#SoCS May 19/18 – Hollow/Empty

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “empty/hollow.” Use one, use both, entirely up to you. Enjoy!


It’s funny isn’t it.

As a parent, you crave that time to be together as a couple, without kids constantly bickering and calling out for your attention.

And when you get that time, you get that empty feeling within. It’s like nothing has any real meaning, because the kids aren’t around.

I’m feeling that at the moment, as I write it, the night before scheduling the post.

On Saturday, we are travelling up to London to the Annual Bloggers Bash, and as we have to leave a little early, we decided that rather than drag the kids up extra early on a Saturday, they can spend the Friday night with their grandparents, where they are staying Saturday night anyway.

So, we’ve dropped them.

And are back home, and it is QUIET!

It’s like the house has lost it’s soul, a hollow shell of a building, with no children in it.

Saturday will be different as we are away, and that is meant to be a treat for the two of us, but this Friday, home definitely doesn’t feel right.

Right, I’m off, can’t ramble today, need to pack!

Catch ya later Peeps!

Happy Saturday Peeps!


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    Jun 11, 2018 @ 08:23:08

    I can relate. not with kids, but my dog! I was wighout him for 2 nights recently, the house felt so empty! I missed him like crazy! xo

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  2. Dan Antion
    May 19, 2018 @ 23:38:50

    Great job with the prompt – enjoy the bash!

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  3. Erika Kind
    May 19, 2018 @ 18:31:03

    I felt exactly the same when the kids were little. The soul of the family was missing without them!

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  4. robbiesinspiration
    May 19, 2018 @ 17:08:20

    It does feel strange when even just one of your kids is away.

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  5. Gary
    May 19, 2018 @ 15:16:30

    Yikes, I just read another post on empty nest syndrome. Imagine that feeling when they leave home manifesting into the future. 18 or so years of full house, all those interruptions that frustrate now when we are doing something… things that we will look back on a entirely miss when they’re gone!

    Already seen the RituTalk Bash pics too. Awesome thing to do. Hope you had a cracking time #GaTu x

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    • Ritu
      May 19, 2018 @ 18:11:32

      I dread that time Gary!
      And the Bash was wonderful!
      I got Runner Up this time, which was fine by me!

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      • Gary
        May 19, 2018 @ 19:29:26

        Nothing wrong with runner up Ritu, but I have to say some were really advertising the nominations across all social media. Way more than I saw last year so maybe that gave an assist.

        So pleased you enjoyed it too. I know how much you like it so I’d hate to think you hated it lol.

        As for that time…. my eldest is doing A levels this year 😥

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      • Ritu
        May 19, 2018 @ 21:08:39

        Lol! Yeah, last year I really ‘campaigned’ so I know it helps!
        But this year, I just wanted to let it go whichever way it was meant to!

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      • Gary
        May 20, 2018 @ 11:54:23

        Lol, that’s the part I can’t do. Self promotion! Oddly a large number of people apologised for not knowing I was nominated. They hadn’t associated Gary with fictionisfood. It seem I’m a brand rather than a person 😂😂

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      • Ritu
        May 20, 2018 @ 13:01:52

        Ha ha!

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  6. bikerchick57
    May 19, 2018 @ 11:45:46

    Have fun at the blogger’s bash with your hubby. Enjoy London!

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  7. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    May 19, 2018 @ 10:03:49

    Wish you a great meeting Ritu! Best wishes to all i (virtually) know. 😉 Michael

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  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    May 19, 2018 @ 10:01:51


  9. willowdot21
    May 19, 2018 @ 07:07:48

    I liked and commented at 6am but didn’t hot send.. that’s excitement for you!! 😀💜

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  10. willowdot21
    May 19, 2018 @ 07:05:59

    I remember that feeling Sis xxxx See you later 💜 💜💜💜

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  12. davidprosser
    May 19, 2018 @ 05:18:36

    Have a Great Blogger’ Bash Ritu.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  13. JoAnna
    May 19, 2018 @ 04:49:18

    Have a wonderful time!

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  14. thereluctantpoet
    May 19, 2018 @ 04:17:30

    As always, love your style and words! That is a different feeling isn’t it. When the time comes to be true empty nesters you almost feel like they have “graduated” from home! It’s weird! Thanks so much for this great post!

    Hope you win the Award at the Bash! Have a great time!!!

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  15. sonofabeach96
    May 19, 2018 @ 04:07:36

    It is a strange dichotomy, isn’t it? In the midst of the chaos, I long for a break. Shen that break comes though, it feels oddly…off…without the chaos. Weird. 😃

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