Monday, February 27, 2012

5th Anniversary!

I'm here on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands at present.......but had to just post quickly 
on my special anniversary!


I can't believe 5 years have somehow past since I first picked up a digital camera and started on the fun journey of taking photos and writing words for my blog! When I decided to have a go at blogging I was such a neophyte entering a completely new technical world. Not too many people were blogging back then and it took a while to know if anyone was even interested in reading my posts. 

Looking back at what now seem somewhat blah and blurry pictures, and ordinary day to day happenings, I see I started my first blog named Across The Pond on February 27, 2007. It gradually became a place where I found so many new and wonderful friends living all around the world, and a way to continue to be creative following a career in art and advertising which I was missing so much. Almost two years ago I had to start this second blog when Across The Pond was 'hijacked' and I could no longer post photos there. So, here I continue to share snippets of life and what my eye sees day to day, both at home, and abroad.
  
Being a blogger changed my life, made me see the corners and colors of the world close-up through a lens.......and gave me the wonderful chance to get to know YOU! Thank you for always stopping by to encourage me to keep blogging. I love to read your generous comments, and when possible, meet you for lunch, shopping, a cup of tea, even gather together for a fun blog party! Knowing each one of you, and being gifted with your friendship, whether in person or online, has been a very special part of my life which I will always treasure. This year I will be traveling often. I hope to bring you many stories and images from some very special places around the world. Hope so much you'll continue to come along with me.

22 comments:

  1. Happy 5th Anniversary Mary!

    I've enjoyed each and every visit.

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  2. Happy 5th blog anniversary Mary! I am glad we found each other through our blogs and have met in person. I will enjoy your travels with you this year.....through the monitor. Looking forward to many more years.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  3. Dear Mary,
    We are the lucky beneficiaries .. being able to travel to parts of the world we would never visit otherwise. To have made your delightful acquaintance ... happy anniversary. Safe travels.

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  4. Mary,
    Happy, Happy Anniversary on 5 years of blogging. That is quite an accomplishment and shows a lot of dedication! I have only been at this a short while, but I see that it is a real commitment. But, you are proof that it is worth it! I'm glad we are new friends and I look forward to many more beautiful pictures and enjoying all your travels through this blog.

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  5. Mary, Congratulations on your 5th blog anniversary! We have not been 'blog friends' for long, but I have come to enjoy your posts and colour filled photography. Long may they continue.
    hugs ♥

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  6. 5 years can slip by in a hurry when you are enjoying life and having fun. First found you on Across The Pond and continue to enjoy your posts and your friendship.

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  7. Many, many congratulations on your 5th anniversary Mary! I love visiting you and enjoy all your fun, informative posts with wonderful photos. I've certainly learnt much more about the big wide world that surrounds us through you :o)
    Lots of love
    Rose H
    x

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  8. Happy Blog Anniversary, Mary! Isn't it fun?

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  9. ....and meant to say....so glad to have met you in Blogdom, and look forward to lots more adventures to be read.

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  10. Happy Anniversary Mary! I am so glad I found you and your blog and have enjoyed it immensely. I always look for your latest installment on my sidebar and enjoy 'travelling the globe' with you. All the best to you. Hugs, Pamela

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  11. Mary, Happy 5th anniversary!! I am so glad you blog and post beautiful pictures and tell us lovely stories. You also are so nice to take us on your wonderful, adventurous trips!! I am so glad you blog my friend. ENJOY the rest of your stay in Hawaii!!

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  12. Dear Mary
    I'm so pleased you started your blog - I'm in awe of five years of posts!
    CONGRATULATIONS my dear!!

    It's such a pleasure to visit you - and hear your intersting stories, be it at home or on the hoof elsewhere in the world!

    Here's to your next five years - I wonder what we'll all be doing and chatting about then?

    love
    Shane

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  13. Happy Blog Anniversary Mary. Looks like you are having fun in Hawaii. Glad Bob got to go with you on this trip. Tell him "Hello".

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  14. Happy Anniversary, and many thanks for so many wonderful pictures and travel adventures.

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  15. Mary, congratulations on celebrating 5 years. I'm certainly happy you are sharing your adventures. I love traveling along with you. ;-)

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  16. Congratulations. I can't remember how I got here but I've enjoyed your travels and your photos. I'm glad I got to meet you in person.

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  17. It was a great day for all of us, Mary. Congratulations on your blog success, and thank your for sharing your life with all of us.♥

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  18. Congratulations on doing 5 years of blogging - it passes remarkably quickly doesn't it? We've seen some wonderful places in your company. I'm not quite there yet, August will bring up 5 years for me.

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  19. Thank you, Mary! It has been wonderful visiting your wonderful site. Enjoy it and realish in your beautiful pictures and travels.
    Julia D.
    Washington State

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  20. Hi from the next room Mar - i suppose congrats are in order for five years of lots of work putting your wonderful blog together and i'n VERY GLAD to contribute trips so you have even more to blog about = let that part of our friendship never stop. Not quite the 50 years we've known one another but it's a good start. Hugs and love - P

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  21. I'm really glad you took this road, I enjoy reading your blog so very much!

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