Tuesday, November 16, 2010

French Sampler Is One

I can't believe it is one year since I started French Sampler, how time flies.  I started blogging after reading an  article about Blogging in 'The Sunday Times' written by India Knight, at first I was a lurker reading the wonderful blogs of Liberty London Girl, La Belette Rouge (my first follower) and French Essence, after being inspired by them I took the plunge and started French Sampler.

I find blogging so rewarding, there are so many fabulous, talented people out there and now I have also had the pleasure of meeting virtual people in reality and they are as fabulous in reality as they are in the Blogosphere.

So I raise my glass and drink a toast to all of you, who read French Sampler, comment and follow, put up with my questionable grammar and dreadful punctuation, I toast all of you who have wonderful blogs, that make me laugh, make me think, make me want to part with my money, educate me and  leave me spellbound by the sheer beauty of their content.


  1. Happy blog birthday Dash. And thank YOU for all the pleasure your blog gives. Not to mention how much more I know about interesting people than I did before :)

  2. Happy Birthday to your blog! xxx

  3. Happy Blogday!! Your blog is so well done, I assumed you had been doing it for years. I only started six months ago, so am still discovering wonderful blogs like yours.

  4. Congratulations, and I hope to keep enjoying your blog in the future.


  5. Congratulations!
    I raise my coffee cup for you and I'm looking forward to the following years with your wonderful blog!
    Every single one of your posts is worth reading and as I was extremely busy lately I was reading it on my BlackBerry in the few breaks I have during the day.

  6. Congratulations!
    One year in the blogosphere goes by so fast doesn't it?

  7. Happy Bloggiversary.

    Your blog is a most enjoyable read. :)

  8. Happy Birthday Dash .. It does go so fast when you are having fun and how many wonderful people you meet blogging too xx

  9. Wow - congratulations and happy Blog Birthday!

  10. Dear Dash,

    This is a wonderful blog and I always enjoy dropping by. You have such a diversity of subjects that I always learn something. You also have a great sense of style and warmth that is much appreciated. I wish you continued writing and enjoyment.

  11. Dear Dash,
    I have to admit I am shocked, I assumed you were a seasoned pro given your seemingly effortless writing style, tasteful design and flawless image editing.
    I know you have inspired me. I have seen many knock offs of your blog, take it as a compliment.
    Congratulations and thank you for providing a beautiful safe harbor from the rough seas of life.
    X David

  12. Felicitations & Joyeux Anniversaire to your great blog!
    Such patience & effort should not go unsung.BRAVO!

  13. Happy Blogoversary, Dash! I love your blog because it is so totally outside my normal realm. I have learned lots from you and look forward to seeing you pop up in my list of new posts. Keep up the good work.

  14. Happy First Year !
    Toasting you with a nice Argentine Malbec ..
    I lose myself in your blog every day, I hope you continue for many many years.
    Joyeux Annivesaire !

  15. All compliments reciprocated in same measure! Thanks for a wonderful blog.

  16. Happy anniversary and I look forward to saying that for many years to come.
    I do enjoy your blog....

  17. Happy Birthday, French Sampler! And congratulations to your mother :)She does wonderful job in feeding and shaping you for our deep pleasure.

    Bozena, silent reader from Poland

  18. A very Happy Birthday to your blog.

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments at mine and Ruth's blog. It was lovely to meet you too. I would miss blogging so much if I stopped doing it. It's like having a big group of penpals that you write to daily.

    Thank you for sharing so much information on people I would never have thought to look up, it's always a pleasure xx

  19. Thank you for all your wonderful comments, I feel quite overwhelmed.

  20. Cheers to you dear Dash! It has been lovely to 'meet' you x


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