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Thursday 10 November 2022


Thank you for all your good wishes on yesterday's post. 

It has been harder to post than I thought.

I am going to take a few week's break from blogging. 


  1. Before you go, I wanted to let you know that while studying a map I came across two villages in Norfolk that must have been named after you - one when you were a small boy and the other in maturity - Little Dunham and Great Dunham. Have a peaceful break from blogging!

  2. I hope you have the best holiday season ever!

  3. It's a bugger all right. Your grandparents nailed it.
    I have only just this second read your last post, the shock of it has knocked me for six.
    What you were going through these last months !
    This is the first photo of you I can remember, your build is about the same as mine, though you are fitter and a much better writer than me.
    Thank you for so many really fascinating essays, your world illuminates my own somewhat sedentary existence.
    There really is a Tasker world and I think of myself as a vicarious traveller in its magical realms, the realms of gold.
    The blue remembered hills.

  4. Thanks for summoning the courage to post yesterday's hard, hard post. I am sure your helped people, too.

  5. Yes, focus on getting well and feeling better. More power to you!

  6. Take all the time you need, we'll be here when you get back.

  7. I think many of us were shattered by your news and humbled by your bravery in talking about it. So take care, take as many holidays as you want but please come back and write as well when you feel like it.

  8. I've just read your previous post. I wish you well. Your positivity is obvious and positivity is what it's all about. I had a lung lobectomy when I was 16. I had my prostate out in 1997 and have been treated ever since for the incipient cancer that "escaped" into my body. I'm now 78. I believe absolutely that without positivity (and the fantastic people in the NHS) I would not be here. I look forward to reading your posts when you return. Happy cycling (if there can be such a thing in our weather!).

  9. Enjoy the break - maybe you will return with plenty of stuff to write about. Like everyone else here, I am looking forward to your next post in a few weeks. Stay well!

  10. I'm so sorry to learn of your recent troubles and I'm hoping you regain good health during your time away from blogging. I for one will miss your outstanding blog very much until you return.

  11. Dear Tasker, after this I read your yesterday's post, and want to tell you that I wish you all the best!
    You suffered a lot - medical treatment and anguish and tiredness and thinking about those we love.
    I hope that you will soon desire to write again - in a way we are a community of far away friends who think of you.
    Take your time, but do come back!


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