Rupert the Dinosaur and my 2012 in review

Wishing all my readers and followers a very Happy and Prosperous 2013. I’m afraid I’ve fallen behind quite a lot whilst visiting my lovely family here in New Jersey. We leave tomorrow for our three-day trip back to New Jersey, and on January 12th we have a trip planned to Belize, so I’m sure I’ll find lots to tell you about that.

Yesterday’s visit to the Natural History MuseumΒ  in NYC was most enjoyable, and the kids really had a great time. I will post a few more pics in a couple of days, but for now, here is ‘Rupert the Dinosaur’. For some unknown reason, little Max decided that this should be his name. πŸ™‚


Here is my WordPress annual report, just in case any of you are interested to see how I’ve been doing this year. I would like to thank you all for your great support and encouragement. It’s meant such a lot to me, as I started on my WordPress blogging journey in January. At that time, comments were very few, but I persevered, and now I can hardly keep up with the inflow of e-mails. I follow so many blogs, and try my best to visit and comment on a very regular basis, as I find your posts so fascinating. Thanks for entertaining me throughout the year, and keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 45,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

88 comments on “Rupert the Dinosaur and my 2012 in review

  1. Congratulations!!! I am celebrating that we connected in 2012!!! That was a milestone. Who knows what we will encounter next year. i see that you have met the dinosaur family. That is a good beginning.

  2. Happy new year! I hope that it’s filled with love and laughter.
    Looks like Rupert is about to eat Max in that picture, I hope he managed to get away πŸ˜‰

  3. 282 posts is an awesome achievement! I have barely managed 176! And you somehow manage to keep on top of all comments and blog reading! Truly impressed AD πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for being one of my Top 5 commenters in 2012, Sylvia.

    Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
    May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
    May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
    May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

    Sending you every good wish for 2013. Thank you for all your encouragement and support during the past year. May all your hopes and dreams have wings.
    Marianne x

  5. Have a lovely trip and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!! You have such a wonderful blog, and so many interesting things to show us…just LOVE it!!

  6. Congratulations on a wonderful year in blogging! I’ve really enjoyed visiting your site. Wishing you a very happy and peaceful New Year!

  7. Hi,
    It is always a good day out when at a Museum, each and every one is different in their own way. Love your photo.
    Congrats on your end of year review, WP always sets them out nicely, and I always love looking at the many different countries people have came from. πŸ™‚

  8. Groove and congrats on your dashing stats!! Looking forward to seeing more photos of the museum. I used to love going to the one in Chicago years ago when I was our wee Max’s, er, I mean, Rubert the Dinosaur’s, age. I was delighted with the dinosaur bones as well. So wonderful. I just adore your blog and am looking forward to cavorting in future posts in the coming year. A most dashed wonderful and grand spiffing New Year to you and yours, cheers,

    Autumn Jade

  9. I wish you, your family & friends a wonderfully joyous and healthy, safe, fun Happy New Year….See you right back here next year….Namaste.

  10. Young Max is a real cutie πŸ˜‰
    Congrats AD, and I hope the new year brings just more of the good things your way!!
    Have a good journey πŸ™‚

  11. Highly Impressive report. More power and have a fun and creative blogging year ahead. Happy New Year!
    Love my comment on your no. 1 post.
    When a man is tired of London he is tired of life ….. Bwahahahaha

  12. CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful and successful year of blogging. I have enjoyed your posts and look forward to seeing more in the new year.


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