Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BLACK AND WHITE WEDNESDAY - HAPPY 8TH BLOG ANNIVERSARY TO ME!

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Tomorrow (8th of August), my blog will be celebrating its 8th year of existence. Wow, I simply cannot believe I have been blogging for that long! It feels like I just started blogging yesterday when in fact, I nervously pressed the submit button for the very first time 2919 days ago. Time sure flies extremely fast when you are having fun...
 
On this very special occasion, I wish to thank all of my faithful readers, loyal friends and occasional visitors for following and encouraging me throughout my ups and downs, personal struggles, ego-boosting successes, exhalirating moments of inspiration and depressing periods of self-doubt. Your kind words as well as heartwarming compliments are always welcome as they enlighten my life, reassure me and give me the energy to stay the course and continue sharing with you my passion for the culinary world, the art of photography and prose writing.


When I lose all my confidence and I am ready to give up, you never fail to give me a reason to hold on, fight even more fiercely than before and surpass myself. Similarly to a good chief conductor, you know how to keep me on track. My blog's symphony would be a complete cacaphony if it were not ochestrated by the metronomic rhythm of your thoughtful comments arriving in my inbox, cheerful tip-tapping of your fingers on the keyboard and the gentle click of your mouse!

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95 comments:

  1. A very happy anniversary to you Rosa! Wishing you and your blog many happy returns. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Beautiful! If I ever gone to have a nose job, I'll take your picture, and ask the Dermatologist to make it like yours. If I may, of course. Hope that does not sound too creepy :)

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  3. Ah, Happy Anniversary! Getting yummier, and of course the photograph is more and more beautiful!

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  4. What a beautiful retro style photograph.. Happy anniversary!

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  5. Happy anniversary !! its need to take a lot of courage to blogging that long and take a beautiful pictures every time for your blog.
    You must have a lot of talent, girl :)

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  6. Rosa, in this mad, mad world of food blogging, you are so incredibly special. You are the rare gem who can write, style, shoot and cook/bake to perfection. Beautifully. Emotionally. I admire you so much and I am so happy that I can call you a dear friend. Your blog is so much more than a blog, it is a space that I come to dream, to think, to ponder and to wonder. Happy 8 years and here is to the next 8. And to us meeting! xo

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  7. Happy blog-anniversary Rosa. You look so pretty in that photo. Congratulations for such an amazing accomplishment.
    Wish you many more years of food blogging!

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you and your beautiful blog! May you have many, many, more! XO

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  9. congrats! You have stunning eyes and lips, so lovely!

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  10. I wish you (and the blog) the best Rosa. And I wish us, readers, many and many years to have te pleasure to admire your pictures.
    Quelle magnifique photo, et quelle magnifique femme!

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  11. 8 years????? Now that's a really long life for a blog. U're a blogging dinosaur :p

    I met your blog a couple of years ago and fell in love with your photos. And even though I'm one of those silent visitors, I just wanted you to know that I really appreciate your work and I love coming here to check the news.

    Congrats for the anniversary and I can only hope for many more to come!

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  12. Eight years! That's a lifetime in internet terms! Congrats, and thanks so much for your blog - I love the writing and the pictures are outstanding. Keep on doing whatever you want to do - I'm certainly enjoying it. Fun photo, BTW.

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  13. Happy happy blog anniversary, Rosa!

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  14. Dear Rose I've known you for a long time and I've always admired both for the wonderful photos that for the original recipes and always delicious, all thanks to your blog, for beautiful things to communicate. Best wishes for the heart

    bisous Patrizia

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  15. What a darling post Rosa.. Our Lucas turned 8 yesterday..so now of course I will always remeber ap when you celebrate your blogging anni and the number of years..
    Quels jolis traits tu as!
    And you LOOK totally artistic too.
    Happy Anniversary..that's a lot of blooging..and all so well done.

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  16. Eight years is a long time indeed! I think I've been reading your blog for 4 of those 8 years, but I am not quite sure, it's easy to lose track...

    You are a great source of inspiration, and I hope you go on for many years brightening up the blogosphere!

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  17. Dear Rosa, we love you! Thank you for your beautiful blog!

    Hugs,
    Yelena

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  18. meine herzlichsten Wünsche zu deinem Bloggeburtstag ! Auf 8 Jahre engagiertes Bloggen bringen es nur Wenige.
    Liebe Grüsse, Robert

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  19. Eight years? Well done! :) I'm just coming up on five, this autumn.

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  20. Wow! 8 years! I'm totally impressed :) Congrats!

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  21. Happy blog anniversary dear Rosa, I love your blog!!! Thanks Rosa!

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  22. Congrats on your blogiversary, Rosa. You look great in this pic :)

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  23. It is I who should be thanking you dear Rosa. You were one of the first, if not the first, to leave a comment on my blog five years ago. It is you who encourages us to see the world through yours eyes and taste our surroundings silently.

    Thank you Rosa. Wishing you as many more years of blog bliss that your sweet little heart desires, Louise

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  24. Congratulations dear Rosa. I feel priviledged to have personnally met you and have you as my friend almost when I started blogging, six years ago. Wishing you many more years of blogging and more success in what you are doing. You look stunning in this picture :)

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  25. 8 years! That's fantastic. Congratulations!

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  26. Happy Blog Anniversary, beautiful girl! I really love coming here to read your words and see the gorgeous photography. I know it's such hard work maintaining a blog, but you seem to do it effortlessly.

    hugs and kisses!

    xo
    h

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  27. Muy Feliz Aniversario mi querida Rosa adoro su blog sus recetas y fotos,hugs,hhugs.

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  28. Finally! I am so glad to see your pretty face Rosa. You should upload more selfies.

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  29. Happy blog anniversary, my dear! Looking forward to many more years of your beautiful work :).

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  30. Happy blog anniversary Rosa and keep it up !

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  31. Congrats and keep going!! Wish you many more years of success and joy! Your blog is definitely very inspirational.

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  32. So well written Rosa. Congratulations on 8 lovely years. Looking forward to seeing more beautiful images from you and thank you for being there for all of us. You are a big supporter and truly inspirational.

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  33. wow 8 years congrats adore you and your blog and love your style

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  34. Happy blog anniversary and congratulations on 8 wonderful years. Look forward to more.
    Sam

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  35. Congratulations! Happy Blog Anniversary. The blog world is a wonderful place. Your blog rocks and I hope that you will continue to share for many, many more years.

    Velva

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  36. G'day and Happy Anniversary today Rosa, true!
    Your photos are truly inspiring and always look forward to what you do next too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsonthelist

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  37. Happy Blog anniversary Rosa! I hope I can keep blogging as long as you. I may not always comment on your posts....sorry.... but I always read them and have been gaining lots of tips for use in my own small blog world. Greetings from Sydney Australia. :-)

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  38. Happy Blog anniversary Rosa! 8 years is a big time and I am glad that you never stopped blogging. It wouldn't be so awesome without you and your inspiring work!

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  39. Happy anniversary to you Rosa! Greetings from Tuscany!

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  40. Happy Blogiversary, Rosa!! That's a huge milestone and I'm so happy we are friends :) xoxo

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  41. Happy bloganniversary ! merci pour tous tes partages , tes photos magnifiques , je ne laisse jamais de commentaires , je passe en silence , mais j'admire ! thank you !

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  42. Happy 8th Blog Anniversary Rosa! It's a pleasure to read your wonderful posts! Here's to 8 more! Cheers!

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  43. Bonjour Rosa, waouhh !!! c'est vraiment génial très bon anniversaire de blog et encore plein de succès à venir mais je n'en doute pas avec ton talent et tes magnifiques photos qui en témoignent au fil de tes articles. De plus tu es magnifique sur cette photo ;). Bonne journée et plein de gros bisous :)

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  44. Wow! Congrats on completing 8 years of your blog! May you achieve much more! :) http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  45. Hi Rosa! Happy 8th Year Anniversary! I look forward to reading more of your posts! Have you been to Spain before? I will be heading there soon!

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  46. Congragulations and a happy blog anniversary to you! Your blog is beautiful and so are you :)

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  47. I have loved reading your blog, browsing your gorgeous photos and striving to be a better blogger through your inspiration over the last 8 years. Well it would be 6 since this is when I discovered the blogging world. Congratulations Rosa!!!!! Keep up your thoughtful and inspirational blog.

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  48. bon anniversaire Rosa, pour ton blog...mais aussi toi que j'embrasse, superbe, toujours présente, pour les liens qui se nouent...et qui me réjouissent..parce que j'aime ta cuisine, tes photos, mais surtout ta délicatesse, ton extrême gentillesse...bises Rosa, longue vie à ce blog !

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  49. My my Rosa!8 years s a very long time indeed. Happy anniversary and hugs to you. Glad that i met some one so talented and lovely as you

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  50. Happy anniversary Rosa!!
    Beautiful picture!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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  51. Rosa...GREAT BIG congrats to you! Your blog is one of my all time favorites! Your photography a true treat for the eyes. Keep up the great work!

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  52. Congrats, Rosa, and so many wonderful blogging years to come!
    happy Anniversary! :-)

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  53. LOVE the choice of photo today!!!
    Happy Anniversary Rosa! and Looking forward to being dazzled for many more years :))

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  54. Congratulations for eight years of blogging...that is a real milestone.

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  55. I came back to say Happy Real Blog Anniversary~:)

    And to thank you also for the gracious visits you make on people's blogs..I remember a few years ago..and thought..:"How Nice"~

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  56. A BIG congratulations Rosa! That's amazing news!!

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  57. happy anniversary Rosa :)and i wish u have many more happy happy anniversaries too :) without this blog i would have no idea that somewhere near the salave a wonderful friend who is extremely talented lives. u r such a humble and a kind hearted human being who deserves a lot more success and happiness. I am so glad i know you and i am one of the very few lucky people who has tasted what you cooked. You are indeed a best cook and i have proof now :P

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  58. Happy Anniversay Rosa! Looking forward to reading loads more of your posts and seeing your wonderful photos!
    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

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  59. congratulations on 8 years!! You have certainly made a place for yourself in the blogosphere!

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  60. congratulations on 8 years! you have surely made a place for yourself in this blogosphere!

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  61. You're so cute!

    I'm new at this blog thing, so if you can help me a little by following me <3 i'm already following you, love your blog <3

    http://marvelousword.blogspot.pt/

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  62. Happy 8th anniversary Rosa and many more to come:) stay blessed always

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  63. 8 years is a long time and you have done a great job in keeping this blog interesting and full of beautiful pictures and stories. Your portrait is amazing with a lovely retro feel.

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  64. 8 ans, déjà... Toutes mes félicitations!

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  65. awesome portrait, rosa!! congrats on an amazing feat--you're a blogging superstar!

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  66. Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog..

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  67. a very very very happy Bloganniversary to you Rosa, u have a long and wonderful lot to blog....with every post in ur adorable blog we wait for another even more....keep posting and happy blogging, u are truly an inspiration for all food and photography bloggers
    HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!! :-)

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  68. I only discovered your blog this year but what a joy and inspiration your photos have been to me. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging Rosa. So glad I found you! xx

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  69. Congratulations :D
    love your blog and your photos... you inspire me :D

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  70. Ein bisschen verspätet, aber dafür von Herzen: Happy Blog Birthday!
    Liebe Grüsse aus Zürich,
    Andy

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  71. Hi Rossa, congratulation. Happy blog anniversary, had been reading your wonderful blog long ago before I started blogging but too shy to leave my finger print. :))

    Keep up the good job, you inspire me too. Have a nice day.

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  72. Happy Blogoversary! 8 years - that's incredible! I look forward to many more.

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  73. You are gorgeous, Rosa, what a lovely photo. And a HUGE congrats to you on 8 years - that is an amazing accomplishment! I can't wait to see what the future holds for your beautiful blog!

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  74. Congrats Rosa for 8 years of successful blogging and wishing you many many more years :)

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  75. Congratulations on 8 wonderful years! You're inspirational.

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  76. happy blog anniversary ! :)

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  77. Eight years is fantastic, congratulations! I'm approaching 6 and I can't believe it, it's had it's ups and downs but instill enjoy it. Met lots of great people along the way. Keep up the fab work Rosa.

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  78. Wow. Congratulations on 8 years with your blog. Here's to many more. happy summer!

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  79. Happy 8th blog anniversary! Stay exactly the way you are, sweetheart :)I absolutely Love and Adore you with all my heart and soul.

    Hugs.

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  80. Yooohoooo....Congratulation to you and more good years ahead :D

    Thank you for sharing a part of your life, your recipes, your photos and most importantly, your friendship :D

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  81. Joyeux anniversaire ! Et bravo pour les photos enchanteresses et les recettes délicieuses.

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  82. A very, very happy 8th blog birthday to you! Nice to know some of us "old timers" are still blogging :))

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  83. Congratulations and thanks for all those years of beautiful pictures!

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  84. Congratulations Rosa. You take photography to a new level and I'm so glad you are continuing to delight us with these beautiful shots.

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  85. Rosa, apology for being late here due to traveling and all, but I want to congratulate on your amazing 8 year blog anniversary! You continue to educate me about photography and keep inspiring me. Please keep up amazing work!

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  86. I'm a little late but still a very happy blogoversary Rosa! Eight years is a very respectable time!

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  87. Congratulations Rosa! 8 years - incredible achievement! You have a stunning blog... you should be very proud of it!

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  88. Congratulations Rosa! The time sure flies by, doesn't it? I can't believe I started blogging eight years ago this past June. I think you were one of my very first readers! You look so cute in this picture. Here's to another eight years! :)

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  89. Au risque de manquer d'originalité : JOYEUX BLOG'ANNIVERSAIRE DEAR ROSA'S YUMMY YUMS !!!
    Longue vie à ce blog, un endroit où il fait bon se promener aussi bien gustativement que visuellement :)
    Belles vacances et profite bien !
    Bises Sandy

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  90. Il est magnifique ce portrait Rosa! Joyeux anniversaire a ton blog, et bravo pour ta constance.

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  91. Congratulations for successful 8 years of blogging and splendid photographing. I didn't know you that long but I truly adoring all your photographs!
    I would like to enjoy more but my time is up to go to my painting class. But I will be back to visit your older post.

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