹈。

參展攤位有的推廣情趣用品,有的公開展示人體藝術和人體雕塑,也有情色藝術家工會成員提供建議。

liwo said...

成人電影,情色,本土自拍, 美女交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人貼圖, 成人電影, A片, 豆豆聊天室, 聊天室, UT聊天室, 尋夢園聊天室, 男同志聊天室, UT男同志聊天室, 聊天室尋夢園, 080聊天室, 080苗栗人聊天室, 6K聊天室, 女同志聊天室, 小高聊天室, 情色論壇, 色情網站, 成人網站, 成人論壇, 免費A片, 上班族聊天室, 成人聊天室, 成人小說, 微風成人區, 色美媚部落格, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人論壇, 情色聊天室, 寄情築園小遊戲, AV女優,成人電影,情色,本土自拍, A片下載, 日本A片, 麗的色遊戲, 色色網, ,嘟嘟情人色網, 色情網站, 成人網站, 正妹牆, 正妹百人斬, aio,伊莉, 伊莉討論區, 成人遊戲, 成人影城,
ut聊天室, 免費A片, AV女優, 美女視訊, 情色交友, 免費AV, 色情網站, 辣妹視訊, 美女交友, 色情影片 成人影片, 成人網站, A片,H漫, 18成人, 成人圖片, 成人漫畫, 情色網, 日本A片, 愛情公寓, 情色, 舊情人, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 情色交友, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 色情a片, 一夜情, 辣妹視訊, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊, 視訊美女, 美女視訊, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, 情人視訊網影音視訊聊天室, 視訊交友90739, 成人影片, 成人交友, 本土自拍, 免費A片下載, 性愛,
成人交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人電影, 成人, 成人貼圖, 成人小說, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人遊戲, 微風成人, 愛情公寓, 情色, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 做愛, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 寄情築園小遊戲, 色情遊戲情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 言情小說, 愛情小說, 色情A片, 情色論壇, 色情影片, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊美女, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, a片下載, aV, av片, A漫, av dvd, av成人網, 聊天室, 成人論壇, 本土自拍, 自拍, A片,成人電影,情色,本土自拍,

uhfdf said...

情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 言情小說, 愛情小說, 色情A片, 情色論壇, 色情影片, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊美女, 視訊交友, ut聊天室, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, a片下載, av片, A漫, av dvd, av成人網, 聊天室, 成人論壇, 本土自拍, 自拍, A片, 愛情公寓, 情色, 舊情人, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 情色交友, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 色情a片, 一夜情, 辣妹視訊, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊, 視訊美女, 美女視訊, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, 情人視訊網, 影音視訊聊天室, 視訊交友90739, 成人影片, 成人交友,

免費A片, 本土自拍, AV女優, 美女視訊, 情色交友, 免費AV, 色情網站, 辣妹視訊, 美女交友, 色情影片, 成人影片, 成人網站, A片,H漫, 18成人, 成人圖片, 成人漫畫, 情色網, 日本A片, 免費A片下載, 性愛, 成人交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人電影, 成人, 成人貼圖, 成人小說, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人遊戲, 微風成人, 愛情公寓, 情色, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 做愛, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 寄情築園小遊戲, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊,

fgeegf said...

aaaa片, 免費聊天, 咆哮小老鼠影片分享區, 金瓶梅影片, av女優王國, 78論壇, 女同聊天室, 熟女貼圖, 1069壞朋友論壇gay, 淫蕩少女總部, 日本情色派, 平水相逢, 黑澀會美眉無名, 網路小說免費看, 999東洋成人, 免費視訊聊天, 情色電影分享區, 9k躺伯虎聊天室, 傑克論壇, 日本女星杉本彩寫真, 自拍電影免費下載, a片論壇, 情色短片試看, 素人自拍寫真,

做愛的漫畫圖片, 情色電影分享區, 做愛ㄉ影片, 丁字褲美女寫真, 色美眉, 自拍俱樂部首頁, 日本偷自拍圖片, 色情做愛影片, 情色貼圖區, 八國聯軍情色網, 免費線上a片, 淫蕩女孩自拍, 美國a片, 都都成人站, 色情自拍, 本土自拍照片, 熊貓貼圖區, 色情影片, 5278影片網, 脫星寫真圖片, 粉喵聊天室, 金瓶梅18, sex888影片分享區, 1007視訊, 雙贏論壇, 爆爆爽a片免費看, 天堂私服論壇, 情色電影下載, 成人短片, 麗的線上情色小遊戲, 情色動畫免費下載, 日本女優, 小說論壇, 777成人區, showlive影音聊天網, 聊天室尋夢園, 義大利女星寫真集, 韓國a片, 熟女人妻援交, 0204成人, 性感內衣模特兒, 影片, 情色卡通, 85cc免費影城85cc, 本土自拍照片, 成人漫畫區, 18禁, 情人節阿性,

免費成人影音, 彩虹自拍, 小魔女貼影片, 自拍裸體寫真, 禿頭俱樂部, 環球av影音城, 學生色情聊天室, 視訊美女, 辣妹情色圖, 性感卡通美女圖片, 影音, 情色照片 做愛, hilive tv , 忘年之交聊天室, 制服美女, 性感辣妹, ut 女同聊天室, 淫蕩自拍, 處女貼圖貼片區, 聊天ukiss tw, 亞亞成人館, 777成人, 秋瓷炫裸體寫真, 淫蕩天使貼圖, 十八禁成人影音, 禁地論壇, 洪爺淫蕩自拍, 秘書自拍圖片,

Anonymous said...

免費a片 a片 免費av 色情影片 情色 情色網 色情網站 色情 成人網成人圖片成人影片 18成人 av av女優avav女優情慾 走光 做愛 sex H漫 情色 情趣用品 情色 a片 a片 成人網站 成人影片 情趣用品 情趣用品アダルトアダルト アダルトサイト アダルトサイト 情趣用品
補正下着

Anonymous said...

免費a片 a片 免費av 色情影片 情色 情色網 色情網站 色情 成人網成人圖片成人影片 18成人 av av女優avav女優情慾 走光 做愛 sex H漫 情色 情趣用品 情色 a片 a片 成人網站 成人影片 情趣用品 情趣用品アダルトアダルト アダルトサイト アダルトサイト 情趣用品
補正下着

Anonymous said...

免費a片 a片 免費av 色情影片 情色 情色網 色情網站 色情 成人網成人圖片成人影片 18成人 av av女優avav女優情慾 走光 做愛 sex H漫 情色 情趣用品 情色 a片 a片 成人網站 成人影片 情趣用品 情趣用品アダルトアダルト アダルトサイト アダルトサイト 情趣用品
補正下着

Share it