It’s Blogiversary Time! 5 years!

Wow! Can you believe it? I’ve been blogging and connecting with people for 5 years.

number 5

To see some great blogs I’ve connected with, check out my updated Blogs I Follow page.

So let’s have a party. Grab a slice of cake…

pink cake

…and settle in to meet some new friends.

In the comments below, leave a link to your blog or website. Let’s see how many new friends we can meet and support.

Thank you all for your Likes, Comments and Follows over the years. And let’s hear it for 5 more years of blogging!

thank you


Here’s a look at last year’s blogiversary post.

Wow! My Fourth Year Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary to me, Happy Blogiversary to me…

Can you believe it’s been four years since I started this blog? I can’t.

cake with roses

It’s traditional to do a recap of the previous year. So sit back, buckle up and away we go!

My most popular posts:

Harley & Quinn

Our two sweethearts, Harley & Quinn

Most of my views come from these countries:

  • America
  • Philippines
  • India
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia

I even get views from these surprising countries:

  • Mauritius (Indian Ocean Island Nation)
  • Romania
  • Brunei (tiny nation on the island of Broneo, surrounded by Malaysia & the South China Sea)
  • Cote d’ivoire (West African country)
  • Isle of Man (self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea)

I’ve connected with many new blogging friends and enjoyed tons of blog posts on some really good blogs. Thank you for your Likes, comments and online friendship.

pink drink

So raise your glass and let’s hear it for four more years of blogging!



Three Years Blogging Results

It’s Blogiversary time again! Three years I’ve been posting on this blog and have had the pleasure of connecting with so many wonderful people.

red candles


So let’s take a speedy look at the past year…

2016 has been a two-sided coin for me, with some stress and trouble in my personal life but also some great things which kept the year from being a total flop.

  • We sold our house of 30 years and moved south to North Carolina.
  • We had to say goodbye to our beloved Aggie Girl. cat
  • I am 98% done with my second romance novel, tentatively called 2 Cats, a Bodyguard & an Heiress. cat

Some stats for the past year:

  • Over 10,000 views
  • Over 7,000 visitors
  • Over 130 comments

Most of my views come from these countries:

  • United States
  • The Philippines
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom

Some of my most popular posts:

Enjoying introducing people to my first book:

Hong Kong Treasure – A deadly Philippines typhoon stole her memory. Now can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?

Hong Kong Treasure


I’ve also began posting on my Romance website and my Author website. Be sure to check them out for more great content.

So, here’s to three great years of blogging with a big Thank You to all my followers, friends and visitors!

Thank You

Another Blogiversary!

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started this blog. Where did the time go? Somewhere between working, writing my books, raising my family and connecting with my online friends a whole year has flown by.

celebration brownie

Over the last year…

My 6 most popular posts were:

Weekly Photo Challenge: My Happy Place

Birds, birds and more birds at the National Aviary

Getting Wet at Niagara Falls

Challenge Accepted!

First Cats in China

What Could Be Better Than Cats With Your Tea


My Aggie in her Disney box.

My Aggie in her Disney box.

Most of my views are from these 6 countries:

United States



United Kingdom





I want to thank all my loyal followers, especially these 6 who thrill me with their comments:

Marj Mallon –

Christy Birmingham –

Hairball Express –

Ann M. Filutze –

Crazy Chinese Family –

Another Day 2 Paradise –


In the Spring of 2015 my debut, international romance novel, Hong Kong Treasure, was released!

Hong Kong Treasure book cover

A deadly Philippines typhoon stole Annie’s memory. Now, can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?

To read an excerpt, click here.

To purchase it in paperback or ebook format, click Amazon.


Besides my regular posts every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, I began my Friday Fun Posts. Each Friday I post a funny video, a photo asking for a caption or a humorous joke or photo to get you through to the weekend.

To see a sample of my Friday Fun Posts, click here to read last Friday’s post.

I’ve also begun frequently posting the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. Each week the WordPress Daily Post issues a photo challenge theme.

To see a sample of the weekly photo challenge, click here.

All in all, it’s been a wonderful year and I’d like to share the good fortune with you. Write a comment below and leave a link to your blog so we can share in your good fortune.

…And here’s to another year of blogging!


Welcome to My Blogiversary Party!

Chinese dragon head

It’s time to celebrate!

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started this blog. Time really does go quickly.

First, I want to thank everyone who has liked, commented and followed my blog. I have enjoyed interacting with you and look forward to many more years!

Thank you with red hat box

Now to the party:

Come on over and make yourself at home. The day is warm and breezy here on the beach. The pink chair is mine, though 🙂

chairs on a beach

Sample all the food, especially the fruit and desert buffets.

fruit display

desert bar

For entertainment we will have:

* A Feng Shui consultant to help balance your life energies to bring you luck and prosperity.


* Jackie Chan & Jet Li may stop by to give a martial arts demonstration.

Jackie Chan

MTV Studios, Times Square

* A surfer hunk will give surfing lessons for anyone brave enough to tackle the waves.


* And something for my male friends, a bikini model will be available for photos.


Fun for all!

But the highlight of the party will be when one lucky person wins a signed copy of my new book – Hong Kong Treasure (released on Chinese New Year, Thursday, February 19, 2015).

To be eligible for this grand prize all you have to do is Like my Facebook Page and Share this post. The contest will end Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and the winner will be randomly picked from eligible contestants and announced on this blog on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Hong Kong Treasure is a romance with a little mystery and action thrown in for good measure.

dragon illustrationA deadly Philippines typhoon stole Annie’s memory. Now, can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?

To read an excerpt, go to My Romance Books Website

Good Luck and enjoy the party. Be sure to tell me your favorite part of the festivities in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s to another great year 🙂