Monday, 10 August 2009

The End Of The Road.

In all probability this will be the final post on Silvertonia. It has become more and more difficult to find new material to sustain the blog and I feel that I have written everything I can think of relating to the Silverton that I grew up in and in which I spent most of the formative years of my life.

More importantly the central dynamic that has kept the blog afloat these past fourteen months, the friendship between myself and Carolyn Frost has changed. Carolyn remains one of my dearest friends but the circumstances that enabled us to create material for the blog have now altered to the extent that we cannot remain as a working partnership. Although I could continue to write alone as far as this blog is concerned, Carroll without Frost would be like Morecombe without Wise or McCartney without Lennon. It could continue but would never be the same. Without the input of my quirky, individual, perceptive friend who has lit up my life for the past two years the blog is not viable.

I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the blog in the past 14 months particularly Babyblox, Tanseylegs, Foxy and Alan Haydon in all his guises. The blog will not be deleted but will remain as part of a history of Silverton at a particular time in its existance and as a record of a special friendship. I am considering the possibilty of starting another blog but that would of necessity be a different project to what we have here. If another blog is launched a web address will be published here witghin the next few weeks.

From Silvertonia, Goodbye.


TansyLegs said...

Can I be the first to say that I am saddened to hear of the demise of Silvertonia. It has kept me amused, informed (and occasionally outraged!) for the duration. I hope this will not deter you from writing another blog - please let us know. I respectfully suggest that the body of Silvertonia be burned and the ashes taken to the Little Rec. (as opposed to Australia!)

babyblox said...

James, I'm sorry to hear that the blog is expired, deceased, a stiff, bereft of life, ceased to be, passed on, it rests in peace, joined the choir invisible, gone to meet it's maker etc. Thank you for all the fun, information and debate over the past year or so. I look forward to the next blog.

AlMo said...

James, we are very sad that you have decided to call it a day. The blog has given all of its readers a great deal of enjoyment and information as well as providing a lively forum for debate. We have learned things about Scotland and Silverton history that we never knew before.

It was your post of 31st July that alerted us to the fact that Silvertonia was ill, but we all hoped that the illness would not prove fatal. Alas, we were wrong.

We would like to thank you, and Carolyn, for all your hard work - it has been appreciated by many !!


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry, I have so enjoyed all the info you have supplied James, thanks to you & Carolyn


Anonymous said...

Being an outsider to the village, i am most sad at the fact this is the end of the road.
My wife and i are huge fans of Silvertonia and are glad that we have had you as good reading companion, through very serious matters and very very funny matters.
We have learnt a lot from you and will miss our daily dose.

Paul & Fiona Williams
Cabbages & Kings