Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grab Your Glasses Dahlings! French Sampler is Two

Norman Parkinson, photo shoot for Vogue at the former Paris home of...actually I will let you guess, if you need a clue look at the photographs on the piano.

 It's two years ago today, that I tentatively put finger to keyboard and wrote my first blog post, after I pressed the publish button, I thought to myself, well it's out there now.  I kept checking my post to see if there were any comments, but there were none, I considered deleting it and forgetting about the whole thing but something made made me persevere. My blog did not have a raison d'etre in fact it still does not know what it wants to be when it grows up, let's just say French Sampler is continually evolving.

The thing that amazes me the most about the blogging process are the friendships and support I have made and received from fellow bloggers, readers, commenter's and people who follow this blog, you guys are wonderful. Your blogs continue to; inspire, educate, make me think, make me laugh and sometimes cry, have my jaw dropping by the sheer beauty of your content, poignancy of your words and your boundless creativity, and yes, all too often you make me want to part with my money! You are an incredible bunch of talented individuals,  I raise my glass and I make a toast to you, cheers.  

20 comments:

  1. Well done! Two glorious years. Here's to many more to come! :)

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  2. Here's to you Dash.....I remember one, we started around the same time and we are still going strong.
    What a feat!! Best wishes to you and Crusoe....

    Jeanne xx

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  3. Congratulations.. What a milestone.. So thrilled for you and love this pic.. and of course the photographer.. Carla x

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  4. Congratulions! I love reading your blog- its my absolute favourite..Leanna

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  5. Such beyond fantastic photo and atmosphere on it!!!..............

    Great done,congratulations:-)*

    Much all the best and blessed days tyo you,

    ***Violetta***

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  6. Congratulations Dash

    I am so glad to stayed blogging. The blog world would have a large vacant spot without you.

    I feel the bloggers who write from the heart, and seemingly without an ulterior motive, capture my soul.

    My best
    Helen xx

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  7. Congratulations - wow two years. Here's to many more.

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  8. Felicitations, Dash, mon amie. I love your blog, and I am so happy I found you this year. I wish you many more years of happy and successful blogging-- with beaucoup de commments ! - -Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  9. Congratulatons...your blog posts give me a lot of pleasure....such style!

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  10. Like a good friend I miss you when you go on vacation.Inspirational,lovely ideas and fresh looks at things gone by.Two years of great fun a few tears and things I must research further.Thank you thank you thank you

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  11. Cheers! Her's to you and your fabulous blog! I read it often but rarely comment- not very encouraging...but I am telling you now that you are adored!

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  12. Dash, Cheers! And Thank You! You have an unerring sense of beauty and thoughtfulness, and an inquisitive sensibility. And courage to post not only the beautiful but sometimes the achingly real. And you do all this magnificently. I have appreciated every post and look forward to many more.

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  13. Congratulations, Dash - great blog!

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  14. Thank you for all you have shared and I wish you many more happy years of blogging!

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  15. That picture is GORGEOUS! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  16. Dash, you write so beautifully and about such interesting women. I love finding you on my reading list. Here's to you!

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  17. Happy anniversary, Dash! Cheers to you, too. Looking forward to much more.
    Catherine

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  18. Congratulations! And two years later, it's still a favorite of mine!

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  19. I am still working my way backwards for the few posts that I have missed this week while I was away--because of course it is out of the question that I should miss a single one.

    I am fully aware that I border on the ridiculously gushy when it comes to what you do but I can't help it. I have written before that I feel like you have woken up a part of me that I had let go to sleep. So obviously I am so very grateful to you for that.

    Please keep going on and on. And congratulations!

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