Thursday, 3 August 2006

Lets Celebrate !

Some thing exciting is happening in J-Land ,check out Donna's journal ,she has made some amazing graphics for us to celebrate three years of journals/blogs,and suggests we visit Vivians journal too, who has some ideas and is looking for more  ,both these Ladies are on my side bar , though have to admit Vivian is new to me ,I have now put her on alerts as she looks to have an interesting journal ,I am meeting new people all the time . My own journal has been going for just over eleven months now .And what alot of friends I have made in that time ,and what alot I have learned ,mostly from other journalists,who are great at helping out with stuff I couldnt get my head round ,I wonder just how many journals there are ?who took the plunge and pressed save to post the first one ! I have been doing a tentative look around the UK ones ,and the first one I came up with is Stuart  on specimen days ,(have you tried his quiz ?even I am getting respectable results !!) Then I think it was Jules with Its my life ,then Claudia ,La Doci vita,then Jeannette took the plunge with Jeannettes jottings ,and like Stuart they are both on the blog page ,and Jeannette has helped most of the UK  journals to get started ,she certainly put me on the right track ,oh the times I emailed her in the beginning ,and each time she came back with the solution and then Sandra ,with Sandras Scribbles ,another one who helped me in the beginning ,Sandra has recently had PC problems and was away for a while and boy did we miss her ,she was conspicuous by her absence ....Dont really know where this list is leading me ,I just wondered who had been here from the beginning ,I suppose ! and to see who stayed the course ,many havent ,even since I started .....

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I have posted some pictures I took last weekend ,we have had rain each day since and it feels quite cold out now ,the forecast  says the warm weather is coming back ,and I hope they mean warm and not hot as it was for a while ,some newspapers were saying August was to be even hotter than  the July  highs ,oh dear !

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Well I had better go and do some housework ,to justify my existence  Have a great rest of the day .....and .Lets

     Jan xx

Thankyou Donna !  'a graphic for all ocasions '

20 comments:

jeanno43 said...

As journals started in America, I think it was mostly Americans at first and I believe Stuart was the first one over here.  Thanks for the mention Jan.  Like you say a lot of them did not stay the course and many left when adverts were put on blogs.  Now I hear that in America aol is going to be free.  I am suspicious because you do not get anything for nothing in this world but that is what they are saying.  How are they going to make a profit then?
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

jeanno43 said...

P.S. meant to say, your tomatoes look lovely and the flowers are so pretty. Our ground is still pretty much as dry as that.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,   Thanks for the mention, it`s nice to know that I`ve been missed! :o))  I think your passion flower is lovely and will be even more so with each passing year, hmm...maybe I should grow one.  My own journal is almost two years old now and I didn`t imagine THAT when I first started out.  I`ve seen lots of journals come and go but the most important ones are still here and hopefully will carry on. :o)

Sandra xxxx

ally123130585918 said...

As I always do Jan I enjoyed reading this entry ~ Like you said Jeannette and Stuart have been so much help with our blogs ~ I wonder if aol knows how many journals there are ~ Loved your pictures ~ I particularly like the passion flower they are so unusual ~ I do hope August isn't going to be as hot as July just pleasantly warm will do for me  ~ Ally

sugarsweet056 said...

Wonder what the orig date of Journals is? I got one of Donnas graphics (same one you have) to post on that day...but don't know the day!
Sugar

oddb0dkins said...

It would ne interesting to find out just how many there are. I sometimes go on a blog ramble. I click a link from someone's side bar, see where it leads, read an entry or two, then click another link etc. It's an enjoyable way to travel around blogland and you meet some fascinating people along the way. B. x

stevietwain said...

Great entry luv..let's party~!!!

Lv Ste
xxx

jaymact1 said...

Love to read your journal Jan.  I have been doing Stuart's quiz too getting the hang of doing it quickly. We had a bit of rain yeasterday which was much needed. Love Joan.

pharmolo said...

Journalists? Hmm. I think the date is 21 August, Jan. Enjoying your journal!

jlocorriere05 said...

I remember Vivian from when she had a journal before. She was one of those who left when the ads appeared! I do hope the hot weather will return, it's felt like winter here but still no rain! AOL won't let me enlarge any pics tonight, I'll have to come back to see them! Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - am luvin your little ducks in the flowebed there.......glad to see they don't eat all your flowers !
Luv Jayne x

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Vivian is from before "The Great Diaspora." I think that may have been before your time and I don't think the UK had the ads on their journals then either. It's awesome that she is doing this for us!!!
The passion flower is beautiful and I would love to run off with those tomatoes:)
Dianna

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,good to talk with you this morning.I can't believe its nearly a year since you started your journal ,you have come such a long way and |I always enjoy reading it . Through you I have made some good friends even though I only comment on a few.love your graphics and pictures of your passion flower which looks to be doing really well.My standard Rose I bought the same day has two buds on it.We have started to pick our toms too and don't they taste good! much better than bought ones....Have a good weekend ..........Love Jeanxx

viviansullinwank said...

Jan,

It's looking very festive over here!  Thanks for spreading the anniversary spirit!  Yes, I'm one of the people who got her panties in a wad when the ads arrived...but I was also very involved in a new romance around that time so that also kept me away from my keyboard  :)  But I was never good for anything except anniversary celebations and awards anyway....so here I am back in full swing with an anniversary celebration  LOL

Thanks for your post.....Donna's graphics are awesome...I love the one you have with the hat and the shoes....I hadn't seen that one yet!

Have a great weekend!

Vivian

plieck30 said...

Ever time I have a little trouble getting on line I go into a panic. I just have to see what my friends are up to today. Such wonderful people here. Paula

cacklinrosie101 said...

I was also wondering who had the very first journal and have gotten more "tech" support from J-Land than I could imagine.  Wow, those are very large cherry tomatoes.  Your garden grows beautifully.  xx Chris

zoepaul6968 said...

great designs hun I will pop over to see donna to get some thanx have a good weekend xxzoexx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/DomesticAbuse/

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Jan, lovely graphics as usual! enjoyed your pics and the entry. I could just bite one of those tomatoes! Linda xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindachapmanuk/metamorphing

lindachapmanuk said...

p.s. wheres that pic of you gone on your side bar, I missed it! Linda xx

lurkynat said...

great job Jan! Cngratulations on a job well done! our journal is awesome!
love ya,natalie