Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My 1st bloggerversary (or my blogging 1st birthday!)

As you are aware at the moment I am actually away enjoying my 30th Wedding Anniversary celebrations in Paris. If the wonders of technology work this post should automatically load and appear on 26th July. Today is a very memorable day as it is exactly a year since I launched my very first post Well I am stunned that here I am a year on from when I wrote that very first blog post. It seems such a very long time ago rather than 12 months. I think what happens is that such a lot gets packed into those 12 months. Life is very full and such fun sharing it with everyone.

I look at my very first post and smile when I read my first words, they are as true now as ever. Life indeed has it's ups and downs, it is real life, but there is nothing better than realising there is a world wide blogging community out there which I feel such a bond to. People who neither read nor write blogs really don't seem to "get it". There is such palpable friendship out there from people I have mostly never met but I have so enjoyed getting to know via my blog.

I think blogging has really re taught me to enjoy the simple things of life. I even wrote a post about that some time ago here and I think it rang true with lots of people. I find myself looking at flowers in my garden, my Billy purring or sleeping, and the outside world in a way I don't think I ever did before. Although I am a really busy person and do cram a lot into my day I now always have time  to stop and observe these tiny pleasures in life. I also get such a buzz sharing my crafts with people who are so far away they could never possibly see them in real life.

So this post is dedicated to all of you out there, whether you are followers or not, whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned veteran visitor . There is simply one thing I want to say.....

"Thank you". 

You have made this such a fun year. We have shared the autumn fruits, the snow, Christmas, the 1st signs of spring, tennis, summer holidays, silver smithing, card making and so much more and I have had a ball knowing you are all out there.To thank you I am having a 1st bloggerversary giveaway. To read all about it please read this post. If you would like the chance to win those earrings please add a comment to this (today's) post and I will draw a name out of the hat on my return. The last day for entering will be Monday 8th August. Good luck!

There is only one picture for this post, it's from my garden and features my darling Billy in the sunshine.

Happy days, Thank you again everyone for making it such a fun year. Sending you all some sunshine :0)

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Happy 1st Bloggiversary Jane!!!
    It's always lovely to drop in here and see what you are up to.
    It's been a pleasure getting to know you and your family, your crafts, your adventures and your beautiful cat, Billy.
    I hope you're having a wonderful time in Paris. :)
    Here's to the next blogging year!
    Vivienne x

  2. Happy Bloggiversary from me too x I have enjoyed reading your world, seeing your creations and pics of Billy. Hope you are having a fabulous time in Paris and raising a few glasses of the good stuff to the next 12 months!! Laney x

  3. Happiest of bloggerversaries, Jane! It's been one year of wonderful blogging for you - I am so happy that you're sharing your sweet world with us out here - it's been nothing but delightful! Hope Paris is amazing and that you and your hubby are enjoying cafe au lait's and croissants and seeing all of the gorgeous sights! I wish you many more years of blogging..it would not be the same without you!

  4. Happy 1st, dear, and only slightly jealous greetings to Paris ;)!

    It's been a wonderful year, and I have been enjoying your posts (and other stuff we've shared) tremendously. I consider you as a friend, dear Jane, and almost talk about Billy as my cat :) so I think this has been one perfect year? Here's to many more to come!

    Talk to you soon again!


  5. Dear Jane!
    Happy 1st Bloggiversary!!! I hope you are having the best time in Paris!
    I'm so happy to know you my dear friend and I enjoy always seeing your beautiful creations, Billy's cute photos, your lovely garden etc. I celebrate also soon and I think, you couldn't have said better what blogging means to us and how much it gives to us!
    This last year has been really special and I hope we shall have many many years coming!
    Love Teje

  6. Happy Blogaversary to you, my friend! I also am pleased we've gotten to know each other via our blogs - I think we started around the same time. I started in earnest in September, telling about our camping trip to an Indian reservation campground with a lovely big pool! Can't wait to see photos from Paris, you lucky girl!! I'm crossing my fingers for the giveaway!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. A lovely post, Jane, capturing the joys of blogging so well. Happy First Bloggiversary to you - how fast the time has gone!! Hope you're having a lovely Parisian time.
    Helen x

  8. Hello Jane! Hope you're still celebrating your anniversary in Paris and your bloggiversary, too! It's been so fun to follow along with your (and Billy's, too) activities throughout the year. We "met" upon your return from vacation late last summer, and it's been nothing short of an adventure since! I'm so looking forward to more! Congratulations to you! :o)

  9. Happy anniversary! I expect we'll get to see some great photos from Paris, and I'll be looking forward to them. Blogging is fun, and I'm so glad we met. Love your silver clay post too :)

  10. Hi Jane, I will enter, BUT, it might not be fair if I won because I already won my lovely Wimbleton keychain. Loved your 1st Paris tour! xoRobin❤

  11. Beautifully put, I tried to explain why I blog to some school Mum friends and they just looked at me as if I was weird. They have no idea what they are missing. Happy Blog Birthday, I look forward to reading many, many more of your posts. Bx

  12. Happy bloggiversary! I loved looking at all your photos from Paris! As an art teacher, my dream is to get there one day! It's so much fun visiting your blog--thanks for taking us along on your adventures!

  13. Happy first bloggerversary,Jane.
    I've enjoyed all of your postings from Italy and Paris.
    Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!!
    Your silver jewelrymaking is inspiring. I would love to try using the PMC some day.Thank you for this giveaway.


  14. Thanks everyone for all you lovely comments. This post is now closed and I shall be picking a name out of the hat. I will be back in a few days with the winner..watch this space.
    Jane x


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