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Thursday, January 1, 2009

1 January 2009: Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar/Prosperous New Year !



'C'mon, Gal! One, Two Three!'

'We wish all bloggers (and their dogs and any other furry or feathered friends) a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!'

And? It's our blog birthday here at the Cottage too. We loved meeting every one of you and look forward with anticipation to sharing in 2009.

16 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Blog Birthday Eleanor, and the very best of wishes for 2009. I enjoy visiting here very much and look forward to your future posts!

Claire said...

I have been blessed through the crossing of our paths. I look forward to getting to know you better...

Smilingsal said...

Happy Blog Birthday. AND...Happy New Year!

Neabear said...

Happy Blog Birthday! And Happy New Year to you too! I have enjoyed meeting you and look forward to getting to know you better! And your pooches too.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your Blog Birthday. I love getting to see and learn about a part of the world I could only dream about before. Isn't blogging wonderful?! Thanks for sharing your life with us. Becky

pammiejo said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I really enjoy reading your blog. Also - a "Happy New Year" to you! We hope 2009 proves to be a better year for us all!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

And Happy Blog Birthday too - as a recently arrived reader, may I say how much I have enjoyed visiting, and look forward to 2009's posts.

Our neckshund, Hals, sends his New Year wishes to your Gal and Tristram!

Carrie said...

Happy New Year and Happy Blog Birthday!

willow said...

Sir Gal looks just like my dear Ralphy! How I miss him.

Hope you enjoyed the day and your bloggy birthday, Eleanor!

Greyscale Territory said...

And the very happiest New Year to you Eleanor! I have loved my taste of Africa in your world!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Eleanor! I'm so glad to have met you!

And look at those cute fur babies! I love how Mr. Blackie is smiling with that toothy grin! lol! Oh, how I love dogs! :-)

You mentioned fur babies in your post, but Annie wants to know if string creatures are included, too??? ;-)

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year. May it abound in all the blessings your heart can hold!

Xo,

Sheila (and Autumn Annie)

Chrissie said...

Happy New Year and blog birthday Eleanor and Ben says hi to the boys too.

Chrissie

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devondesigns@earthlink.net said...

Congratulations on your blog b'day, sorry I'm a few days late Eleanor!!

I loved all that you wrote about blogging renewing the art of writing - so true. My dream was always to write, and have published, a book. Will not happen, however posting bits and pieces of my life has given me a satisfaction that I was never able to achieve in a paper journal. Perhaps it's being able to add photos and images which bring the words to life. I feel I've regained my long ago, much enjoyed, life in the creative art/advertising world and have improved my photographic skills at the same time. I also feel that blogging is giving me a workout by keeping this old brain active - even though sitting at a computer for so long doesn't exactly do much for the hips!!

Currently I'm expounding on the demise of the written letter using pen and ink - see my recent posts. Several bloggers have already expressed interest in writing to someone - I'm thrilled because I so dislike thinking that children will never really write a 'slow letter' in the years to come.

Happy, healthy New Year dear Eleanor - may this be the best one yet.
Warm wishes - Mary.

Poetikat said...

Hey Eleanor! Happy New Year from Canada!

Love your dogs - they are so sweet.

I look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog in the coming months.

Kat