Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy. Holly. Daze.

(The Kenmore Arms, 2009)

I'd like to send a personal thank you to each and every one of my readers for an incredible year. It's been such a rewarding ride, this blogging business, and I feel so privileged to have met so many kindred souls. You are all witty, erudite, and fascinating and I look forward every day to reading your quips, comments and recommendations. Your unbounded generosity has helped "A Bloomsbury Life" sprout buds and tendrils that reach to every end of the globe; as of today, we're nearing 200,000 unique hits for 2009 and count readers in such farflung places as Jaipur, Lisbon, Ile-de-France, Rekyjavik, Istanbul and Hemel Hempstead.

"A Bloomsbury Life" is about many things, but if I had to distill it into a bouillon cube, I'd say it's about living surrounded by what you love. About creating a well-seasoned life for yourself. It's about passionate curiosity. The charms of disorder. Embracing eccentricity and imperfection. And finding enchantment in the everyday. We're here for the merest blink of an eye on this swiftly-moving planet; let's make the journey a fabulous one.

See you in 2010.

xxoo

40 comments:

pve design said...

Please show me disorder in all it's charms....your life always looks tidy and everything tucked in it's proper place. I would love to see the inside of one drawer...show me in the new year, won't you?
pve

Angie Muresan said...

Here's to a lot more enchantment and charm in 2010. I somehow have a feeling that the year will be unbelievably fabulous to you. Lots of love, peace and happiness to you and yours, dear Lisa.

Kitty said...

congratulations on your high traffic! rock on! xo kitty

Style Court said...

Lisa, have a safe and, as always, adventurous journey. Thanks for posting the larger format picture :)

xx
Courtney

Susan said...

Have a wonderful trip to London and Morocco. There is nothing quite like London at Christmas.

All the best in the New Year!

Modern Traditionalist said...

"It's about passionate curiosity. The charms of disorder." This is why I adore you! Thank you for putting yourself out there for all of us to devour. Have a safe trip!

LPC said...

Life is short and thank you for making it sweater.

columnist said...

Brill post heading - so apt.

tartanscot said...
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tartanscot said...

wishing y'all a happy, happy holiday and an amazing new year.

from one of the gentle tendrils that has reached all the way to San Francisco.

Cheers,
Scot

Rocio said...

We should be thanking you for inviting us on your journey!!
Have a lovely Christmas time and enjoy the snow and the sun.
All the best for the new year, Rocio

Laura [What I Like] said...

It has been a wonderful journey to share (virtually) with you! I so enjoy you sensibility and your blog is one of those (few) that I check with absolute regularity. I can't wait to hear about what the new year has in store for you!

Mary said...

Life is all about the journey and you have reminded everyone - everyday in a wonderfully fun, bright, and positive way. It has been a great ride - you were born to write! Have a wonderful holiday - and a see you in 2010.

Laura said...

Discovering your blog this past year has been one of the highlights of 2009for me. You are constantly inspiring me with your passionate dedication to a life well lived. Looking forward to more in 2010! Happy New Year!

Irritable Mother said...

Stopping by from Angie M's to say, Hi!
Ah, the charms of disorder, embracing imperfection...I can relate to those things. *grin*
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

~Karen

Sande said...

You forgot Australia :}

angela p. said...

your blog is an inspiration to me. it feels like i am feeding my soul when i read your posts. thank you! merry christmas!

Denise said...

Safe/exciting journeys to you and your family. (Will you make it to the Reading Room of the British Museum? Would be wonderful to read your sensations of that hallowed space.) Looking forward to more passionate curiosity in 2010.

Simply Mel said...

Your writing and flair for all things beautiful and impeccably designed makes every post a grand read! Thank you.

VictoriaArt said...

Here is to slowing this wilde ride and to make time to really enjoy it passionately to the end! Disorders and all!
I am so glad to be on it with you around!

XX
Victoria

deb said...

Saying hi from Angie Muresan's recommendation. After a quick scan.... I'm speechless and intrigued.
I will be reading and absorbing and no doubt continuing to return.
Have a great holiday.

Helen James said...

NO Thank YOU for creating such an inspiring and beautiful Blog. Have a relaxing and enchanting Holiday and here's to 2010. From a little tendril in the middle of Ireland x

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

'Tis as it should be at holidays. You take care and as always thank you for sharing.
Warmest regards
Simone

rochambeau said...

I come by way of Angie,
You've taken embroidery to the next level!
Enjoy your holiday! Happy Christmas~
Constance

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suzy spellman said...

Happy Holiday Lisa,
I just discovered your blog through a link from Habitually Chic. I love it! My guilty pleasure of the week has been to read "A Bloomsbury Life" from the first post to the last. I am a mother of an only son and raised him as you are Luca. It has been a wonder full 21 year journey! Enjoy every minute of it! Best, Suzy

Jeanne said...

Well said! Best wishes for wonderful trip and joyous new year!

Madelief said...

You have a beautiful blog! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

groetjes van Madelief

Visual Vamp said...

Bon voyage and Merry Christmas!
xo xo

sanjeet said...

I adore you! Thank you for putting yourself out there for all of us to devour. Have a safe trip!

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StuckInABook said...

It's been wonderful getting to know you and your blog this year - here's to 2010!

Claire Marie said...

I just stumbled across your blog, and rather fell in love with it! Will definitely be back. Such a lovely, creative blog. :)

Claire-Marie
http://tea-breaks.blogspot.com

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Just found your blog, looking forward to reading it in 2010!

prashant said...

I would love to see the inside of one drawer...show me in the new year, won't you?

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Ana Balbinot said...

Dear Lisa,
I hope you have a wonderfull new year! With lots of joy,peace and harmony.
Xoxo
Ana

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lisa!

I agree with Mary/Dec. 18th - you were born to write (and photograph, and explore) and I'm so glad I happened upon A Bloomsbury Life. Just finished reading all your posts and have to mention that you are singularly talented - thank you for letting us in!

Safe travels,
Marti

sanjeet said...

It's been wonderful getting to know you and your blog this year - here's to 2010!

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Glenda said...

Lisa I love the new header. Hoping you have a happy and healthy New Year.


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