Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A Heartfelt Thank You!

Wow!

First of all I am completely blown away by being a Blog Of Note! I really had no idea of the significance of this until my stats started going through the roof, and my lovely little Followers window began to multiply, and more and more comments and emails began to flood in.

So, I'd like to say Cead Mile Failte to you one and all!

In other words, Welcome.



Pumpkin's from Judith's garden a couple of weeks back.

I cannot express how touched I am by all the positive and sweet words I have been receiving for the last twenty~four hours on so many different posts. And I do hope some of you return here to Milkmoon from time to time and say hi. You have all been most welcome.

And I'd also like to say a big thank you as well to all my regular readers who keep coming back for more, and who keep me blogging even when life threatens to overtake me in chaos. And if I could be so bold as to single out three in particular who have been with me since the beginning, more or less: Lisa from What We Eat, Esti from Pintame el dia, and my recent fellow Blogger Of Note, Rima from  The Hermitage.

Thanks ladies, for without you...

So a short post it is, but I am a little lost for words for once, and I promise normal blogging will resume tomorrow.

And as I said in the comments: Nothing like the spotlight to make you polish off what's been a teensy bit neglected lately! So I have my blogger hat on at a jaunty angle, and my socks pulled up.

MilkmoonMama is back on full time duty!

55 comments:

Gerry Hartigan said...

Hi Ciara,

Love the pics. I was born in Limerick but live in the US. Keep up the good work.

Gabriel said...

Nice pics

jaboopee said...

well done you , thats fantastic and so well deserved That jaunty angled hat looks fantastic on you.
so happy for you. big huge congrats.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Congratulations!!
Well deserved, I must say!

Karen said...

Well done!
Fantastic news!!! xx

Tracey said...

I am so happy that I found this place. Thank you "blog of note".

Your pictures are lovely. They make even the mundane seem beautiful.

Your world seems so familiar (family and home) while at the same time exotic. Ireland is a world away, and oh to call that patch of grass behind my house a garden. Precious and romantic like a fairy land.

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Silkhol said...

the best pictures is in your blog =D

Lildane234 said...

Figured out now how to leave a comment. I like the simplicity and the "Britishness" of your blog. I went to school in Kent a long, long time ago.

Circe said...

Heartfelt Congratulations, Ciara!

Milkmoon a Blog of Note? ALWAYS-- a no-brainer, really! So glad for you!

xo "Circe"

ivie said...

Hi Ciara,

I just joined blogspot recently, and have no clue of what a blog really is.. then I found this "block of note" with "Milkmoon" on the top of the list, then I started reading your blog, and I should say that I really love how you write.. and those pictures, they're beautiful!

well, in short.. you're inspiring..
you deserve it, really!

cheers :)

gaelikaa said...

An Irish blog. How lovely! I'm Irish too, but blogging from India. I do hope to see you over at mine sometime. Congratulations on being selected as a Blog of Note. A rare honour indeed.

gaelikaa.blogspot.com

Gillian said...

Lovely blog and Congratulations on BON.

Esti said...

As I sai earlier: you rock! Thanks for the mention, that is so sweet of you.

endofera said...

Ohh to have a blog of note....an outstretched hand from the masses to enfold you in their arms each day....a gentle nod from your peers to let you know they care about your everyday expedition of life...lucky you!! Well deserved..

Patrick said...

Congrats! =D

Rima said...

Hello m'dear! Delighted to be a noted blogger with you :)
You most definitely deserve it!
Happy pumpkin days to you all xxx

Al Penwasser said...

Blog of Note....best way for me to sort through the wheat, chaff, and pumpkin rinds to find something I enjoy reading (there are a HUGE amount of blogs). Thanks for letting me visit!

affectioknit said...

Sweet! Congratulations!

monkey man said...

love your "a year at my back door pics"...they seem so soothing...nice blog.
if you're ever looking for music, you're most welcome on my blog...cu

aZoed said...

found you through the blogs of note link again... love the intricately detailed yet seemingly surreal pictures...

I'll be seeing more of you for sure.. :)

Liz said...

beautiful colors and composition -- love it!

Liz

http://viewfrommotherhood.blogspot.com/

Nezzy said...

I just wanted to give you a big old Ozarks CONGRATULATIONS on your blog of note. Take a bow and enjoy your moment in the sun. I enjoyed my read through your blog today.

As we say down here in the Ozarks hills and hollers, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

2busy said...

Love your photography! I'll be back often.

Cliona O'Flaherty said...

Yay Ciara! Well desevered recognition!
X

Erin said...

Congrats on being a Blog of Note. I just browsed through several of your posts and... I love them! I also love that you're from Ireland. Somewhere in my heritage... I think great-great grandparents... our family was from Ireland, so it's special to me. I like the way you write and that you write about life and family. Keeping it simple is nice!

Reggie Peach said...

it's blogs like this that make me understand how blogging (and not facebook etc) will change the world

The mind bloggles - keep it up.
Lotsa smiles :)))

WelshDRIVER said...

Hahaha! I just found out about this blog via the blogs 'o notice thingy and, being new here, I decided to check it out.... Very cool blog!

Chris Chapman said...

Your blog makes me smile. Im looking forward to following and chatting with you. Great name as well. I a have been to Ireland once for 11 days and traveled all over. I really love your hospitality and brown bread with seafood chowder! Hope you are well.

Feel free to sneak a peak at my blog as well. Have a read and share your thoughts. :)

www.SmellingCrayons.com

Christopher

Gretchen said...

Congratulations! I LOVE the pic of the pumpkins! ~Gretchen

The Pink Slip said...

Congrats!!! Well deserved :o) Keep up the GREAT work

Karen said...

Congratulations on being a Blog of Note! Considering the thousands of blogs hosted by Blogger, it's really something to be honored that way!

Lilee said...

congrats!

{Black*fire*staR} said...

ok lets see where do i start? i totally love ur blog....and i love ur photos....there are times when someone's heart and sould are else were and theres something on their mind, when those things happen, the only thing to do is..blog lol jk..i mean everyone has those days when they dont have a thing to say or when its just the opposite...:P keep up the good work

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Chris Judge said...

Well done Ciara!!! So proud of you

Chris x

our little love nest said...

Congrats and thank you for putting me in your sidebar, friend! Wishing you the best! xoxo

The Expatresse said...

We have had two weeks of school. . . and had basically the same sort of low-key, stay-at-home time.

But somehow your school break seems more interesting . . . must be the lovely photos.

nomadcraftsetc said...

Congrats! Your blog is fascinating, your should not be surprised!

Sadhbh said...

Very well done on 'Blog of Note' - not surprised at all you received it!!

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Alessandra said...

Congratulations on being blog of note, your blog is really sweet.

Ciao
Alessandra

Dreamfarm Girl said...

I am another new fan!

marty and sharon said...

wowsers ciara!!!! how many followers have you got now, lol!! good luck keeping up with all the lovely comments! congrats on the well deserved blog of note! s x

Juliana said...

Hi! I'm from Brazil! I'd like to talk to someone who lives in Ireland!
=)

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

I can see why you made 'Blog of Note'! Sumptuous reading. Congrats!

Cheers,

Bren.

Chinnu said...

wowsers ciara :)

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Anshika said...

Congratulations !! Your blog is fabulous. Love reading it.

- Milly. said...

oh God!
How I loved your blog *-*
you have a great future, dear :]

:*

Mama Stress said...

Absolutely beautiful blog. I was taken in immediately. Your photography is beautiful. You really have a talent. I am new to blogging and this is the first blog I chose to follow! Very peaceful soothing imagery...stunning...

Minoccio said...

This is a wonderful blog. I don't usually like blogs of note, but this is a very special one!

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