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Well, I may have forgotten to mark my blog's 3rd anniversary, but this post is my 300th, so I'm going to celebrate that instead.
I'm more of a sprinter (figuratively speaking only - you wouldn't catch me sprinting for anything but the bus, and only then if absolutely necessary) than a marathon runner - the initial phase of a project is far more exciting than seeing it through to the end, and anything that doesn't have an end, well, I'm not even likely to start. Which makes it all the more surprising that three years and 300 posts later I'm still doing this blogging thing.
Why? Well, I don't have any deep and meaningful or philosophical thoughts on this really, but I guess the reason why I'm still doing it is that I love the interaction it brings. I absolutely love reading the comments that people leave on my blog (although I'm not as good at replying to them as I should be) and I love the conversations that I have with other people through their blogs. There are definitely some bloggers out there that I feel I know through their blogs, and I love the sense of community that I feel when I make something and automatically think 'so-and-so would love this...' Even if they are never going to be able to have my version of it, I can inspire them to make their own.
I like the feedback I get from my colleagues but I love the feeling that here, there are many like-minded people reading and making suggestions from experience that I can learn from. And that when I post pictures like the one above, you don't all think I'm mad for owning so many books. Cookery books :-) Let's hope I carry on for a while yet because there are an awful lot of recipes to get through in that lot!
The other milestone is my birthday (a few days ago now) - not a big one really, but every birthday is a milestone in the journey of life. So who am I? Well, this is T and I many years ago...... enjoying a holiday in France.