It’s been just over six months since you were born. It was a cold, dark day on the 8th February and small love hearts were strewn around ready for Valentine’s Day. It was a surprisingly easy birth, mainly thanks to the WordPress Midwives who helped immensely with the delivery! As soon as I saw you I fell in love…
Before you arrived I’d spent many long, enjoyable hours drooling over seed catalogues, reading blogs and researching planting methods. The Kitchen Garden garden was everything I dreamed of and once the raised beds were completed it seemed the most natural thing in the world to want a blog of my own.
It wasn’t as scarey as I thought. My main reason for bringing you into the world was to leave a little piece of me behind. I wanted to record a small part of my life, not for glory or recognition, but just so I can look back and smile at all the good times. None of my family or friends know that you exist… your my perfect secret. Only my gorgeous husband is aware. I think when you’re a little older I’ll introduce you to the clan but, until then, I’ll nuture you some more and enjoy our secret.
The best thing about you being in my life is that we are in touch with people from all over the world… when things have become a little strained (you are good most of the time but occasionally I wonder what I’m doing) a comment pops up, warms my heart and I’m ready to carry on. What a lovely bunch of people. Here’s to your next six months dear blog!
The blog world is lucky to have you. Many thanks for the beautiful posts, pictures and perfectly heartfelt words. Cheers to the next half!
Thanks – I’m really looking forward to the next half because Summer is my least favourite season here. I can smell Autumn in the air already….
What a delightful post. I’m astounding that you’ve kept a secret from family and friends. They’ll be delighted once you finally decide to share. In the meantime, I’m glad you are here.
Thanks Alys! I’m generally a private person – I’m one of the few people who has no facebook or twitter account! When I first started this blog I thought it would fizzle out (most of my projects do!) and it probably would have done but the positive comments, like yours, have kept me going. Thanks again x
I applaud your desire for privacy and I understand, too. I’m a Facebook junkie myself, but I know others who steer clear. It’s not for everyone, and good for you for setting your own clear boundaries.
I’ve become quite attached to my own blog, so I can relate to your feelings about yours and the community that gathers around you.
I hope you’ll stick with it.
You have a beautiful garden and a lovely blog, great writing and fab photos. Congratulations on the first six months – looking forward to the next six!
You are so kind – right back at you! Thank you x
Oh good grief! Wipes tear from eye, swallows lump in throat, snuffle, sniff! What a lovely post,Glad you’re here…sniff! 🙂
Ha ha ha – I’m always glad you’re here too Jane! 🙂
I really enjoy your blog and garden. So glad that you joined the blogging world and share your corner of paradise with the rest of us. I adore your photos and writing style…I love how you approached this post. Cheers to another 6 months of fun!
Thanks Karin – I’m still after capturing a photo of a beautiful butterfly so that will keep me busy for a while. Thanks for your lovely comments x
Congratulations on your first six months! Your garden is beautifully designed and executed.
Thank you – it’s still very new but I think I’ll be okay now I’ve made a start x
So much accomplished in such a short time, and, I dare say, so many people touched and delighted by what you share.
Cheryl – you’re very sweet thank you x
Blogging really is a wonderful way to keep a record of a garden and all that goes with it… you have such lovely pages here, you should proudly show them off to friends and family too! I enjoy reading about your kitchen garden and how it has progressed into a treasure trove… and I look forward to following the next six months in your garden too. Keep up the good work! 😀
Thanks Cathy 🙂 There are so many inspiring people that it makes me blush when I receive such wonderful comments. It’s hard to believe really, thank you x
Thank you for inviting me to look over your garden wall and most of all for sharing your triumphs and setbacks. I always enjoy your blogs and hope you will continue.
Most of all thank you for all the times you have made me smile.
Arrrhhh 🙂 Thanks!
I enjoy peeping over your wall too and seeing your garden and amazing views. I love your eloquent writing style and sound advice – my setbacks must sound like whinging compared to the everyday challenges up there!
We started blogging at the same time and its been an interesting journey. It will be interesting to see where we are in February 2013. So keep going I’d miss you if you stopped.
That’s it no more nice things to say or you’ll get spoilt.
Ohhhh you gotta share with the family and friends. They will love it as much as we do!
I will sometime soon 🙂
Nice one, it certainly is fun to look back at the old posts. Seeing the garden every day it’s only when you look back at your old pictures (in this case your blog 🙂 ) that you realise how much it has grown! I never get tired of that even though I only have containers :):)
I agree – it’s very rewarding to see how much things have changed. I find container gardening very challenging so well done you!!
You really have the most gorgeous garden ever! I want to redo mine now!
(My blog was born around the same time and is still mostly a secret too)
Ha ha – in that case we must be Blog Sisters!
Happy Half Birthday to your blog! I hope you baked half a birthday cake and sang half of “Happy Birthday” to it. I have enjoyed following you for this first 6 months and look forward to the next.
Thanks Malc! No cake but I’ve had half a glass of wine instead 😉
I love your blog and am so glad I found it! 🙂
You are very kind – thank you x
Congratulations? I enjoy your blog immensely. You are a very good writer and I love you gardens. I’m looking for many more months with PJ Gardener.
I’ll try my best Mary – thanks for visiting my garden!
This is a very fun post. I also started my blog at the same time. Mine was Feb. 2nd so mine is a little older than yours. It is fun though. Good job on 6 months!
Bravo, what a lovely little secret. I’m so glad you’ve decide to share your joy of gardening with us. I don’t have a garden of my own at the moment so I’m afraid it’s a little selfish of me, but I do enjoy peeking in your’s. WordPress is a sweet diversion isn’t it.
As always, it takes me a while to get around to reading a “new” post… I so enjoy your writing style, it makes me smile every time. I also love seeing your garden, it is so beautiful (and extremely tidy!). I think our blogs were born around the same time, and they are becoming great friends! 🙂
Hello! I have only just discovered your blog and have been stuck here trawling through all your posts, jealously drooling over the beautiful pictures of your garden.
I’m new to blogging (my tiny garden blog is only about a month old), and like you also keep mine a secret from friends and family. I think I find that I can write whatever I want without feeling judged, more like I’m writing for myself. While in some ways it feels like I’m writing into the ether – it’s always nice when someone stops by and says hello 🙂
Sarah – thank you so much for your lovely comments and popping over from Australia to visit my garden! I didn’t think that I would stick to blogging and just tried it out for fun (so this is why nobody knows that I do it). I was also surprised when people started to follow me and leave comments and I think it’s this that has kept me going… and now I love it!
I think your blog is lovely and I’ll be stopping by regularly to see how you’re doing!
Thanks! I wasn’t sure either if I would make more than two or three entries and then give up like all other paper diary attempts. But I now get really excited about posting, and find that it really motivates me to actually do something substantial in the garden each weekend (and not just sit outside drinking coffee!).
That’s also what I love about blogging, you meet people from all over the world, it’s so fun ! Congrats on your 6th months blog anniversary !
Happy Birthday to your blog! I have really enjoyed watching your garden grow! By the way, none of my family and friends know I blog either :)!
Your garden is beautiful! I have been blogging for about six months now and it has also been a revelation to share and learn from others all over the world. The only difference is that my friends and family are an integral part of my blog because we live far from most of them and it is a nice way for them to keep in touch with life on the farm and of course progress in my garden!