Temporary (Unavoidable) Blogging Hiatus Part II

At the start of the year I posted saying that I had been a bit quiet blog-wise due to having moved house and then, almost immediately afterwards heading away to Iceland for a break.

Not one to recycle old excuses, but apologies to everyone for my lax blog rate and dearth of comments on other sites of late. We all go through periods when a blog can feel more like a job than anything else and I’d be lying if I said that hadn’t played a part of late.

A crazy work schedule over the past 4-6 months hasn’t helped as I’ve often been too tired or had no time to even watch movies, let alone write about them.

By way of a ‘rest’, my other half and I are heading to Nepal for three weeks; most of which will be taken up with trekking through the Himalayas, reaching heights of over 5,000m! Here’s hoping altitude sickness doesn’t rear its ugly head!

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to be a splendid community of good folks – I speak for many I’m sure when I say that it’s my fellow bloggers who really make this whole thing worthwhile.

To my American friends, may I wish you an early Happy Thanksgiving. With the way the world has turned over this past year, what with the disastrous Brexit vote (#notinmyname), atrocities too numerous to mention and the pièce de résistance that is Trump’s election, we need to keep our friends and family close and be thankful for the little things.

Photos of my trip will follow, but in the meantime stay well.


  1. Nostra · November 11, 2016

    Enjoy your trip!

  2. le0pard13 · November 11, 2016

    No worries, my friend. Hope you have great, and safe, trip, Mark. 🙂

  3. vinnieh · November 11, 2016

    Enjoy your trip. Sounds like a really big adventure. And I must apologise for my absence on your blog.

    • Three Rows Back · November 11, 2016

      Don’t mention it buddy, I’ve not put that much on there recently which is my bad.

      • vinnieh · November 12, 2016

        We all get busy at times man.

  4. Kelly Konda · November 11, 2016

    Not jealous of your Nepal trip at all. Nope, just purely happy for you.

    • Three Rows Back · December 7, 2016

      Ha ha, thanks Kelly. Does it mak it any better to say that I had an AMAZING TIME and loved every minute of it?

      • Kelly Konda · December 7, 2016

        I can’t see where you’d think that would make it any better. No, seriously, I’m glad you had an Amazing time. No, seriously, I’m not. No, seriously, I am. No…I must go now. Air must be punched in envious frustration 🙂

      • Three Rows Back · December 7, 2016

        Ha, sorry! Will be uploading photos very shortly just to rub it in…

  5. ckckred · November 13, 2016

    I hope all goes well. And I speak for all of America when I say we’re sorry for Trump.

    • Three Rows Back · December 7, 2016

      Thank you buddy – not long returned and, apart from the jet lag, had a fantastic time. I’m sorry for Trump too; I hope things in the US aren’t too depressing/crazy at the moment.

  6. ruth · November 15, 2016

    Have a wonderful time, Mark! The Himalayas, wow, that sounds like a great adventure, my hubby and I just came back from Zion National Park too last week, and I’m currently taking a wee blogging break as well. Have a great rest of the year and God bless!

    • Three Rows Back · December 7, 2016

      Thanks Ruth! I’ve not long returned and had an amazing time. Once-in-a-lifetime trip if I’m honest. Hope you had a great time at Zion National Park!

  7. thoughtsallsorts · November 19, 2016

    Wow…Nepal. Awesome!

    • Three Rows Back · December 7, 2016

      It was pretty amazing. Not long returned and will be uploading photos shortly 🙂

  8. Tom · November 28, 2016

    Hope you have a fantastic trip Mark, you certainly deserve it! I think I speak for several when I say I look forward to seeing a few photos from Venezuela! That sounds like a total blast. Be well my friend and happy holidays to you and yours!

    • Tom · November 28, 2016

      * the Himalayas, not Venezuela . . . durrrrrrrrr

    • Three Rows Back · December 7, 2016

      Cheers mate! Have now arrived home and been going through my photos – will be uploading something shortly. All I’ll say is… WHAT A TRIP! Loved it! You’d absolutely love it too mate.

  9. Cindy Bruchman · December 30, 2016

    I’m jealous! Pictures? What an adventure, I’m sure.

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