The End


I’m going to keep this brief, because it’s a difficult thing to write. Following on from yesterday’s post and the situation it described and following a lot of thought during a very sleepless night, I have decided to pull the plug on 6000 miles… with immediate effect.
While I have enjoyed much of my time writing all sorts of nonsense on all sorts of subjects, it has become too difficult to fit quality blogging into a hugely busy schedule.

The rise and rise of this blog has made me very proud and I would hate to see it deteriorate to the level of certain other sites. Therefore I think it’s best to go out at the top – or as high as I got, anyway.

Many thanks are due to Mrs 6k for putting up with this extra individual in our lives and to The Guru, without whom much stuff would never have happened. But most of all to you, the readers – especially those loyal and regular commenters.

It’s been a fun ride.


Noon update: Some of my favourite other April Fools included “Labour’s new “Tough Guy” approach” to the election campaign in The Guardian, News24’s “National Anthems to be banned at the World Cup” and The Independent‘s LHC II on the Circle Line brilliance:

It would mean that two beams of protons would be travelling in clockwise and counterclockwise directions at 99.999999 per cent of the speed of light, within feet of Circle line passengers stuck in perpetual immobility.

None of which had me fooled for a moment.
Just like you and this post, right?

17 thoughts on “The End

  1. You do realise April Fool’s Day is not the best day to announce something of such magnitude?

    If this is true, it’s very sad, but also admirable – family should always be a priority. All the best with your future endeavours and thanks for all the great posts!
    .-= darylhb´s last blog ..Moodswings and Other Things =-.

  2. I told you having kids was a mistake (didn’t I? I meant to in any case). But yes, if this isn’t a poor taste April Fool prank, thanks for some quality over the years, and for attracting some amusing nutters in the comments to various posts.

  3. Echo the other sentiments really.
    Been a laugh at times and other good stuff.

    I still you a beer or 2 and seeing we are now in the same country let me know if you want to collect.

    Good luck with the bacteria.


  4. Mr 6000,

    This is a very sad day indeed!! I only recently came across your blogg and it has been an absolute pleasure reading your daily posts.

    All of the best to you and your family, and I am sure that the collective in “we” hope to hear form you again soon.

    Best wishes,

    Du Toit

  5. Meh. You guys are too nice. Too kind. I almost felt guilty for a moment there.
    Thanks for your tweets, your emails, your comments.
    6000 miles… will be back tomorrow. And every day after that, obviously.

  6. Thank goodness I read this when you had already put your update! Relieved to read the blog shall continue. Look forward to your take on the World Cup when it is on and afterwards. 🙂

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