Saturday, March 15, 2008


The post below was my 1,000th!

I've had some wonderful moments in this blogging life and I've had my lows as well. And sometimes I ask myself why I, or any of us, do it. After all, if you pause and think about it, it's rather a strange activity, putting yourself on the net, then opening up about your life and sometimes your deepest emotions to all who care to read. But through blogging I have made some wonderful friends, all over the world, and I have learnt so much from them. So thank you to all who have visited, read and / or commented thus far.

As if to mark the occasion, the water lorry appeared at 8.30 am today! I had rung yesterday to request the coming week's refill, and was told, "We can even bring it tomorrow if you wish, signora". My mother told me never to look a gift lorry in the mouth* [or something like that] so I didn't, reader. [*Note to my students: the meaning of this proverb is explained here.]

Now, who better to celebrate with me - and you, I hope - but the gorgeous Patrizio?



Gledwood said...

1000 posts bloody hell that's even more than me...

your food features and recipes are brilliant

have you heard of Delia Smith's latest tome?

"How to Cheat at Cooking"

it has stupid recipes I can't exactly remember but things like

"Shepherd's pie with carrots"

buy a frozen Marks and Spencer's shepherd's pie; put in the microwave

buy Marks and Spencer (she seems to love that shop) ready chopped carrots

microwave these

put together

hey presto-taDAA!

and it's practically that bad... Vanessa was reprimanding her no end on her daily show this morning...

I mean Morrisons sell "ready mixed vegetable fried rice" (how pathetic can you get..?) and apparently Marx and Sparxx sell ready fried onions (honestly!!)

where does this end~??

but writing a BOOK of "recipes" we can all do by common sense.... come ON, Delia... come ON!!!

Crushed said...

It is funny isn't it?
I'm shocked myself, sometimes the degree in which I've posed stuff I don't even like to talk about. It has had its horrors, true, but still we persist.

Food for thought, eh?

CherryPie said...

Woo! Congratulations :-)

My blog was for my friends to keep track of me... suddenly I was meeting new friends! I guess that's why we do it ;-) :-)

I really enjoy your blog so don't stop xx

Sean Jeating said...

The Ides of March 2008 will become a highlight in the books of history.

Sláinte, Welsh! :)

jmb said...

Congratulations Welshcakes, that is indeed a milestone to celebrate. All the stars seem to come together for you as well.

Why do we do this blogging thing? How can we say things here that we would not say in real life? But the returns are obviously there for we continue and as you say, the people you meet are worth it all.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Blimey, Gleds ... more than you?!! Read something about the latest "blessed Delia" tome - couldn't believe she had done that! Agree with you.
Food for thought, indeed, Crushed. I wonder what future historians will make of it all?
Many thanks, cherrypie. I love your blog, too.
Cincin, Sean and thank you!
Thanks, jmb - and I'm so glad I met you through blogging!

Leslie: said...

Great song with which to celebrate. Much better than Dean Martin's rendition, I must say. Patrizio can eat crackers in my bed any time! lol

Congrats on mille posts! I'll have to check and see how many I've done. Never thought about it.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ha! Love that expression, Leslie! The number of posts just shows up automatically in my dashboard thingie.

Unknown said...

I am almost at 600 and was quite pleased with that - 1000 seems like Everest - especially at the quality you post!

Anyway, big congratulations - this is one of my favorite blogs to visit - I always learn something, experience something as well as finding the friendlies people.

You go girl! lol

Unknown said...

hey WC, congrats on 1000 posts. I am fairly new to reading here, but I am glad I followed Mountaingirl here, I love reading about your slice of life, and always appreciate your thoughts on my blog as well. I too started to blog just to keep in touch with family who live a long way away, but now have another blog where I am slowly learning to put my thoughts out there, it s abrave thing to do, and I'm glad I met you! So here's to another 1000 posts and more! xo

Anonymous said...

Wow! 1000! Love the video..I'm singing here :)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow well must be some blogger!!!! I have only done 100 and something.

Your right WL it is a very strange activity, so really there must be lots of strange people in the world...:-) The Bloggers!!!!

jams o donnell said...

Congratulations Welshcakes! May there be many more

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, mg. That is so nice of you. Love your blog, too! Ciao, Kyles. You, too, say such nice things about my blog! I love your pretty blog, too, and always learn from your thoughts. x Many thanks, maryann. I just have to sing along with that! x Thanks, Anne. Here's to us all! x Many thanks, jams. That is very kind of you.

Indigo-Daisy said...

Congratulations, I have loved reading your blog as I am a big fan of all things Italian! The song suits the occasion perfectly!

Nunyaa said...

Congratulations Welshcakes, well done :-) can I add you , people should come over and see your posts, they are great and you make my mouth water with all the food.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks and with pleasure, Nunyaa. I will add you, too, but please forgive me if it takes a day or two, as I'm hopeless at stuff like that!!

Liz Hinds said...

I love that song!

Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Your readers have greatly enjoyed them all.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Many thanks, Deborah, for your congrats and kind words. They mean a lot. Liz, many thanks. You, too, are always so kind. xx

Ruthie said...

Happy 1,000 posts, Welshcakes!

I have always enjoyed your blog, and I only regret that my current schedule now permits me so little time for the blogosphere.

May your blog endure for many tens of thousands more posts!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Many thanks, Ruthie. Always glad to see you!


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