Thursday, 7 June 2012

Five Years

We are eating strawberries again
and the paeonies are flowering
which are reminders of 7 June 2007
when I started blogging.

I can vividly remember the planning,
the excitement of the first post,
and the sensation of being overwhelmed
by a powerful torrent of words.

Blogging has brought me so much more
than I could have imagined when I started.
It has been a privilege to meet you all
and read your stories on your own blogs
and enjoy your generous comments here.

Today I would like to thank MrM
for his continuing support for this blog,
for patiently accepting his central role,
and for his hundreds of comments.
(Well...almost all of his comments)
It would be nothing without him.


  1. Perhaps MrM deserves a nice coffeecake?

  2. Inspired by love, that's a pretty awesome place to be!

  3. what a lot of blessings!

  4. oh yes, definitely a coffee cake for Mr M! Yours is one of my first blog discoveries, always a joy to hear about your world.

  5. Happy 5th birthday and na zdravi MrM!

  6. I think I will clean out a kitchen cupboard to commemorate the anniversary.

  7. just wondering if you have still got the foie gras? I wouldn't mind that on a bit of toast.

    Happy anniversary!

  8. MrsM is the leading lady in this production - I am just there to provide a bit of support now and then. All I know is that she definitely gets a bit grumpy if she stops blogging so I like to think of my role as one of enlightened self-interest and occasional commenter.

    Also saves me taking any photos when on holiday apart from a few random ones with my Blackberry.

  9. Congratulations on 5 years! And definitely a coffee cake for Mr M!

    K x

  10. Five years is a good anniversary, congratulations to the pair of you, and a coffee cake to MrM.

    I have a tin of Foie Gras in my cupboard too, just in case...

    You do look good in the picture.

  11. A wonderful five years. It has been a pleasure getting to know you.

  12. Perhaps, as a mark of the five yeardeness, it could Mr M's turn to make the coffee cake?

  13. Congratulations on the last five years. Here is to the next five. May I say you look very good in white jeans.

  14. Every pilot needs a great wing man. He knows he has his own fan base too I'm sure.

  15. Liz in Missouri (USA)June 07, 2012

    Congratulations - and THANK YOU for your lovely words and photos and for sharing so generously with us. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit.

  16. PS do I get time off for bad behaviour ??

  17. happy blog birthday. I hope there is cake for both you and MrM. I've just made chocolate cake for Mr Driftwood, he shares your blogs birthday.

  18. Happy blogiversary. It's amazing, isn't it, how much pleasure blogging can bring? Here's to another five years....

  19. Well done Mr M, and happy bloggy birthday, Mrs M!

  20. You have sent so much pleasure and richness...with your words and beautiful photos.
    Thank you.

  21. Hip-Hip-Hoorah!! For all the M's.

  22. Congrats are in order for the anniversary but it is us who are thankful.
    And although you have magic in your words, MrM's comments are the perfect cherry on the smooth and gorgeous icing of your scrumptious cakes.

    Ooops ... did I mention cake???

  23. AnonymousJune 08, 2012

    Congratulations, dear Alice. You are my first port of call when I switch on my laptop. I'm a big fan of MrM too! Bobby x

  24. Congrats on 5 wonderful years!

  25. Thank you for sharing life with your fans, Alice! (And btw, I'm still waiting for your book - I've been waiting for years now. Years. And I want mine autographed, too.)

    And thanks to MrM for his support and humor.



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