Tuesday

Happy Birthday Blog: 5 Years

Wow, so it has been FIVE years since I started writing here at The Tea Drinking English Rose. Those five years seem both ages ago and just the other day! I was in my second year of University when I discovered this side of the internet and I was researching for a project for my Fashion Design degree, I stumbled upon the amazing Clothes Horse. I was fascinated. So much so that I ran into my friend's room down the hall and told her about what I had just discovered. 
That was the night I started my very own blog.

My very first blog posts are here and here. How far I have come since then! I struggled my way through my course and fought against homesickness, parent's divorce, boyfriend breakups right at the beginning of my third year!! (I still regret not ending it first!) I have graduated (nearly four years ago folks! Scary!), I found my prince-now-fiance, we moved in together, had two different jobs... each. I have cried, laughed, loved, smiled. I have been happy, I have been sad... and well I am just generally an emotional old thing.
Being a part of the blogging world has really changed my life. I have met some wonderful people. I have made plans to meet some amazing people. I have made friends... for life. I am so very grateful to ALL my followers, friends, readers, commenters. You lovely lot have made me who I am today, you have cheered me up, you have given me great advice. Well you are just pretty darn amazing! Thank you!
Whilst I just grab the tissues (told you I was emotional!) and a nice hot cup of tea, I hope you will stick with me and let's do the next five years together. Married? Children? House? Tea room? Let's find out.
Love you all. Hugs.

18 comments:

  1. This post makes me smile so much.
    Congrats on your 5 years! So much has changed, and it's brilliant. You are wonderful at blogging and you should be so proud of your blog and where you are.
    Thank you for bringing blogging into my life. I will always owe you for that.
    Here's to the next 5 years! Can't wait to see your blog in 5 years, so many photos of your children and your life.
    Love you. <3

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  2. Biggest congrats on the five years and like you said here's to another 5!
    Sophie
    X

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  3. Congratulations on your bloganniversary!

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  4. Charlotte you're amazing and you have a lovely blog. I'm from Spain and i read you blog for almost the first entries and I have not stopped following a single day, I have never commented (I'm a little shy and unfortunately my english bad) but today I decided to leave a message to congratulate you on your great, nice , perfect and adorable blog. I love your style, your photos, everything you do, as you are ... so I wish you many happy and look forward to reading you for years to come!

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  5. yay for blog birthdays!

    non-bloggers don't really understand the community and the friendships that can be made just by reading someone elses blog, but they're special and important friendships.

    Congrats - lets see what the next 5 years brings.

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  6. Congrats darling! I have my 5 year blogiversary coming up too.. It astonishes me how fast time flies by!

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  7. Happy bloggy birthday. I love your blog. It makes me feel cosy and happy. xxx

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  8. Happy Five years :)And I love the photos in this post - so beautiful and well styled :) x

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  9. Happy 5 years!! Really gorgeous photos. :) x

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  10. Happy blogging birthday lovely Charlotte. I bet those 5 years have flown by. I shall drop you an email today about our little trip. I need to get organised :) these photos are beautiful by the way, you always make me crave chocolate mice!

    Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

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  11. congratulations! I love your blog. many inspirations. I read constantly from 2 years. You are a true icon of style and life! Big hugs!
    barbara

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  12. Congrats on 5 years! wow! I remember discovering your blog in 2010 I think, before I started writing mine... can I join you for this cute tea party? <3 <3 I am sure over the next five years there will be lots of exciting things coming your way x x x

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  13. Five years is a long time. Congratulations! Here's to the next five...

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  14. Congratulations! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites. I adore your photos, writing style, the layout.. just everything! Here's to the next 5 years :)

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  15. After all these years (I think I found your blog near to the beginning) it's still a favourite. Happy blog bday! x

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  16. Aw! Your blog was one of the first ones I found & started reading! A few years after I decided to make my own, got fed up of it & then made a new one haha! But yours & a few others were my inspiration & I have kept them close ever since! Can't wait to carry on reading more! xx

    www.satinandsouffles.com
    www.satinandsouffles.com

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  17. Your blog is beautiful! So glad I've found you! Keep up the good work!

    Rachael-victoria.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  18. A very happy bloggy birthday to you! Congrats on writing such lovely content for 5 years.

    Nicole
    x

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