Sunday, October 08, 2006

Celebration, dogcart and legend.

The comments and emails are still pouring in -- thank you so much, everyone, especially those who are trying it for themselves, and those who have asked incisive questions about what I am trying to achieve. I read every single one, and I'm trying to check out all your blogs and reply to your questions, but it may take some time for me to respond. I am totally bowled over by the number of notes, and the compliments have put a big glowy smile on my face. To all those who ask if it's OK to link to 3BT, go ahead, no need to ask!

1. Being made a Blog of Note (thank you, oh Gods of Blogger) and using it as an excuse to buy pink Champagne and ring my parents very early in the morning.

2. Walking round the French Market on the Pantiles I spot a very large dog hitched to a little wooden shopping cart. A small crowd has gathered round to admire this arrangement.

3. There is a new Robin Hood series on BBC 1. I like Robin Hood because it is so very English, and because it involves lots of cheeky verbal jousting with the Norman invaders, daring rescues and some fancy arrow work. And this one features a very dishy Dominic Green.

53 comments:

  1. I stumbled onto your blog...lovely.

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  2. I would add you to my blogroll , if you don't mind...

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  3. Your blog just turned up on the Blogger page when I logged off. What a find!

    I've blogged about Simplicity in my blog (Going Global at http://globallee.blogspot.com) and taking three things a day certainly qualifies as that in my book.

    And yes, with your explicit agreement, I'll link to 3BT too.

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  4. please visit me ay http://coolaaybee.blogspot.com/ or www.mysteriousguy.741.com

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  5. this is one of the nicest blog i ever visit. keep it up! btw, drop here at my blog too if you want. http://techno-logs.blogspot.com

    ty

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  6. Love your blog! What a nice reminder that there is beauty every day.

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  7. The dog with cart reminds me -- every day my husband skates (Rollerblades) while our harnessed dog pulls him. Makes everyone we pass smile, laugh and wave.

    This blog is great for jogging ones memory about beautiful things that happen without our even being aware.

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  8. Every night when we sit around the dinner table, the whole family lists the best thing that happened to him/her that day. Some days are a little thin on the ground, but we always find "something". Thanks for your take. Guess you'll be my best thing today.

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  9. This is no nice, like an on line gratitude journal.

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  10. I like what you're doing here. As for the pink champagne, do share whenever you're in Texas!

    --stef the pef

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  11. This is a wonderfully positive blog and congratulations for making it to Blogs of Note! So many people dwell on the negative,life's far too short for that. I might just have to 3BT my blog!

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  12. I also found you via "blog of note". What a lovely idea! We all should look for beauty everyday. Thanks for a bright spot on the web.

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  13. Thanks for the shout, Clare. Seems you've inspired a great many people with your efforts! Long may you continue to do so...

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  14. It's good to see someone focus on the positive for a change and not ignoring those little things that make life beautiful.

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  15. Loved the idea of your blog, and since you said it's ok to link to you, I sure will.. ;)

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  16. Excellent site! Congrats on making Blogs of Note. And nice idea from needletart too, might try the dinner table thing myself.

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  17. Glad you don't mind linking - the more people see this, the better!

    You have given me a "warm fuzzy" smile every day. I'm so glad you made Blogs of Note! And I'm sure your parents were delighted to receive the early morning call!!!

    You're an international treasure, m'dear, and have created one very beautiful thing... :)

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  18. Really nice blog. I guess I will try harder to notice the good things in life :)

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  19. Congratulations Clare!

    Like many others I came across 3BT through 'Blogs of Note'. Yours is the first blog I have come across and it has enspired me to start a blog on my experiences. I have just moved to Budapest to begin college and was feeling a touch home-sick so reading your 3BT really brightened my day.

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work.

    Best Wishes
    Emma

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  20. Hello from Atlanta! I also found your site through the "blogs of note" link. It's great to find a blog that I will want to read daily and be encouraged and inspired by. I love that you look at life through a positive lense.
    Had fate arrange life so you and I had met in person, I think we'd get along like great girlfriends do. I so enjoy the small things in life that bring joy.

    My 3BT for today

    1. A HUGE soy mocha

    2. Weather cool enough to wear a jacket and roll down the windows

    3. A fun chick flick on a Sunday afternoon

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  21. Nice blogging style. Can I link you?

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  22. It's the little things ... So nice to know that through your blog everyone will start thinking of the positive, little things in their daily lives. Very sweet !

    These are my 3BT for today:
    1) Holding a Marsipulami teddybear, as tall as me, in my arms.
    2) Falling in love with a confusing, beautiful brown-eyed boy.
    3) Spending one of the last sunny days in the sky and lying on my back in the grass, watching parachutes in the sky.

    PS: I visited Tunbridge Wells twice ... it's lovely !

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  23. congrats! I think your blog is really great.

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  24. Excellent blog. Number 1 on my 3BT today is finding this site. Thanks.

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  25. You have such a positve outlook, don't ever lose it.

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  26. you're blog is so precious. i love reading it and using it as a reminder to stop and remember the beautiful parts of my day, even though they are rarely the things that stand out to me. sometimes i need to reminder to see them.

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  27. Robin Hood is my hero. Have you seen Robin Hood: Men in Tights? If not, you definately should. The Disney one is fun, too.

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  28. I proudly invite you to visit my blog.

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  29. I was partnered with a wonderful man who would ask me everyday, "what did you think about today?" we would then exchange three things that we had thought about over the course of our day. they are some of the dearest memories i have of him. your list has the same magic. thanks

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  30. Great blog! I've added a link to your blog on Blog of the Day under the category of Blogging. To view the feature of your blog, please visit http://blogoftheday.org/page/112585

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  31. I came across your blog as a BLOG OF NOTE trying to get into my own..
    All I can say is BRILLIANT!!!!! I can't wait to go back and read as much as I can..
    Brilliant and FRESH..good job!!!

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  32. Thanks Clare... just reading your blog made my day :)

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  33. Oops... almost forgot to mention .. i've linked back to you ... will get all my friends to read this and get inspired!

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  34. Congrats 2 u, and have same more Pink Champagne :-D
    Long time since I've been to Tunbrige Wells, remember I forgot something important at the hotel --- but, amazingly enough, can't remember what it was :-(
    if it hasn't been that my town Halmstad is celebrating 700 years next year ... I would have come to Tunbridge Wells. :-D

    Nice blog!!!

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  35. this is the best idea ever! I'm going to try and do this every day... really makes you stop and smell the roses! i'm gonna link you, if you dont mind!

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  36. 1. staypufff.blogspot.com
    Sorry, had to get the advertisement in there. But, I am very proud of my blog and I hope one day I can be as popular as you.
    2. People like you! You are so beautifully deluded. But, why linger on the bad things in life?
    3. Saddam Hussein. Have you seen him in court? Inspirational, always brings a smile to my face. He told the judge to hit himself on the head with his hammer the other day. I laughed so much.

    I'm definetely linking you to my site.

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  37. Check out this new blogger's site:
    MyfaceMyblog.com !
    I think it's awesome and original. I joined it and hope to see you there too. That way I can find your blog and read it.
    Cheers!

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  38. I like this site...it's uplifting. Thanks!

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  39. Hi Clare,
    Another new reader who found your blog on Blogs Of Note - Congratulations, very nice original idea and I like your writing style.
    I don't do 3BT myself but there are lots of beautiful things on my own blog nealofarabia.blogspot.com , where I talk about my life as a Diplomatic Spouse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I hope you get a chance to visit.

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  40. Hello, Ms Clare. I feel really fantastic because I am postin' a comment to an English. It is a little funny to read your blog. If I'd write three things that made me pleased, the first one should be your reply to me^0^
    Wish you have a happy day!
    日V日

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  41. What a great idea for a blog. Three beautiful things! Simple, precise, and an excellent read!

    congrats on blogs of note!
    ; )

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  42. Oh, loved Robin Hood as a child. I was obsessed with him. Must check that series out.

    I know I'm the millionth person to say this, but I love the sweetness of your blog. It's concise, sometimes I could wish for more, but there a defenite sweetness to dwelling on the small good things in life, instead of a blog that rants about irritations.

    So, thanks!

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  43. Hurray! At last a British blog has made bolgs of note...and it's well deserved.
    More's to the point, it's not about computers, politics or travels.
    Keep up the good work. My blog is similar musings , but more about the dating game. You might like it. Diary of a divorced serial internet dater.
    Take care.
    Lola

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  44. I've added you to my favorites over at Skittles' Place and gave you a shout-out in a post. Wonderful blog you have here.

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  45. well, i think i am about to embark on a unique blog of my own. time will tell. i think your blog is most impressive. i'd say that is the way to do it!

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  46. Wow, what an outpouring of positive comments! Isn't that what we all need - more positivity in our lives? Thank you so much for sharing! I have linked to you in my blog, Rantings of a working mother
    and will definitely look for the beautiful things in my life.
    Thanks again!

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