*Long, drawn out pause*
Miss Georgiana Darcy's first blog anniversary!
Thank you, thank you, ladies and - (are there any gentlemen around here?)
Anyways, thank you, everyone who clapped. (You did clap, didn't you?)
And while I am thanking people I will say thank you to everyone who made my first year blogging on Miss Georgiana Darcy so much fun.
Where shall I begin? Yes, Mr. Dickens, I will commence at the commencement.
Last year I had just gotten fed up with a wordpress blog that never worked (and I never had anything to write on it.) Blogging was boring and I was done with it for good.
Or so I thought. Lazily poking around one of the few blogs I still read I came across Old-Fashioned Charm and from there to Elegance of Fashion, Regency Delight, and all the other lovely period drama blogs there were then. Delighted with what I saw, I immediately changed my mind and broke my resolution. In a fit of midsummer madness I began this blog.
And I actually liked it. As a matter of fact, I've enjoyed this year of real blogging tremendously. I've learned new things, read new things, watched new things and made a great deal of delightful new friends. As a matter of fact, I'd like to fly you all out to Ontario for a real celebration. But since I can't, we are having our own little party on here and I would like to start with a round of thank-yous.
|And cake, of course. How will this one do?|
|Or this one?|
|Or do I?|
First of all, thank you to Miss Laurie, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and Miss Melody, for introducing me to the fact that there were such things as period drama blogs and inspiring me to start my own. I am ever in your debt. I'd give you chocolate, only I don't have it.
(I know you're there. I used to lurk blogs too. Come on, don't be shy.)
Just to make the party more fun, I found chocolate for all of you. A party is a party, but a party with chocolate....
|See? Now you can have your keyboard and eat it too!|
Then thank you to all of the bloggers who constantly inspire me. You are such dears...
|...and I think I want to give a bouquet to each of you.|
|There is nothing better than a friend, except a friend with chocolate.|
And thank you to the bloggers who talked about Dickens so much that I finally got interested. Without you I would have gone on thinking he was boring and gloomy. You have saved me from a sad fate.
Talking about sad fates, can you imagine how miserable my life would have been (okay, so I'm being melodramatic. Your point?) if no one had told me to watch The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982? And if I never knew about the sequels? It's sad just thinking about it...
Since we are on the subject of TSP, I would like to give a hearty thank you to everyone who participated in the comment war two months ago. I like comments wars; really, they're a lot of fun. And, unbeknownst to you, your 77 comments on that one post checked off one thing on my bucket list. I feel so grateful to you that I want to give you all a copy - signed by the author - of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Although that sounds like I'm trying to continue the war, and, since I'm really too busy for commenting so much, I'll just offer a Miss-Austen-signed copy of Pride and Prejudice to anyone who would prefer. :P
And then last, but not at all least, thank you to all the kindred spirits for making blogging so much fun. I'm not saying names, because I think you probably know if you are (if you don't know, you can ask me :D), but I'd like to give a hug to all of you.
|This kind of hug will have to do for now.|
Now that I've come to the end of my thank-yous, I'll just pop in and say that the fun's not over. As part of the celebration, (and since you've been listening to me chatter for a whole year you really need a break) over the next week there will be guest posts by some the wonderful, kindred-spirit bloggers that have inspired me over the past year. So prepare for some more delightful fun!
The boring fine print: All pictures are not mine. All candy in the pictures are not mine either. So unfortunately I can't give it to you. That's a great pity.