Friday, 1 February 2013

Happy 4th Blog Birthday To Rachel Phipps!

I can hardly believe it, but today marks this blogs 4th birthday - almost done being a teenager and only one year off of being a total grown up, by internet standards! Just to say a little thank you, after my morning Politics class yesterday I headed down to Santa Monica beach to record a little message for you all, marking this momentous occasion and thanking you all for sticking by me and engaging with this blog over the last few years; this blog has given me some amazing experiences afforded me some great opportunities and most important given me some of the most amazing friends I could ask for in the blogging community.
As a quick disclaimer, while I wanted to show you all the beach and I thought it would be a fantastic place to shoot the video, I want to apologise to the majority of my readers who I know are based back in England who I know are dealing with typically cold, wet and slushy January weather for rubbing it in your nose a bit the beautifully hot sunny days I've been enjoying here in LA. I promise I'll shoot next years video in a snowdrift!
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(If you happened to be on Santa Monica beach around 2pm right by the pier yesterday and you were wondering who the lunatic was messing around in the spray, moving up the beach, drawing in the sand, lugging a massive camera and getting the bottoms of her Levi's soaking wet, here is your explanation as to what the crazy woman was doing!) Finally, a massive thank you to everyone who as every read my blog, left a comment, let me know what you've thought via Twitter, Facebook and via email. Your messages and feedback never fail to make my day, and here is to another year! 

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the blog birthday Rachel! Obligatory predictable comment here but your accent is just too cute, haha.

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  2. Ah congrats! and yeah, it's cold in England... I'm slightly jealous

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  3. Happy 4th Blog Birthday! I can't believe how far we've come over the years, and so grateful to have met you over the years. We definitely need to throw a massive 5th joint party.

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  4. Happy Birthday to a fabulous blog! To say I'm beyond envious of you getting to celebrate in Los Angeles would be an understatement..... I shall continue to enjoy reading your blog and watching it become even more fantastic than it already is.
    Lucy xxx

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  5. Thank you Lucy! I thought I'd do the beach thing this year, as next year back in London it will be way too cold to shoot something outside!

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  6. It would have taken me too long to list people in the video when I was standing on the beach, but without blogging I would not have met you, and you are the best side effect of the blogging world! And YES. Joint 5th blog birthday party next year!!!

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  7. Not so much an obligatory comment, but an obligatory saying - living in America I'm used to hearing that at least once a week!

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  8. Happy Birthday and blog on!

    Michelle Moloney King

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  9. wow 4 years! what an amazing achievement, well done and keep writing this lovely blog, its so cute and I love your style :)

    covered in cow poop - a veterinary student's blog

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  10. Thank you! (And I love your blog name, by the way! :D)

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  11. Four years! That is something to be proud of. Congratulations. :) Blogging has been such an adventure for me as well -- such a wonderful community to be a part of!


    By the way -- you are absolutely adorable! ;)

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS! happy blog birthday! santa monica looks wonderful and it's so cool to hear your voice! anyway, so jealous of your wonderful west coast weather. best wishes for the new blog year, xx :)

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  13. CONGRATS!! Thats a long while, indeed.. I wonder whether I would ever manage to keep going that many years..

    And what a sweet idea to post a video!

    Wow, the beach looks awesome! At least the sun had mercy with us today and smiles a bit (we have zero degrees, though, ha ha) and gives us a good feeling, making me want to go out and play :-)

    Svenja

    Happybluebird

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  14. Happy blogiversary! Major congrats on 4 years!

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  15. Happy blog birthday! Looking forward to the next year - and more :)

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  16. Congrats on 4 years! Love your blog - one of my favourites. You put so much work into it and it really shows!

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