There was a bit of excitement this morning

There was a bit of excitement at my place this morning.

The State Library of Queensland asked permission to archive my blog in the National Library of Australia as part of the PANDORA initiative to preserve our online documentary heritage.

PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, is a growing collection of Australian online publications, established initially by the National Library of Australia in 1996, and now built in collaboration with nine other Australian libraries and cultural collecting organisations.

I still can’t believe my little blog is going to make it to the National Archives.

To celebrate, my dear friend Wendy who is staying with me for a few days took me out to our local (rather smart) florist and treated me to these lovely fresh flowers.

Altogether it turned out to be a very special morning. Not quite what I was expecting when I woke up today.

 

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 22:54:40

    What a nice compliment to you! You should be proud.

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 29, 2012 @ 16:59:12

      Thank you Heidi for your kind words. The invitation came as a great surprise, but I’m delighted. It has taken me a couple of days to reply as I have been having issues with my internet connection, but it’s all fixed now. Best wishes. Jean.

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  2. Carol-Beth Cundy
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 23:59:35

    Congratulations Jean your Blog definitely is worth it.

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:01:08

      Dear Beth, Thanks for your kind words. As I said to Heidi it has taken me a couple of days to reply because of internet problems. But all fixed now. I had a great morning today over at the Morningside Fair which Di has been working on for months. It was a great success. Fortunately the weather was wonderful, sunny and DRY!

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  3. Ruth (MrsW)
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 06:47:35

    Congratulations Jean! I’m so proud that I get to be a reader and ‘blog friend’ of your amazing blog that it’s being made into a piece of Australian History 🙂 Enjoy your day, I imagine you’ll wear a smile for a while 🙂 Regards, Ruth xxx

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:09:41

      Dear Ruth, thank you for your kind words. It was a bit of a thrill when I received the invitation to be in the National archives. Does that make me a “National Treasure”? I say that tongue in cheek. But I am thrilled of course. I do enjoy checking out your blog, and it’s so lovely to get your comments on mine. Best wishes. Jean. xx
      P.S. Since I started my blog, and reading other friends’ blogs I have been using up my KBytes (is that what they call it?) within a week when it should last a month. But I’ve fixed it today and now I can use 50 KBytes a month. I might never get off the computer!!

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  4. Elizabeth
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 11:22:10

    congratulations! i really enjoy reading about your adventures too 🙂

    Reply

  5. slowborg
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 18:33:07

    Wow that is such fantastic news! Congratulations on that and having such a wonderful blog that I’m not surprised has had this honour x

    Reply

  6. narf77
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 18:16:58

    A most well deserved honour Jean 🙂 you most certainly deserve the kudos as I get no end of valuable information from your site 🙂

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 30, 2012 @ 07:34:09

      Thank you for your congratulations Fran. Best wishes from Jean.

      Reply

      • narf77
        Jul 30, 2012 @ 17:52:02

        I am very proud of you and your efforts and can’t wait to read your posts each time you post. I told the Polytechnic lecturers about your amazing compost tumblers and I think that the handyman is trying to work out a way to make them lol 🙂 You are a font of knowledge for us 🙂

  7. Jode
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 14:27:11

    How wonderful Jean!! So pleased for you…it must have been such a lovely suprise!!And so well deserved!!

    Reply

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