10 Checking In Share Tweet Pin it +1 You Might Also Like Holiday Gift Guide: For the Foodie December 4, 2014 Recipe: Fresh Oregano and Onion Bread August 13, 2014 Recipe: Fried “Big Ass” Ants (Hormigas Culonas) from Colombia February 17, 2014 Previous Post Next Post 10 Comments Reply Cassie March 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm I hope you are feeling better soon! <3 Reply littleobservationist March 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm Thanks Cassie 🙂 x Reply Mandy March 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm Oh dear! Your surgery doesn’t sound like fun at all! I hope you get better soon and that you’re soon back to blogging! Personally, I think a forced break would help me get over my Internet / iPhone / media addiction! Reply littleobservationist March 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm Thank you! Ha, well yes it is definitely a bit of a social media detox. That’s for sure. It is welcome in a way really. Though I would rather have a social media detox when I can actually go outside or bake or take photos or do something else I enjoy, but ah well. Podcasts it is. Reply Lucy March 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm Oh no! How horrible. Hope the recovery is going well. For things to listen to, I really recommend the World Service Podcasts and Documentaries, the Radio 4 ones too. On the Radio 4 podcasts there’s an archive of ‘Don’t Log Off’ radio programmes, which are about a man who records conversations with people from around the world who contact him through social media, which might be up your street. If you listen to those, start from the beginning, because he talks to the same people several times sometimes. Have you thought about ‘Audible’ too, for some other books to listen to? There’s also lots of archive material on the radio 4 podcasts, with Desert Island Discs back to 1955, and Letters from America from the 1940s onwards (they have eyewitness accounts of assisnations and the LA riots among lots of other things). Take care of yourself xxx Maybe order some exciting teas from Teapigs too, to give you sensory type things to look forward too? Lucy x Reply littleobservationist March 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm Aw thanks Lucy! Don’t Log Off definitely sounds like something I would like. I’ll check that out for sure and all of your other suggestions too. Thanks for taking the time to write them all down. And Teapigs – yes! 🙂 Great idea! Hope all is well x Reply Diana Mieczan March 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm Ohhh, feel better soon, sweetie!!! I love that you wrote us a note and I am so pleased that you are feeling better. If I lived closet I would pop by for a girly-chat:) Kisses and talk to you soon. xo Reply littleobservationist March 18, 2014 at 11:38 am Thank you Diana! I would love one day to have that girly chat with you 🙂 I did get a girly chat last night with one of my good friends who came to visit me for pizza so that was really nice. Meanwhile, your blog is cheering me up, as usual! x Reply Nadia March 18, 2014 at 11:14 am I’m very sorry for you, I miss your posts a lot! In the meantime why not enjoy a lot of wonderful music? Music can take you in another world!! My favourite radio station it’s BBC6, wonderful music and a little practice of english (I’m trying to learn it). Hope you will recover very early Kisses Nadia Reply littleobservationist March 18, 2014 at 11:40 am Thank you Nadia! I will try BBC6. Good idea. I need to choose some songs for our wedding so maybe that will bring me some inspiration. I am finding listening to the Spanish podcasts helps with trying to learn that language, so I can see why you enjoy the BBC to help you improve your english 🙂 x Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyName * Email * Website Sign up for the mailing list! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.