Happy Birthday – Three Today!


Fizz and kitchen chaos!

I’ve just discovered that this is my third blogiversary… if I’d realised I would have made a cake. Sadly I’ve got no one to share a cake with as Mr Snail has just driven off into the drizzle for his latest week working away in England. Actually, we did open a bottle of fizz last night, for no other reason than because we felt like a celebration, so perhaps we had a premonition. Mr Snail even photographed it on his tablet (hence the poor quality or the picture). We enjoyed it with local smoked trout, potato wedges tossed in paprika and a green salad partially out of the garden, accompanied by homemade mayonnaise – a delicious and very simple meal mostly made with very local ingredients.

Over the past three years I have made some lovely friends here in blogland. I’ve been sad to see bloggers disappear, and delighted when they sometimes return. I’ve written over 500 posts (probably a couple of novels-worth) and chalked up more than 6000 comments! My word, we really do have a dialogue.

Some of the highlights of my time writing this blog have been through different sorts of contact – Skyping with Kate, letters from Karen, seeds from Patrick, swapping a picture for a dragon (he’s on his way) with Pauline, being gifted snowflake bunting from Dani, antique crochet from Kerry and a sketchbook from Anne… to name but a few. I’ve also enjoyed sending gifts of fabric and handmade items, although I seem to have rather lost track of exactly what has gone where!

Of course, the big project that many of you contributed to was my masterpiece… I’m snuggled into it as I write (yes, that’s British spring weather for you). In fact, I’m hoping to have some little gifts to share with those of you who sent a square (or two) very soon… I won’t tell you what yet, but if I don’t have your address, I may be in touch in the next week or so…

Anyway, I really just wanted to say thank you for reading and making this blog such a lovely place to spend my time. And here’s to many more years


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  1. Congratulations, happy blog birthday.

  2. the reason your blog is such success and has happily reached it’s three year anniversary is that you put so much of yourself into it. You combine entertainment with practicalities and education with visual delight. Congratulations, and here’s to the next three.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  3. Thanks for liking a recent post of mine. That sent me here, and I’m glad I found you. I don’t do any crafting anymore (have decided to concentrate on my writing, finally), but I love to see what others do. Such creativity! As others have said, I especially love the snails in your header image. Keep stitching and planting!

  4. Happy third Blogiversary, dear Snail. I remember your second. Your large list of followers is well deserved, your blog is fun, informative and a pleasure to read, and I hope you continue to go from strength to strength. Speaking of skype, we must do it again soon! xxx

  5. I’ll raise a glass to you here as I make dinner! Write on.

  6. Well done you, Jan ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your dinner sounded utterly delicious ๐Ÿ™‚
    Reading all of your recent posts has made me very concious that I’ve been really lacking in my posting – I really must try harder to get caught up!
    (The kettle’s always on in the afternoons if you fancy a cuppa – no bubbly in the house, unfortunately! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

  7. Congratulations! I’m so glad Linda ‘introduced’ us.

  8. “clink” cheers! and congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Three years is a long time in blogland–good for you! I know you’ll continue–you have a lot to say and you always make us think!

  10. Congrats, Dr. Snail! (Hummm, “flet like a celebration” … still fizzing? (grin))

  11. Happy birthday Ms Snail! You have 3 more years to go till you can use A.A. Milne’s wonderful “Now we are six” as your tag line ;). Love the kitchen chaos with the fizz. Real life, and nothing less than what we have come to expect from you. Here’s to many many more birthdays ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Happy Birthday! I would be almost 2, but I am starting over…

  13. Congratulations, Dr Snail. 3 years in blogland is a worthy milestone ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers to you!

  14. Congrats on the 3rd anniversary Dr. Snail. You have been extremely prolific in your writing and gifting. I have been the lucky recipient of one of your generous gifts so I think of you each time I see your lovely crocheted bouquet. In almost 4 years I’m just over 150 posts. I would have to write every day to catch you. Your life is so very interesting and I love the celebration for no reason in particular. As it should be. Every day is a reason to celebrate. Now you may carry on and plan for year 4. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs. M

  15. Happy belated Blogversary! You certainly celebrated in style, albeit without realising ๐Ÿ™‚ Your locally-sourced festive dinner sounded especially delicious!


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