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And now…

… the end is near.

I’ve decided to take a break from blogging for the time being. I almost feel like, at this point, I’ve said everything I’ve wanted to say. It’s been the best two years. I’ve met so many wonderful people online as a result of my writing. It’s opened up doors and possibilites I’d never imagined.

It has always given me such great joy to share my recipes with you all. They aren’t fancy. I’m not a trained photographer, and certainly not a trained chef! I cook simple food that I like to eat, for myself and my family, and I hope I’ve helped a few people to try new things or start cooking from scratch for their own children.

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And then there is the muff fluff! Two years ago I would never EVER have contemplated writing about such an intimate, personal topic as periods and cloth sanitary pads. I wish I’d kept track of how many people I’ve converted to cloth. I lost count a long time ago! But I feel so proud of that achievement because I know how genuinely life changing the switch can be. It certainly changed my life and the way I think about my body. I hope I have passed some of that acceptance and confidence on to some of you.

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If it weren’t for this blog, I would never have taught myself to crochet. And now, two years on, The Pie Patch Shop is flourishing. It is still a tiny fledgling business but it is more than I ever thought possible and that is where I need to focus my time and energy. There is still so much I’d like to accomplish. So the blogging will take a back seat for now so that I have the time to spend on my hooky delights.

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So this will be my final post for now. The Pie Patch Facebook page will remain active and I won’t shut the blog down or remove it. I’ll leave it here for those of you who like to refer back to my recipes from time to time. And there is lots of useful information for people just starting out with their cloth pads and I’d like that to remain available, floating about in the cosmic interfluff.

I have one final thing to ask. I would love it if all of my readers and social media followers could show their support and give my Facebook business page a ‘like’. There are a lot of you and it would do wonders to help my posts reach more people. You can find me at facebook.com/ThePiePatchShop or on Instagram and Twitter as @ThePiePatch

So I bid you all adieu. Au revoir. Goodbye for now. Thank you all so much for all your support. For every one of you who ever ‘liked’, shared, commented, retweeted, or just clicked to read more, THANK YOU.