Wowie! A Whole Year For Me!

1 Year Anniversary Achievement


Happy Anniversary with!


You registered on one year ago.


Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.


Well – I have to admit I am rather surprised at myself. I did not think I would still be writing on WordPress. I hate looking at my statistics page – but it tells me there are over 700 posts! Very kindly, it doesn’t tell me if any of them are any good!

What a year it has been. Some memorable events. I am so grateful for all your lovely comments while I was preparing myself to say goodbye to wonderful Goldfinch. And many thanks for letting me work through some of what has happened in connection with Jack. And I especially appreciate the support I received this year when I had a loss that I don’t believe I will ever forget.

internet romanceIt is only because of the encouragement and support of so many other bloggers, with whom I love interacting, that I am still doing this a year after I started. Lots of thanks and lots of hugs owed to many!

It is definitely other bloggers that are the highlight of having a WordPress site. So many lovely bloggers whose posts I look forward to popping up in my WP Reader.

  • My highlight of the year is definitely THE GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE-OFF
  • I love all the challenges created by Rory, creator of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!
  • I love SHARE-YOUR-WORLD now hosted by Melanie, creator of sparksfromacombustiblemind
  • I love SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY now hosted by Jim, creator of A Unique Title For Me
  • I am grateful for all the great bloggers who have hosted writing prompts that have inspired so many posts that I would never have written without them. Special thanks to the prompt hosts:

The Haunted Wordsmith

This, That, and The Other

Sarah Elizabeth Moore

Light Motifs II

Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

and many many more!

I shall celebrate when I am home from work by finishing the posts I intend to schedule for publishing later this week.


Spring Is The Springboard To Fun


What does spring mean to me? The end of a long dark, cold, grey period which I always feel I have to endure and therefore end up comfort eating and being lazier than I would like.

Spring makes me feel excited and optimistic and energised. I am a summer girl through and through, but spring prepares me for what is to come. All sorts moves me to start sorting out my life, my schedule, my wardrobe, so that I can enjoy every moment of the warmer months to come.

My heart lifts when blossom appears and flowers of very colour. I find my smiles becoming abundant. There is a spring in my step and a song in my heart and I relish every moment of being awake. Spring means life and colour and warmth – and it’s a sign that there is lots of fun ahead!


This was my post in response to the writing prompt from Sarah Elizabeth Moore: