Hi Everyone,

Well, we made it to the No. 1 spot in Circle of Moms Top Twenty Five Travel Blogs with your help. We are very touched by people's support. We are so grateful to everyone who voted for us but a few people do warrant a special mention.

Luca's cousins, especially Marcus and my Godchild Hugo, Luca's beloved "Ya Ya's" Rog & Eva and the very soon-to-be grandparents, Joy and Vic in Knocklyon, all of whom I know voted daily.

Also, the very soon-to-be parents Sharon and Kevin, the lovely Liz, Rosie, and all of the Stowe girls for that matter, Sarah, Emma and Michaela all of whom frequently championed our cause on Facebook and/ or Twitter. Thank you to all in Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries but especially to Brendan and Elaine. And thank you to Dorothy, Niamh, Debbie and Clare also for your support.

I am sorry if I am leaving anyone out who also voted and/ or spread the word for us (feel free to comment and put me in my place if I have, unintentionally, omitted you) and please know, again, that we are very grateful for each and every vote we received. It means a lot to us, being so far from home, to know that people follow and enjoy the blog.

There hasn't been too much time for posting recently as we have been quite busy of late. More of that in detail anon. I will be posting a Thank you and an update on the blog very soon for our "Grow a Garden for Allambie" Project but for now I am off  to buy some compost and plants for that. So I'd better fly. Watch this space folks....

6 comments:

At June 27, 2011 at 9:52 AM Roger said...

Two beautiful photographs on your blog this morning! Well done on the Circle of Moms - the best blog won. Luca certainly seems to be the big attraction on the streets of Saigon. Love YaYa Rog and YaYa Eva.

 
At June 27, 2011 at 11:07 AM Linda de Paor said...

Thanks Ya-Ya's. Luca is a big hit all right over here and has been throughout Southeast Asia. He'll have a big head yet. x

 
At June 27, 2011 at 5:06 PM Sharon said...

A very beautiful & natural pic of you there Lins - you're looking fantastic ;) I'm so delighted you guys won with your blog - the feedback I've been getting from friends on your ability as a writer has been very encouraging & so I hope you take it on board... We await the novel with great enthuasiam ;) Well done!

 
At June 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM Linda de Paor said...

Aw thanks Shar & bump for the congrats & for all of the lovely compliments. Thank you also for all of your support & canvassing again. You never know, one day, hopefully, I'll live my dream;live in rural France & write :)It'd be great - we could have big family get togethers & while the cousins happily played we could have a deep & meaningful over a glass of vino :) I came across this quote yesterday & love it - I thought you might like it too: “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” (George Orson Welles). You are such a trooper to do all you are doing still. We think of you all several times a day & every time I get a text I take a big intake of breath in preparation just in case it's THE NEWS. So exciting. Hope you are getting some R&R too for yourself. TAKE CARE of you 3...Lots of Love, Lins & the boys x

 
At June 29, 2011 at 5:48 AM Jessica said...

Congrats on the win! I've enjoyed getting to know you and your family. Looking forward to more!

 
At June 29, 2011 at 5:54 AM Linda de Paor said...

Thank you Jessica.

 

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