Well folks this is the last week that I am hosting Five On Friday. Can you believe that we have come to this time when it is time for the hosting to be passed over to someone new. It seems to be odd that it will be the last time that I am hosting the link, it is probably odder for you than me because I have been thinking about this for a lot longer than you and I have other reasons which are making me make this change which mean that I am busy thinking about those things, the new things rather than the older things.
Anyway, time for things to move on it is and that is all good.
I said last week that I had hoped to do a big goodbye and it just didn't happen and it isn't going to happen and that is all good too. I am learning to be much better with the that is all good point of view. Just like you my life is a journey and I am always learning and changing and coming to new things and we will all continue along those journeys.
So I have decided to slip quietly away from Five On Friday this week. Despite the fact that you might think I am an extrovert - and in many ways I am if I am speaking to total strangers - really inside I am still that very shy child that was too terrified to speak to anyone. If I think there is any likelihood of ever seeing you again I can clam up pretty well and I much prefer to just slip off than have a bit ta dah, everything is real, but it is me putting my best foot forward rather than the one that I would prefer to hide! I am not sure if that makes sense, but make of it what you will.
Well, I am well and truly waffling now so I better get to what I want to say.
Thank you to everyone who has ever taken part in Five On Friday by reading a post, writing a post, visiting one or commenting on one. YOU are the people who have made Five On Friday what it is and YOU are the people who will make Five On Friday what it is going to be in the future.
Despite the urge to slope off quietly and hide - because that is quite strong in me right now - I will still be blogging though - although all recent evidence is to the contrary I realise. I am just going through a few things right now that need to be dealt with and then I will be back. In the interests of total honesty I have found that Five On Friday has got me caught up a little and has meant that I have found other blogging difficult, I kept things for Friday or didn't have things to share on Friday so I didn't feel I could share other things and so my blogging has become harder. Self imposed I realise, but I am releasing myself from that, so hopefully things will be easier when I just go back to random ramblings and try less to be structured about things.
Right, now I really have gone on, for even longer, so to sum up before I get to my five things....
Thank you ALL SO MUCH and know that you are wonderful and appreciated and it has been a blast! We will carry on differently and it will be great.
I wish Tricky and Carly all of the very best, I will still be taking part, just on a more occasional than every week basis and I know that everyone else will support them and it will be great! Have fun guys!!!!
Ok, here are my five.
This week I was very lucky to receive a wonderful gift of five Persephone books from a fellow blogger. How kind hey!
These are the five.
Persephone books all come with a matching bookmark (shown front and back in the last two pictures above) and it was so lovely that all of these books came with theirs. They tell you a little bit about each book and show some of the design of the end paper for that particular book.
Unfortunately my camera - and the light - were being temperamental, so these photos are not the best, but you will get the gist I am sure. As and when I read them I will of course review them, but it will be a long time before I get to these.
So, these are my five, my last for now, but as I said I will return after a little more of a break. I will try and Instagram - link in the sidebar or search lovemademyhome - but if you don't see me around don't worry, but do feel free to check up on me as that little shy part takes over and finds it hard to start the conversation sometimes.
Thank you all for everything.
I hope you have a great weekend, and as always, tell your loved ones that you love them and be just a little kinder than you need to.
p.s. of course, I am, for the last time, linking with Five On Friday at Love Made My Home - here - and you can find details there for the new linkup hosted by Tricky and Carly too.