Wow, I can hardly believe that today I am publishing my 200th post!
200 posts in less than 9 months??
Actually, I may not have even noticed until it was too late had it not been for B at B Being Cool - she reached 200 posts a couple of days ago which prompted me to check mine (thank you B x :).
So, 200 posts since the 1st of April this year!!! (oh yes, the irony of my first posting being April Fools Day does not escape me;).
I wasn't really sure what to do now. How should I mark this momentous occasion??
I thought about a recap of my favorite posts.
I thought about talking stats ect but to be honest, I don't really follow them much (mostly because I don't actually understand them).
So I thought I use this post as a way to say thank you.
Thank you to everyone who follows my blog you mad but lovely people.
Thank you for reading what I have to say. Thank you so much for all of your comments and feed back. Thank you for your blogs. You've made me laugh, you've made me cry, you've made me think, you've made me scratch my head in total confusion.
(I'm really thinking I SHOULD have bought that bloody dress now, this is turning into an Oscar speech!)
Anyway, It's been a bit of a roller coaster year for me.
I've been right at the top looking out with the whole world spread in front of me, nothing but clear blue skies.
I've been plunged to the bottom leaving my heart (and stomach) behind, my view of the future blocked.
But mostly I've been whizzing around, looping the loop, hanging on for dear life, trying very hard not to puke over you all :)
Ok, it's time for a few mentions - people who have played a big part in this blog right from the start.
That isn't at all discounting those of you I've managed to ensnare a little further down the line. But, I can, in all honesty say that without these people I may not have made it past the first few weeks
Allison Tate from Life in a Pink Fibro - I'm sure many of you already know Allison for a her great blog and from the Weekend Rewind which used to come from the Fibro.
Allison gave me my very first comment and I'm sure you all remember just how special THAT is. Thank you Allison! x
Frau Fancy from I'm so Fancy - One of my very first blogging buddies. She may be a rich asshole but I love her anyway AND she passed me my first blogging award :)
Romina from Martyr-hood - Funny, clever, beautiful (actually, far too bloody beautiful!) and mother to some beautiful babes.
Lou from Our Home in the Sun (or waiting to emigrate as was) - Lou and I have become firm friends and I'm sure we always will be despite her move to the States.
Gemma from My Big Nutshell - another of my first blogging buddies. We have shared tales of woe about our respective shitty kitchens ~(I won!) and although she is taking a brief blogging break I know she will be back hopefully fully restored very soon.
Todd from No Rain on my Suede - he cracks me up but where ya bin lately Todd???
Anne from Domesblissity - she's just sooo lovely!
Catherine from Inside Out - A beautiful blog and a beautiful lady :)
Gill from Ink Paper Pen - the genius behind WoW - the Write on Wednesday group I link up to each week where I also have many blogging friends. (this is a big shout out for all of you too:) Take a look if you have a little time, there's some real talent there!
Mrs Woog from Woogs World - In my very early days of blogging I asked Mrs Woog a question - I had no idea of her mega blog status at that time but lovely lady that she is she didn't slap me down or ignore me as some may have done but in fact sent me a lovely email answering my question.
Ok, this list could go on and on (no really, it could!) but you would grow bored and I would lose the will to live.
I KNOW I have left out many of my favorite blogs and I'll be kicking myself later so what I shall do is include a link to a favorite blog each day in my posts for the rest of the month.
Suffice to say, if I follow you it's because I think you are awesome (and if you take a look at my blog list you may well find some great reads you haven't come across before).
Thanks as well to all my friends who (unintentionally) have given and I'm sure will continue to give me so much blog fodder and especially my children who are a constant source.
Thank you SA - you gave me many things including:
The encouragement to get this blog off the ground in the first place.
Inspiration and material for more than one post.
And of course a name for my blog.
So yes, while I'm thanking you I also feel quite justified in saying:
IT'S ALL YOUR BLOODY FAULT! ;) x