Perfect excuse for cake

by Naomi on March 17, 2011

in Bulletin Board

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Not that we need an excuse πŸ˜€ – but my blog turned two this week.

And far more significantly, Dave and I are celebrating the 16th anniversary of our marriage (today) and wedding (tomorrow), so this goes out with a huge hug and kiss to the husband of my dreams . . . and to all the great cyber friends who have made this blogging journey such a joy!

On the subject of marriage and blogging, here are two quotes to consider:

“Marriage is more than the sum of its parts.” – Unknown

“A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list.” – Unknown

My apologies for neglecting not only this space lately, but also all of your beautiful blogs. Photography, commissioned writing, and the start of Race Season has taken precedence. Hopefully, though, things will settle down soon – after the national enduro in Lesotho perhaps, which we leave for tomorrow πŸ˜‰

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy March 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

Hearty congrats on both anniversaries, Naomi xxx


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Thanks so much, Cindy – really appreciate it! XO


Lance March 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Happy Birthday to your blog!! Two!! Woohoo!! That’s AWESOME!

And even more awesome…you and Dave…and 16 years!! Double Woo-Hoo!! Happy Anniversary to BOTH OF YOU!!!


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Thanks a ton, Lance! Also for all the brilliant blogging inspiration along the way – you’re a shining star πŸ˜€


razzlemonster March 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Congrats on the anniversary & the blogging!


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Thank you, Razzlemonster! How cool of you to stop by and leave a lovely comment πŸ™‚


Kate Shrewsday March 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Congratulations on the anniversaries, Naomi: life sounds full and rather wonderful right now!


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Thanks so much, Kate! Life is great. I hope for you too, and will visit your blog just now to check πŸ˜‰


souldipper March 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Talk about a heart bundle to celebrate, Naomi. Wow! Most important, happy Noami and Dave. That’s one incredible package.


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Ah, THANKS, Amy – you’re a sweetheart πŸ™‚ MWAH!


nrhatch March 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Congratulations on your milestones!

Why separate days to celebrate your marriage and your wedding? Didn’t you get married on your wedding day?


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Thanks a ton, Nancy!

The priest we chose for our wedding ceremony was recently ordained and not yet qualified to marry us, so a close friend of my father’s married us officially in court the day before. He took special care in between his other legal duties, and still the official exchange took all of two minutes. Being a lawyer, you may find it interesting that we met some foreigners getting married there (in Cape Town) too, because our SA regulations made it so relatively simple. I’m not sure if the procedures remain the same today.


nrhatch March 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Thanks, I thought that might be it ~ a civil ceremony followed by a wedding celebration.

Of course, that entitled you both to TWICE the cake and TWICE the presents.

Have a terrific time today and throughout the coming year.


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Our sentiment exactly, Nancy πŸ˜€

Thank you!


samestoy March 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I am writing a book called “So…How Did You Meet Anyway?” It is a collection of people’s “how we met” stories.
I have posted the stories which have been sent in on;
So…How Did You Meet Anyway?
I am always shopping for stories and I would like to add yours. Please check out the site, and if you would like to contribute your “how we met” story contact me at;
[email protected]
Take care and…congratulations!


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

How kind of you, Susan, thank you – I shall take a look πŸ™‚


viewfromtheside March 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Congratulations all round. This is a special time for you.


Naomi March 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Thank you, Sidey…what a honey you are πŸ™‚


Carol Ann Hoel March 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Happy 16th wedding anniversary, Naomi. Interesting story about your legal ceremony taking place one day ahead of time. How unique and special! Blessings to you both…


Naomi March 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Thanks very much, Carol…I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚


Jamie Dedes March 18, 2011 at 5:28 am

Congratulations and best wishes on 16 years to you and Dave and for all the worthy efforts with which you’ve been involved.



Naomi March 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Thank you, Jamie – much appreciated! Big hug back to you πŸ™‚ XO


tinkerbelle86 March 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

mmm, that cake looks goooood!


Naomi March 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thx, Tinkerbelle…how kind of you to visit πŸ™‚


Heart March 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Congratulations Naomi, I like your post because it feels fresh and not 16 years old!! Oh my, you have to fill me in the secrets for that πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
Don’t worry about abandoning us – because you did not seem to, and in any case, we are not going to do that to you..!!
Enjoy the enduro (not going to lie, had to look it up), hope you enjoy the break!


Naomi March 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

LOL! I should hope the cake doesn’t look old. It was fresh on the day of posting, and totally delicious (home-made by someone else) πŸ˜€

As for secrets, there may be one which involves enduro (sorry for not clarifying) and other racing: extreme sport and the associated risks make for extreme appreciation of every moment together πŸ˜‰

THANKS for the fabulous support – you’re the best, Rachana!


Heart March 23, 2011 at 4:20 am

I like this response even better than the post!!


Kim March 23, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Congratulations to your second anniversary πŸ™‚


Naomi March 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Thank you, Kim!


Tammy McLeod March 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Happy Anniversary and Blogoversary. I’m happy to be along for part of the ride.


Naomi March 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Thanks, Tammy, you’re a darling! So happy to have you along too πŸ™‚ xo


Artswebshow March 30, 2011 at 4:05 am

Congratulations Naomi.
A double celebration.
Drinks all around. lol


Naomi April 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Cheers to that, thank you!


Chloe April 7, 2011 at 11:57 am

Congratulations on your anniversary…so happy for you. And wow – you lead an exciting life! You sure travel a LOT! πŸ˜€ It’s the stuff dreams are made of, especially when you take such amazing pictures when you are away xx


Naomi April 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Ah, what a honey you are, Chloe, thank you!

We’re very fortunate to be able to travel as we do. Taking photo’s is one of the ways to savour every moment and prolong the pleasure, so thank you for appreciating them, xo


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