"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Finished

I've been going downhill faster than my opinions on the blog so I suppose it was only to be expected that there'd come a day when everything shut down. I'll try and stick with PMQs and the Sundays but, beyond that, I can't say.

My life used to be measured, not by coffee spoons or politics but by music and poetry. I've spent three years chronicling our venal Parliament and the EU, trying to warn about what was to come. It's  apparent for all to see now but I still need to find a home, somewhere with a big garden and a big kitchen so I can grow and cook to my heart's content, with people to love and people who love me.

I think it was Twitter & The GV News that finally did it with an overload of economic and political info - that and still living out of two suitcases and sleeping on a sofabed with no access to a garden almost a year after coming home to England.

On the bright side, here's the RPA, conducted by Andrew Lytton playing Bach's "Sleepers Awake!"  I hope we do.



PS - Still calling Harbinger!

16 comments:

  1. NOOOOOOOO!!!!

    We need you on the front line, my lovely!

    I come here to learn about those bastards in Brussels. If you pack in I will be informationless!

    And:

    If it is too much then you need to slow down and write only when you want to.

    Whatever you decide, be well.

    I'll be calling on you for the trenches when this thing gets nasty.

    CR.

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  2. Sorry to hear that you are 'shutting down' GV and can but hope you will stay in touch.

    I can understand how you feel though, having at one point lived out of a car.

    May I wish you all the best in your search for somewhere with the large garden and kitchen you seek.

    For the future. be well and be happy!

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  3. Your blog is a recent find for me and I've learned important stuff visiting here, so thank you - a lot.

    I hope to see your 'callingengland' moniker on other blogs and wish you every happiness, calmness and serenity. You deserve it.

    David

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  4. GV, I'm with The Captain.
    As for a garden some lovely places round here!
    However do rest, recoup but please don't leave us. We need you more than ever!

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  5. Take care and get your life in order, then perhaps you'll consider returning. But either way, good fortune.

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  6. You're all very kind. PMQs and a Sunday Reflection, I'll probably still do but, beyond that... I don't know.

    Cap'n - if it wasn't for you I'd never have known about Lawful Rebellion, so thank you for that. I've signed no affidavits and sent no Notices but my message if challenged is still JustSayNo. There comes a point when a person is already 'in the trenches' and there is nothing left to lose - except, possibly, two cats and life itself :-)

    Thank you, Witterings. The garden and kitchen were just a wish, really. Thank you for all the times you've referenced this blog.

    David - that's really kind of you. I'm glad you found some useful info here :-)

    @OldRightie - what can I say? I'll buy a tent tomorrow and pitch up in your beautiful garden. You have checked with Mrs OR, haven't you? :-)

    Thank you, QM, I appreciate that and wish the same for you.

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  7. Aw, this is sad to me. I'll miss you muchly.

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  8. Thanks for everything. I look forward to your parliamentary sketches and hope that once you are grounded and perhaps have got a garden going on the far side of the New Year, ready for the first crops next summer, you'll feel a little stronger.

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  9. It can be an emotional journey and very burdensome. Just give a break for a while and enjoy life, pretend that all is well. You'll be back when the mood suits you. The rules don't say you have to blog every day!



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  10. Sorry to hear about that, GV, but I know all too well what it's like living out of suitcases, I used to spend a lot of time doing it in my line of work.

    I've slowed down on blogging a lot, too, because it's starting to feel like I'm banging my head against a wall - the only way things will change is when the public take to the streets en masse.

    All the best for the future and I hope you find that nice home with a garden.

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  11. Thank you for the inspiration GV and I wish you well. I hope that like many others on here you find your mojo again for the cause but your health and sanity need to be your prime concern.

    Blogging on such topics has to be one of the most mentally draining I have seen, especially for someone who as led the charge as long as you have into the detritus that passes for modern politics.

    Keep well and Godspeed.

    We hope to see you soon.

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  12. This is sad news indeed, CE, although I can see the reasons behind your decision. I have tried myself, but have never managed to maintain a blog, and I realise only too well how hard it is to fit in with other commitments, especially - and forgive me for mentioning it - as the years begin to close in on us.

    You have brought us so much: beauty in the music and pictures your Sunday Reflections and value in your political opinions; it will be hard to see you go, but go with my very best wishes, prayers and thoughts, CE - your are an impossible act to follow!

    opsimath

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  13. You're all too kind, you'll be bringing tears to my eyes!

    I'm not going for good - as I said in the post, I'm still going to try and do PMQs and the Sunday Reflections - in fact I'm gearing up for The Cameron Comedy Store now.

    You'd think that in this property market something with a garden wouldn't be too diffficult to find but gardens in London always attract a premium - I just need to redouble the time I spend searching. I'd also like somewhere to put my piano, but you can't have everything in this world :-)

    Harbinger said he'd make some guest posts so, if he surfaces, he may give some more food for thought. I don't agree with everything he says but he's articulate and passionate, not to say provocative!

    Thank you once again. I'll be seeing you - all the old familiar places and all that.

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  14. Sorry to hear that you're slowing down, it'll be a big loss. I always read your blog even though I hardly ever leave comments.

    Good luck and best wishes in getting your life in order. Hopefully you'll return soon with a vengeance ;-)

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  15. GV, I'm experiencing the same at the moment.

    There are still things in my life that I wish to do - tapping away on a keyboard isn't one of those things.

    I sense that we, aided by the circumstances in Europe, have shown up the EU little emperors and empresses to be what they are - vain and arrogant crooks.

    Calling England has been a vital source of information - whatever you do, thank you very much for your efforts.

    And best wishes.

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  16. All the best, I've been a fairly regular reader for about the last 12 months.

    Everyone needs a break, it is emotionally sapping trying to fight the EU, Marxists, Greenies et al, who want to take control of us and our money. There are many people on line who have seen the light, but so many in society that haven't, don't want to or don't care.

    I'm quite surprised that I recognise so many of the commenters, either from other blogs I occassionally read, forums or people that frequent the same blogs as me.

    Take some time out and then re-evaluate.

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