3 years, still going


25 June, exactly one week from now, NPLH will be three years old. After so many months without even a smoke signal, I might as well wait another seven days and write a birthday celebration post.

But it would not be right. It wouldn’t be nice to spend months on end without giving him any attention and come up with a little cheap gift for his anniversary thinking I have the right to blow out candles together and even be in the picture.

I am writing one week in advance to allow some time to apologise, to look back and regain confidence. Is this possible? I think so!

He was going so well… at two years old he was super excited, full on. Got a new look and even won a series of his own – not yet out of the first episode but still alive!
(anyone out there wanting to be the next “No Local Like“? ;)).

We began to write about our adventures in that other planet called India and stopped halfway. But why?

Because Miss Multitask here did not have a knack of adding her new job in the same round of juggling life, home, husband, travel and blog, and ended up dropping NPLH on the ground.

He stayed there during that initial adaptation phase but the time passed and he was moving to the corner, getting more and more forgotten.

Until I started to miss him, each day more. And when I finally decided to take a peek to see if he was still there, nothing broken, torn or faded, I was overcome by a sense of pride and admiration.  He is so beautiful!

Reading the comments I was reminded how fun it was to spend hours here. Why was it that he fell on the floor again? But how silly, he’s nothing heavy, he makes our lives even lighter!

At 2 years of blogging I said he was more responsible and would not have these long breaks any more. Now at 3 he is more mature and no longer does these crazy promises.

We still want to write about all the stories that are just piling up. We want to finish telling of the round the world trip before we start the next one. Of the many trips around New Zealand. The trip to Brazil…

But look how cool, this month another of our dreams came true and we spent a week in Fiji! Why not start with the trip that is fresher in our memories to redeem ourselves and celebrate NPLH’s birthday with a gift that is not so cheap or little?

So this is happy birthday in advance. No candles this time, I don’t want to push it too much. But the gift comes later!

P.S.: Special thanks to everyone who still believes, still comes here once in a while or have not unsubscribed from our RSS feed. Amazingly we still get several hits. I love you!


*photo by Leo Reynolds


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  1. PARABÉNSSSSSS, Yo creo en ti hehehehe
    Porfa, e sim voltem com Fiji. Depois de ver as fotos do Flickr quase tive algo!!!


      • Cris says:
      • 19 June, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Obrigaaaaada pela força, Pat!! 😀
      Sabe que seus pedidos foram um mega incentivo né?!
      Beijos beijos xx


  2. Volta mesmo! Estava sentindo falta do NPLH.. :-( E espero que vocês continuem contando sobre a volta ao mundo, que estava sendo delicioso de ler.



    • Du says:
    • 19 June, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Aeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Finalmente! Então o aniversário do blog deu o chacoalhão que estava faltando! A espera do que virá, entonces! :)) xoxo


    • Marcie says:
    • 19 June, 2011 at 1:42 am

    O aniversário é do blog, mas quem ganha presente somos nós com a sua volta!! Iuhuuuu!!!! Parabéns, querida, e não nos abandone mais… 😉


  3. eehhh

    Feliz aniversario para o NPLH…. E muito bom rever um Post seu novamente no meu reader…
    Muitas vezes as atribulacoes do dia a dia fazem deixarmos coisas que nos dao prazer em segundo plano.. Nos leitores do NPLH é que mais sentimos falta dos seus posts… Que venham muitos outros anos e posts por ai… Parece que foi ontem que o NPLH fez 2 anos…



    • Simone says:
    • 19 June, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Tb super apoio o retorno do NPLH, pois era uma delícia ler e acompanhar cada post, sempre interessantíssimo!
    Tb achei lindas as fotos de Fiji, com certeza seria um belo “recomeço”! 😉
    Bjo e até!


    • Cris says:
    • 19 June, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Oooohhhh, obrigada Camila, Du, Marcie, Oscar e Simone. Muito legal receber esse apoio de vocês!
    Ainda mais que não foi só o NPLH que eu deixei cair né, mas todos os comentários que eu fazia nos blogs de vocês também. Apesar de continuar lendo tudinho no meu reader!
    Valeu mesmo! 😀


    • Betyane says:
    • 22 June, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Ler suas histórias faz eu me sentir tão pertinho de vc! Esperarei ansiosa por novos posts.


      • Cris says:
      • 22 June, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Obrigada amiga. :)


  4. Maravilha!!!! Mais e mais aventuras do mundo todo para me deliciar!
    Bom retorno pra você!!!!! =D


      • Cris says:
      • 26 June, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Acabei de me ligar que nossos blogs fazem aniversário juntos! 😀
      Viva!! \o/\o/


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