Thursday, 12 January 2012

A celebration and a full moon ...

Today is the one year (paper) anniversary of my first blog post. Whenever we have a celebrationTim's party piece is to make an origami bird, a talent (?) that he has passed on to Tom. 

It was a blog post that was never meant to be! Whilst Tim was away I decided to play around with blogger to design a page (without actually publishing) but scheduling for a later date. Then I noticed a comment from Antoinette and Niall! The rest as they say is history …

I have met some really interesting friends via the blog, both virtually, and in person. It has been a place to share happiness, sorrow, problems or sometimes just the latest gossip. I have learnt an enormous amount, about all sorts of things.

To celebrate, a couple of photographs of the full (or nearly full) moon, taken from our driveway.

Each day I get an update from the fantastic blog of Roy Burstiner. Roy is doing his very best to improve his, and my, French. If you are interested you can take a look at his blog here. I love this particular pic which last year I gave to my Y6 pupils during our Space topic. A very small effort at making a cross curricular link!

At the time of writing there have been 11,111 page views.

P.S. There are now 11,122 so there have been another eleven views in the time it has taken me to write this post!


  1. Congratulations Gaynor! I'm glad to have found your blog (or was it the other way round?) By this time next year you should have at least 25,000 page views or even more! Keep up the good work. Martine

  2. Congratulations!!
    Blogging is a great way to make new friends (some in person) and to learn lots of new things, I have found.
    Keep up the good work. I always read, even if I don't comment.

  3. I always read too. Well done for keeping it up. Btw, there's a word left out of the pronunciation guide on your cartoon. J'adore les photos de la lune !

  4. Cracking photographs and I love the link.


  5. Congratulations!! I remember how suprised your were to find your page designing had unknowingly gone public *grin*
    We're very glad it did :-)!!
    Great photos of the moon!

  6. Congratulations on your first anniversary. You have a great blog and I always look forward to reading what you have to say. Love the full moon pictures!

  7. Hello Gaynor:
    Congratulations on reaching this milestone of blogging. We are so pleased that our paths have met across the Blogosphere and we wish you many, many happy returns!!

    The origami bird is exceptionally beautiful. A talent indeed!!

  8. Thanks everyone for your kind words and support which is very much appreciated.

  9. The photos of the full moon are impressive! Well done on reaching yourfirst anniversary.

  10. What a lovely swan! Many happy returns - Pauline & Tim