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.....
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,