Monday, September 17, 2012

whoa! i missed our one year blog-iversary!!!

happy 1 yr anniversary Framboise Manor blog! i can't believe it's been a year??? our actual blog-iversary was on September 14. the only reason i remembered is because the jack for my phone just stopped working. how can i put up a post without my pictures?!?!?!? so i thought i would dig through some old pictures from this day last year to post instead. that's when i remembered that we started the blog last september....neat.

anyway - this is what we had for breakfast on September 17 last year - eggs over easy on roasted potatoes - yummeh! of course there was also toast, just for some reason it wasn't on the plate. i love dippy eggs!!! i dip my toast and my potatoes in them!



here is our lunch that day, down at the river suntanning. bologna sandwiches - yummeh! we don't eat balogna sandwiches often, but we love them and consider them a junk food treat! plums, watermelon, steamed broccoli and a can of cold beans. we consider canned beans to be junk food too - and we always have them with bologna sandwiches. it's the framboise manor version of a big mac and fries - teehee!


my man had spent several days trying to build us an attic for storage. he worked his butt off. he looks so tired in the pic below. tired but always has a smile. he hates having his pic taken tho.


he cleaned up real good the next day!!! we had to go and serve at the yearly ham and salad supper at our community centre.


so a big thank you to all who stop by and leave comments. we started this blog just to be able to record our days and the projects that we worked on and whatnot. just a place to document our journey from the big city to this tiny community in the most beautiful place in the world, Cape Breton Island. the fact that we have made such good friends with people millions of miles away from us through this little blog is astounding. i am so glad that we started this blog - i wouldn't have met you all without it.

thank you all for sharing this journey with us.


75 comments:

  1. And may you have many more blogaverseries. Before you know it, or at least that is the way I feel, you will be on the verge of a decade of blogging and wondering how you managed to write for so long.

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    1. thanks so much Ed, buddy - i really appreciate that! we both really enjoy blogging - although poor jambaloney is usually busy working on all of the home projects like trenches and whatnot, as you are fully aware of what with your new house and all - so he doesn't blog as often. but we both would like to still be blogging here in a decade or so!

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  2. Totally not the same guy in both pictures.

    Totally.

    I'm glad I stumbled on your little corner of the blogosphere. You do make me laugh and of course it's nice to learn a few things as well.

    Thanks!

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    1. hey Max - yep - he looks completely different in the pics! i love it because he can do the pirate jambaloney look with his beard and then look 20 years younger just by shaving and letting me do his hair.

      i'm glad that you stumbled here too. you've been a very good friend to us!

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  3. Many happies to you too. Ditto on the gratitude - my day wouldn't be the same without reading your blog :) And I get to discover Canada without leaving my chair.

    Now, THOSE are seriously sexy blue eyes... :) Almost as good as RMan's.

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    1. Dani - thanks so much! i am so glad that you visit here - i learned all about solar cooking from you and for that i am forever grateful! and you get to discover Canada and i get to discover South Africa - it's win-win for us both!

      his eyes are seriously sexy...and i am glad that you got your gorgeous blue-eyed RMan!

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  4. I love bologna sandwiches, too, and do consider them junk food. Bologna rarely comes into the house. Canned green beans--ooooh, I love those too, but do eat them more often. I can eat them from the can! Now, I want bologna.

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    1. oh PracticalP - we love balogna sandwiches too! we only buy it about twice a year, in the spring when the days get warm enough to start going to the river and in the fall. we get it thick-sliced from the deli, about 10 pieces, and then eat balogna sandwiches for a week. do you like fried balogna sandwiches with tons of mustard and on squishy bread? oh we love those too! and now ugh - i want a balogna sandwich too - bahahahahah!

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  5. Sis - Happy one year blog-iversary to you both ! It's been a year filled with wonderment, joy, and even down right hardships - and we all come to Framboise Manor faithfully to share in your journey !

    Hugs, hugs, and more hugs sent to you both !

    I love you Always, forever and a day ! xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Sis - thank you so much! it has been a wonderful year here at the Manor and although you and i communicate in a variety of ways - still, it's nice to have you here as well! there are always hugs being sent from us to you, C and A. i love you sis - always, forever and a day! xoxoxoxoxoxxo

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  6. Happy blogiversary! It seems you've been workin' so hard at the manor that you didn't noticed how much time has passed! Here's to another year of stories both successful and not-so-successful and to your journey of building your little paradise together. Thanks for letting everyone tag along!

    xoxoxo
    Sue

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    1. oh Sue - thanks a bunch hon! yep - we have been workin' hard and enjoying the river, garden and beach...and just loving every day! i really hadn't realized that we have had the blog going for a year - seems like we just started it a few months ago. it has been wonderful making new friends, and catching up with old friends, like you. and please tag along, my friend, i so enjoy the company!

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  7. I remember it well...happy birthday.

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    1. you, dear sweet one - were our very first commenter. i will never forget that. thank you, Stephen!

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  8. Hi! Happy blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog, but I especially cherish the friendship and for having met you. xxoo Kathi

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    1. Kathi - thank you so much girl! your friendship is one of the reasons why i am so happy to have started this blog!

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  9. have got "several clones" just like him running about local area

    got to break out the recipe book

    Wildflower

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    1. bahahahahahahahah! oh Wildflower - you leave the craziest comments - i love having you here!

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    2. can't seem to find recipe for large pink ear rabbit

      oh well, back to the can of spam

      Wildflower

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  10. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)September 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Happy Blog Anniversary! What an exciting adventure you two are living!!! Love your cooking pics, too!

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    1. thank you so much Phyllis - we are very fortunate to be living this life and we are very grateful!

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  11. Happy Blogiversary! And, many more ....

    p.s. We eat FRIED balogna sandwiches about twice a year as a treat (shhh .... on white bread w/mayo to boot).

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    1. bahahahahah - oh DFW - you are junk food addicts just like us - bahahahahahahha! white bread and mayo....bahahahahahahahah!

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  12. Happy happy. I hope you have many more. I always enjoy stopping by.

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    1. thank you so much CoolChange - we are always glad when you stop by!

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  13. Congrats! It's only been a year? Wow, I feel like y'all are old friends. Oh now I have to go make some eggs, tates, and onions after seeing that pic! You always make me hungry whenever I stop by!

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    1. thanks buddy! it feels longer because i used to comment on your old mayberry blog. and yes, we are old friends now! oh i loves me some dippy eggs and taters - yummeh!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary!!! Woooohoooo, 1 year!!!!
    I can't wait until it's been a year for me.
    I see your making delicious meals as always, :-)
    I'm with Craig, I always get hungry reading about all the great food you make.
    Jambaloney cleans really good!!!! But he looks good with facial hair too.
    Your Friend,
    Sandy
    P.S. check your e-mail, sent one last week

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    1. Sandy - thank you so much honey...and i'll be there for your one year anniversary and cheering you on. he does clean up real good but you are like me - i like him a little rough and unshaven - bahahahahahah! gone to check the email now!

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  15. I love stopping by your blog and sharing in yours and Jamaloney's lives in that piece of paradise that you live. In between the fun and and positive comments, I'm sure there has been lots of just plain hard work and the pictures prove that. You have come a long way in a short time. Happy Anniversary.

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    1. Anonymous - thank you so much for saying that - we really appreciate it. it has been a lot of hard work - for years before we even moved here, and definitely since we got here. but we are grateful to be able to live this life and we are thankful to share it with people who seem to get it - like you. again, thank you so much!

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  16. CONGRATS!!!!!!! No invite for breakfast? C'Mon Kymber

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    1. Senior buddy - you know that you have an open-ended breakfast invite here at the Manor...or did JUGM not tell you? oops...i hope i haven't caused any marital probs...but JUGM knows that you guys have had open invites for a long time now. bahahahahahahah!

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  17. Happy Anniversary...

    Wheres the trout pics for me?

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    1. thanks PP...sorry tho - no more trouts until season starts again next april. you should plan a trip up here - jambaloney would love to take you trout fishing. and get your help building a dock - bahahahahahah! but i promise to feed ya good!

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  18. You know, I don't even remember how I found you but I feel like I've known you for a long time. I'm grateful to find friends like you, friends I didn't know I had until I met them. Congrats on your blogiversary. Ours is coming up in 10 days. We'll be two! :-)

    Side note, tell J he does clean up nicely. LOL!

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    1. 1st Man - i find it quite surprising how easy it is to find like-minded people through blogs and then by reading their blogs regularly, you feel like they become part of your life. that's how i feel about many of my blogging friends, like you and 2nd Man. it is so nice to meet people and feel connected right away. oh congrats on your blogiversary too. i will be certain to stop in and leave you a happy message like you left here. thank you so much.

      teehee - he does, doesn't he?

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  19. Congrats! Hope you had a good one.

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    1. thanks 45er buddy - i hope that you are having a smashing time in Vegas and i hope that when you return you will try the almond milk recipe - and let me know how the Mrs. likes it!

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  20. Happy Blogiversary! I understand the picture thing. There are days I come home from work looking like Maureen O'Hara, but if you add an extra 10 hours of duty, a grumpy sheriff, some biohazards and a politician or two, I come home looking like John Wayne.

    Bologna and beans. Be still my heart.

    We've all gained from getting to know you. I hope that sometime in my life there is a little island of happiness, such as you two have.

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    1. thank you so much Brigid. i hope that everyone in the world gets a chance at a little island of happiness like we have - that is actually my hope for the world. thanks again.

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    1. thank you very much my NH friend! and hugs back hon!

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  22. Happy blogiversary. Hope to see you for many more.

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    1. thank you John - i really enjoyed your post today. thank you for your kind comment back on your post!

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  23. It can't be just one year ! It's not a blog, it's an informational and communications empire and legacy ! You not only have created a safe and warm place for all of us to stop by for tea and unusual yummies, but you each appear in so many places across the blogosphere encouraging so many other writers. There are even blogs which talk about you both affectionately. You are, for all intents and purposes, "Blog-stars" !

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    1. dear darling Jane - you say the sweetest things and we always appreciate it. i will always have tea and yummies ready for you and yours - tonight's awesome snack - savoury croutons!!!! i love croutons and it has taken many years for me to convince jambaloney that they are a great snackfood! they take only 15 mins to make and honestly - when made from scraps of homemade bread with olive oil, sage, garlic, rosemary and thyme - oh what a delicious snack. oh but i digress - sorry my love of croutons distracted me.

      Jane - we love the variety of people that we have met through blogging - people we would have never met otherwise. our lives are enriched because of those friendships - like the one that we have firmly established with you. we are so appreciative of your trust...and i promise many pics of our secret for you! much love to you and yours always!

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  24. Time flies when you are having fun. And thanks for putting his mug shots up...great to see who I've been talking to so much. Better than the 100 foot shots with the wide angle lens, LOL.

    Continue to enjoy the ride, we all will be here to enjoy with you.

    Hugs to both of you.

    Winston

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    1. Winston...oh dear Winston...i felt it was high time that you got to see his mug - bahahahahahah!

      we are so glad to have you, buddy...you have enriched our lives in so many ways. we both thank you for being here.

      hugs back to you always, BearKiller!

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  25. You came thisclose to making a firehouse breakfast. You put cut up bologna in with the potatoes, fry both and then add the eggs. I add sweet red peppers too when I have them.

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    1. oh lotta - my dad used to make fried bologna and potatoes - oh to die for. but i think your firehouse breakfast just knocked his out of the park. oh yes - sweet peppers for sure. can't wait to make this. thanks hon!

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  26. Bologna as a treat? I love bologna sandwiches! I ate bologna sandwiches just about everyday in grade school. It was a thick slice of bologna, on Wonder bread, with miracle whip. A bunch of potato chips. And, a few chocolate chip cookies. With a thermos full of milk. all placed in my Roy Rodgers lunch box. I did, I ate that every day in school. From first grade through fourth grade.
    And I love my egg's over easy. And when we have some pancakes. I like my egg's on top of my pancakes. With bacon, and hash brown taters.
    And, don't get me started on how I like spam. LOL!
    I love your blog, and glade that I found it. Now, I'm going to have to blog about some good eats.

    Here's to many more years of your blog. (I just toasted you with a fried egg and bologna sandwich.)

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    1. oh Jim - sounds to me like you had way too much of the good stuff (bologna) growing up!!! one needs to have small helpings of the good stuff otherwise it becomes everyday stuff - bahahahahahahah! i had a barbie lunchbox. 20 years later working for the Solicitor General of Canada i had a Power Puff Girls lunchbox - bahahahahah! and sneakers!!! oh another thing i love is to put your over easy eggs on fried mashed potatoes left over from the night before - yummeh!

      buddy - you need to start some good eats blogs. i am sure that a majority of us will develop high blood sugar and near coronaries...but we'll love it!

      oh fried egg and bologna sandwich - oh that is too much buddy! did you have a ton of ketchup on it?

      bahahahahahahahah! much love to you and Kathi and you are my heroe, buddy, for what you are doing for your friend Bob. a true and proper heroe are you, Jim!

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    2. I am on my way to FLIER389. With those particular foods he loves, and how he likes them assembled, he's GOT to be from Indiana or Kentucky. No one else knows how to eat like that.

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  27. I let my blog anniversary slip by as well, congrats.

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    1. once i realized that we had missed ours, Dear Duke, i started checking all of our regular group's blogs...seems a bunch of us missed it eh?

      no worries. happy belated blogiversary to you, my friend!

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  28. Happy one year!

    Maybe you should have him wear some garlic before he goes into the attic to clean the vampire bats out!

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    1. thanks so much Russell, buddy! and thanks for the tip - bahahahahah!

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  29. Happy Blogaversary!!! Mine was back in July, totally missed it. oh well.

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    1. thanks JUGM - it's crazy eh? i would think that we would all remember our anniversaries but it seems a bunch of us missed it!

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  30. Happy Blogiversary!

    You and my dad would get along at least when it comes to bologna sandwiches. It is a running joke between dad and myself. He is the usual man, impossible to buy gifts for because if he needs or wants something, he just buys it. One year I asked him what he wanted for his birthday; his reply was "a bologna sandwich" (primarily because that was what he was holding in his hands at the time). So each year I ask him if he wants another bologna sandwich for his birthday, and he replies in the affirmative.

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    1. thanks Mrs. S. - and bahahahahahaha! i am glad that your dad gets his birthday bologna sandwich - that is too awesome!!!

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  31. this comment came in through email but didn't come in on our blog - it's from my friend, Maura, so i am posting it here:

    K&J - Happy Blogiversary! You have a great blog and it is so very clear that the people on the page are the people you would meet "in real life" -refreshing in this day and age where spinning an online persona is so common. ;-) I love catching up with what is new in your little slice of Heaven there on Cape Breton.

    Congratulations!! *hug*

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    1. thanks so much Maura! we are very happy to have started this blog and making so many awesome friends - and we always try to keep it real - there's enough fakes out there that there is no need for us to add to that!

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  32. Now I've missed your anniversary as well! Damn real life gets in the way! I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year!

    Congrats!!

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  33. Congrats and keep up the great blogging!!

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  34. That scruffy picture of him tired is pretty sexy. I just had to tell you, but don't tell him. It would just go to his head!

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