Friday, February 27, 2009

Swings & Roundabouts

Much to my amazement, it's The Hedge's 200th post today - excluding drafts (thanks Vanya!). I think for many of us, this week has brought much communication on this whole Blogging thing, & yesterday, Vicki A. over at French Essence put into words what many of us have been thinking - thanks dear Vicki for going so boldly where others feared to tread!

However much I've tried in my life, the art of reflection has evaded me, too impatient I think. I eschew intellectualizing issues - for right or wrong, I tend to just do it. Now this, dear Readers, has served me well on 99% of occasions, the 1% I won't discuss, but involves a previous husband!

So I want to share with you all that each of the 200 posts has been a joy to do, yes as Vicki mused, there will always be some hits & some misses - but you know, who cares about the misses, learn from them & move on!! I revisited my 100th post this morning & I still feel exactly the same today about the comments I made then.

"All your comments & support have added a wonderful dimension to my life, one that I truly never expected when I started on my blogging journey. It has been such a pleasure strolling through your sites each day - thank you for the constant inspiration, your insightful commentaries, breathtaking photos, laughter & friendship"

However, I would like to add one further thought - IT'S FUN!! And long may it continue to be so. So The Hedge will continue to be a place of Political Incorrectness (thanks to MOTH!) & laughter (yes, thanks to MOTH again!!). So if I get too serious or maudlin or precious, for goodness sake TELL ME!!! I'll send myself off to the naughty corner immediately!

We have 5 rooms left on our renovation journey & our shed is still full of power tools for MOTH to 'play' with, so I'm extremely confident that The Hedge won't run out of material for some time. And that, along with the impending Footy Season will see MOTH in full flight, mark my words!

It's almost the weekend - so go enjoy my friends!


  1. Congrats on your 200th post! What an achievement!! Ever since I stumbled across The Laurel Hedge I've really enjoyed your regular posts ruminating on life in general, life at Stirling, and life with the MOTH. Here's cheers to 200 more posts! Lee :)

  2. Always such a pleasure to stop by Millie. Thanks for all the inspiration & laughs. Happy 200th post - look forward to many more! Amanda xx

  3. You are always the first on my list to check, Millie. I love your blog and I am so happy to have grown the relationship we have. I hope it continues for a very long time. It is always a pleasure. Congratulations. Heidi

  4. Congratulations Millie! I read this post with bated breath just hoping you were not going to say it was your last - thank goodness you have many more posts to come! Thanks for all the laughs, your beautiful encouraging comments and of course all your gorgeous inspirational pics! Tracey xx

  5. Congrats on your 200th post!

    I'd like to swing under that green tree!

  6. Thanks to Vanya @ endless inspiration I came across this lovely blog! Will definately be back! Adding you to my favourites list! You are welcome to stop by my blog at any time!

  7. Hi Millie, Congratulations!
    Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration I'm looking forward to your next 200 posts.

  8. Millie you are such a beautiful person and you always say such lovely comments and I hope one day I get the pleasure of meeting you. Congratulations on you 200th post and I never let a day pass with out stopping by your delightful blog, big hugs

  9. Well done Millie. Congratulations for making it that far! Wow! I have such a long way to go to catch that milestone. Have just posted my 10th! lol.

  10. Happy 200th post gorgeous Millie! My day is not complete without the smile that your blog brings me.

  11. Millie...There is absolutely no possibility of your having to spend time in the naughty corner! Love the tree and swing. Congratulations on your 200th post...each one better than the last! ♥Rosemary

  12. Congrats Millie~ Vicki's post was perfect timing with all the changes lately with some of our favorites. It's a work in progress isn't it? So glad you're here~ and so glad it's the end of your busy week. Enjoy the weekend.

  13. Congratulations dear Millie - may the fun continue, xv.

  14. Congratulations on your 200th post! I'm glad it's fun for you and am happy to hear you will be around for more! I can't wait to see the projects and adventures.
    xo Isa

  15. Congratulations on your 200th post...You write so beautifully Millie and your blog always brings a smile to my face....Thank you for the absolutely gorgeous comment you wrote about the article in CS, just so, so sweet of you...luv c xxxx

  16. looking forward to the next 200 posts! You are always on my morning read list.

  17. Congratulations on your 200th!
    I love your bloggy attitude. As I wrote on Vicki's blog, I am sometimes too much of a people pleasure and can feel the pressure of blogging. Will they like it? Do they think I'm nuts? Reading your thoughts on blogging gave me a view of a new bloggy perspective. Thank you Millie!


  18. What a lovely picture and congrats on the 200th post.

  19. Wow time flies! Congratulations on your 200th!! post. I remember your first post. We started this blogging thing at pretty much the same time. I still have that beautiful image of Gresgarth Hall, you posted in your first few weeks, as my screen saver. Everyone comments on it.. it's such a peaceful scene. You are such a bright, beautiful, warm soul Millie and I am sure everyone smiles when they receive a precious comment from dear Millie. Keep up the great stories and the breathtaking finds you stumble upon... love MOTH's adventures too. A-M xx

  20. Congratulations Millie on your 200th post!
    Thank you for your visit and your comment (and thank you for addressing it to my husband too!- he was quite delighted to be included!) It is so fun to know that someone across the globe is doing remodeling too-- makes the world feel so close and connected!
    I am so happy to find your blog. It is lovely and I love your photos and your writing style. I will be back for sure when I can spend more time wandering about!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  21. Congratulations on your 200th post.
    It was lovely to visit and thanks to Vanya's recommendation, I found your blog.

    Enjoy your weekend

  22. Seriously, Happy 200 post! My life is a little brighter with you in it!!! I'm always in for a treat when I visit. Oh, and I adore the MOTH!!!

    Love to you Millie,

  23. Congrats on your 200th post!

  24. *****Happy 200th Birthday Beautiful Laurel Hedge******

    How exciting,, I just passed 100 last week.

    What would we do without our blogs,
    I'm completely addicted..........

    xx Coty

  25. Congratulations Miss Millie - your an inspiration! :) xx


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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