Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebration, and Something Special


Celebration
This sunny month of June marks three whole years since I first began writing From The House of Edward. That summer I was utterly convinced each post would be my last - certain that each idea was the final idea, each inspiration the concluding one. When I started, as you can easily tell from my profile photo, I hid behind Edward. Even if visitors were ambivalent towards me, I reasoned, they would all love him without question. But my readers were kind, and soon, surprisingly plentiful. Bit by bit, I began to feel more confident in sharing my writing with those I could not see - something I’d rarely done up until then. At first, I found your comments fairly startling. Not only did each one represent someone who was reading my work, but someone who cared enough about what they’d read to actually take the time to respond. And then the emails began. More detailed and more personal, I read each one of these with immense appreciation and gratitude. I still do.

Upon embarking on this journey, with Edward leading the way, little did I know what a sweet experience it would be. I had no idea that inspiration begets inspiration. I did not realize that by acknowledging and celebrating the wonders of everyday life, those wonders would gladly continue to reveal themselves to me - their words becoming clearer, their tunes much easier to hear. I would never have dreamed, three years ago, that through this blog that I write by my window, I would meet gracious and fascinating people from London to LA - people who would feel like old friends from the first moment we said hello. I would have giggled at the idea of perfect strangers sending me gifts through the mail, or someone in Paris thinking they’d seen Edward on the street and writing to make certain we were not in that city at the moment! But this blog has allowed all of this joy into my life.

I no longer fear each post will be my last. And I no longer hide behind Edward - we happily sit side by side, which is what he most prefers anyway. I am working on other forms of writing now, and there is even talk about publishing some of this blog in gift book form, both of which hold exciting, and a bit scary, possibilities. It has always been my attention to have From The House of Edward be a soft place to land for my readers - a place where you all could find beauty and a bit of the truth it affords. Honestly though, my readers have returned the favour a hundred fold by gifting me with a safe place to write and work out my ideas. Your kindness and enthusiasm has afforded me the freedom to do what I love to do, without fear and with increasing confidence. I owe you all my heartfelt thanks and hope you will continue on the journey with Edward and me.

As a token our our gratitude and in celebration of our anniversary,
Edward and I invite you into a bit of The House of Edward!
Turn the sound up,
and Enjoy!


video

65 comments:

  1. Like you, Pamela, I was a little apprehensive when I began blogging but have gone from strength to strength and now feel I have friends all over the world. Lovely feeling.

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  2. What a lovely video...so nice to see you and Edward! It was fun dearest Pamela..and about the book..I will be the first in line to buy it..Hope to read many more posts from The House Of Edward..congrats..

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  3. Edward is just a big happy kid in a furry suit. What a lovely video.

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  4. How wonderful! I love the bits of Edward chasing Apple! Happy blogoversary! :)

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  5. This is the sweetest Pamela and Edward....xv

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  6. Pamela, another lovely gift to us from you and Edward. When you share your thoughts and your words and ideas here, I always wish that I could write with the beauty and elegance that you do. We are fortunate to "know" you and so is Edward!

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  7. Congratulations to you, Pamela, and to Edward for helping you gain confidence. You are a beautiful presence here. I love the video.

    I am a different person than when I began my blog 5 1/2 years ago, more confident, and I know I would not be this without the blog and friends who have interacted with me, and I with them.

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  8. that was so lovely pamela...thanks for the glimpse into your world!! xx

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  9. I am so happy that you kept blogging, because I couldn't quite imagine, now that I know you and Edward, having missed all this! I'm so excited to see what the next 3 bring! Congratulations!

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  10. You and Edward bring beauty, whimsy and grace to me with each entry. I am so glad you carried on as I didn't find you till last year! What a very lovely video - so fun to see Edward and Apple playing.

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  11. your words exactly conveyed my feelings; "your blog is a soft place to land"
    i come here for inspiration, to read magical writing, share a love of the british isles, i come here for depth and so much more.

    as you have shared yourself and edward you become more real, not just an angel from above that whispers words magically assembled, tinged with visuals galore. like another reader said, i wish i too could write as you do, but am convinced few can.

    here's to many more years and a book. a saying i try to live my life by is 'leap and the net will appear', leap pamela, your fans would be delighted
    debra

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  12. WIPE THE TEARS FROM MY EYES! so beautiful...you two are prettier than I imagined and listening to Sir Paul singing matches the video perfectly. How beautiful Pamela...I’ll watch this again and again. Thank you.
    Cynthia

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  13. Awwwww, that was just too sweet! Congratulations on your blog anniversary and on the remarkable partnership you and Edward share, Pamela.

    Please know you brighten my day each and every time you post and here's to wishing many more.

    Penny

    PS Tell Edward I could really use his skills at thwarting chipmunks.

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  14. I don't know why, but I just cried as I watched. Such a wonderful gift to your readers, Pamela. Thanks a million. And so nice to see both dogs.

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  15. Such a sweet post, Pamela. I particularly loved your idea that your blog is a "soft place to write."
    Adorable video.

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  16. I sang along with Paul!
    this made me so happy.
    Julie

    (who visited from a tip from Nan)

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  17. You blog is wonderful Pamela.

    I adored the film. Edward is amazing, I wish he could talk because he's such a gorgeous and happy creature xx

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  18. Between seeing you and sweet Edward (and Apple) in action, and that wonderful song...I'm all teary eyed right now. That was a beautiful tribute to your dear friend.
    Happy three years Pamela and Edward...and thank you for continually blessing our hearts and minds with such delightful tales and thoughts...you and your blog are a keeper!!
    xo J~

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  19. What a beautiful video! I love seeing you with Edward and Apple and Edward playing with one another.

    Your blog is one of the first that I found and I have enjoyed it almost the entire time you have been writing. I love to come to read your stories and to see the beautiful art that you pair with it.

    I cannot wait until your book comes out!!!

    Elizabeth

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  20. you guys are just the best ever. your blog really is a safe place to land for me.
    Thanks,
    Glenda

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  21. Lovely news - three years of posting for you, three of delightful reading for us. Please continue Pamela - your stories and lists are always fabulous and, any time we get handsome Edward in the mix we are in for a double treat!

    Great video - enjoyed it very much.
    Congratulations on three years of blogging - and yes, a book would be marvelous!

    Hugs - Mary

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  22. Congratulations on your three year anniversary, my friend! So glad to see Apple made the video too. :) I can't wait to hear more about your forthcoming writings. Next time you're heading my way, let me know. You're probably more at home in my new city than I am! Let's catch up!

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  23. THAT(video) was precious! Your writing evokes so much feeling which is why I love it. Your unabashed love for your dogs is also what I admire about you.
    The joy that you receive from your writing has produced equal joy for your readership!

    I'll keep taggin' along with you and Edward(and Apple too!)on all your discoveries.

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  24. Thank you, for the video and the beautiful space to come to and read and recoup from the ratrace. You and Edward make my world a better place.

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  25. We watched your lovely video without sound, but the girls were rapt by the sight of Edward getting his ears rubbed...oh to be a beloved Dog~ sending you our best~ A & Honey & Biscuit

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  26. Continuing with you two, Pamela, oh yes indeed!
    hAPpY ANniVErsARy and may you both have many, many more!!

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  27. Hello Pamela

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

    Have a great day and I love the song.

    Best
    Tracy :)

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  28. Congratulations on your anniversary!
    __ The Devoted Classicist

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  29. Pamela, I just recently found your blog, and have appreciated your words and photos, and learning about Edward and Apple and of course you! I just watched your most delightful video and how can anyone not smile when they gaze upon such a happy relationship!! Bright Blessings to you and yours! Robin Larkspur

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  30. Dear Pamela,

    So glad you and Edward are still here, posting such wonderfully delightful stories and images.

    The video is a fun adventure in Edward's day as a dog and family member, love!

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  31. I think The House of Edward would make a most lovely book. You have exquisite taste, well, taste that I find lovely! and a gift for making the best of the things/books/pictures/places that enrich us.
    Please let me know how this progressses!

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  32. Happy Blogoversary! The sweet video was the cutest thing ever. Thank you for the smiles and for the beauty you bring to the world of blogs. xx

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  33. There is no other song that makes me as happy as this one. What a marvelous video, hard to watch and now get teary. Happy 3rd anniversary Pamela. I think a book would be a wonderful. Telling you your writing is remarkable just doesn't seem sincere enough. No one writes like you do. It's been a great pleasure to follow you and I always look forward to your comments. You've been a constant reader (& may I say friend) and I appreciate you very much. So cheers to the next 3 years and our marvelous world of blogging. Hugs to Edward xx

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  34. Classic picture of Cary grant and that smart-looking pooch! FUN!

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  35. What fun! Thank you to you and Edward (and Apple and the songwriter too) Nancy W.

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  36. Dear Pamela, Happy 3rd Anniversary ! Thank you for your beautiful writing but also for your wonderful support and friendship towards other bloggers. It's so lovely to know you....even though we haven't met. And Edward's a charm.....

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  37. Congratulations Pamela on your and Edwards anniversary! Great video!

    xox
    Constance

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  38. Lovely video. Happy Blogoversary! The sweet video was the cutest thing ever.

    Silver MLM

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  39. Happy Blog Anniversary. Thanks so much for writing and sharing your thoughts and gracing us with loveliness of all kinds. I'm charmed by that video - I've always loved that song (and Paul!) and Edward is joy on legs (and Apple is, too). I look forward to continuing to read your words whether here or in some other form.

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  40. Congrats on your big 3! I think it is a reason to celebrate with a bisuit for Edward and a romantic dinner for you. I enjoy stopping by and reading your blog. Thank you for sharing my friend. xo

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  41. Lovely. Thank you so much Pamela. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed your video. Bravo! More! More! :)

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  42. I couldn't watch the video because my computer won't cooperate, but I love what you wrote. As a relatively new blogger (about 8 months now) I so admire what you have accomplished with your beautiful and creative blog. I can see that it would lead to other types and forms of writing. A blog can have the wonderful effect of loosening our tongues, freeing us from our inhibitions, and allowing us to practice and hone the fine art of writing!

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  43. I've so enjoyed your writing ...and your love of Edward. What a sweet video, love that Beatles song..... perfect!

    You've got to stop by and see what Dazzle has been up to... : )

    ~ Violet

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  44. Many heartfelt congratulations to you and Edward on three years of shared fun. Even my hisband (who does not blog) knows who I am talking about when I tell him what Pamela has been up to, (you do know who Pamela is don't you? She's the one with the big white dog!).

    How exciting to hear about the book, we wait and we watch.

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  45. Many congratulations Pamela and apologies for not visiting recently, I have not been online for a while but should be around more now.
    Great news about the book, I look forward to eharing more details.

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  46. Congratulations on celebrating three years! It's always a treat to visit you.

    Continued Happy Blogging!
    Elise

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  47. Wonderful post. And yes , Edward and Wilf clearly share a close gene pool .
    Congratulations on three years of blogging and the creativity that comes ( in part ) from a miniature polar bear that guarantees laughter every hour of every day.
    Saw the good boy sign on the desk . A reminder that it's almost a year to the day since your ' in memoriam ' box arrived . Thank you again . It is very treasured - one of those unexpected gifts that life throws up. Between you and me and the gatepost I still miss his lunatic antics - so different from his well behaved and reliable big brother .
    What is it about this breed that makes them such integral parts of otherwise sane and rational familys ?

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  48. i am sitting here in tears...i can feel the love you have for Edward...cause it is how i feel about my sweet Teddy...oh how i love and adore this dog of mine too....

    LOVED the video
    and i feel the same about blogging...started 2 years ago this july and i had NO IDEA the friendships that i would make ...and how enriched my life would become... the kindness of people...it just amazes me...

    sending love to you and Edward...

    kary and teddy
    xx

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  49. Goodness, as long as there's breath in the body, there's life at the keyboard -smile-. I can't view the video, no bandwidth, but do enjoy your blog, greatly. Thank you, Pamela and Edward.

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  50. Three years is indeed something for us all to celebrate. Let's have a party! Wouldn't that be fun?… I have wished for a book of your blog with, hopefully, the exquisite art that accompanies most entries, ever since I discovered you. I do hope it becomes a reality!… The video brought tears to my eyes. A toast (with jam!) to the next three years!

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  51. Many congratulations, Pamela on your three years of blogging. I have enjoyed reading your wonderful, gentle words of wisdom and hope to continue to do so. You and Edward are a wonderful team thank you for sharing not only your words and thoughts but your lives with us all. A book sounds so exciting - I am full of anticipation:)

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  53. Pamela, congratulations! I too reached my three year milestone on the 30th. of June. I certainly see why you and Edward share so much love, you even have matching hairstyles.
    In these last 3 years I have walked beside you and enjoyed your writing immensely . If I remember correctly, I suggested you print your blog posts as a book a long, long time ago. In this time you have enriched so many lives.

    You are quite right as we do so we gain inspiration and we can do more than we could have imagined in our wildest dreams.

    Happy blogging . . .

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  54. Thank you for a truly delightful blog!! Happy anniversary!

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  55. Happy bloggy-anniversary to you, Edward, Apple, and the Song Writer. You ever a delight to read!

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  56. i found you thru angus and wilf. i knew edward looked similar to wilf.. and my own beloved zeke (who died of cancer last september). so of course i had to visit your blog... and so glad i did. you have a gift for sharing warmth and elegance and life itself. thank you for keeping a lovely soft spot to land!!
    hugs to you and edward and little apple,
    tammy j

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  57. Oh Pamela! I came over from Wilf's to see your video. Just lovely. You've really captured the love! Thanks so much.

    HAHA: my vari-word is "fuzuv"!!

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  58. ahhhh ... sweet dog love ! brought tears to my eyes xo S, Miss D & Sam

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  59. It's always a delight and a surprise to read what you post.

    Edward has THE most infectious smile!

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  60. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

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  61. Congratulations! Edward is a love, this video confirms it-

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  62. What an adorable video of you Edward and Apple. The song is so sweet too! Congratulations on your Blog's anniversary! I am so glad I found your place. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful life with us.

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