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Sunday 15th October, 2006
Whilst in the shower just a few moments ago, I began to wonder what I'm going to find time to write about next.

With my house move some 4 months ago, getting engaged and planning a wedding; I've suddenly come to the decision that life is too short. Whilst it used to be in some way entertaining to spout online about what I was doing in life, at work and which gadgets I like; it strikes me that I'm no longer getting the pleasure out of it that I once did.

Those who are closest to me don't read the blog and I can happily share my life and experiences with them over a drink, a meal or on the phone. The rest, well, I'm not sure I have the time or that  it really matters any more.

So, I'm off to get married, start a family and generally have a life. For those who want to catch up in pictures, the pages of jaffacake.net will soon be redirected to my online photo album which will no doubt contain snapshots of my life as the future becomes my past. Who knows, with the time I save by not writing any more, I may just find some time to label the pictures.

Thanks for reading.

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  1. 1) Vitor Pereira Said: (15/10/2006 22:06:59 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Ben, just remember to always have fun. Best wishes!

  2. 2) Philip Storry Said: (16/10/2006 09:32:30 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Well, you'll be missed by many.

    I hope that this makes you happier, and I'm a little sad that you're not getting the fun from it that you once did. I hope we'll still see you around elsewhere in the comments, though!

    And best of luck with your wedding and starting a family. I really can't fault what you've decided to replace blogging with there... ;-)

  3. 3) Grant Norman Said: (16/10/2006 10:58:45 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Sorry to read this Ben. Best of luck with everything.

    Hope to see you at an event soon.

  4. 4) Andi Said: (16/10/2006 19:26:36 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Know how you feel, bud.

    Blogging isn't what it used to be. Every Tom, Dick & Harry is doing it - to what purpose?

    We now have to censor our blogs to avoid whiplash from our employers who may find comments in our posts, we have to fight with 20,000,000 US teens telling us all what they had for breakfast or who they fancy, all for the fair point that we are now living so much online - perhaps it's good to be disconnected once in a while.

    One of the main reasons I've avoided the Blackberry.

    It's been good keeping up with your goings-on this way, but I agree the focus should be on real contact and perhaps old-skool communication now, if you want to keep _real_ friends.

    It's a sad day when your Internet friends can out-number your real-life-can-call-upon-when-you-really-need-them-friends 10-to-1.

    I struggle with putting content onto my blog, but felt duty-bound as you kept yours so upto-date that I should do the same so we could at least keep up with each other's lives.

    So I hereby use this as the perfect excuse not to update mine and perhaps see you a bit more in real life, with some more until-4.30am gaming nights.

    See you in the real world soon, mate!

    (At least you can be on the real friends list, fighting the ratio!)

  5. 5) jo Said: (16/10/2006 20:03:37 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    ooooh! are we having a baby?!!

  6. 6) Saites Said: (16/10/2006 22:29:12 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    *sniff* *sniff* - Now another thing I'll have to remove from my bookmarks list. It was nice while it lasted.

  7. 7) Jamie Said: (18/10/2006 15:48:18 GMT) Gravatar Image

    You'll be back.

    They ALL come back.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  8. 8) Colman Carpenter Said: (19/10/2006 10:57:09 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    I was wondering just where the product reviews were heading ;)

    Anyway, probably the right decision, there's a lot of real life out there that needs living ! Drop me a line sometime and we'll go for another beer, a real one :)

    Colman

    P.S. Can't help thinking you might regret it when trying desperately to get a screaming baby back to sleep at 3am one day ;)

  9. 9) Dave Harris Said: (23/06/2008 12:30:21 GMT) Gravatar Image
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    Ben

    Many congratulations on your recent nuptials, I wish you and Jo all the happiness in the world.

    Dave Harris

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