Saturday, December 27, 2008


How quickly the last 6 months have flown
since I started blogging. I have to thank my
wonderful daughter for showing me the ropes
and pushing me in head first.

I have met lovely people on the way and made
a few dear friends in distant places. For that I
am most grateful.

Learning by example and a few excellent tips
on bird photograpy have made a great deal of
difference in my aptitude and attitude, and in
consequence I now catch an occasional bird in
good light and in focus.

I thank all you kind bloggers for your encouraging
comments which I treasure and relish .

What better way to celebrate my 100th. post than
by wishing my wonderful granddaughter endowed
with style and flair, who gladdened our hearts by
joining the Christmas festivities in top hat and tails!,
is endowed with talent, beloved of animals,and cooks
like a dream

May your wildest dreams come true!

On such an occasion, even this grandmother can
rise to baking a favourite summer strawberry flan.

Wishing everyone, everywhere a wonderful day!
Stay safe, stay warm or cool as required, and above all,
stay happy.


  1. Arija - I feel exactly the same about starting my blog - how lucky we are to be able to chat to like minded people on the other side of the world. Your grand-daughter looks fantastic - as does your strawberry flan!
    A very happy new year to you all - and happy blogging for 2009. Keep in contact - it keeps us all going!

  2. Oh that cake looks very delicious. I always love any variation of the suit and tie on a woman. I think that is very sensuous. Some can pull it off in a very feminine way and others in a masculine cute way like Annie Hall. Lovely granddaughter of yours Arija, I am sure she appreciates your baking skills.

    As for blogging, I have to give it to you. Six months only and ll these fans of yours?! I am one of them. A good and wonderful person is very difficult to pass up and I for one am the most grateful for your friendship.

  3. Congratulations on #100 and I look forward to many more! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter too!

  4. Love the top hat and tails! Now THAT's style! I started blogging just six months ago too. Isn't it just grand to meet so many people? I think you are the farthest from me in distance!

  5. I'm glad I have started blogging as well as I have met so many new friends as well and learned a lot that I did not know as I grew up basically all by myself with no parents.
    You not only made friends but YOU have given out some very valuable information and advice and I cannot thank you enough. (HUGS)
    Your granddaughter is very pretty and looks stunning!
    I wish you and your loved ones much peace and love into the New Year. May it be happy and healthy!
    Thanks for being a wonderful person!

  6. I'm glad you started blogging and that I found your blog. Congratulations on your 100th post and on your pretty granddaughter. By the way, the flan looks delicious.

  7. Your granddaughter is a cutie. And she does have style - every woman should wear a top hat and tails at least once in her life! :-)

    That tart looks absolutely delectable!

  8. I too am a fairly new blogger,only 4 months,but I'm so glad I started,thanks to my son's push in this direction.All the friends I have made in such a short time is unbelievable,and you are certainly one of them.Thanks.That flan looks delicious,and your grandaughter,Wow,what a beauty.

  9. It's my six month blogging anniversary, also! In my case, a good friend pushed me in the direction and I've been so grateful as it's made an incredible difference in my life. Happy Birthday to you and may you have many more. Love your pictures, your granddaughter is beautiful and I would absolutely love to have a bite of that cake! Hmmmmm! I know that you are one of the "blogging" friends that I do so enjoy! Enjoy!

  10. So glad you are enjoying it.. can get addicting..(grin) thanks for sharing

  11. Congratulations to #100, Arija!

    doesn't take long, does it.. time flies right by, doesn't it.. like calendar pages blowing in the wind...

    A most Happy Birthday to your beautiful granddaughter who shares the same birthday with my day after my youngest sons... one day ahead of my twin grandsons and 5 days after my grand-daughter... a true time for celebration and Thankfulness...

    luscious pie oh my!!!

  12. Congratulations on your 100th post! What a lovely message and scrumptious desert to celebrate! Love your grand-daughters tails!

  13. Congrats on your first half year of blogging! Thank you for your wonderful posts!
    I wish you a happy new year and all the best for you and your familiy!

  14. I love your blog Arija! I'm coming up on my 200th post and don't have a fraction of the kudos that you have. GREAT work is always found here! Thanks and congratulations!!
    Hugs, Sandy

  15. Warm congratulations on your 100th post! Beautiful blog, beautiful grand-daughter!!

  16. Wow that flan looks delicious! :) Congrats on six months of blogging.

  17. Congratulations on your hundredth posting! I really enjoy seeing your birds and blooms, your photos are terrific. Happy birthday to your lovely grand daughter.

  18. Happy blog posts..I am coming up on two years soon..I am so happy to have met you...hugs..Michelle


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