Thursday, 26 March 2009

A Whole Year Of Blogging!

It is utterly amazing to me that I began this blog a whole year ago - Saturday 29th March 2008. I have really enjoyed finding new friends all round the world - through the blog - and been astounded to discover that many of my old friends read it too! As my Lenten Activity this year has been "Giving Away, not Giving Up" I feel I should therefore do a proper Blog Giveaway. So over the weekend [in between my other activities] I shall be putting together a Goodie Bag of bits and pieces.

mystery gift If you would like to be included in this [and I will consider overseas friends as well as UK ones] then please leave a comment between now and midnight Sunday. I will then put all the names in a hat and ask my beloved to select one on Monday morning. I know drawing lots is not exactly a terribly spiritual method - but how else can a girl do this fairly??

David Coffey said he thought I must be a very disciplined person if I blogged regularly - but I think that once it becomes a habit, it isn't difficult to maintain. I am not that disciplined [if I was, I'd be exercising on the rowing machine more regularly] I haven't wanted to go on Facebook [I am not often found at exciting parties - and I am told Facebook is being over-run by 50-somethings anyway! ] or Twitter [I'm far too verbose!] so I shall just go on tracing the rainbows here, and celebrating God's Grace everyday.

A golden oldie to mark a blog-birthday then...

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!


  1. happy blog-iversary, the last year has made it so much easier to keep up to date with what you're up to! Am I allowed to be included in your giveaway or do I not count as a relative?! xx

  2. Congratulations on a year of blogging, may there be many more blogs to come!

  3. The disciples drew lots - so why can't you, lol! Thanks for using the story I posted the other day! It's nice to know that somewhere around the world some of this material is still being enjoyed and a blessing to others. That's what it's all about - sharing!

  4. Congratulations! One year of blogging is a pretty decent achievement! I really enjoy reading about what you get up to across the border, and stealing all of your nice recipes and passsing them off as my own...I'm a bad girl!

  5. Cogratulations on reaching one year old! I would love to be entered, and thank you for allowing overseas entries.
    I love the 'golden oldie', it's one we sing often at church.

  6. Congratulations on a whole year Ang, may there be many more. I really enjoy reading your blog and visit daily... continue to share your voice, please!

    *balloons, party-poppers etc*

    *ooh and a big cake*

  7. Well done for blogging for a whole year.I would like to be included in your giveaway please.

    I enter free competitons where a name is picked out of a hat. I don't see anything wrong in it. Buying raffle tickets is wrong.

  8. Happy Birthday/Anniversary - it has been great to read your posts knowing you shop at the right supermarket, love maths, are great at craft and possibly even hate housework almost as much as I do. Hopefully see you tomorrow at KMFC?

    Keep tracing rainbows - and I'll keep calling by.

    Every blessing.

  9. Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary!

    I love to read your blog. It gives me a lovely little bit of the UK - which is especially nice since I am an Anglophile and I have a son and dil in London.

    Great Is Thy Faithfulness - one of my favourite hymns.

  10. Congratulations on blogging for a whole year. As you know I love reading your blog just to keep up with life in Kirby - I hope you can keep it up for another year!


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