Sunday, 29 March 2015

Two years of blogging


Two years of blogging and I still haven't mastered the whole collage thing.  What's with the huge white borders in the top one???  I thought I did them both the same.  Sigh.  But apart from that, this blogging world is a lovely one, one I'm very happy to be part of.  It inspires me more than I can say, it pushes me to be better and it gives me all sorts of wonderful ideas.  It teaches me, it widens my horizons, and most of all it has brought me friends.

So I just wanted to say to you all, thank you.  Thank you for coming here and reading and commenting and being lovely and kind and supportive when I need it.  Thank you for answering my questions, for being generous with your compliments and for not telling me to stop the littlest boy from climbing to the tops of very spindly trees.  Thank you.  CJ xx

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  1. I love reading your writing. Thank you :) x

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  2. I enjoy your blog (and your boys) so much. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. Here's to the next two years - your blog is so natural and real and makes me smile - keep posting.

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  4. I think your collages look fabulous! I have been blogging for nearly 8 years and I still haven't mastered them.

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  5. I feel very much at home here CJ, it is a place of warmth, happiness and fun! Have a lovely week. xx

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  6. You're doing better than me as I don't have a clue on making collages.. and I won't give you a hard time about your baby climbing to the top of trees as I did the very same thing as a tyke. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. They look good to me. Happy blogging birthday, my friend.

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  8. I love reading your blog! Happy 2 years :) You seem like a seasoned blog vet, I assumed you'd been around for much longer!!

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  9. Your blog is beautiful , love your photos,

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  10. Your blog is a delight to read. I look forward to your photos and your daily adventures.

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  11. You always have the loveliest pictures!

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  12. Such a stunning collage you have up there CJ!!! I really liked the shot of your son with his camera! I feel lucky to have found your blog here my friend and am constantly inspired by not only your creativity but your whit and love of nature! Here is to another great year! Nicole xoxo

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  13. Only two years of blogging - and you have a wonderful, definite 'voice'; you have created a great place to showcase your amazing photographs and the colour and rhythms of your life!
    congratulations CJ and happy birthday above the river. and you know what? I didn't notice the borders til you pointed it out - so shhh next time!

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  14. Happy bloggiversary! I think your collages are fab - I love the one of the little piggie wrapped in a towel (is he having medicine?) and that butterfly is amazing. Here's to many more years. x

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    1. Yes, she had antibiotics for a while back in the summer. She wasn't much fond of it either!

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  15. Hi CJ. Looks like we both have blog second birthdays within a few months of each other...
    I love your writing and photos, and hearing about what you've been up to on the allotment or at home.
    I'll have a good look at your collages on the computer screen later (my phone doesn't do them justice). And don't worry about borders and things. Often I hit the publish button and realise my photos have jumped all over the place!
    Here's to lots more posts and pictures :)
    Sarah xx

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  16. Happy Blogaversary!!! I am amazed that you have only been blogging for such a short time, I assumed that you had been writing for much much longer. Here's to many more years of blogging! xx p.s. I can't do mosaics either, they take me forever if I try! xx

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  17. Congratulations on your blogaversary :-) I am a bit of a lurker but do really look forward to your posts.

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  18. Happy 2nd blogaversary CJ .. I love your blog and your wonderful photos :o) For 'doing' things with my photos I always use the photo editor PicMonkey...

    http://www.picmonkey.com/?skyscraper=1&utm_expid=54526581-12.TVqKZaxFSZGMzymDm3Q8RQ.1

    It's free and you don't have to register if you don't want to.. I haven't. :o) xx

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  19. I do visit your blog but have only left a few comments. I love coming here and reading about your world and looking at your great photos, you are a lovely person dear C.J, warm and genuine. Both of your collages are wonderful filled with beautiful images of your life and adventures.
    Happy 2nd Bloggiversary dear C.J. I hope there are many more.
    Kind regards, Dianne
    xoxoxo ♡

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  20. Congratulations on two years of blogging and here's to many more. I enjoyed looking at the collages and remembering the posts to which they refer.

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  21. Wow, 2 years CJ, big congrats - and I for one love having you in this big old bloggy world,
    Kate xx

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  22. Happy second blogiversary. What do you use to create collages - Picasa?

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    1. I couldn't manage it at all in Picasa (!) so I've been using Picmonkey.

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  23. Hey Cj,
    I'm so glad that I found you and your blog. I can't remember when where and how. You're a babe, CJ. Here's to many more years of boys and their adventures, allotmenting, general musing and all round loveliness.
    Leanne xx

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  24. and what a pleasure it is to have you in blogland sharing your simple pleasures and beautiful photographs x

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  25. A nice post and lovely pictures to celebrate two years blogging. I've always enjoyed your posts and pictures and look forward to many more. I'm not much good at doing collages either! Flighty xx

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  26. Happy bloggy birthday :) I have only recently found you and I too assumed you had been blogging much longer. I love reading your posts which are always written with such warmth and humour ..and of course your lovely photos.Here's to many more years! x

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  27. You've mastered collages more than me! A lovely set of photos and I agree about blogging bringing you into contact with some wonderfully kind, interesting and encouraging people. I always enjoy visiting you here xx

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  28. happy blogaversary! i'm so glad i found your blog -- it's such a lovely, inspirational place to visit.

    i've been blogging in various ways for about 8 years and every once in a while i have an existential crisis and declare myself quite "over" the internets.....i've given up facebook and other social media, but i've never quite been able to give up blogging. there's just too many wonderful people and places to visit ;)

    xo

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  29. Happy blogging anniversary and lovely photos to celebrate, it is an amazing place this blogging world :)

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  30. happy blog birthday xxxxx I hope there's cake xxx

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  31. Many congratulations CJ. I always leave here smiling :)

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  32. Beautiful pictures CJ - a dose of color on a gray Spring day here. Love that red and black butterfly!

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  33. Happy bloggiversary to you! You have such a gift for writing, I hope you'll be around for a long time to come. xx

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  34. Wow, congratulations on your two years of blogging. It feels like you have been blogging for so much longer. Your posts and comments are so genuine and warm that I am drawn to and enjoy sharing snippets of life with you. Thank you for being such a supportive and kind bloggy friend, J9x

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  35. Happy anniversary. Mine will soon be going a year.

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  36. Happy Birthday! Glad to have found your blog, in my part of the world!
    CN x

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  37. Happy Blogiversary! I love stopping by to read about you and your family. :-)

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  38. Thank you for blogging. It is a wonderful bloggy world!

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  39. Congratulations on your 2nd blogging birthday! It is always lovely to pop across and visit you and see what you are doing with the boys and the allotment. Looking forward to your 3rd year too! Sarah x

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  40. A wonderful milestone. I really need to make more time for blogging. I've missed this gentle encouraging community. You've made a lovely place here and thankyou SO much for your continued and kind comments on my blog. Emma x

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  41. Thank you CJ for your entertaining posts, love to hear stories about your boys and love to see photos of your guinea pig! Happy blog birthday!
    Caz xx

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  42. Wishing you a very happy blogging birthday! Thanks for visiting mine and for your kind comment. Marion x

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  43. Congratulations! I enjoy visiting your blog very much,and enjoy your sense of humour too, as well as hearing your thoughts and seeing your pictures of everyday life. Here's to many more years!
    Cathy x

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  44. Through Teresa Kasner I recently *found* your blog and added it to my blog roll. Cheers for your two years of blogging! I have not visited all your posts, but I have enjoyed the ones I have visited. I have been blogging a bit longer than you, but I am impressed that you are already savvy with how to post collages [a mystery to me] and I see no fault in yours :) Wishing blessings always for you and yours xx

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  45. Happy Blogiversary!
    Here's to many many more years of your lovely blog.
    I so enjoy visiting.

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  46. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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  47. Happy Blogiversary. I'm looking forward to many more years of your lovely blog.

    ps i hope you're wearing a 'Now I am 2' badge ;-)

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  48. Congratulations on your second blog birthday CJ, it's always a pleasure to visit you here and long may it continue. Now about your littlest boy and those spindly trees ... ;o) Jane xx

    PS: I hadn't noticed the collage border thing until I started reading xx

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  49. Happy blog birthday! Lovely pics. I've never even attempted a collage. It's all I can do to load up the pics. ;) Here's to many more years blogging. x

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  50. Happy blog birthday, CJ! I do enjoy my visits here, you have such a friendly, easy way of writing and gorgeous photos. xx

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  51. Belatedly, a very happy bloggy anniversary. I'm struggling to believe it's only two years ... Above the River is among my favourite blogs.

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  52. Oh well done on your blog anniversary. Your blog is always a source of inspiration and I love your photos.

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  53. I'm so glad to have met you through blogging CJ. You have definitely inspired and encouraged me. Happy blogging anniversary!

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  54. Ah Happy Blog birthday, CJ! I always enjoy visiting your lovely space. Here's to many more years of blogging. xx

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  55. Happy Blog Birthday ...... your collage of pictures look great.

    All the best Jan

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