Monday, 1 August 2011

Today is a special day :)

Today is the day we travel to Los Angeles - so that's pretty special! We leave at lunchtime, travel for about 19 hours, and (thanks to the time difference) should arrive this evening.....

Today is also the start of my birthday month :) I love August! Of course, today is only day 1; 9 is the best day in August ;)

Today is, in addition to those things, the first blogiversary of my friend Jemma - congratulations, Jemma! :) Gosh, I can't believe that it is only a year - she seems so much part of the blogging landscape! I figured she's been around for 19 years at least.... I'm honoured to be part of her celebrations by taking part in a blog hop. You quite possibly found me via Missus Wookie if you're already following the hop? Or perhaps you came to this post some other way? In either case you'll need to follow the link at the end of this post in order to pick up the trail!

You might be interested to know though that Jemma, being numerically minded just like I am, has scattered numbers amongst her blog friends! As you hop from one blog to another, each should yield a number. If you put these numbers in order you should find that one is missing from the sequence. Email that missing number to Jemma (jimjams {at} dreamj {dot} co {dot} uk) and she'll be so delighted to have the full set again that she'll pop your name in a draw to win a lovely little something :) (You know what us mathematicians are like - we get excited about little things like 4 being a square number, 19 being a prime number, 10 being a triangle number, 28 being a perfect number, and so on.....)

So you'll be needing a number from me, then! Well, I wouldn't want to make it too easy now, would I? ;) But here's a clue, brought to you by Wordle:


Next up you need to visit Mary! Enjoy :)

18 comments:

Beverly said...

Mel, I hope you have an absolutley fabulous time in LA! Off to check off the hop, time does fly, I'm celebrating my third this week :)

Make My Day UK said...

Have a WONDERFUL time! I hope you will be blogging a lot whilst you are there. Say hello to my favourite state for me! X

Mary B said...

Have a fantabidoso Holiday and a scrumptious Birthday too

scrappyjacky said...

Have a wonderful time,Mel....and a great birthday.

JO SOWERBY said...

oooh happy flying mel and family, have a wonderful time,
jo xxxx

Kim said...

Have fun! What a long trip though, bring plenty of books!! :-)

Sian said...

Have a safe, happy trip! Thinking of you and that sunshine...

angelfish said...

Safe journey Mel xx I hope you all have the most wonderful adventure:)
I came across the hop quite by accident on Sian's blog this morning, got lost in the middle and have picked it up again by visiting you!

Jimjams said...

Hoping that you have a safe journey and a fabulous time!

I didn't realise you could squeeze so many clues to one number into one post! Happy Birthday for next week!

Cheri said...

Have a wonderful birthday Mel - enjoy LA!

furrypig said...

have a wonderful holiday and looking forward to hearing all about it bon voyage xxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I've never heard of a triangle number. What is that?

Hope you have a safe & easy journey.

Just so you know, the yellow air in Los Angeles is special to them. Most of us in the US have clearer air. :)

Hilary said...

Have a great time and enjoy your birthday when it comes.

alexa said...

Thank-you for all the clues and hope you have have a perfectly splendid time and a very happy birthday too! :)

Melissa said...

So exciting to hear that the trip is finally underway! Two years ago I spent my birthday in the UK, and now you'll be in the US for yours. :>)

Rhona said...

I hope you have a fantastic time in LA (I might be a tad green!) and a wonderful birthday. Looking forward to seeing blog posts from across the pond xx

Sue Althouse said...

Happy birthmonth! I take the whole month, too, because one day is just not enough! Hope you have a great time!

The Creative Beast said...

Yippee! I'll be seeing you in a few more days and wishing you a happy birthday in person =-)