For fans of the Sound of Music you will know well the lyrics to this song which completely sum up how I’m feeling right now. It is with a heavy heart that I report this will be the last post from Robert Pattinson UK. The last 3 years have been an absolute blast and we’ve loved every minute of it, yes even those crazy Twilight Saga promo times that saw us sleep deprived and cranky, trying to juggle a full time posting job with our full time real jobs and our full time family commitments! Staying up until 4/5am to bring live tweets and up to date news on Rob’s promo’s in the US and even Australia. Sadly circumstances have changed and I find myself a single mum with a very demanding daughter and I just cannot give the time to RPUK that it needs. As a site we have brought you up to the minute news on Rob’s working life, with the commitments that I need to give to my little girl I won’t be able to give you, our readers the high quality and timely information that you have been accustomed to and I’m not prepared to do that.
As Kirsty said just yesterday, it is far better for us to go out with a bang than fade into a site that no one visits because our news is so out of date all the time. From my personal perspective, I would much rather say goodbye now, knowing that RPUK will live on in your hearts than take a back seat and let everyone else do all the hard work, it’s just not in my nature to do that.
What about the rest of the team? I hear you ask. Well Lucy has recently had a baby and will be returning to work full time in a few months, her priorities too have shifted and as much as Lucy, Kirsty and the other girls would love to keep RPUK going it just isn’t feasible sadly. Work and family commitments demand a lot of their time, where this was possible with all of us working together covering at different times, just one or two of us being unavailable means we’ll not have the cover needed during heavy news periods.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much we all appreciate the support you have given us over the last 3 years. From 2010 when the site was born at the premiere of Remember Me in London, we have had a presence at every one of Rob’s film premieres in the UK and have even managed to attend two World Premieres in that time, Bel Ami at the Berlinale Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival for Cosmopolis. We have met so many great fans from all over the world and as a site we have made many true friends throughout the fandom, something that would not have happened without the charming good looks of our adorkable boy. Of course our loyalty to Rob and his work will not end just because the site has. We will still be attending as many premieres as we can, we just won’t be quite so obvious anymore as the banners and hoodies that you have all come to recognise will not be present. We’ll just be one of the crowd, a novelty that’s for sure!
However, it isn’t all sad news. When one door closes, another opens and out of the ashes of RPUK rises a place for you to live in the gutter and perv to your heart’s content! Go visit www.thegutterangels.blogspot.co.uk where the girls have started an 18+ place to enjoy Rob’s work. They will carry on our mantra of no paparazzi, no gossip, no private life etc so it will be a safe place to visit to just enjoy some of the aspects that we have been able to bring you.
A special little note from me to all the people who have helped me keep this site going over the years. In particular Margaret my sounding board and moral support, without her RPUK would never have got off the ground. Also to Lucy and Kirsty my fellow admins. We’ve had blood sweat and tears but it has all been so, so worth it! Thank you for everything girls, it doesn’t end with the site though, I love you. To Claire, Sarah, Mandy, Laura and Aisha thank you from the bottom of my heart. To everyone that has come and gone but left their mark on the site and me: Janine, Amy, Sophie, CC, Minnie, Sara, Liz, Marlies, Aimee, Ally, Orli, Fatima, Suz, Amanda, Mandy and Georgia thank you for being a part of it.
But mostly thank you all for your support over the last three years, it has meant so much to us. Oh and you never know, circumstances change and who knows what the future holds for RPUK…….
With love always
Sam, Lucy, Kirsty, Claire, Mandy, Sarah, Aisha and Laura