Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy to be Celebrating !!

One year ago today 30th June 2011.  I started my first blog and when I look back appropriately my first heading was "Hello out There" and I joined the blogging world.
Even though I have been noted as being on Blogger since 2008, was when I signed into the blog account as a invite to view my life long friends blogged holiday photos. The blog account sat there till 1 yr ago today when I started my first blog post.
I didn't have a clue. It took me ages to get the first post started all by trial and error. I stayed with it and persevered inspite of not haveing much computer knowledge and found I really enjoy blogging.I am not as good as some, but I love it. I am still learning.
I did find it can be very time consuming while haveing lots of joy and fun in the Blogging community of kind and lovely people shareing their knowledge, journeys and beautiful craft that I so enjoy seeing and reading.
It is so exciting to me that someone will actually click to view my posts and take the time to comment, follow me and email. I can always remember my very first followers and comments being from Radka and Connie, who's blogs are amazing.
I really appreciate all your comments and emails and how you have helped me along my way. Even though I have not met you personally I have come to know you all as dear friends who's blogs I so look foreward to reading.
Thank You  to everyone who has supported me in the past year or has been a visitor to my blog with your kind words and inspirations.

This is   WHERE  I  LIVE  in my part of the World.
I live in a suburb of Newcastle in the state of New South Wales in country  Australia.  and this is Newcastle harbour what all the ships see as they enter to fill up with coal from the coal loaders. There can be as many as 40 ships waiting for entry out to sea on any day. I will have to take a photo one day and show you as you can see them when driving along the esplanade.

Ther is plenty of lookouts to watch the whales go by. This is near one spot we go for whale watching.The whales are coming through a lot later this year on their migration north due to the effect of el nino they say. We are getting around 200 whales a day at the moment. My husband and I go and look for around an hour and always see at least 6.
On the photo above I live where the sky meets the hills  half way across the photo on the coast not far from the sea and lake.   From the bottom of the above photo to the top about 15 minutes drive.

Newcastle City above
 Lake Macquarie is a suburb where I live .You can see the ocean at the top and the entry where it enters the lake on the right. I live half way down on the left side of the photo. A few minutes from the lake and a few minutes from the sea.

Our small part of the walking track around the lake.

We are a very big country with wide open spaces and far horizons.

Thank you all again Have a happy sewing weekend.
                        Jen x


Linda said...

A very happy birthday to your blog, Jen. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching for your posts, reading them and finding out more about your part of our beautiful country. You certainly live in a spectacular area. It has been my pleasure to get to know you too as you read my blog and share my world. I share similar memories of that very first post. We are definitely blessed to be amongst caring and supportive people. Take care, and stay warm.

laurajane said...

Happy irstica blog birthday.
You live in a beautiful part of the world.My daughter lives in Victoria,in Frankston .
We did visit a couple of years ago,and hope to go out again next year.
Keep blogging,I love reading your news.I also have been blogging a year,and still don't have a clue.....
Laura xx

laurajane said...

I have no idea why mt iPad wrote a funny word,it should say happy first birthday.LOL .xx

Frances Leate said...

Happy birthday to you blog and congratulations on one year. Newcastle has certainly grown and changed since I was last there and I enjoyed the photos. Take care.

Connie said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Jen! I always enjoy your blog and this is a wonderful post to let us know more about where you live. What a beautiful area and neat to be able to see that many whales! Keep sharing!

Radka said...

Congratulations, Jen!!!!
Isn't this fun :-))
How small the world becomes when you start blogging, I would had never believed it before I stared. It has become such a large part of my life. I am pleased the you have had a good first year!

Dianne said...

Hi Jen, It has been lovely to meet you through this blogging world and reading your blog. Congrats on the milestone and thank you for sharing the lovely photos. A beautiful part of the world. Di.

Luna said...

Oh Jen, I'm so sorry to have missed your 1st Blogiversary. You know, I'm still overwhelmed myself and I just started in February. It doesn't matter about our backgrounds before blogging, but to keep trying and have fun. I'm still surprised that I even have any readers/followers out there. To me, it was more like an online journal but without the teenage angst. Hahaha. The best part of this experience is meeting new people. Happy 1st (belated) Blogiversary!

Karen said...

Happy Blogiversary Jen! I always enjoy my visit and look forward to another year. And, I must say you live in a very beautiful place!

*-* said...

Hello Jen,
I'm a tad late to wish you congrats for your blogiversary, however keep on blogging.

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