Friday, February 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to ........

Me, is it me? No Delia, your birthday is in July. Oh but I want it to be my birthday so I can be hugged and kissed. It doesn't have to be your birthday Delia for you to be hugged and kissed. Merlin is having a 24/7 job of it allready. See?
Errrrr, Merlin, wake up!
Oh, is it hugging and petting time again? Oh goody, I love it!
We don't need no birthday, we have something much better and we have it every day of the year!
Is it my birthday Mum? No Pippa, yours is in June. Oh, does that mean that I won't get anything extra specially nice to eat? Like a saucer of cream or something? Pippa, you're on a diet! Bummer!
I know who it is, it's me!!! No Vita, your birthday is in November. Oh but that was ages ago, please let me have it again today. Aren't I cute, come on, let it be me? Yes, you are very cute but today it is somebody elses birthday. But whose is it then?
Is it Mac's? No, I haven't got a clue when Macavity's birthday is, as he is a stray cat.
Surprise's? No she is a foundling and we are not exactly sure when she was born.
Kadootje's? Kadootje is a foundling too, remember, I found her on my birthday in 2005 under the walnut tree in the garden. We're not sure when her birthday is either.
Is it Dolly's? No she had hers last October.
It must be me then, I'm the only one left. It can't be you Yolanda, you had yours last November. Nice try Willow, but it isn't yours either. Oh, whose is it then? We give up!
It's Bliss, my blog, it is one year old today! Woohoo!

What! Your blog? Is that what all this fuss is about? A stupid blog? Good grief woman, get a life!

But, but, there will be champagne!
And gorgeous flowers!
Imagine lilacs in February! Aren't they absolutely lovely?
Happy birthday Bliss blog! And many returns on the day!

copyright 2008 Y.E.W. Heuzen


Lis said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ein Glas Champagner nehme ich mir gerne, dankeschön! :-)
LG Lis

gintoino said...

Congratulations on a year blogging yolanda! May you keep on blogging for many more. :-)

Liz said...

Congratulations Yolanda! Keep up the great work :o)

jodi said...

Bravo for a year of Bliss, Yolanda! The catchildren and I wish you many more years of blogging Bliss (and we're sorry to the Bliss Team that they aren't having a birthday today too, but maybe they can have a few extra hugs and kisses and cream?)

And I keep meaning to ask; do they speak English, Dutch, or both? I used to have a friend with a bilingual cat, Smokey, who spoke both English and German. Katrine spoke to her in both languages, but I found she responded best in German (I learned a couple of phrases). And any cat will respond to Gaelic, I've found! No, I am not a speaker, just a learner.

Birgit said...

HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH, Blog von Yolanda! Was wäre die Blogwelt ohne den Bliss-Blog? Ein ganzes Stück ärmer. Es hat immer Spaß gemacht, hier her zu kommen um zu sehen, was es Neues gibt im Garten und vom Bliss-Team.

Gern stoße ich mit an. Prost auf viele neue und interessante Posts.

Liebe Grüße, Birgit

Entangled said...

Happy Blogversary! I'll drink some champagne in honor of the occasion ;-) (or maybe tea, it's a bit early here yet)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Birthday Bliss!!! May you have many more. The Bliss Team must be gracious because without the Bliss Blog we wouldn't have had the pleasure of meeting them.

I say Cream, errr champaign all around...

kate said...

That is most exciting, Yolanda Elizabet. Lytton and I send our best wishes for another successful and fun year of blogging!

I think the Bliss team all deserve special cuddles and treats today because they have certainly been a wonderful part of your blog, Yolanda Elizabet!

I'll raise a toast to you!

marl1 said...

Wat een schatjes van katjes en zooo romantisch....;-)))
Van harte gefeliciteerd met je bloemrijke Bliss-blog...en nog vele jaren...;-))
Ik heb al op je geproost...;-) zie mijn blog..;-)))

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Happy Birthday, Bliss. I'm so glad you started your blog a year ago today, it has certainly brought additional bliss to my life.

Richtsje said...

Haha, wat heb je er een leuke log van gemaakt! Leuk, al die kattige gezichtjes, gezellige boel hoor!

Enne, van harte met je blogverjaardag natuurlijk!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations and many happy returns to Bliss blog! Looking forward to reading your posts also in future! Of course, I'll also link you! Have a wonderful and joyful (champagne) day!!

Flighty said...

Happy Blogday! What a lovely entry.
I'm about to celebrate three years blogging, but with various blogs and sites.

Frances said...

Hazel and Kitty send their best purrs to the entire Bliss team! your writing and photos are something that always bring a smile and a chuckle, with stunning gardens and sweeter that pie felines. Thanks and congrats!

Frances at Faire Garden

nikkipolani said...

Okay, how on earth you managed not to hug and kiss those darling fuzzy faces is beyond me! Happy birthday to Bliss Blog!

So tell me, do the strays not ever get birthday hugs and kisses?

Pam/Digging said...

Happy birthday to Bliss! You've done some major redesign lately, haven't you? It looks great, though I'm still trying to get used to your blog not being pink!

Kylee said...

Happy Blogiversary, Bliss and Team! Without each and every one of you, it just wouldn't be the same, so hugs all around! The gang here at Our Little Acre send best wishes and especially Jilly. She's certain she is the American cousin of the Ruskies there. She thinks she's special. Well, she is and they are, don't we know? ;-) Well anyway, here's to you!

Brimstone said...

Ohho, nou ben ik een dag te laat! Maar even welgemeend, gefeliciteerd Blissblog!

Wat een heerlijk kattenlog heb je ervan gemaakt, ik heb genoten.

vierkatjes/lavendeltuin said...

Ach, beter laat dan nooit. . .
Ik dacht eigenlijk dat je al járen blogde, niet dus, hartstikke vers!
Leuk om even al je katjes voorbij te zien komen trouwens, lekker stel!
Mmmm, mag ik even mijn neus in jouw seringen komen duwen, oh was het maar weer zover dat ze buiten bloeien!
prettig weekend Elizabet,
knuf voor je katjes!

Bert said...

Hi Yolanda,

Well, a very happy birthday Bliss Blog. Keep up the good work and keep us informed about you garden and lifestock.

Bye Bert

Gerti said...

hartelijk gefeliciteerd Bliss blog! Een jaar lang verrassende, leuke, wetenswaardige, maar vooral blij makende letters en pic's.
En Yolanda je begrijpt het, dit is alleen mogelijk met hulp van al deze schitterende, bezielende kattenkoppen.
Extra knuf voor allemaal

guild-rez said...

Happy Birthday to Bliss and her team.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust
Yes, we received over 10" of snow during the last 24 hours. Much needed moisture for our gardens, forest and lakes.

Vierkatjes/Lavendeltuin said...

OT Daar ben ik nog even,
@ Zo'n Kerria lijkt mij ook wel wat, die heb ik nog niet.

Het is wel een "woekeraar" maar o zo mooi!

Naturegirl said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! Yolanda this was so much fun viewing your Bliss team!
The one of the two hugging should be your Valentine Day post for sure!!!
I am so happy that I have met you through our love of felines and gardening and our blog community is blessed in having YOU and the team!
Wishing you another year of inspiration and happy gardening and kitty love!
Purzzzzzzzzzzzzz to you all! hugs NG

P.S. Come by I'm celebrating my 300th post!!

Bob said...

Happy Blogiversary. Thanks for many wonderful posts throughout the year. I look forward more.
All the best, Bob

Sherry said...

Oh...I love the kitties!

Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog and I love it!

Sherry said...

Oh...I love the kitties!

Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog and I love it!

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Bliss Blog.....beautiful flowers and funny cats!.....Betty

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Yolanda, a very happy birthday to your blog, I've really enjoyed reading it. Something tells me your beautiful cats don't have to wait till their birthdays for love and affection. : )

Kerri said...

Happy birthday to Bliss and all the kitty cats! Hugs and champagne all 'round! Here's to many more years of fun and flowers at Bliss!
Yes, lilacs in February are glorious!

nina said...

Happy Birthday!
Those gray kitties are beautiful. How many do you have?

Teresa said...

Happy blogiversary! I stumbled upon your garden blog one night and read every single entry in one sitting. Enjoyed every bit of it. Keep them coming! Teresa

Sharon said...

Wow! A Whole year. Congratulations!

Your kitty babies are very pretty. Give them a little scratch behind the ear from me.

No Rain said...

Great photos--from the cats to the flowers! Congrats on your anniversary! You've really built up a large readership in very short time. That's reason to celebrate.

Piondröm said...

Congratulations on your 1 year of bloging.
Nice to have learn to now you a litle.(and your lovely cats)
Best regards Ken & Carina

Poppins said...

Congratulations to the jubileum! And I am looking forward to more years with your blog.

rusty in miami said...

Yolanda I like your Blog new look, and congratulation on your one-year anniversary

Annie in Austin said...

Happy 1 year Blogiversary, Yolanda - very cute post starring all the furred friends. I envy you the lilacs at any time of year - please tell me you inhaled!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Libbys Blog said...

One year old! Wow! Doesn't time fly when your having fun!!!???

Ewa said...

Dear Yolanda,
Am I the last one in the game? oh, no!
still... many happy returns of your blog!

Your shopping was a dream shopping: how could you resist hellebore and hammamelis?

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Happy birthday, blog!

(I ALWAYS adore the kitty photos.)

--Robin (Bumblebee)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

A belated Happy Blog-birthday!

Cottage Magpie said...

Yay! Happy Blog Birthday! :-)
~Angela :-)

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to Bliss!!!! Yay for Bliss!!!!!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Rusje said...

Happy Birthday Bliss Blog.....beautiful flowers and funny cats!.....Helen

SchneiderHein said...

Viel zu spät kommt nun auch noch von uns das Happy Birthday für den Blog und das Bliss Team, denn ohne das Bliss Team hätte dieser Blog ja nichts zu erzählen!
Liebe Grüße
Silke & Wolfgang

Pilar said...

My Cats: Elvis, Prissy, Omar & Bruno say -
Meow-Meow Meow-Meow meow meow Hiss Meow!

(Happy Birthday to the Bliss Team!)