Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Update Report - Halfway Through D (and I'm taking a break)

A not very accurate visual depiction of how I will spend my break ...
(photo from Pixabay)

Halfway Through D!

Well, in all honesty I'm perhaps 1/3 of the way though D. But it's happened. After almost two years of uninterrupted blogging, I have decided for the first time that I need to take a break. I've blogged in sickness and in health; from the snowy peaks of Transylvania to the sun-kissed streets of Barcelona; most recently, I have even blogged directly from the delivery suite at our local maternity hospital (with my wife's blessing, I quickly add). But I'm afraid there is a limit - and that limit has arrived in the form of a 9lb bundle of milk-supping, sleep-sapping, time-grabbing joy. It's wonderful, it really is ... but my word is it exhausting! Therefore, I've (very reluctantly) decided to take a break from Lexicolatry for maybe a month - at least until he's settled into a day and night cycle. After that, when my eyes aren't burning in my head and I'm able to read again, I will pick up my journey where I left off, and I do hope you pick it up with me.

In the meantime, if you haven't already, do join the Lexi Facebook group and Twitter feed - I'll still be posting interesting things on these, and it's on these I will also announce when I will resume. It's been an exciting year - Lexicolatry was again a finalist in the Blog Awards Ireland, just pipped at the post in the Arts & Culture category by the very excellent Headstuff. Readership for Lexi has continued to grow, and it's as fun and exciting to write as it was in the very beginning, so thank you! Thank you all again for your readership and comments. Do keep an eye on the various Lexi groups, and I shall see you in a month or so.


Email: eddie.lexi@gmail.com
Twitter: Lexicolatry


  1. Congratulations are in order, Eddie.
    This is amazing news. Not the hold on the blog but by the major reason behind it.
    Enjoy, Have Fun, soon all will be settled and you'll be happy you took this time for him, for yourself and for the family. I imagine big sis is almost flying, excited with the new baby doll ahahahah
    Many Blessings upon the new Blessing and all your Family,

  2. Enjoy the break Eddie. Children and families are more important right now. See you when you are ready.

  3. Congratulations! What a superb reason for a break! (My wonderful little reason is snoozing as I write this - I hope yours is too haha). Wishing you and your family all the best. Savour every sweet moment.

    1. Cheers, Kara ... yes, right at this very moment he is snoozing, which he's been doing precious little of in his first five days of life. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that he'll turn out to be a sleeper!

  4. Congratulations!!!

    Enjoy your break and give my best wishes to your wife!

    p.s: i will miss you daily post of Lexicolatry.

  5. There is no baby like a Lexi baby! Congrats, dude!

    (and also my very best wishes to mrs. Lexi, of course. Now she has to put up with two Lexi men. They seem to be a handful!)

    1. There's nothing like a raucous dictionary-reading husband and a fretful baby to test a good wife's patience ...

      Cheers, Bibi : o )

  6. Nice one Ed. May I offer my heartiest contrafibularities.

    1. Your words are received most antifrastically, A.N. Cheers!

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