Blogging and Commitments

Many of you probably realise that “Countingducks” is not my real name. It is, for me at least, an amusing assumed name or alias. Having said that my Blog is not really anonymous because a lot of my friends and family read it, together with the dogged Albanian. In the circumstances I have to be a bit careful what I say. Anything too rash might impact on those I know and my relations with them: I’m sure you understand.

For instance if we had been to dinner with a Brenda Glennings  I could not write that her main course was fairly unpleasant, but luckily not as awful as the sweet which followed it. It might cause offence. I have  been bound up  with a few  domestic and economic issues which have demanded a lot of my time so I have been forced to neglect this important part of  my little world. I’m sure you understand. I should be back to posting more regularly from now on. Hopefully. Some  of you have been kind enough to ask after me and, believe me, I have really appreciated it.

For the record Brenda Glenning is a made up character,and  if she isn’t I’m  sure her vegetable soup with cement dumplings will improve with age.


About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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30 Responses to Blogging and Commitments

  1. Do you have a recipe for those cement dumplings? I’m inviting some dead relatives for dinner and am rather short of ideas.


  2. Debbie says:

    I make excellent vegetable soup but I fear I may have sent Brenda my dumpling recipe. Sorry about that.
    You have been missed, bu the way.


  3. Hey, I don’t use my real name either! It’s just easier like that…
    If people want to post their photos and personal info that’s fine but I think a certain level of anonymity adds to the blog. One of my blogging buddies was convinced for ages that my husband was someone famous…LOL 🙂 I was sorry I had to let her down gnetly.
    Blogging is a commitment, but it can also be great fun!


  4. Kirri White says:

    I was starting to wonder where you had taken off to! Glad to have you back 🙂


  5. says:

    Welcome back. Hope things sort out quickly, Mr. C. Ducks.


  6. Caroline says:

    Phew glad you’re back in blogland! I nearly emailed you but didn’t want to hound! Ducks don’t like hounds – as far as I know!

    Like so many I blog under another name – I get so much more freedom that way to say how I truly feel. And none of my relatives know and only a couple of trusted friends! Though for the 1st time I did add in a photo of me the other day! Daring or what!

    the vexed issue of the dumplings is one that clearly needs addressing. I think overnight soaking in White Spirit might perk them up – followed by ‘firing them’

    But don’t rely on me I’m sure there are other ideas!


  7. backonmyown says:

    Ducks, I’m so happy you’re back. In fact, when I looked at my mail early this morning and saw “New Post” I said out loud “Woo hoo, Ducks is back!”

    I, too, have to write with some degree of care because some friends and family read my blog. I think that’s probably good for me because I have a habit of blurting out whatever comes into my head. Knowing that I don’t want to harm others with my words forces me to choose them carefully. I admit, though, that there are times when I wish I had made myself invisible as so many others have done.

    Again, welcome back.


    • Julie says:

      CD, you were gone? I guess I picked an excellent time to be gone too. As for the cooking, I would be no help. I know that something is done when I smell it burning, an example being the lentils I just rescued from the stovetop.


  8. —Ducky,
    I’ve really missed you!

    I am sure if Brenda is reading this blog, she must know by now (whomever she really is) that her soup & dumplings STINK 🙂 XX


  9. Big Al says:

    Good to see you again. I’m glad Brenda is finally outed. It ‘s been difficult keeping her culinary secrets all this time.


  10. nelle says:

    I was curious, but then decided I did not wish to be a pest. I am glad you are back.
    Here I thought you might be royalty – Count Ingducks 😉


  11. Countingducks, look after yourself and things that matter most, your blog will still be here waiting for you. So take care.


  12. Shonnie says:

    Ducky my dear — so glad to have you back! 🙂 Life happens sometimes. Just glad that you are well and back with us. 😀


  13. barbara says:

    I was very happy to see your post in my in box this morning. I was going to inquire on Fri. but decided to give it til today. I know we all have our ‘real’ life sometimes interfere with our virtual one. Hope all is well and you’ll be back regularly now.


  14. I was wondering where you were off to, Peter. I hope that everything get straightened out soon and you’re back up and running. I’ve missed you.


  15. Nice to see you! I was concerned you may have choked on one of your sardines. Did you know cement dumplings are the perfect weapon?


  16. Aurora, HSP says:

    LOL Welcome back!


  17. mysending says:

    I also blog anonymously, to protect the clueless. And maybe sometimes when you/we don’t say things, that’s saying a lot.


  18. Abby says:

    I enjoy ducks and geese as a form of entertainment and relaxation–nature is my thing–but not in the form of consumption, as I do not eat meat. However, I consume your Counting Ducks blog with a ferocity comparable to that of a duck eating stale bread thrown at its head.

    Whoever you are, I adore you. Glad you’re back.


  19. This post made me smile – thank you!



  20. Hey I completely understand.. real life always sneaks in and changes everything for awhile. Welcome back :). And to solve that issue you have, I don’t tell any of my family members about my blog lol.


  21. Judith says:

    How did Brenda Glennings end up with my dumpling recipe? Welcome back – we missed you.


  22. eof737 says:

    I’ve been out of the commenting rounds loop myself but did wonder about you. Of course your name is countingducks! 😆 Glad to have you back…
    I’m working on catching up again after a hectic workshop week again. 🙂


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