Monday, April 05, 2010

1000 blog posts

Amazing to say that this is my 1000th blog post. Who could have known I would say so much? Actually Ian Grant and Bruce would say that they can easily believe it. I said to watch the next day but I really meant watch for the next blog day.

To celebrate this auspicious occasion I will give away 1 bag of 10 goodies for every 10 messages left on my blog. So leave a message and go into the draw. I only ever started my blog because I could see my gallery page in our website was never going to be updated so there you go.



Because we have worked all weekend (and yes the latest QA and product of month (POM) are all packed ready to post but not the big pile of orders) we decided to take this afternoon off and go up to the Swan Valley for lunch. We used to go often but not for a long time. We went to Little River where we have had many good lunches in the past and once again we had a nice relaxing afternoon. We might even do it again before too long. We seem to have known the owner, Jan, for a long long time and it was lovely to catch up again.


Bring rather lazy I stayed in the car to photgraph some of the vines but at least you can see we went to a vineyard!

Ian's lunch - lamb pie. I think the menu has been the same for ever and I think we have both had this meal every time we have been.



I had beef bourgignone - it was lovely. now we are replete and listening to Pink Martini,

Dorothy - you can never mistake a blonde even when she changes her hair colour. It's built in!

51 comments:

Amo House said...

Congratulations on your 1000th Dale!!! At least you type good stuff.

Can't wait for the POM to arrive.

Next time we're down your way I'll drop you a line for directions to that place, food looks yum!!

Lisa Walton said...

WOnderful achievement Dale - your blog is always so inspiring and interesting and of course mouth watering.

Penny said...

Congratulations Dale,
having fun well having our butts worked off but lovely to catch up with people, tired.

susanmcb said...

Congrats on your 1000th post - that is quite a milestone! Here's to another thousand.....or two!

jill said...

Congratulations Dale, I've read most of the 1000 so almost there from the beginning.

Dorothy's blog said...

Thanks,Dale I was just curious!Congratulations on your 1000th post, it is interesting especially the historical stuff.

Heloise said...

Amazing achievement. Congratulations. I enjoy reading about the different seansons as you are right across the other side of the world. Glad to see some else who is keen on rugby.

Stitchety Grub said...

Congratulations Dale - I like the fact you have lots to say - I always like to have a read in the evenings to see what you are up to ... looking forward to the next 1000 too LOL :-)
Britt

Linda Robertus said...

Wow, 1000 blog postings! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you and the Textile Tantrums in Brisbane in June!

ANNA said...

Well done!! AND it has been worth reading every post!! I love what you do, what you sell and hope to see you at the K&S Show again in the autumn! PS - hope I am one of the lucky ones with the giveaway!!

Doreen G said...

Congratulations Dale--I never doubted for one moment that you could talk that much.

Wilma said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000! You always have lots of interesting things to blog about, thanks for sharing

tattiekite said...

So cross I'm not coming to Oz this year - family in Northern hemishphere having to be priority -but perhaps you will be at Ally Pally again in October/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow 1000 posts! Congratulations!

JP said...

well done Dale - i love reading your blog especially when friends of ours are over in Perth staying with family as I always know what their weather is like and confuse them - long may you continue

Sandy said...

Congratulations on so many blogs. I'm getting there too. Never thought I could talk so much. I enjoy seeing what you are doing.

andreac said...

Hi Dale
Congratulations, well done. Sounds like a well earned day off. No mention of chocolate!
andreac

maggi said...

Congratulations on being 1000 Dal. What I find most amazing is that you manage to fit everything in and still manage to be an inspiration for us all.

Textile Art Showcase said...

Hi Dale. I am not a regular commenter (now and again)but I am a regular reader of your blog. Congratulations on your 1000th bolg post and here's to the next 1000!!!!
Cheers Ann

Dotti said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I've only just begun. That lamb pie looks devine!

http://piecefulmusings.blogspot.com

singer said...

First timer-hope it works.
Congrats on milestone Dale and good that you got time-out over the weekend.

Heather said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post Dale. Here's to the next 1000. Your trip to Little River sounds lovely - isn't it great when favourite places stay the same. Your lunches look scrummy.

Corry in Canada said...

Congratulatios,
Well done DALE!
Up to the next 1000.
I love reading your blog

ChinaDoll said...

Dale - thanks for creating and maintaining this blog with energy, perserverence and creativity. I have been a secret (daily) reader for ages - though I never comment. It's thanks to people like you I have developed the confidence to tap my own creative streak. 'Bout time I said so. Here's to the next 1000 posts!

Kazuko said...

congrats mum. In Japan, all the schools start today for new year!

Mavis Wright said...

Hi Dale
Congratulations on your 1000th blog. See you at AQC in a few weeks.
Mavis

warren said...

Congratulations Dale and Ian
I think I have read them all but not written before so I hope this works!
Dianne F

Mayhem said...

Wow...congrats, I've only just started a blog of my own, I don't even think I'll make it to 100 posts..lol..!!!

Janelle said...

Well done on a 1000 posts! I've got a long way to go!

Ev said...

I love your blog Dale and check to see if there are updates on a daily basis.

I wonder if I can get my hubby to go for a drive and lunch in the Swan Valley - we tried Freo yesterday and after driving around for what felt like hours gave it up and went elsewhere.

michelle said...

Congratulations Dale !!1000 posts and all very inspiring ! keep up the remarkable work hugs
michelle

Diane said...

Thanks for 1000 posts.

joanlil said...

Well done Dale - I still have a long way to go to catch up!

Diana said...

Congratulations Dale and here's to the next 1,000!

linda stokes said...

Congrats Dale - always enjoy reading your blog.

Gina said...

Well done on 1000 posts - I'm approaching 500 and that feels like a lot! I don't update my website nearlay as much as I should since I started the blog.

Chriss said...

Well, thank goodness for us that you had a lot to say! We have, I am sure, all throughtly enjoyed your blog and your travels, experiments, creations and of course, the food...I will go anywhere for good food!Congratulations on the 1000 post.

lisa_crofts said...

Congratulations dale your blog is always one of the first i check when it is updated. That lamb pie looks awesome and for once a place is close by almost spitting distance...it is now on my list.

georgina said...

Congratulations Dale and ian, another 'lurker' here and as has been posted, Thank you so very much for an interesting, informative and inspiring blog. Always a good read! hope all continues well with you and yours for the next 1000.

Robin Mac said...

congrats - what fun they have been to read, hope you keep going for another 1000. cheers,
Robin

Aussie Jo said...

1000 posts old and still fresh as a daisy, thanks for all the tips and inspiration

Doreen G said...

I was sure that I left a message here yesterday but it must have been gobbled up by the gremlins.
Love the blog as you know by the weird comments that I leave.

Ro Bruhn said...

Congratulations, that's a lot of blog posts. It must be getting close to your special day too. This one doesn't seem half as bad as last years, I'm not panicking any where near as much.

Hand Quilting Nana said...

Congrats! I love your blog.

Linda

free indeed said...

I just stumbled over your blog today to find this giveaway....Congradulations on 1000 posts!!!! That is quite an achievement. I'm not familiar with you yet, but look forward to browsing your site a bit.....I've heard alot of drooling was going on...I'm off to look for what's causing that!
Shelley

Diana said...

Hurray for blogs, inspirations, giveaways, blonde moments, and everything else, Dale! Happy anniversary!

Julie R said...

Hi Dale and Ian
Congratulations on your 1000th blog. I always read your blog and never leave a comment - so it is about time I did!
I love all the inspirations I get from your blog as well as all the other news of day to day events. It makes me feel like I know you much better than I do (having only met you once!)
Best wishes and here's to many more blogs, happy days etc. PS I love chocolate fish and buzz bars too!

kamiguen said...

Congratulations! Always enjoy reading and of course looking at the yummy goodies you have!

ValerieL said...

Congratulations on your 1000+ blog posts. I really enjoy seeing the things you make and the things you sell.

ChinaDoll said...

I think this will now be the 'fiftieth comment before 9am'. Yahoo

Bec Clarke said...

Ohhh I hope I am not too late, I am benind on my google reader. Congrats that's alot of blog posting and I love reading all your doings, the new stamps look very cute, love birds...

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