New look!

cropped-cropped-img_1778.jpgStumbling around the wordpress site, I’ve come across the new themes – and wondered what my blog would look like if I left behind the twentyeleven theme and switched to twentyfourteen. That’s a three year jump!
And here we are. It seems it looks quite nice – simpler. Simple is good – or is it?
I hope it’s not too scary – please tell me if it’s too bad!

And just as I posted this, wordpress notified me that this is my 300th post to my blog. Who’d have thought I have that much to say 😉

Followers! So many followers!

English: A bouquet of flowers.
English: A bouquet of flowers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I just got a notice informing me I have 100 followers on this little blog.

As WordPress decides to count Tumblr subscribers (6) and twitter followers (35) too, it’s not an even number. Pinterest followers (3) are not counted, it seems.

I am so humbled at the numbers of followers and subscribers – and I’m so very thankful so many great people are reading what I write and take time to cheer, like or heart and comment and answer. I never knew there were so many kind and great people all around!

Life is great, and you all make it so much brighter!

Thank you everybody!

My first award :-)

I received my very first award a few days ago – Talking Experience nominated me! She’s got a great blog I follow and I’d like to thank her very much.

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What a surprise – I didn’t even know awards existed!

So I had to read up and it seems to be a bit like those chain letters you got as a child – you had to send them to 10 friends who had to send them to 10 friends each and you were supposed to get hundreds of letters back which of course never arrived. There’s just not enough friends in the world for those letters 😉

Nevermind, on to the award:

The 5 Super Sweet Questions:

* Cookies or Cake?

I’m not that much into sweets, but I’ll take cake, please!

* Chocolate or Vanilla?

I’m more of a vanilla type, hahaha

* Favourite Sweet Treat?

I love frozen yoghurt and ice cream!

* When do you crave sweet things the most?

When I’m tired, I guess. Or when I see them 🙂

* Sweet Nick Name?

Spatz is sweet 🙂

The Rules:

Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you. – Ok, done that
Answer five Super Sweet questions. – Done that, too
Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post. – I hope I managed to!
Nominate a baker’s dozen (12) other bloggers. – And that’s what will happen next
Notify your nominees on their blog. – And that, too

All that awarding has left me smiling!

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Easter Rain

It’s Easter Sunday and raining.

Somehow I miss the smell of smoke from the Easter fire that usually lingers on Easter Sunday morning, but only the toughest of fires burned in the downpour yesterday.

The blessing of the Easter Baskets was a cold and hurried affair yesterday.

And the poor children bringing the blessed flame to the homes were wet and freezing.

At least there’s no snow!

But we’re home safe and warm, it’s not snowing at least, and we’ll be having a nice Easter brunch soon.

Happy Easter, everyone!