a little thank you

I would like to say thank you.

It has been a whole year since I started this blog. Started perhaps a little ambitiously, (as I had only ever read two blogs before.)  A place where I have cooked, reminisced, gone exploring, mused, waffled, and baked. The thrill of getting my first comment, the frowning over should I really write that? The fun of taking photos and actually having somewhere to put them rather then hidden away in the computer, (they don’t even get printed these days.) The joy of baking my first sour dough loaf, and the constant amazement that there are so many wonderful people out there that have taken time out of their day to read my little blog.

The lovely people I have met, communicated and connected with.

A wonderful virtual community of people that have made me laugh, made me think, inspired me, bowled me over with their kindness, and on the odd time made me cry. People that have taken the time to write a comment.

I would like to say thank you.

Thank you for making my past year in blog land a truly inspiring, funny, thought provoking and amazing place to be.

Thank you all.


* To all those who are interested the Master List of all the wonderful auctions going on for the QLD Flood Appeal is now up. For my auction, see here.

QLD Flood Appeal Auction

I’ve been feeling a little helpless watching all of the flooding going on around the country, especially in the state of Queensland. A tiny thing that I can do to help, is to hold an auction. A brilliant idea by two sisters Toni and Carli. If you would like to find out more about it….click on the button to the side. If you would like to participate…click on the button to the side as well. If you would like to bid for either of my items, see instructions below.

Two items up for auction, one T’shirt (size 1- approx 12-18mths old) and one dress (size 4- approx 4 years old.)

How the auction will work-

1.  Bidding starts at $30 (Australian), for either item.

2.  You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address included.  Please make sure that your bid is higher than the  previous bidder. Also state whether you are bidding for the T’shirt or dress. eg. T’shirt- $35.

3.  Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.

4.  This auction is open to everyone. I will cover postage to where ever the winner is.

5.  The auction begins NOW and will END at 9pm on Monday 24th January 2011.

6.  At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address).  The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email.  Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your winning item to you.

7.  Thankyou for being generous and supporting this cause.

Happy bidding!