My blog looks just like Annie Mueller’s. That’s because it is. I’ve had several blogs since my first blog on blogspot in August 2004 ( Then stopped blogging regularly. Always miss it.

Reading Annie’s “It’s just a blog” post shot me back. That’s why I do it. Plus her simple layout spoke to me. It’s a wonderful Anders Norén design. Works like a dream.

Hello and Reading are two headings that I would have. I spent hours thinking of an alternative to Hello. There’s Viva – it’s what I say in Portugal and sounds so full of life, but pretentious when the blog is in English. And there was Jambo – Hello in Swahili and definitely pretentious if you don’t know it was part of my vocabulary growing up in Mombasa. So I stuck with Hello, which sounds to my ears like the short response my grandson gives  to an effusive “HELLOOOO my DARling, how AAARE you”. Neutral.

And Reading is Reading. Just what I want to write about. 

So there you have it. Copied. Look me up, if you come to Portugal, Annie. I owe you dinner. 

Meantime, I looked up my first blog and found these resolutions moving into 2006. It reminded me how wonderful it is to blog. And to be able to look back on your unremembered self – Resolutions 2006.