I’m frightfully grumpy; Kate Shrewsday, that razor-sharp mind and – by far – the most eloquent blogger I’ve ever come across, has – just like that – announced her last post. Short of boarding a plane for London, there’s diddly-squat I can do about the matter. I’m bristling with crossness; fit to be tied, really…

I quite forgot what I was going to blog about today. Wind gone from my sails, as it were.


Here you go, then; went to the Exclusive Books sale yesterday and showed admirable restraint. Most exciting purchase was ‘Feeding Desire’; 288 pages of stuff about the ‘Tools of the Table’. The House &Leisure special edition Food issue … total waste of R40 and the irritation of Trevor Noah bleating his CellC piffle at one as one opens the book. *grump factor increases*

Oh, and, because Mandy in Mauritius mentioned them, and because the people at work have remarked on them, a few of my pairs of specs. I collect them and have them in most colours. I co-ordinate them with my shoes and handbags, which strikes many people as quite bizarre.

Nothing more to say today, I reckon I’ll go out into the garden.

Drown my sorrows and try to formulate some way of getting Kate to change her mind.

Bloody hell!


51 Comments Add yours

  1. souldipper says:

    Some change is simply unacceptable. Now I must check out her blog…from the sounds of it, I’ll be sorry I didn’t much sooner!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Go there, have refreshments handy, you’ll be there for a while.

      1. souldipper says:

        I see what you mean! I commented that I will take advantage of her leaving the site available for a while. Quality plus!

      2. theonlycin says:

        Nonpareil (Is that one word?)

  2. How rude that Kate Shrewsday did not prep you before the time of her last post! 😦 Bummer!
    Thanks for sharing your funky specs – I love that you co-ordinate them to your attire. 😀
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Seems quite normal to me 🙂

      1. No, Completecookbook, you are right: I’m a bit of a Bilbo where these things are concerned.

        I rather underestimated the reaction, I’m afraid…thought I would be just another blogger shuffling out of the blogosphere…didn’t think it was a noteworthy event….mumble,mumble *downcast eyes*

      2. theonlycin says:

        *continues to wail in misery*

  3. Tandy says:

    hope your Sunday ends better than it started 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think I’ll open a bottle of Semillon, may be just the thing to lift my funk ;p

  4. I feel the same way, Cindy – I couldn’t believe it when I read Kate’s last post yesterday. Her writing is quite sublime. Ahhh.
    I’m glad you’re not leaving … happy Sunday!
    Sunshine xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      I feel the need to dash around to all my blogger friends to make sure they’re not planning on leaving… stay put, will you?

  5. Leeswammes says:

    Oh, I know, Cindy! I’ve seen a few bloggers disappear that I was very fond of. Usually even without warning. It’s a pity but for most of us, it’s just a hobby and it doesn’t always fit with the rest of our lives.

    Promise you won’t do the same!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh, I’ll promise if you will?

  6. hopefully one day kate will return, even if not as frequentky as daily. i’d settle for a weekly kate if that was all i could get 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Weekly would, indeed, be better than cold turkey with no Kate!

  7. aardvarkian says:

    I miss Kate already – but at least you’re still around 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks James, you’re sweet!

  8. Apologies, Cindy…never dreamed the post would derail a Sunday morning. I’d go out and spend some quality time with the rabbit. They have hidden depths.

    May I still come here and say hello? Selfishly I would like to benefit from the fact that you have NOT ceased to blog.

    1. nrhatch says:

      Kate ~ You have the right idea . . . always leave them wanting more. 🙂

      That said, I echo Sidey and others ~ an occasional Kate post would be delightful. Rather like Eating Dessert First. 🙂


      And, Cin, chin up. That’s a girl. {{clink}}

      1. theonlycin says:

        Thanks Nancy, you’re a good pal!

  9. slpmartin says:

    Sorry you day got off to such a bad start…but you made mine quite pleasant with your post…do hope the wine soothes the soul. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      It went some way to lifting my mood, Charlie 🙂

  10. colonialist says:

    It shows a really nasty, sadistic streak that you introduce us to that blogger just as she locks and bars the place!

    Hope she’ll be like me and reappear from time to time.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I do hope so, Col, I just knew you’d enjoy Kate’s writing.

  11. This is actually not Kate Shrewsday replying but Libby Shrewsday, Big Al’s long suffering mum and i have just read your blogg on kate’s computer. I too am rather cross and feel a little bereft that Kate has decided to have a rest from blogging for a while.

    Hope your day, and indeed your mood, has improved somewhat.

    I feel sure that so much will happen here in the shrewsday world that Kate will eventually feel the need to begin again. That’s what i am hoping anyway!

    I love the fact that you collect glasses and co-ordinate these with your accessories. That is uber-cool!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh thanks, Libby, I wonder if we could prevail upon you to do some arm-twisting?

  12. leigh says:

    Wow, fashion just got hotter 🙂

  13. gospelwriter says:

    Love the specs! And I know what you mean about Kate, couldn’t believe my eyes when I read her last post yesterday. (Till the final lines, I thought she was having us on.) I haven’t known her all that long, but I found her blog every bit as addictive as she claims to have found blogging… 😉 Oh well, into each life, etc., etc. Hope you’re feeling better.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I had to check the date, for a second I thought it may be the first of April …

      1. gospelwriter says:

        I could wish it was the first of April… Ah, but I’d miss the best of our blossoming season, the city’s in-your-face annual flower count, the be-a-tourist-in-your-own-home-town craziness – not to mention my birthday! Come to think of it, it might not be such a bad idea after all. 😉

      2. theonlycin says:

        When is your birthday???

  14. Hope your mood has improved since this posting 🙂

  15. Never been to Kate’s blog. Checked it out. Right. Elegant.

    Once upon a time I did the same thing with my many glasses! Lovely custom.

    Cheer up, I hope … Ah well, we none of us can stay in a blue funk forever. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      You’re right, Jamie, got out a rose-tinted pair of specs and got on with things 🙂

  16. Tes says:

    I have to check out Kate blog… seems like she have a great work over there 🙂
    I hope you feel better now 🙂

  17. suzicate says:

    Yes, Merlot makes everything better, well at least for a while anyway!

  18. nursemyra says:

    I like those patterned white specs Cindy

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ve a red pair you’d love, Myra, only I can’t find them at the moment 😦

  19. I thought the exclusive books sale sucked… unlike you, I coudl not even find one cookbook that i was drawn to. Perhaps they sent all the really bad books to our store in the south? I did find one Rough Guide on some adventures. (Clearly going to be updating that bucket list soon soon.)

    Your spectacle collection must have cost a small fortune? They are all gorgeous.


    1. theonlycin says:

      We have two branches in Rosebank and they took over all the walkways, I could have spent thousands …
      The specs aren’t that expensive at all, being ‘over the counter’ readers from Clicks, which is why I can indulge myself as I do 🙂

  20. Jem says:

    I was unfortunately enough to pick up 2 magazines with that dreadful Trevor Noah bleating! I violently ripped it out after discovering that the “Win a Blackberry” competition was only applicable once you actually bought one!! Was so not impressed!

    1. Jem says:

      oops! obviously meant to say “unfortunate enough” 🙂

      1. theonlycin says:

        Very unfortunate, I really think he’s been bad for the brand.

  21. Liane says:

    Do you think it was an easy decision for her… maybe, maybe not…

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, I should think it was rather a hard one!

  22. buttercup600 says:

    Lifts her glass of Merlot…Chin chin girlfriend…want to see you here for many many more (and hope I can do the same!! oxoxox

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