Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Still Pootling ....


A post with a difference this week as
the balloons are out ....




we have a big fat 2 ....


and there is a one enormous Thank You to be said.


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Because at the end of this month my little teeny corner of bloggy space
 will be exactly two years old !

I started this adventure simply as a way to keep in touch with my bestest friend 
as she left to go off on her travels in her narrowboat.
Little did I know then how big a part of my life it would become.

From my first very tentative post the adventure has just got bigger and bigger 
and become more and more fun as it has grown.


Without a shadow of a doubt my blog has made me stop and think
 and appreciate the little tiny things in life and spend a bit less time
 running around madly like a headless chicken, never stopping to draw breath.

My everyday life is very normally ordinary, 
with the mundane, the dull and the sometimes downright stressful
 taking its part as it does in all of our lives. 
And so to have this little corner to escape to where I can share the things 
I love with so many like minded friends has just been amazing. 

None of the dull stuff, 
just the fun stuff.
My therapy at the end of a long day.

BUT none of this would have been the same without all of you out there ... 
all you gorgeous ladies who encourage and praise and share, 
who join in and leave me lovely messages, 
who say the kindest things,
who quietly read my blog posts week by week,
who follow me on Facebook and Instagram,
who take the trouble to get in touch and tell me of their crochet journeys
and how they have enjoyed following my patterns.

You are the best
 - TRULY.


So on my part I will try and keep doing what I am doing 
- which, let's face it, isn't exactly arduous as it's what I absolutely love to do -
and as a way of saying thank you I have put together two, 
very little, packages of thanks which I will be putting up as a Giveaway.

 I really hope you will all take part , 
as each and every one of you have added to this journey of mine and helped
 to make Just Pootling what it is today with just over 155,000 views,
 coming up to nearly 600 followers on Facebook
 and just over 300 followers on Instagram.
And from this too has come my Crochet with Kate corner 
on the Lovecrochet.com blog that I am so ridiculously excited about I have
 probably bored you all to tears with my constant banging on about it.

Right, so here they are .....


In each parcel there are a couple of beautifully soft cotton crochet facecloths,
the most delicious of hand creams to keep those pinkies in perfect crochet-working order,
a hanging wooden shaker heart 
and a little spotty heart keyring.


And all you need to do is just say 'hello'
whether its here in the comments, on Facebook or Instagram.
You don't need to share or pass on or repost or like .... just say hi !
If I haven't met you already I'd love to meet you now.

Two names will be picked out of a hat on Sunday 28th June.







                                       In the meantime maybe I should think about changing 
                                                 the name of my blog to Still Pootling !

                                                                                  

66 comments:

  1. I am really glad that you are still pootling!! I started blogging just a little bit after you did and yours was one of the first blogs that I then started to follow. I have loved seeing your journey and the progression of your crochet life! I hope that you have many more happy years of blogging!! I will be here reading along, whatever you blog is called!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy x, big bloggy hugs coming your way
      , K xx

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  2. How exciting, I follow you on IG, but didn't know you do fb as well, off to have a look, and please enter me in your lovely giveaway xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I most certainly will ! K xx

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  3. Hello.....I love reading your blog and keeping up with you on Instagram......Happy 2 year birthday, lovely gifts, thank you xxx

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    1. Hi Niki, Thank you for stopping by as always, K xx

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  4. Congratulations! I love seeing the beautiful things you make, and you seem to knock them up in no time! I would love to win one of your pretty gifts

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    1. Thank you Claire - and lovely to meet you ! K xx

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  5. Hi Kate, I ove to read your blog post, congratulations for two years of blogging! Best wishes for future blogging, Viola

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    1. Hi Viola, thank you for dropping by as always, K xx

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  6. Congratulations! I too didn't know you had a Facebook page, so skipping off to have a quick look :)

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    1. Hi Jacky, I shall look out for you on FB, K xx

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  7. Two, well done, that's brilliant. Yours is such a beautiful blog, your taste is exquisite and everything you make is gorgeous, it really is. You are always inspiring me, and I'm so glad you started blogging. I'm looking forward to keeping on following. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ, you're very kind to say such lovely things - sending big hugs your way, thank you for being such a regular follower, K xx

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  8. Congratulations Kate, happy second bloggiversary! :)
    V x

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  9. I'm very happy for you, Kate. You've been really successful. I'd like to be entered in your drawing if it's open internationally. Thank you for the chance to win and congratulations!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Thank you for all your support as always - of course I can enter you in to the draw, K xx

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  10. Happy 2nd year blogversary! I love reading your blog...I am so happy to be able to follow you on IG.

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    1. Thank you harknessangels - really loving IG ! K xx

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  11. Hi Kate, congratulations on reaching your 2 years! I just love receiving your posts...lovely things to brighten the day, just as you say...so, please, yes.....keep on pooling! Xx:)

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    1. I most definitely will Gail, thank you, K xx

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  12. Hi Kate, I discovered your blog about a year ago and love popping by to catch up on your world which you are kind enough to share. Well done on all you have achieved, the only way is up!

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    1. Thank you Sara, very glad you found me, K xx

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  13. Hi Kate
    Really love your blog, one of my favourites! Happy Pootling
    Jayne xx

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    1. I'm very happy to hear that, Thank you Jayne ! K xx

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  14. Congratulations! I love visiting your calming and inspiring blog. Here's to many more years of Pootling!

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    1. Thank you Marion, I shall definitely keep Pootling, K xx

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  15. Hi Kate, congratulations on your two year anniversary. Here's to many more years of pootling!
    Best wishes, Janet

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  16. Hello - from a quiet follower in Wirral. Congrats on your 2nd anniversary x

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    1. Hi Suzie, so lovely to meet you, all quiet followers most welcome ! K xx

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  17. Hi Kate another lovely giveaway to celebrate your blog anniversary. I was lucky enough to win one of your giveaways last year where one of the things you introduced me to was tea pigs and I have been enjoying them ever since. I would therefore love to be entered into your giveaway again this year. Mitzi

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    1. Oops - sorry Mitzi for causing a bit of a teapigs obsession ! Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement you give me so regularly, K xx

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  18. Hi, please don't give up Pootling or blogging, love you makes and updates. Even though I don't have a blog site for not sure how to set up one I follow quite a few like yours on a weekly basis and look forward to reading and seeing your inspiring makes. Congratulations on your reaching two years and may you continue for many more. (Please enter me in the draw lovely gifts)
    Thank you to all bloggers
    Jackie x

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    1. Hi Jackie, So happy to hear that you enjoy popping by for a Pootle and I will most definitely add your name in to the draw, K xx

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  19. Congratulations Kate on your second blog anniversary. Here's to many many more pootle posts. Jane xx

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    1. Thank you Jane, and thank you too for all your regular support and encouragement, K xx

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  20. Congrats on your 2nd blog birthday and may you pootle for many years to come. Have enjoyed reading your crochet posts very mu ch indeed. X

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    1. Thank you Fiona - here's to lots more Pootling to come ! K xx

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  21. Hi! Been lurking for a while but first time I have commented

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    1. Brilliant ! Thank you for dropping by and lovely to meet you Lyndelou, K xx

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  22. Happy blogoversary! And may you have many more x

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    1. Thank you Angel Jem, don't plan to stop anytime soon ! K xx

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  23. Hi!!! I just love your blog, I find it totally inspiring (I promise I'm no stalker!) to read what fellow crochet folk get up to. Keep pootling it is a credit to you x

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    1. Thank you Piglettos - I most certainly will ! K xx

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  24. Ku zu zang po (greetings) from beautiful Bhutan.

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  25. Just Pootling x what a good name and enjoy the blog as usual 😀 I had 4 quick lessons in crochet and now doing baby pram blanket for my first grandchild a week old and she is now doing well but I must get my speed up with crochet like I can with knitting 😀😁😀

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    1. Hello Amanda, lovely to meet you ! How exciting to have your first grandchild ... I can't wait for that ! Keep up the good crochet, K xx

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  26. Just love your blog Kate, so inspirational. Thank you for all the effort you put into it.xx

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  27. Happy blogoversary, I just had my one year! Such pretty things for a giveaway. Love seeing all your beautiful handmade things, looking forward to another year of pootling from you x

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    1. Congratulations on your one year ! It flies by doesn't it ? K xx

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  28. I've just came across you on Instagram and love your pictures. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. Mary x

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  29. I am a fairly recent follower but enjoy your posts very much. Didn't realise you were on IG too, off to find you there! X

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    1. Hi Penny, Lovely to meet you ! K xx

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  30. Congratulations on your 2 year blog anniversary. I look forward to new posts to see your beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing all your projects with us. Jackie x

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    1. Its my pleasure Jackie, thank you for dropping by, K xx

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  31. Happy Anniversary love your blog page.

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  32. Happy Blogging Kate...I look forward to another year!!

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    1. Thank you Pamela - and thank you too for all your regular support and encouragement, K xx

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  33. Happy Anniversary, great blog.

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