Monday, April 6, 2009

One Today

Today's the big day!! My blog is exactly one year old today, and I must say that I am as excited and happy today as on my "real" birthday. My blogging has introduced me to such wonderful people and places all around the world, and I have had so much fun. I'd like to thank each and every one of you for all of your kind words, your encouragement, your laughter and your friendship throughout the past year. I am looking forward to even more joy during my second year of blogging.

And now....for the winners of my very first birthday giveaway......

Alice C will be receiving this calligraphic rendition of my poem "The Kite" (calligraphy by my mother). I imagine, Alice, that it will remind you of your many readers who sit-look-smile while enjoying your words and photographs of global moon-lit rhyme (I am one of them!). Share on!

Jeanette will soon be listening to the beautiful music of Elena Kats-Chernin (composer and pianist), while also reading a little bit about Elena's good friend Kylie Kwong (celebrity chef, restaurateur and writer), also included is Kylie's recipe for Elena's favourite dish. The collaboration between these two women (their photos are below) reminds me of the connections one finds so often while blogging. I imagine, Jeanette, that you will find yourself creating some magnificent works of art while listening to this music, for it is fairytale magical.

The custom-written limerick has been won by Duyvken. Oh my.....this will be wonderful fun....hmm...I am already itching to rhyme "mother extraordinaire" with "nothing ever drove her to despair"...nonono....maybe....I'll rhyme "with gastro they were ill" with..ummm......"the yoyos turned out brill" ....ok, I know...I'll keep on working on it and when it has been perfected it will be yours dear Duyvken.

The custom-made sandcastle has been won by Margalit. I'm already organising a proper spring-cleaning of said castle, so as to ensure that it is kosher for Passover. I hope, Margalit, that your sandcastle will remind you that, whatever the season, there is always time to stop and build another turret on your own wondrous castled dreams.

So....that brings to a close this wonderful day. I'd like to say a special thanks to my first-time commenters (especially the anonymouses), I am absolutely thrilled to hear from you and hope to see you in my commentboxes in the future.

Passover (the unleavened bread know...those big square cracker-looking things called matzah) will start in a couple of days, so I will be very busy. I shall probably take a short break from blogging, but hope to return refreshed and ready to post some details about our family's Passover celebrations.

See you soon,

Eleanorfromthecommentbox xxxxx

P.S. Alice & Jeanette: Please email me your snail mail addresses and you will receive your prizes very soon. Duyvken and Margalit, it may take me about a week..but I promise that your prizes will be emailed to you as soon as possible.


Esti said...

Congratulations on your blog-birthday, Eleanor. It's been a pleasure to come by every now and then and find your words.
This is to another year!

Tuli said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Eleanor!

Your mother's calligraphy is beautiful as is your poem. :)

Happy passover - can't wait to hear all about it.

B. said...


You did it! You blogged for a whole year! Congratulations! You're officially a toddler!

I tried stuffing the comment box so I could pull off a simultaneous win of the limerick, the sand castle, the poem and your mom's calligraphy.

I see it was not a success. Apparently, I will have to wait my turn and try again next April. Whatever.
Maybe I could have the cardboard box and the balloon instead?

Happy #1, Best Blogger Birthday!

Enjoy your break, sister girl.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogversary, Eleanor! Many, many more, please.

Jodie said...

Happy happy blog birthday my friend.
have a wonderful wonderful day.

RW said...

Happy 1 year anniversary to you!

I look forward to hearing about your celebrations

Janet said...

Congratulations on your first blog birthday Eleanor!

I love the photo of you inside a comment box... very cute and funny

The Coffee Lady said...

Happy, happy birthday!

Jeanette said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you and a very happy Blog birthday! I am SO looking forward to listen to the music, I need some magic in my life right now!

Hope you have a great day!

PS Have sent you my e:mail!

Duyvken said...

Thanks Eleanor! I got your lovely text but have been too ill to reply. I'm starting to feel a lot better and I look foward to reading the limerick when it's ready. Have a wonderful passover.

eurolush said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, E!!!

Loved the adorable photo of you in your COMMENT BOX!!!

So many wonderful give-aways, too!!!

You're the BEST!!!

blackbird said...

Happy blogiversary, my friend Eleanor. That photo of you in the box is the cutest thing I've seen all week.

alice c said...

Back off ladies - no snatching - the poem is all mine - mwahhahaha..

Oh gosh, sorry, forgot my manners in a moment of excitement. Thank you dear Eleanor and congratulations on your anniversary. In recognition of your advanced age I promise not to bully you any more.

Spruce Hill said...

Happy belated blog birthday!