Sunday, 26 February 2012


Well I have reached a milestone!
Not bad I think, writing 100 posts in less than 9 months! I never thought I would have so much to write about when I wrote my first post in June 2011. Sometimes I would write lists of topics, I would even lie in bed and try and compose little essays for my blog, and wonder whether what I wrote had any interest to anyone out there...
But slowly, I started getting more readers and more feedback from my posts and I started enjoying the interaction with my readers and blogging friends, and I´m having fun!!
That´s what it´s all about - fun and friendship.
At the time of posting this post, 8787 people from 90 different countries have visited! Wow, I find this amazing!
My blog is also a way to keep a sort of diary of my activities, my travels, my life...It will be fun to look back in a few years time and re-read these posts. Also, one day my "future" grandchildren will be able to read about their granny and her activities.
I´m now involved in the A-Z challenge and having great fun writing about my adoptive country - Australia.
On the right under the Australian flag, you will find a link to all 7 posts to date - A to F posts and A again!
Next week I will carry on with the G and so forth, I´m trying to do them alphabetically and have all topics mapped out.

In honour of my 100th post I would like to do a giveaway, which is open to all friends, followers or potential followers worldwide:
I will be giving two of you, a painted wooden box, decorated with the serviette technique, similar to these ones.

- Please leave a comment under this post with your chosen colour/colours, so I can paint one specifically to your taste. If you would like a specific theme for the serviette mention that, as I have hundreds of them, so I might have what you like: eg. flowers and colour of flowers...

- If you don´t have a blogger profile, leave your e-mail address, so that you can be rewarded if you are the winner. (to avoid spam into your account, write the e-mail address in this format:  mary at gmail dot com"

- You can also leave a comment on my facebook page:

- The giveaway will be open for two weeks, closing on Monday 12th March. The winner will be announced a few days later and of course notified via email and on a blog post.
So, participate and good luck!


    100 posts in less than a year, that's quite and achievement :)

    I remember when you first started your blog :) You've come a long way.

    My favourite box would have to have pig(s) on :)

  2. what a lovely idea! and congratulations on your 100th post! and here's to the next 100! :)
    your giveaway is a fab idea - I would choose anything blue that reminded me of the sea and/or the beach! (but I am sure the postage would be outrageous to PT so please I don't mind not winning!) :)
    but happy happy blogging and looking forward to reading more from your lovely blog

  3. Congratulations on post 100!!

  4. Yes Carole, it seems such a long time ago... you were one of the bloggers that gave me a big start up with the link of the "codfish recipe". Thanks!
    Thanks Alyson...never mind the post, even if I take it with me next time I visit Portugal.
    Thanks Emily.

  5. Happy hundredth post =^..^= ♥

  6. Congratulations! It's fun to reach milestones like this. My favorite colors are purple, teal, silver, white, and black (the colors of my wedding!) and my favorite flower/scent is lavender.

  7. 100 posts! I'm so excited for you (and you reached it much faster than I did). I hope you know I always enjoy reading your blog.

  8. Thanks Gemel, Lovely Light and Amanda.
    I have Amanda to thank of course for being my "blogging teacher", my first post was written in her class.

  9. Updated my ant post for you Sami :)

  10. Congratulations Sami! You deserve it, because you care about friendship. Big hug.

  11. Congratulations, Sami!! Muitos Parabens!!! Espero que tenha havido um jantarinho de celebracao ;-)
    As minhas cores favoritas sao rosa velho e cor de latao envelhecido. Tambem gosto muito de purpura e branco. Quanto a imagens, gosto em tamanhos pequenos. Florinhas pequenas, por exemplo. Ou entao, sem imagens, so o efeito da cor.
    Simples e discreto :-)
    Beijinhos e Bom Domingo!!

  12. Thanks Celeste and Thanks Sandra.
    No celebration dinner was had, I was preparing to celebrate my birthday with friends a few days later, so a lot to do in preparation...

  13. Congratulations on your 100th post Sami, well done!

  14. Thanks for commenting on my 100th post Grace.


I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment.