Sunday 11th March, the day after the Melodifestivalen final, and a new blogger takes her first steps into blogland.
Fast forward five years on, to Sunday 11th March, the day after the Melodifestivalen final, and I’m celebrating five years of blogging!
So how do I sum up the first five years of EuropeCrazy? With a list of course, being the compulsive list maker that I am. So here goes....
Melodifestivalen, Eurovision, Rachel, Keira, Damian, Kippers, Mick, Poster Girl, Acer Ben, Retro Saturdays from the 70s, 80s, 90s and now, Lee Mead, Kent, The C’mons, Star Academy, Swedish Idol, MGP, Euro charts updates, Snook/Oskar Linnros/Daniel Adams-Ray, Harry Hill, Strictly Come Dancing, Chromeo, Mika, E.M.D., Måns, Sebastian, Danny, Ola, Vincent Pontare, Christophe Willem, Ali Love, D’Nash, Calvin Harris, Swedish telly, One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, The Ark, September, Bressie, Tomas Ledin, Alcazar, The Killing, Wallander, Naeturvaktin, Jönsi, Christian Walz, Alexander Stenerud, Adam Lambert, Christopher Hiding, Jamiroquai, Mor ve Ötesi, Flight of the Conchords, Prison Break, Robyn, Darin, Gabriella Cilmi, Eddie Razaz, Olle Hedberg, iPods big and small, B.W.O., Tour de France, Renars Kaupers, Tingsek, Osmo Ikonen, Paul Steel, Bryn Christopher, Empire of the Sun, Moneybrother, Fibes Oh Fibes, Clouseau, Erik Hassle, Lady Gaga, Swedish music, French music, attempting to get food photos into Blogs of Note (or not), good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, hyperactivity, depression, love, obsession, Stockholm, Berlin, Riga, Nice, Gothenburg, Dusseldorf, Icmeler, Dublin, Gothenburg (again), Bratislava, Bodrum, Pisa, Dublin (again), spin-off blogs, Salem Al Fakir....
...and that's what it's all about.
If you've ever passed this way and read a post or left a comment, then I just want to thank you for all your support - it means so much...and as for all my blogging pals, well what can I say? It's such a pleasure to have got to know you all, and here's to many happy times ahead!
Of course, things have changed since those early days. The "blogging with a vengeance" which was once a feature of this blog is no longer possible, as I'm not allowed to blog from work whilst on teabreak/lunchtime, which has had a significant impact on my blogging activity as I don't always have the time/energy/inclination in the evenings to blog as frequently as I used to. However, I will continue to maintain my "first born" blog which will always be special to me, so all things being well, you can look forward to at least five more years of EuropeCrazy :)))))