Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A triple celebration!

It's turning out to be rather an exciting sort of week!!

First off, there was a very important birthday in blogland on Monday when my dear funny imaginary friend Mrs Locket turned 50 celebrated her thirty-somethingth birthday! Happy Birthday Lucy Locket!!!!

Today is a day for a knees-up in Moogshouse as it's Moogsdad's birthday (36 grumble grumble...pah...I'd rather be 42 anyway....pah).

Yup, the man himself is another year older :)

Happy Birthday Moogsdad!!!! (and if you're reading this hubby just remember you are a bloody idiot and you do smell of poo :) love you) (bloggy friends - please don't be shocked, that's our idea of romantic talk....kind of....)

Mmmm...the cake is ready....

....as is the lasagne....

...and a rather nice red vino plonko. We should have a lovely evening - nice meal, nice cake and wall to wall Hugh as Moogsdad requested this for his birthday :)

After all that excitement you could be forgiven for thinking I would draw a close to this post and saunter off to put the kettle on.

Well no.

It gets even more exciting.

There's another - even bigger and more important - celebration due tomorrow.

This very blog will be one whole year old tomorrow!!!!!!

What a year it's been.

I have loved every single minute of my time (so far) in blogland. I have 'met' (and actually met) some really genuinely lovely people....as well as a few nutters :)

I love being part of this crafty bloggy world.

I love that you'll appreciate gratuitous shots of....

.....crap apple and sloe jelly.....



....my first attempt at sloe gin.....


....chickens.....


....bumble bees.....

......and more bumble bees....


.....a sleeping Moog (for you Mr P, by request)...


...a Moog miffed at being shut out of the chicken run.....


.....and very occasionally, if you're lucky, you might get what you came for....

....a tiny bit of crafty action, like this cute and gorgeous birdcage kit from my lovely bloggy buddy in the southern hemisphere Mrs Ric-Rac.


So although my blogging has become sporadic of late, I'm going to carry on for some time yet.

If you feel up to another year of my witterings - plus a whole load of bragging about chutney and jam - then keep on reading.

To reward you for your staying power I'm going to do a little Bloggiversary giveaway. Anyone who leaves a comment on this very post will go into a totally random draw for a special Moogsmum Bloggiversary prize......as yet undecided and unmade but it will be something nice....honest :)

In other news - the kiddlies have gone back to school today. Minx's first day at Junior school - eek!

I'm back at work too.

Can you tell?

;)

xxxxx

p.s. I'll do the draw after 12noon (BST) on Saturday (6th).

p.p.s. I dare you to delurk and leave me a comment :)

p.p.p.s. preferably a clean comment....

58 comments:

wonderwoman said...

what a great post and congratulations - i year wow, i hope i last that long! i love all your pics and i love reading your posts! hope Mr M enjoys his day and the lovely dinner.

xxx

Working Mom Knits said...

Looks like it's wonderwoman in the lead!

ps: congrats - CANNOT BELIEVE it has only been a year, feels like I've know you - and all of my UK buddies - a lifetime : )
(and I mean that is a good way!)

xx

Angela said...

What a full on post, so much going on in your household.Happy Birthday to your hubby but more importantly happy blog birthday.
Enjoy your evening.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Birthday to Mr Moogsdad - but his presents aren't half as nice as mine from you - but then again maybe he wouldn't have appreciated all that lovely crafty goodness!

And Happy Blogiversary - I hadn't realised that was coming round!

And I understand that I clearly fall in the nutter category.

Locket xxxx

Ali said...

Happy Birthday (to the hubby and the blog). Here's to many more.

And watch out, sloe gin is very moreish and doesn't feel terribly alcoholic (till the next day anyway!).

kerrypuddy said...

Congrats on your bloggy anniversary! I've been lurking for a while.
The cake and lasagne look delicious - can I come for tea? I'll pretend its my birthday!

Kerry

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Those kiddies do grow up so fast, well done on a year of blogging, brilliant

trashalou said...

A year? A whole year of lunacy? So soon?? Hmm, who would have thought that!

Just so you know this is me officially delurking so please enter me into your fabulous blogiversairre prizegiving. May I have the drama award?

Lisa said...

Delurking to say I made it all the way to the end!

Happy Birthday to your blog.

JuliaB said...

Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations! To ALL! ... and I've tagged you with the Tree of Happiness too! x

Cathy said...

Happy birthday to Mr Moogsdad - hope you both have a lovely evening. Crab apple and sloe jelly sounds nice - please could I have the recipe? I love sloe gin - it tastes like it should be good for you (I'm sure it isn't), and is great on ice cream too.
Cathy XX

Claudia said...

Celebrations all around! Birhdays and blosversary area always fun! Gifts to both sides of the screen! :D Thanks for the kind giveaway and have a nice celebration.

Vanessa said...

Happy 1 year anniversary, your a bit more organised than me as I forgot mine!

Your sloe gin looks lovely.

Vanessa x

Daisie said...

many happy returns Dad!
oooh, count me in for a lovely something.....
Yes, keep it up, I only found you a few weeks ago and would love to read all about you for another year!
Daisie xxx

silverpebble said...

Happy bloggy birthday - wow a year of crafty magic!

Mr P says thankyou for the pic of the hairy lady and I say thankyou for the pic of Mr Moogsdad's cake - delicious! Hope he has a great birthday and the plonko goes down well.

Have a lovely evening (and I hope Mr P was wrong about your 'special' tomatoes)

Katy said...

oh, it's mine this week too! Hoorah!!!
Happy birthday mr Moog (can I have some cake?)

Nanna said...

COngratulations for your blog and Happy Birthday!

Gina said...

Happy blogiversary... count me in for any giveaways!!! And please do carry on blogging. Hope Moogsdad has a fabulous birthday and you both enjoy the plonk!

limpet said...

ooh mrs moogsmum, pick me! pick me! i have de-lurked and now I'm all embarassed and overcome...

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Ms. Locket, The Moogsdad AND to your blog! Has it only been a year???? Well, a FINE and EXCELLENT year it has been!

Marie said...

Congrats on the bloggiversary, and Happy Birthday to Moogsdad.

I washed this comment specially. In Ariel. So it's championship white. I even ironed it, and I never iron anything ;)

xMx

French Knots said...

A whole year!? Goodness it seems like at least 10!!
Are we having some of that tasty cake to celebrate? x

monkee maker said...

Is it only de-lurkers who have to keep it clean? Excellent .... you'll love this one .... have you heard the one about the nun and the blind man?

.... hmm, on second thoughts, maybe I'd best not upset you on this most auspicious of days .... Congrats to you for a year, and your hubby for 36 years (you see?? You're actually MUCH younger than him!)

Fab pics - especially the close-ups of the bees.

:)

monkee maker said...

ps. I like the new blog look too.

pps. Does this count as two entries for me?

ppps. Hope so!

Julie said...

wow! A whole year! It seems longer and I mean that in the best possible way :o)) Nutters? Moi?! Aw gee, thanks :o))

Happy birthday to Mr Moogsdad who I'm sure doesn't smell of poo, well not in public anyway.

Er.....aren't you s'posed to take the sloes out? (Don't ask me, I don't have a clue!)

I suppose the cake's all gone by now? Yum, I hope those are maltesers on the top. I hope too your little (or big now) Minx enjoyed her new school.

Thank you for keeping me giggling over the last year and please may I be included in the draw?

monda-loves said...

Here's to another year of blogging Moogsmum!

If I win your giveaway, can you come to my house and make me a lasagne too?

Monda
x

crafty things said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Happy Birthday to Mr Moogsdad and Mrs Lockett.

Such a lovely lot of celebrations to be having!!

maria said...

Happy birthdays.
I love the look of that cake, yum,yum

Selina said...

Hi!
I love your blog. That is very interesting sweet talk!! I'd hate to hear you guys cranky at each other!!

Blossom said...

Happy blogiversary!!!!!

so many lovely things to celebrate!!!!

Nic said...

Happy Blogiversary Lesley.
Yummo that cake looked totally decadent.
Regards a Lurker

Rachelmp said...

What an exciting post - so much happiness there! Keep up the blogging too

quinn said...

Congratulations on your (first) year of blogginess! And thank you for it! I am always delighted when I see a new post, and one can never have too much Moog. Or chickens.

In fact, I don't have a blog to post it on, but I'm going to send you a photograph as a little thank-you. Off to find it :)

Calidore said...

Happy Birthday Moogsdad - Hope the cake, lasagne and outing go well.
Congratulations too Lesley on your 100th post. Doing the happy dance here for you - I looove your blog. Can you tell...vbg.

Jackie said...

I was going to leave a comment anyway! I think you should just mark the 614 as 'read'. Enjoy Hugh!(And the lasagne)

Sunshine said...

Are those WHOPPERS on that cake?!

Happy B-day to Mr. Moogs!

And thanks so much for stopping by "my place".

Greedy Nan said...

Hi. Just passing through from Locket-land because I'd love a friend just like you to send such delicious presents on my birthday and wanted to see who you really were. I think we might be fairly similar [pity you] and will be checking back to your blog regularly.

marit said...

Happy Blogiversary! A nice, new look on your blog-but I really liked the old one too:-)
Happy Birthday to Mr.Moog too!

dottycookie said...

A year already? Blimey. Seems like far longer - in a good way ;-)

Hope the birthday celebrations went well - can't beat lasagne and red wine. We had much the same last night, and we enjoyed it even if the small cookies didn't. No, not the wine!

PS Who are you calling a nutter? Pots and kettles, madam!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Moogsdad, and Happy blog birthday. Your Sloe Gin looks a fantastic colour. I love blog giveaways please count me in, i'll keep my fingers and toes crossed. Jane x

artisbliss said...

Wow, have you ever been busy! And things sound quite eventful around the Moog household, too. Happy birthday to Mr. Moog, happy back to school for the kiddos, and congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Please do put my name in the draw!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary to you blog! I enjoy stopping in to see all your creative energy at work. I like the new pictures and background!

twiggypeasticks said...

ooo birthday congrats all round and congrats on your blogversay, your cake looks scrummy!
Twiggy x

Leanne said...

Another great post Lesley...an anniversary it doesn't seem like a year........umm chocie cake. Love that photo of Moog ....my girls would be sitting there plotting the death of those damn chicken every second of the day.

Dragonfly said...

Happy Blogiversary! Popped over from MarmaladeKiss...

I'm coming up for my first one too - will have a perusal through your archives...

Charlie P said...

I didn't realise you were so young! A mere one year old. Here's to many more years of the mother of Moog!

p.s. I LOVE the pressies you made for Locket- she was raving about their fabness on the phone and I can see why! Great birdy basket :)

tintocktap said...

Congrats on the blogiversary - you've had a busy year to blog about! My DS has also just started in the juniors, tho' fortunately with no change of school. Hope Minx is enjoying herself.

trashalou said...

HEY! Someone swiped your header???

Very posh looking the new one is too.


Not that I am wishing to influence the draw in any way but I think it should be recognised (since you have chosen that date and all...) that seven years ago at the appointed time I was recovering from just having birthday a massive 10lb baby!!!!! Ergo I should be the winner!

Stine said...

hippo blogaversary two ewe!

ditto to Mr. Moog!

did you say giveaway!, please count me in!

mrspao said...

Happy Blogiversary! Delurking :)

LOUISE said...

Happy belated birthday Moogsdad, hope you enjoyed the lasagne and you managed to get a piece of cake! I would like the boxed set of River Cottage as a present too. Happy blog birthday Moogsmum, I shall stick with you for the foreseeable future! Please enter me into your totally random draw please. Thank you very much. x

the vicious chicken said...

Happy blogiversary!! It's been a most excellent year of blogging on your part, I must say - you never fail to raise a smile :o) *And* you offer such splendid gratuitous shots of foody things... mmm... cake... ;o)
VCxx

PS ...Bumble bumble bumble...

Michaela said...

Happy birthday! I love your blog - the lunacy, the jam, the chutney, the eggs, the chickens, the food, the rare crafty stuff, but best of all, I love Moog. (Personally I'm fed up of blogs with cats, give me doggy ones any day!)

Just Susan said...

I'm officially delurked... Congratulations on one year and here's to many more. ~Susan

Josie said...

happy blogversary, doesn't a year go quick when you are old!
Josie x

Jennie said...

Happy belated blogiversary!!!!

Bethany Hissong said...

Happy Belated Birthday Moogsdad! And Happy Blog Birthday!! Of course I go out of town and you do a give-away. :( I am happy that you are here, making me laugh... the world wouldn't be the same without you Lesley!!!

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