Friday, 10 July 2009

A year of blogging

Just diggin' in the dirt. I have loved this first year of blogging, after reading other people's blogs for sooo long before taking the plunge myself, when I did it felt like a huge deal.

I have loved sharing the things that make me smile, life's simple, day-to-day events, the joy of family and friends.

I have loved your comments, reading each and every one and marvelling at hearing from old friends and loving making new ones, all so very special.

I have loved finding a space to remind myself that even at your lowest, when days are so very difficult, there really is something to smile about and share with others.

Thank you.

O, K and I are heading off to HES FES tomorrow for a week but before packing up all our gear, I'd love to offer some small tokens of my thanks for sharing this space with me.
Please leave a comment, great to hear from old, treasured friends and wonderful to hear from you if you've never left a comment before. Will pick some winners on our return.


Michelle said...

Congratulations on your first year. I love your blog.

Have a nice week,


Daisy said...

Wow, is it really a year?! Keep on blogging, I'm hoping I can keep up to date more easily now our internet access is sorted out!

Claire said...
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Gina said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

And what a lovely reminder to live joyfully your blog is :)

Blessings Gina xxx

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your first year, it's always so lovely. Have a good week next week

Anonymous said...

It is lovely connecting with you too mama!! : )

arwen_tiw said...

Thankyou for the smiles mama! :)

Emma said...

Ah...Only a year?! It seems like much longer. Lovely to be able to 'see' you all through the wonderful world of blogs. Can't wait to see you for real next month though! Have a great hesfes...and here's to another year of blogging!
Much love,EmmaX

Kelly said...

Hi dear Smile Mama! How I have so enjoyed following your smiles over the year. You always touch my heart. Here's to another year of your beautiful blog, dear friend!

Claire said...

What I meant to say was, I could never bring myself to blog, as I thought no-one would be interested in what I would have to say, being a SAHM. But you have shown me how to be grateful for all the little things, and not only do I now get more of life, but have started blogging too!

Uma said...

Happy blogday to you! Your blog always puts a smile on my face :-)

Hope you have a wonderful week away, and the sun shines for you.

Uma x

Hannah said...

Happy bloggerversary!
I really enjoy reading your blog. I hope you have a great time at HESFES :o)

Jacqui said...

A year of smiles already? Time flies when you are having fun - and i do enjoy reading you blog. Enjoy the week. xxx

MJSJ said...

Thank you for such a lively, hopeful and inspiring blog. Please keep it going! I love your list of other blogs too, which I'm gradually working my way through. Hope you have loads of fun at hesfes. Mx

sue said...

Blessings on your happy blogday :)
lovely mama
sue xx

Rae said...

A year?? Oh my goodness; I can't believe that! Happy Birthday sweet lady; I hope you are enjoying the camp.

I love how you show me that even in times of great darkness there is always something good to smile about. Life is rich in blessings if we just remember to look.

Inspirational stuff, mama.

All love
Rae x

LisaT said...

How fast this first year has gone!
Have so enjoyed reading about you and your wonderful family. Thank you so much for sharing your lives with us.


Daisypip said...

A belated happy 1 year blogger birthday! Have been enjoying your blog so much so looking forward to plenty more.