Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Not So Freshly Pressed


Uphilldowndale, One Thousand Posts Later

This is post number 1,000, I’m finding it hard to believe, but there you go, the nice people at WordPress kindly provide a behind the scenes (or screen) page of statistics about my blog and the little counter at the bottom of the page says my previous post was  number 999 and  as I can’t recall ever deleting any of my posts this must be it.

I thought I’d dish up a favourite post, but I couldn’t decide, I couldn’t even decide on a photo (some of my favourite blog photos are huddled together on my flickr page). In the end I settled for this little chap, who fledged from a nest in the barn wall back in June 2008, (maybe its how I felt when I first started the blog, it was a bit of a leap into the unknown)

Little bird 2

Tonight  is a double celebration as I also pressed the send key, and dispatched the last piece of work for my course of study, off into cyberspace. Woooohoooo; me time beckons, the hills are a calling, time to get out and play.

Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to comment, it wouldn’t be the same without you xx.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

20 thoughts on “Not So Freshly Pressed

  1. hi mrs uphilldowndale, many congratulations to you, both for your 1,000 post and for your course work – yes, you treat yourself and get out and about! Sara.

  2. PS, loving the bird!

  3. Loving the bird – a Rupert Murdoch if I ever saw one!
    Congrats xxx

  4. Congratulations! And here’s to the next 10,000!

  5. Congrats on finishing. What WILL you do with all of the time on your hands?

  6. Such a lovely picture to celebrate ! I absolutely love his expression. Many congratulations for your 1’000 posts and your course !

  7. Congratulations! And thank you for posting your wonderful photos. Your blog is beautiful.

  8. A great picture, I agree.

    Well done on your first K. Now for the next one…!

  9. Congratulations, it takes a lot of concentration and time to write 1000 posts with photos attached. Now you have free time, I look forward to some more fine Autumn pictures

  10. Many congratulations on 1000 posts – and good ones, too.

  11. Well done on such a milestone! It’s always been a pleasure to come here to read your posts and look at the photos. xx

  12. Congratulations, Mrs. UHDD. I hope you’re out playing and enjoying. 🙂

  13. Yours is one of the blogs I check daily, and I’m always pleased when there’s something new to read and wonderful pictures to see. Thank you for all the work, and the enjoyment I get from your posts. Also please give Spud a pat on the head from me, he’s a great dog

  14. Congratulations! That’s a real achievement. Many of my other favourite bloggers have given up over the past year, but you always manage to think of something new to say. I hope you can continue posting, and can continue to afford the petrol for all your expeditions!

  15. That is a lot of posts.

    Spud on Sunday is one of the most genius ideas in the blogosphere!

    I look forward to my weekly dose of Spud!

  16. The expression on that bird’s face is priceless. 1000 blog posts! Whew!

  17. Congratulations on accomplishing 1000 posts ~ all of them excellent ones! I remember that sweet bird face and it is definitely prize-worthy and apt for this occasion to be sure. Also, a very hearty congratulations for finishing your course work ~ what an achievement and I bet you feel so relieved after all your hard work. I’m hoping you are able to revitalize outside in your beautiful part of the country … up hill and down dale!

    Does Spud eat the apples or just play with them like balls?

  18. A thousand posts! Wow! That little bird doesn’t look too impressed but I am 🙂 Congratulations!

  19. Congratulations to the Scheherazade of the Northern Border! All that and school, too. I’m properly respectful.

  20. Congratulations! Perfect choice of photo, I love it!

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