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Farewell from this owl

Good evening from New York on April 1, known to many as April Fool's Day.

I wanted to let you lovely Purple Coo folks that I will not be going forward to the new site. It has been truly amazing connecting with so many folks whom I would never otherwise have met.

I know that many of us will continue our connections via e-mails, blogland and perhaps even in our "real" lives. My real life is currently just too demanding of my time, and I am finding it increasingly tricky to fit in all I want to do, while leaving enough time for the land of nod.


Posted at 2nd Apr 2011 - 02:44AM   Posted by Frances   Farewell from this owl Comments: 21

Withy Brook's Avatar Frances, I knew you were leaving us and am very sad. However, this is obviously the right moment to make the decision. Don't forget that if things become easier, you can always come back.
We will miss you a lot.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 2nd Apr 2011 at 09:05AM

Westerwitch's Avatar You leaving Purplecoo is a great loss. I shall miss you as a person and also the connection with New York. However I shall keep in touch with you email and you know where the new Skool is and we very much hope that one day you will be back with us.

I hope your demanding life is kind to you and that you find more time to do your art.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Apr 2011 at 09:25AM

KittyB's Avatar I do hope you'll be able to come back one day, I'm very sad to see you leaving us. I will of course keep in touch via your blog. Much love to you xx

Posted by: KittyB on 2nd Apr 2011 at 12:46PM

Mountainear's Avatar Sad too that you are leaving but do hope to keep up via your blog. I've really enjoyed reading about your life in NYC.

Best wishes x

Posted by: Mountainear on 2nd Apr 2011 at 01:11PM

Milla's Avatar sorry to see you go, Frances, and I'll be off, too, for much the same reasons as you.
So long chaps and thanks for all the laughs
The best of luck for everyone's future.

Posted by: Milla on 2nd Apr 2011 at 05:08PM

Well I haven't really been around for ages, but like you I won't be moving on. I rarely read blogs these days, but when time permits I do, on occasion, pop over to see what is afoot in NY. Good luck to you Frances and one day I may just wander into that wonderful store of that I've lost weight I may even suit some of those fabulous clothes you sell...Laughing

Posted by: @themill on 2nd Apr 2011 at 07:45PM

Fennie's Avatar Oh gosh - bring on the violins! But it is sad. Frances, we shall I hope continue to be in touch. Ditto @themill and Milla. I have signed up in the other place, albeit with a heavy heart. This site has too many happy memories for leaving it to be painless and we won't be just the same on the new site (despite the large amount of endeavour that has gone into it) as your departures, the three of you, show. Others have gone too.
Well, I suppose it was too good to last and really for the last year or so we have been a shadow of our former selves. All most sad.

Posted by: Fennie on 2nd Apr 2011 at 09:20PM

Westerwitch's Avatar It is always sad to watch our friends walk a different path. No it won't be the same on the new site, but that doesn't mean it will be any less . . . we will build new memories, enjoy continuing friendships, make new friends and grow into our new site as we have done in the past.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Apr 2011 at 12:26AM

Camilla's Avatar I knew you were leaving Frances, but I shall miss you deeply dear friend. Thanks for being my deputy owl when I have not been able to make it to the perch. I shall be keeping in touch with you by email Frances, and of course your lovely blogs and hearing about life in NYC. I am so pleased to have met you Frances, the very best of luck in all that you do in the future. Much love to you dear Frances. I shall be in touch.!

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Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Apr 2011 at 12:41AM

Camilla's Avatar The very best of luck to you Milla honey and @themill, so pleased to have met you both over the years, I hope I can keep in touch with you through your blogs, I don't always get time to pop in daily to blog land but will pop in when I can.

Thank you both for your fabulous wit and laughs over the years. All the very best to you for the future.


Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Apr 2011 at 12:50AM

Puffin's Avatar Dear Friend Frances,
I too shall miss you --I will always think of you and the lovely visits on the old Coo.
I know what a demanding life you live.
It has always been such a big load lifted off Camilla's back when she is unable to post,plus there will be a big hole in our lives.
Sending you a P.m.

Posted by: Puffin on 3rd Apr 2011 at 02:23AM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar It is with a heavy heart I read this post. I suppose we all resist change, and it is always sad to come to the end of an era, which we all enjoyed so much. It will take time to settle into the new school, and I hope to spend more time on my blog, so you can always catch up with me there. Frances I wish you well, and no doubt we will meet up again the next time I visit my family in NY. I will miss you. Milla, while we never met, I always enjoyed your spunk, and Fred, perhaps some day I will visit your lovely area. Love from a sad Tiggy xx

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 3rd Apr 2011 at 03:40PM

KitKatCot's Avatar Frances, Milla and @themill I am sorry I registered here too late to know you, all the best to you all.

Posted by: KitKatCot on 3rd Apr 2011 at 04:09PM

Ivy's Avatar Sad to see you all movingSad

Posted by: Ivy on 3rd Apr 2011 at 08:38PM

Silverhead's Avatar I think that I too will not move to the new site.

I'm finding all the changes a bit off putting and will leave now and see how I can manage without my daily dose of purplecoo.

Good luck everyone. I wish you all the best for the future and hope you will welcome me back if I can't take the withdrawal symptoms I expect to hit me very shortly

Posted by: Silverhead on 3rd Apr 2011 at 08:58PM

Lily's Avatar Just to say a big thank you to everyone who has responded to my posts- especially recent ones about my mother.
Although we didn't meet in real life I'm sad to lose touch, but wish everyone well for the future.
Like Silverhead I'll see how I go without my popping in to Coo land.

Posted by: Lily on 3rd Apr 2011 at 10:01PM

Camilla's Avatar Shall miss you on the perch Silverhead, sorry to see you go, so too Lily. I wish you both the very best of luck for the future kind hearts.

Love Camilla.xx

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Apr 2011 at 02:33AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Sorry to lose you Silverhead and Lily. . . The new skool is very easy once you get to know it . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 4th Apr 2011 at 09:11AM

Sorry to have to say so many good byes.. .. is this an unexpected result?
I don't find the new site as easy or quick, and have less time also at present.... but will keep trying..
take care everyone.. I suppose someone will have emails should we have a reason to be in NY/ or Gloucestershire with another wetsuit?
good luck and bon voyage to everyone
with love from Aax

Posted by: Arcadian advocate on 5th Apr 2011 at 07:09PM

Westerwitch's Avatar No not unexpected at all - had we stayed on here people would have continued to drift away, moving has forced the issue.

The new site is really easy once you get used to it - it shouldn't be slow though - I find it very quick . . .

I have emails of everyone should anyone need to get in touch - but I would have to ask the person concerned I can't just hand them out . . .

When we left CL and went to CCW a lot of people traveled with us - some left when we moved here and not everyone liked the site - but we grew to love it and we gained new members and so we move on - although planning to stay in the new Coo for a very long time . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Apr 2011 at 07:33PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Ie by that I mean that the people that have gone - would have gone anyway at some point - and there is always the chance they will come back . . .Very Happy the door is open . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Apr 2011 at 07:52PM

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