Friday, 23 March 2018

Friday, it's so great to see you.

Here's to us... WTIOC'ers, the best group of peeps around!! I'm so glad we're together again.

I had a quick trip to Cape Cod this week. Luckily the nor'easter went out to sea and we only got rain and high winds. Here's a photo of Nauset Light, which I find beautiful in any kind of weather.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Readers who haven't learned my bad news, here goes: my beloved Peter left us in mid-December. It was sudden, very quick and he didn't suffer. 

I miss him terribly, but I'm very lucky to have 37 years of memories, filled with far more ups than downs. Peter was a very special person: gentle, generous, honest, funny, incredibly loving, very very very patient, all the things that made him a fantastic companion to me, a wonderful father to our boys, and a welcome friend to anybody who knew him. He was a hard worker and his main priority was the family. Peter always put us ahead of himself. I'm still having a very hard time accepting his absence and can't really believe he's gone. I will try to not be miserable, he wouldn't like that, but I need to go through the grieving process at my own pace, there's no point in trying to rush it.

Well my friends, one day at a time it will be, and sharing the load with you is a first step. Let's have our silly parties, the banter, the never failing support and affection always present, in sum, all the things that made WTIOC a special place. Peter was an avid reader of comments, but didn't say much. He loved the blog and I'm sure he would be more than happy to see us all together again.

Saying goodbye to the love of my life is very hard, but I will keep him in my heart, always.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Saturday, 23 September 2017

There's one more goodbye to be said

I have been trying to get news of our friend View for a few weeks. I sent emails that went unanswered, which worried me. After a lot of detective work, I found his friend Arturo on Facebook and sent him a message asking about View. Today he replied, unfortunately with sad news. Eduardo passed away on September 3. I can't simply close the blog without paying tribute to our gentle friend, Edward Whitcomb. I will forever remember his love of animals, his birds, his adopted family, all the lovely, interesting videos he forwarded from his YouTube account, with the handle of Edward Feliz. Yes, he was a happy man, fond of a good joke and excruciating puns. Goodbye, Ed, we'll miss you.

                         Ed Whitcomb - View_From_Here (March 18, 1937 - September 3, 2017)

Friday, 22 September 2017

Time to say goodbye

We had many years together, meeting almost on a daily basis, but I feel now it's time to move on. I'm immensely grateful for your friendship and generosity over the years and will hold each one of you in my heart forever. I'm also very proud of this little blog because of all the lifetime friendships that were formed here and for all the help and support you gave each other in times of need.

We shared, laughed, cried, vented, travelled and did many other things together, and that's what made What Time so special, but it's time to consign it to the memory department...

If anybody wishes to stay in touch outside the blog, either via email or Facebook, drop me a line with your requests and I'll take care of it. The blog will remain as it is, so you can still search for old posts.

Here are some clocks that I think reflect the blog and its friends. Take your pick...