This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Magical 100th Post!!!

Whoever would've thought last year...while recovering from surgery...that while looking around at certain blogs if you pressed this little button that said 'create blog'...that it would grow into a blog with 100 Posts!!! Plus recently another blog!!!
I have met so many lovely, caring, kind and generous people over this thing called blogging...
formed cyber Friendships...
stepped outside My World of Caring for a Daughter with a disability to places afar...
Laughed with you...cried with you and have thoroughly enjoyed myself!!!
To celebrate this Magical 100th Post I thought I would celebrate with a Giveaway of the Tales of Beedle The Bard book above!!!

I am a Harry Potter fan...a collector of the books...
colouring books...sharpeners...pencil case etc...
Above is part of my collection...including a couple of wands I made once...
A big kid my Hubby calls me!!!

The cute fluffy little Owl...

A Bookmark...

The set of books received for my Birthday last year with the adult cover version...

My Hubby even saw a floormat with Harry on it...alongside it is JoJo's Magic Hat...

I even have some of the children's cover versions...

Hubby recently bought me a shopping bag...

If you look on the right you will see a folder amongst my TAFE cookery books...
yep I even did assignments and handed in that folder with them complete!!!

A couple of posters from the latest movie...


Went to the local bookshop with JoJo to pick up our books last year the day they were released...


And the Harry Potter shop at Movieworld in Queensland, Australia!!!
If you are interested in a copy of The Tales of Beedle The Bard...
leave a comment here...
regular commenters automatically get an extra entry...
JoJo will draw this on my Blogevarsary...28th September...
Good Luck!!!
We read books to find out who we are.
What other people, real or imaginary, do
and think and feel is an essential guide to
our understanding of what we ourselves
are and may become.
~Ursula LeGuin, b. 1929~
American Science Fiction Writer
No furniture so charming as books, even if you
never open them, or read a single word.
~Sydney Smith, 1771-1845~
English Clergyman, Essayist and Wit
And the last Quote just about sums it all up for me...
I haven't read these books...
I can't wait to read them...
Just waiting for that special Magic Moment that says...now is the time!!!
And I know...once I start...I won't want this adventure to end!!!

30 comments:

The Faerie Queen said...

Congrats on 100 posts - though 10,000 miles separate us in the real world, you are a bestest cyber friend.
Yay Harry Potter rocks,
I too love books, they create a fantasy world in my imagination that for a few hours take the soul to a secret place where anything is possible.
Hugs xxx

Serena said...

I wanted to say Congratulations!! 100!! WOOO HOOO. My husband is also a big Harry Potter fan, Michael has the book you're giving as does my sister. We heart Harry Potter in our house too. So don't enter me in the giveaway but please do keep my congratulations and love with you! I'm so happy I found your blog and have gotten to know you better. Here's to many hundreds more!

Kath said...

hey! One hundred posts! I'm so glad we "met" through Blogging. You have proved to be a kind, humorous and loyal friend, despite being "upside down" to me and I'm very happy to have you in my world!Love Kath xx

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wheeeeeeeeee!

Congratulations on your upcoming Blogevarsary!!!

vicki archer said...

100 posts Dzintra.....congratulations and many more please, xv.

Mrs Quilty said...

Wow, that's great! 100 posts!! Congratulations!!! Isn't it great to have the feel of so many friends out there!!! I love it! You certainly are a Harry Potter fan and a loyal one, with all the things you have collected!!

Fiona said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts Dzintra - It has been a pleasure travelling part of that road with you.

HUGS,

Fiona

Jo in TAS said...

Happy Blogversary Dzintra! Blogging certainly opens up a whole new "Magical" world too! I love it and the friends I've made.
I'm a Harry Potter fan too but not as big as you. My son and I have Potter Marathons and we watch all the movies, morning til night. We've read the books too but we've read Tales of the Bard.
Hope to see you celebrating another 100 posts!

Bev C said...

Goodmorning Dzintra, Congratulations on 100 posts.You and JoJo are certainly keen Potter fans. I love that fluffy owl,I have never seen one like that before.I look forward to many more posts from you and your family and any cooking you want to send this way. Happy days.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

So hard to believe! I remember it well. Congratulations, D! Always stay that big kid you are. I have a collection of children's books too, but have never read Harry Potter.
I'm off on an adventure in a few hours but wanted to take a moment to wish you all the best. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway. Count me in, will you? I'll catch up with you soon.
Love to you,

Catherine

Granny Lyn said...

Like you, I am a lover of books, I love the way they look, feel, and even smell.

tell JoJo we love her HP hat!! it is just the right color for her! :-)

congrats on your 100th post!! can't wait to read the next 100! It has been so wonderful, this magical blogging, bringing friends from near and far,,,

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary Dzintra! YAY!!! I count myself very fortunate to have met you here! Time to party! (:

I love love love your collection of Harry Potter! And I love the quote by Sydney Smith! That's ME! I've been way too embarrassed to admit that I have a huge library of books... mainly because I can't resist them! I do read them ... sorta! LOL My hubby (poor dear) has given up and gives me gift cards to different bookstores. (:

Happy Happy Blogoversary to you, and to JoJo too! I know she loves to read it too. xxx Vicki

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dzintra, Congratulations on your 100th post, I have appreciated your comments and friendship ....hugs lyn

Notjustnat said...

Congrats Dzintra on 100 posts. How cool is that? You got here girl! Sorry if I am late visiting you. You are so generous with your giveaways. Count me in, you never know I could win - Hugs Nat

Dawn said...

Congratulations on 100 posts.... WELL DONE....look forward to reading ( enjoying) many more posts...
Dawn x

Fer said...

Woohoo a 100 posts!!

Keep the good times rolling :)

Clarity said...

And manyyyy morrrre!

Congrats Dzintra, pleased for you and pleased also to have met you and that we share a love of books, food and allround goodness! Jojo loos cool in her hat and glasses.

Please pay forward my chance of winning the books, I have many to read at present so would like my chance to go to someone else. Love, xxx.

a good yarn said...

Congratulations Dzinrra! I have enjoyed every one of your posts and it's been a privelege to share your journey. I shall raise a glass of something pink and bubbly to celebrate. Ann :)

Micki said...

Congrats on the 100th Post, my dear friend. I love Harry Potter too, and I love all the fantasy and magic. I am so lucky to have found you through our blogs.
Hugs,
Micki

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Congratulations! I just celebrated a milestone too so I know how excited you must be! :D And happy Blogsoversary for the 28th! When we were in London, we went to Kings Cross station where they have a special Platform 9 3/4 and a trolley going halfway through! http://www.notquitenigella.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/harry_potter_934-450x675.jpg :)

Annabelle said...

So very happy for you Dzintra and so, so very glad to have bumped into you!
Yes, my same sentiments….I too will always be a kid at heart.
I know we both luv so many of the same things such as music, art and books.
I seriously need to update my book list for I’m afraid it has grown just as fast as the Gourds I have written about today…..hehe!
Oh well, books are one of my many passions.

A Very Happy 100th Blogoversary to you Dzintra…..Keep up the great work!

Hugs Annabelle :)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Well my dear congrats on your 100th post.
You may be a big kid with your devotion to all things Potter but a big heart goes right along with it.
I have enjoyed this past year shared by posts and emails from the land down under.
Wishing you many, many more!
xo Susan

clare's craftroom said...

Congratualtions on being 100 ! I have enjoyed your visits and I love to stop in here , thankyou .

Simone de Klerk said...

Dzintra, you really are a special person, surrounded by so many Harry Potter items and books. Laura loves it too! I listened to the books. Found them too long to read.
How fun you got that copy together with JoJo! She shares her mother's passion (O:
It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and read all that happens in your life. The post that sticks in my mind is the one of the body guards on the beach. That once again shows how special you are!
Good luck with your next 100 posts! I will visit every single one of them!

Millie said...

Warmest wishes to you dear Dzintra on achieving your 100th post milestone! Your posts have touched many of us, looking forward to many, many more.
Millie ^_^

DAWNIE said...

Wow that is an amazing collection of Harry Potter books and memorabillia you have - awesome.

Sandi said...

Wow, 100 posts already? Always enjoyable dropping in and catching up. Here's to many more! Congrats!!

VancityAllie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a big milestone!

P.S. What an awesome collection!

Terri said...

Congrats on 100 posts and congrats on the collection. I'd love to be a part of your blog anniversary
Hugs
Terri
threadsthroughouttime@shaw.ca

Carla said...

Hi Dzintra, congratulations what a wonderful achievement. You must be so thrilled. I raise a glass of champagne to you and your blog from Paris... Carla x

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