Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More than a thousand

I meant to keep tally of my posts last week. I knew I was approaching 1000 posts and put a reminder on my calender for 20th June. However, when I checked up on my posts yesterday, I saw that I'd already reached 1003 posts.

I started this blog on 1 October 2008 so this is not a blogaversary.  This celebrates more than a thousand posts.

Thanks to all my fellow bloggers who follow and/or read my blog and make posting worthwhile and enjoyable.

Above is a small collage of a few of the birds we spotted on Sunday. On Wednesday I'll post more of the birds we saw.

Yesterday also marked the start of Wimbledon. Watching a documentary of Wimbledon down the years, I saw a replay of one of the best matches I've ever watched: Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. In 1980 the fiesty young American entered the scene but the Swede heartthrob, also known as the Iceborg because of his cool, unruffled demeanour beat John McEnroe in a five-set match making it his fifth consecutive win at Wimbledon. This match went down in the annals as the best Wimbledon final. The next year, John McEnroe was back and this time, he beat Borg in four sets. Those years, I watched this final as well.

Since 2005, when we lived on a goldmine camp in Guinea, West Africa, we've not had television - until returning to this camp here in Kenya. I will be following the tournament in the next two weeks, although I'll have to learn most of the new players .

1981 Wimbledon Mens Singles Final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe

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  1. Hi Jo,
    Congratulations on your blogging milestone.
    I always enjoy my visits and I'm sorry that I haven't been on line much lately.
    ☼ Sunny

  2. Congratulations on you 1,000+ posts Jo. They have a tendency to run themselves up without our noticing. I was hoping to coincide 600 with 3 years of blogging but no such luck.
    I adore bea-eaters, it is the nearest to hummingbirds we have on our continent. Yours are a joy to behold.

    Keep it up, your posts are interesting as well as beautiful and the only way I will ever see Africa unless I swim there.

    Hugs . . . Arija

  3. 1000+ posts is a whole lot of writing and all that I've read I've enjoyed. Congrats! I started blogging in mid October 2008 and just broke 800. Keep em coming, please.

  4. Thanks for sharing an interesting post. Liked it very much.

  5. Congratulations, Jo, on your 1003 posts! Always enjoy my visits, your photos and interesting posts! I, too, began blogging in the summer of 2008 and that's when I took up photography as well and what a difference they have made in my life! Hope your week is going well! And do indeed keep them coming!!


  6. Congratulations on more than 1000 posts, my friend! What an accomplishment.
    Please say hi to Grant from me, and hug Shadow and Ginger.
    Luv — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Congratulations on your 1000 blog posts,that is some prolific writing!I began in May 2008 and have not half that number!Carry on bloggging as I enjoy all of your posts and especially th ephotos.

  8. Congratulations dear friend. I know you work diligently to keep us all informed about your life in beautiful Africa. Your blog is very informative and educational for those who will never get a chance to experience it first hand. Hugs xx

  9. Congratulations, Jo! You have written a phenomenal number of posts...that really is quite a feat, especially since you invest so much love and thought into each one. I will have to find the time to start reading through your archives again...I did make a start some time ago when I was making a 'study' of your beautiful garden and the lovely ponds you've created. That was only a snippet of all you've done!
    If only one had more time!!! As it is, I find it hard enough enough just keeping up with current posts of the blogs I follow...there never seems to be enough time to delve further :(

  10. Congrats on surpassing 1,000 posts, Jo. That is very impressive, showing your stick-to-it-ive-ness and perseverance. Your blog is always so interesting for me to read.

    I too will be watching some of the Wimbledon matches. It's one of the few sports that I enjoy watching on TV! Happy Wimbledon watching.

  11. Congratulations on your over-1000 posts!
    I enjoy watching a little of Wimbledon, too. My second son is a serious tennis player, and talking to him about it keeps us interested.


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