I Am Three!

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Yes, it is three years since I clicked the Publish button on the very first post of my brand new blog; and I haven’t looked back since.

Below are extracts from my first and second anniversary posts; because I really can’t say it any better than this.

First Year:

I’d like to thank the WP community for being so great. And I’d like to thank everyone who has popped by my blog and liked or commented on a post. I thoroughly enjoy seeing all of your amazing photos and reading your posts. I feel like I know some of my “regulars” as friends, even though we have never met, nor are likely to, being separated in most instances by vast oceans.

And Thank You to all of you out there who make the whole blogging experience a pleasant one. WP is a community, and if it wasn’t for feedback, likes and comments, what would be the point? I’d still be sitting here listening to the crickets chirp!

Second Year:

But just to reiterate; thank you to everyone who has followed me all this time and who continues to support me and offer words of wisdom and sarcastic comments. I appreciate them all! (You know people are your friends when they start being sarcastic!)

I thoroughly enjoy following allΒ your blogs too.

Third Year:

I’d just like to say a very big thank you to all of my faithful followers, who like and comment on my posts, even when sometimes you don’t get my sense of humour, or British-ness/South African-ness.

To my old friends, thank you for sticking with me; and to my new friends, welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy the ride.

Without the interaction of my blogging friends, there’d be no fun in blogging.

And as long as I’m having fun, I’ll keep on blogging.

As a third year tribute to you all, I’ve selected some of my favourite photos from the past three years.

Just scroll down to enjoy the slide show.

Skies of Blue


Happy Little Monkey

Dandelion Clock

Baby Geese

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Pensive – Little Monkey


LM and SL check out the Puzzle Tree


Swans 1

Mr Spaghetti Legs

Photo Frames 1

Bloom 1

Pretty as a picture – Sunset Western Cape

You Little Monkey

Blackberries and Cream

Strelitzia 1

Owl 2

The Concerns of Guinea Pigs


Little Monkey Collapsed 1

Comfort Flowers 1

Cream of the Crop 1

Little Monkey

Thank You One and All.


57 thoughts on “I Am Three!

  1. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

    Happy blog-a-versary! I had completely forgotten about the guinea pigs – I loved those pics.

    And I got a little teary looking at all those pics of Mr. Spaghetti Legs. I miss seeing his cute little face and spots. I’m probably also a little emotional because Choppy had her first senior dog vet appointment yesterday – the time we have with them goes by too quickly.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚ And for also appreciating the Guinea pigs – I think it’s just you and me on that!
      Yeah, I had to have old SL in there, as he is very much a part of my blog. I only had him 3 years, but he must have been at least 15. LM is almost 12, but I’m hoping she’ll also make 15 – and Choppy too! πŸ™‚

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  2. A Curious Introvert

    Happy anniversary and thank you for including the beautiful selection of your photos! I always enjoy the sarcasm and your wonderful humor that has me laughing as I click the like button. Your words, photos and comments have brightened many days and been a delightful part of blogging!πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much for your kind words. πŸ™‚
      It’s always great when someone has the same sense of humour.
      And I thoroughly enjoy your posts and all your marvellous photos. πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much Tom. πŸ™‚
      I had to include photos of old SL, as he is very much a part of my blog. Life goes on, but we keep our memories cherished. πŸ™‚


    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚
      Yes, it’s great that GH ‘introduced’ us. I’d see you commenting all the time on her posts. I’m learning a lot about crystals – and cats – now I follow you. πŸ™‚


    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Thank you Violet. πŸ™‚
      There was a whole family of Egyptian geese at the Gardens in Cape Town, sploshing in a puddle on the path, even tho there was a large pond right next to them! πŸ˜€


  3. Iris@poetsmith

    It’s great to be blogging with you… really enjoy your lovely photos and humourous posts! Congratulations on your third anniversary in blogging. Keep up the interesting posts and thanks for your support too! Happy blogging! πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much. πŸ™‚
      I’m very glad of your support and greatly enjoy your beautiful poems. Very nice to have met you here on WP. πŸ™‚

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  4. Garfield Hug

    Happy Anniversary and thanks for showing me all the beautiful photos of your dogs. I miss SL. So nice to see him again. Thank you for being my faraway yet close and quick reply friend. You have been there for me always…to cheer me up or egg me on. Garfield hugs and with much loveπŸ˜šπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸΎπŸΎ

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much GH. πŸ™‚
      I still miss SL. It was good to post his photos again.
      It’s great to have your friendship too – you are my one and only Singaporean Blogger friend – and I look forward to your amusing posts to cheer up my day. πŸ˜€

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  5. Aditi

    Happy birthday MCD. You don’t look a day older than one year… πŸ˜‰
    Lovely photos to celebrate. My faves are the two landscapes – no 2 and 13 from the top.

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  6. quiall

    What a lovely jaunt down memory lane, photographically speaking! It has been a pleasure reading your words and building a friendship. Friends come through the heart!

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  7. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Happy 3! 🀑
    Couldn’t forget the creepy clown for you!
    I completely consider you a very close blogger friend, and most likely the farthest away buddy I have. I’ve never had an issue understanding your humour (aside from you spelling it with a u) I’m a funny blogger, Jim! Not a serious one πŸ˜‰
    I had to look back at posts 1 year and 2. Seems I’ve been around a while as I’ve already liked them.
    I miss Mr. Spaghetti Legs. He had the cutest face and I loved his spots. Thanks for throwing some old pix of him in this montage. I remember many of these pix. The fiery sunset is a beaut also.
    I am truly glad you brighten my day, daily with your posts. Happy anniversary and enjoy your day! 😘

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much for this. πŸ™‚
      It took me a while to sort all the photos out, so I really appreciate you taking the time to look thro them all. I had to put old SL in there; he is very much a part of my blog.
      And yes, I remember you commenting on a photo of my old dog TJ, in my very early days, and we’ve been friends ever since. I think like-minded people and those with a similar sense of humour somehow get together on WP. But I’m a scientist Jim, not a psychiatrist! πŸ˜€
      And I enjoy always learning something new on your blog, about plants, or dogs, or camping. πŸ™‚
      Sorry – but your creepy clown emoticon does not show up here on my laptop, nor on my smart phone – for which I am secretly relieved! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


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