Friday, 1 January 2010

Theme Day - Changes
The Last Post

Its the first day of the new year, the first day of the month and the last post here at Cheltenham Daily Photo. As I mentioned yesterday I'm ending the blog to concentrate on other things.

As its the first of the month its Theme Day here in the CDPB community. The theme this month is Changes, which makes a change from the usual 'Best Photo Of The Year', which is now on the 15th, and as I won't be here for that, I'm posting it now, as a change. Got that?! Good!

This photo was originally posted in May and, although its not an earth-shattering photo, the view from the top of Leckhampton Hill is Cheltenham to a lot of people. Its certainly one of my favourite views of my home town. To see all the other Changes participants click here.

And now the part I've been dreading - the goodbye. Over the last two-and-a-bit years I've learnt so much about the town I call home, seen new places, and taken more photographs than I have ever taken in my life. I never imagined that I'd become a blogger (me?! I can barely use a computer!) and join an amazing community, full of inspiring people. Some of you out there are fantastic photographers, others tell wonderful tales, but all are proud of where you live. And all of you should be very proud of your achievements as Daily Photo Bloggers. Its a joyous journey, not without its moments of struggle, but well worth it. The best.

Thank you to everyone who has followed, commented, encouraged and supported me and Cheltenham Daily Photo. It has never been taken for granted. It is very much appreciated. I have made some lovely friends, friends I feel I know very well, but have never met. Thank you to you all.

I wish all of you the very best of luck with your blogging adventure. Goodbye.

32 comments:

Inverness Daily Photo said...

If you must go then go out on a high and this is indeed a high. Best wishes for whatever you do in the future. May it be rewarding.

Messy Karen said...

i will definitely miss you and your lovely photos.

Hilda said...

You already know how I feel about your leaving so I'm not going to repeat it again for fear that I will burst into tears.

Just take care of yourself, Marley. And I wish you much luck with whatever it is that is going to keep you very busy. Wishing you all of life's best this year and every year.

And don't forget to give a holler if you start a new blog!

Tricia said...

Happy Happy New Year, Marley!

Shantaram said...

Hello, Marley. And goodbye :(

Have visited off and on, but didn't imagine I'd see a farewell post today! Good luck with whatever you plan to do next - and I'm sure you'll do it very well!

Have a great year in 2010!

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, Marley, I had no idea. I obviously missed the posts where you told us you were stopping your blog.

I wish you luck and love and happiness with whatever you will be doing. I well know how much time a blog can take and how it changes our lives. Perhaps you might be tempted to post just on Theme Days, so we don't lose you altogether.

Oh dear, I'm sorry you are leaving but I applaud you for doing it if you know it's necessary for your life. Change is necessary sometimes.

I wish you the best 2010 and lots of luck in what you are doing and come back on occasion and say Hello. You created a great blog here with super photos and thru it we got to know your beautiful city. Thankyou.

Ham said...

Happy New Year, all the very best to you and yours. Certainly a changing year for you, hope it all works well. I think this is what is meant by "Going out on a high"

Clueless in Boston said...

Good Luck, Good Bye, and Happy New Year! I wish you health and happiness in 2010. I've appreciated your comments over the past year.

Babzy said...

Ce n'est qu'un aurevoir ...

Louis la Vache said...

Best wishes to you as you move on to the other things!

slim said...

This is a perfect parting image, Marley. Well done! Many thanks and good luck in your next endeavor.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A lovely photo, Happy New Year and best wishes for the future!

Three Rivers Daily Photo

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

lovely photo and we wish you the best in 2010 and beyond. You have done a great job with photos and we will miss your blog. Happy New year!

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah, Marley. I'll miss your interesting quips on my blog. You've been a very faithful follower and I thank you for that. Needless to say, I'm saddened at your leaving the blog community, but certainly understand how it's just possible you might have more important and interesting things to do. Go in peace. Thank you for sharing yourself and your wonderful furry friend with us for a while.

Kind regards, and Happy New Year to you!

Tash said...

Now you have me in tears. I never did say that you write you have a way with words too.

Goodbye - I hope for now - and you know where I live (ha-ha) & my e-mail so let me know if you ever decide that the West Coast is worth a visit.

Mo said...

Oh no. I didn't realise you were even considering leaving. We will miss you.
Blogging can be time consuming, not to mention getting out to take so many pictures.
All the best to you and your family/loved ones in your new ventures.

Ineke said...

Jeez Marley, i cannot believe it.
on the other hand, i have been away for 10 months too (and then couldn't hold it in any more) coz it was just too busy.

i thank you for your lovely photos and encouring and funny comments and really hope to see you back one day.

Take care and have a fantastic 2010!
Ineke

IamMBB said...

A dramatic change. A loss for us. The best in your new endeavors.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

You will be well missed and I hope we will still see you around from time to time. All the best for whatever you turn your hand to.

brian stout said...

Good luck marley! I've been considering a similar change recently but just not there yet! I've enjoyed your posts over the last few years and wish you all the best!

Jackie said...

I'm very late as I only got back from a week south of the border last week (there be dragons ....! ). Hope the next couple of months go well for you, and would you do me a favour and if you start a new photo blog put a post about it on here, so I catch it in my feed reader?

I got a new 2nd-hand camera last week, my first proper grown-up camera, so I'm going to play around with it and might well start something more general and less location-specific myself sometime soon.

Happy New Year to you and Phoebe, and thank you for all your supportive and encouraging comments on my blog this last year+.

Oh, and that's a cool photo!

Ken Mac said...

well damn! Say it ain't so. Not happy bout this at all. But do what you must. Hope all is well and I've enjoyed your blog very much. And more than your photos your attitude towards life. Live it up my friend.

Tricia said...

I was in a hurry the other night when I said Happy Happy New Year & I didn't read all the way thru this post. I apologize for that & have to say... OMG - I CAN'T BELIEVE IT - You were one of the 1st blogs I started visiting when I started! But I understand & wish you ALL THE VERY VERY BEST in your life & if you ever decide to blog again, look me up, Ok?!!

Have a good one & take care

Lots of hugs & best wishes!
Tricia

Bibi said...

Oh, golly, Marley, I am going to miss you and your posts, and your sense of humor. Darn.

This was sad news to welcome me back after my Indian adventure...

Wishing you the best in your new ventures, sniff, sniff.

Neva said...

Sometimes things happen and one just has to move on. I am back blogging after a very intense fall. Have a Happy New Year and stop by every now and then if you can! I will miss visiting you!

Anthony said...

Ive been reading the blog for years and adored your photos. And it looks like we missed seeing some beautiful Cheltenham-under-snow photos too! Sad xx

Babooshka said...

I am so sorry to see you go just as I come back. I had a hiatus that was not intended, but life's other priorities got in the way. Best of luck in the future. Seen some marvellous images, witty posts, excellent puns and all round top notch blog for me. Happy New Year and may it be your best one yet. Genuinely sorry to see you go.

Gail's Man said...

All the best for 2010, and I hope you find what you're looking for. Thanks for your visits and comments & for sharing your part of the world to us all.

Arizona bankruptcy lawyer said...

What an excellent view.

Hotel Cheltenham said...

A fantastic view, I must say!

A shame to see this is possibly your last post. Good luck, and keep up the photo taking!

Glen said...

A fantastic view and lovely pic

kabil_peter said...

Happy New Year, Marley!

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