29 Dec 2011

A 2011 BLOG LOOK BACK.

First things first, may I wish a very happy first birthday to a very special little boy, our great-nephew, Little Plum, is one today. I hope to have some photographs of his birthday bash come the new year.
Having seen this 'FIRST LINES' MEME hosted by Suko featured on several blogs I thought it would be a great way to end the old year and welcome in the new.

The idea being to " take the first line of each month's first post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year" I thought it would be a great trip down ......



  • JANUARY - Yes, I bet there are a few of you out there feeling rather the worse for wear - thankfully the little graphic to the left doesn't come with side effects so there is no danger to those of you who may be feeling, err, a little, shall we say, delicate.
  • FEBRUARY - Book 7 in the 100+ Reading Challenge.
  • MARCH -Searching the 'www'. for inspiration (as you do) I was playing around with various calender sites when I came across this ..........
  • APRIL - The cash-strapped government in the eastern European republic Of Romania has found a new way of raising money.
  • MAY - An interruption to normal service folks, I'm afraid her ladyship is feeling a tad unwell and not capable of putting finger to keyboard or pen to paper.
  • JUNE - ........ OR just fed-up with Blogger?
  • JULY - It's been a while since I last posted a poem, mainly because none really caught my attention until ..........
  • AUGUST - Apologies, what with few posts and very little visiting I have been a bad, bad blogger buddy of late so I promise from now on .......
  • SEPTEMBER - Now I know not everyone shares my love of that delightful, prickly gardener's friend, the hedgehog, but please indulge me.
  • OCTOBER - As promised here are some of the photographs from our recent Silver Wedding Anniversary trip spent in Pooley Bridge in the Lake District.
  • NOVEMBER - One of the entertainments we planned for our Anniversary Party in September was a caption competition.
  • DECEMBER - As promised, my memorable moment from The Winter Solstice (The Sacred Traditions Of Christmas) by John Matthews as reviewed yesterday.
Hmm, not too sure just how accurate a representation this is ....... over a 100 books read and yet there was only one mention made of a book review (February) and not a single mention of my Monday Media posts which have become an almost weekly feature. That said, there was a good mix of things that I think pretty much sum up what my blog is all about, journal entries, informative posts, a post that shows my love of the hedgehog, poems, and 'It's A Mad Old World' post, these 'first liners' also chronicle my health issues and at least one of the many battles I've had with the Blogger gremlin this year.

All great fun,

 It only remains for me to thank you all, thank you for visiting me, thank you for following me, thank you for all your comments, for all your support, for all your best wishes, thank you for being you - here's to 2012.

Oh, and if like myself, SUKO and, HEALTHIER AND WEALTHIER you have posted/intend to post this meme be sure to let me know so that I can also take a walk down your Memory Lane.

20 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've just realized how boring my blog is because I only post about books. My Memory Lane meme would be rather dull. Something for me to think about in terms of next year though...

Arti said...

Thats a unique way of rounding up the year.
Thank you Tracy for your always encouraging comments. Its a pleasure following you and reading your diversified posts.
Wish you and your family a Happy 2012:)

John McElveen said...

This and You are why I come almost every day! You sense of perversio--uh Humor- make us overseas buds!!

Cheers- and here's to many more wonderful surprises on your Blog in 2012! I can't wait!

J

Dizzy C said...

Wishing you health and happiness in 2012, dear blog friend.

carol

GMR said...

Happiest of birthday wishes to Little Plum! Can't wait to see the celebration pics. ^_^ As for the trip down memory lane....love it! Haven't seen this particular format before though...I usually do one a little different for year end, which reminds me...gotta get that post ready! Thanks for sharing and here's to a fantastic 2012!

Suko said...

Petty, I enjoyed this trip down Memory Lane. Your unique style is certainly captured here--well done! It's fun to look back over the year, and it's also a way to "check" your own writing. The credit for this meme, though, belongs to Melanie from The Indextrious Reader.

Here's to a great year ahead!

Jenners said...

I was going to do the same thing but totally didn't like how the first lines came out -- seemed really unrepresentative so I canned that post!!

Kelly said...

I can almost guarantee (without even looking back) that it wouldn't be a very interesting post coming from my blog! Yours was fun! Odd that you didn't have a "Media Monday" post come up, though.

Happy Birthday to Little Plum. I still think that's the cutest photo of him in your sidebar!! Looking forward to seeing how much he's grown.

Nikki-ann said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. All the best for the new year!!! :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm still playing so my memory is thankfully absent on the year... LOL

Happy b-day to the little one and have a great new year!!

Sridharan said...

I too enjoyed the wonderful trip down the memory lane..
Wish you a Very happy new year ...

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy Birthday to your great-nephew! :)

I really like the way you gathered up your posts; usually there's a summary instead of the first line!

anilkurup said...

The good things that technology has lend us is virtual world like our own space "Blog". And , after following your Blog for a while, I can tell, you enjoy Blogging and your postings appreciated by your readers.

Keep going. Have great year ahead.

themethatisme said...

Not really a surprise that 'Media Monday' didn't crop up...there was only one Monday in the whole year which was a '1st' of the month and you didn't post on that day.

Nina said...

Great list! Def. a great idea to do this. :)

ps: Happy Birthday to Little Plum!

Alexia561 said...

What a fun, wonderful trip down memory lane! Looking forward to the birthday pix!

Happy New Year to you and Husband dearest!

Heather said...

Glad to have been a frequent visitor over the year, and plan to be back next year.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

my warmest wishes to little plum!

oh, that is a great list!
i LOVE your blog..so much fun here!
i love reading your brilliant reviews, too!!

big hugs!

naida said...

Happy Birthday to Little Plum!
Fun trip down memory lane :)

Lilly said...

I really liked this meme, so I joined in as well! http://lillys-lillypad.blogspot.com/2012/01/2011-first-lines.html